August 6, 2012 - INDIO, CA – Without Alice Cooper, there might never have been the NY Dolls, KISS, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Motley Crue, Slipknot or Rob Zombie ... maybe not even David Bowie, or at least not Ziggy Stardust. On Saturday, December 1st, the hard rocker, who literally invented the concept of the rock concert as theater, will perform on stage at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.
Cooper’s latest album, Welcome 2 My Nightmare, is the long-awaited sequel to his 1975 classic Welcome to My Nightmare. The original album was a landmark album for him. It was his first solo release, following an historic string of anthems written and recorded by the original band between 1971 and 1974, including “School’s Out,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “Elected,” and “I’m Eighteen.
The recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee keeps a busy schedule. Cooper spends six months of every year on the road bringing his own brand of rock psycho-drama to fans both old and new, and enjoying it as much as the audience does.
Known as the architect of shock-rock, Alice (in both the original Alice Cooper band and as a solo artist) has rattled the cages and undermined the authority of generations of guardians of the status quo, continuing to surprise fans and exude danger at every turn, like a great horror movie.
As he heads back out on the concert trail again this year, Alice insists he's still motivated to continue touring and making albums, as well as making time for such side projects as Cooper'stown (his Phoenix-based restaurant/sports bar), his Alice Cooper: Golf Monster book, and his Nights With Alice Cooper nightly radio show, syndicated domestically and worldwide on over 100 stations.
"If there's nothing standing in my way, why not? It's what I love doing and no one puts on a show as good as ours, musically and visually. I'm glad to be an elder statesman, and a healthy one. I look to guys like Ozzy, Iggy and Steven Tyler as fellow survivors. We're carnivores, not dinosaurs. We eat whatever bands are in our path."
With his influence on rock & roll long since acknowledged, there is little that Alice Cooper hasn't achieved in his remarkable career, including platinum albums, sold-out tours and any number of honors and career achievement awards.
Tickets for the 8PM Alice Cooper performance go on sale Friday, August 10th for $69, $49, $29 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com
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