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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Alice Cooper @ The Pageant, St. Louis, MO June 16,2012

  


 Alice Cooper's opening band Venrez were a good young band out of California. The singer looked more like Howard Stern's younger brother. Big bird hair and all. They did a tight set though, you can't take that from them. Shame i wasn't there for them but for Cooper or i would have checked them out out front after their set. They made it clear they would meet people and press palms etc. Which is cool, but also a standard for opening bands.




     Alice came on at 9pm on the money. Opening with "Black Widow" then plowing through years of hits that touched base with just about any even casual Alice fan. You don't have to be an "Alice Head" to know all the songs either. If you don't remember "I'm Eighteen" or "School's Out" you need to come out from the rock you been living under and join the rest of us in society. That or you are just too young. You choose.... I must say i did enjoy "Caffeine" as that is one of the few things in life i haven't given up.







     The theatrics were total Alice Cooper. From the guillotine to the electric chair. He did bring out one of the things that make me cringe a bit, a snake. From one of my photos you will see he was eying it a bit close when face to face with the creature. I did however enjoy seeing the monster come out to play towards the end. All in all Alice always delivers a good show and is a consummate showman. There is no worrying about him being to wasted to deliver the goods. He may be addicted to golf but the vices that slow most performers down are not a part of his repertoire.











     Alice's touring band is : Chuck Garric on bass, Steve Hunter on guitar, Orianthi Panagaris on guitar, Glen Sobel on drums and Alice of course on vocals.













     Here is the setlist and it was heaping full of a plate of Alice:

1. The Black Widow
2. Brutal Planet
3. I'm Eighteen
4. Under My Wheels
5. Billion Dollar Babies
6. No More Mr. Nice Guy
7. Hey Stoopid
8. Is It My Body
9. Halo of Flies
10. I'll Bite Your Face Off
11. Muscle of Love
12. Only Women Bleed
13. Cold Ethyl
14. Feed My Frankenstein
15. Caffeine
16. Poison
17. Wicked Young Man
18. I Love The Dead
19. School's Out

Encore

20. Elected

     Alice has also added a leg to this tour here is a link to the dates and when and where:

Alice dates

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