One of the best shows you can see this year ends it's UK tour in Leeds, before heading onto Europe.
Age is nothing but a number, which is proven with Alice Cooper. At 74 Alice has decades of experience, which shines through in abundance, as he absolutely wows the Leeds crowd.
This tour was a joint headliner with The Cult. The Cult were outstanding, but often Ian Astbury was left egging on the crowd to get on their feet an enjoy a rock concert. Something which was not required when Alice Cooper and band took to the stage, their energy from the outset had everyone on their feet throughout the whole set.
I've seen some fantastic bands and artists play over the years, and it's safe to say without shadow of doubt that this concert will firmly sit within my top five. As soon as the concert was finished, I was ready to sit through it again. What you can expect is high energy, a perfect blend of guitars sitting as the backdrop to his songs, along with ripping guitar solos. Visually stunning set, a castle backdrop, giant babies running across the stages, a beheading, and a giant Frankenstein. Finishing off with confetti canons, and huge balls thrown into the crowd to bounce across the arena. Absolute rock horror fun from start to finish.
With 28 studio albums, Alice has a vast wealth of songs to choose from. He has picked a perfect blend to wow the crowd. There's no chit chat throughout the set, it's just a pure show, song after song, drum solo, guitar solos. A fantastic blend giving all band members a chance to shine and show off their artistry. It's not until the full show has been delivered that Alice takes time to thank the audience, and introduce his band for them to soak up a well deserved applause, along with himself. However you could score such a performance it was 10/10 on all fronts.
The first question which sprung to mind on leaving, is how is Alice Cooper not headlining Glastonbury. No disrespect to the amazing line up the festival has on, but Alice Cooper delivers an outstanding show which all would be remembered for a long time. Far better option over some old singalongs, in my opinion, and a greater visual for both the crowd and TV audience. He's also younger than one of the headliners.
Feed My Frankenstein
No More Mr. Nice Guy
Bed of Nails
Fallen in Love
Be My Lover
Go Man Go
Under My Wheels
Roses on White Lace
Billion Dollar Babies
Black Widow Jam
I Love the Dead