Band: Alice Cooper
Date: Friday, April 21, 8 p.m.
Venue: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, 875 Beach Blvd. (Biloxi), www.beaurivage.com
Tickets: $49.95-$69.95, available through Ticketmaster
Ever since Screamin’ Jay Hawkins emerged from his coffin, “Shock Rock” has been a staple in the world of rock ‘n’ roll. From GWAR to Marilyn Manson, a number of rockers have brought horrific theatrics and subject matter to their live shows. Alice Cooper is one of the most prolific in history.
Cooper and his classic lineup began gathering disciples with their 1971 album “Love It to Death,” which featured the classic tracks “I’m Eighteen” and “Long Way to Go.” The youth of America quickly fell in love with the band’s hybrid of glam and garage rock. As the decades passed, Alice Cooper’s sound quickly shifted to more of a metal focus. Five decades of performing have only strengthened this legend’s following.
Cooper’s stage show should be quite memorable. He has perfected a shock-rock show at its finest. Over the years Cooper has used his shows to escape the hangman’s noose, the guillotine and the electric chair. His Beau Rivage crowd can expect to see ghouls and monsters of all shapes and sizes parade across the stage.