Alice Cooper returns to Newcastle after eight years

WELCOME to the nightmare Newcastle, Alice Cooper is returning in October.

Forty years after the legendary shock rocker first played in Australia and broke attendance records, the 69-year-old is donning the top hat and make-up for a seven-date national tour.

It will include Cooper’s first show at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on Tuesday, October 24 since his 2009 performance during the Theatre of Death tour. Joining Cooper will be former KISS lead guitarist Ace Frehley.

Born Vincent Furnier, the charismatic singer and his original Alice Cooper band gained worldwide success in 1971 with their hit I’m Eighteen. Songs like School’s Out and the 1975 album Welcome To My Nightmare made Cooper an icon, renown for his macabre and theatrical brand of glam rock.

Other Cooper favourites include Poison, No More Mr Nice Guy and Feed My Frankenstein

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 9am on April 28 through Ticketek.

Alice Cooper - Poison