S&T Bank Music Park
The man (and the band) who first brought shock rock to the masses, Alice Cooper became one of the most successful and influential acts of the '70s with their gritty but anthemic hard rock and a live show that delivered a rock & roll chamber of horrors, thrilling fans and cultivating outrage from authority figures (which made fans love them all the more). The name Alice Cooper originally referred to both the band and its lead singer (born Vincent Furnier), as they played dark, eccentric, psychedelic rock on their first two albums, Pretties for You (1969) and Easy Action (1970). After a spell in Detroit where they soaked up the high-energy influence of the Stooges and the MC5, Alice Cooper scored breakthrough hits in 1971 with "I'm Eighteen" and the album Love It to Death, in which the group finally stumbled upon the formula that made them stars, blending tough, dirty, guitar-fueled hard rock with Cooper's sneering vocals and lyrics that were by turns relatable ("I'm Eighteen," "Body") and willfully spooky ("Black Juju," "The Ballad of Dwight Frye"). Coupled with a live show that included snakes, electric chairs, fake blood, and mock hangings, Alice Cooper had something to offend everyone, and from 1971's Killer to 1973's Billion Dollar Babies, they could seemingly do no wrong. Following the commercial and critical disappointment of 1973's Muscle of Love, the Alice Cooper band broke up, and Alice went forward as a solo act, delivering a cleaner and more professional variation on the themes of his early '70s hits, while the band attempted to continue as Billion Dollar Babies, with little success. Cooper's glossy 1975 solo debut, Welcome to My Nightmare, was a massive hit, and his shows became even more elaborate as he became a regular fixture on television, but subsequent solo releases saw his following dwindle until 1989's Trash and 1991's Hey Stoopid, where he blended his trademark sound with hair metal arrangements and production and gained a new audience. Cooper's dedicated fan base kept him in the game as he kept recording albums well into the 2010s and regularly touring, playing fresh material alongside his greatest hits.
June 26, 2020 | 7:00pm
Stay at the TRYP Hotel by Wyndham Pittsburgh/Lawrenceville!
We are about 30 miles from the event
Our Offerings Include:
- Number of upscale packages
- Free High Speed Wireless Internet Access
- 2 Restaurants & a Coffee Bar
- Premium Bedding
- Valet Parking
- Fitness Center
- 100% Non-Smoking
- Pet Friendly
About the TRYP Hotel by Wyndham Pittsburgh/Lawrenceville
Set in the historic Washington Education Center building at the base of the 40th Street Bridge, TRYP Pittsburgh | Lawrenceville is a boutique hotel located the center of what TIME and Money Magazines named “The Coolest Neighborhood in America.” Steeped in neighborhood history and adorned with local art, the 108-room hotel is home to two restaurants, Over Eden & Brick Shop, a coffee bar and spectacular rooftop city and neighborhood views, and two distinct event spaces for celebrations and events. TRYP Pittsburgh | Lawrenceville is a local gathering place and a hidden gem destination just 3 minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh, 30 minutes from Pittsburgh International Airport, in the heart of one of the City's most celebrated art, dining, and shopping districts.