Alice Cooper @ Theatre St.Denis

The spirit of an early Halloween was in the air at the Alice Cooper show at Théatre St-Denis Monday night. Dressed in top hats and ominous black make up, the Alice Cooper look-alikes and wanna-be's as well as about 2,000 fans and curiosity seekers attended a musical and theatrical performance that was lacking in neither volume nor production.

On a 28 date North American tour, starting in September in Halifax opening for the Rolling Stones, and ending in November in Phoenix playing once again with the Stones, with more dates to be announced in 2007, Vincent Furnier, AKA Alice Cooper put on a high energy show that any hardcore fan or first timer would enjoy. Coming on stage dressed all in black with stage props, dancers, costume changes, a visit to the guillotine and many other gimmicks at hand, Cooper's strong vocals and superb band (Kerri Kelli- guitar, Damon Johnson- guitar, Eric Singer- drums, Chuck Garric- bass) blazed through over 20 songs including favourites like "No More Mr. Nice Guy", "Billion Dollar Babies", "I Never Cry", "Eighteen" and many others. The exchange of high energy between the audience and the band intensified the passion that came through in each song. The performance went beyond the music, each song told its own story. Alice Cooper gave us an early Halloween treat through his macabre songs and costumes and dark themes. We loved the tricks and treats.

To some fans, music transcends the songs and touches the heart.
A special dedication goes out to Nicole Gagné whose son Félix passed away May 31, 2006. Félix was "a big Alice Cooper fan" and Nicole was at the show to honour his memory. Félix left his loved ones too soon at the age of 18, but his memory will live on forever in the hearts of those who knew him and in the music of Alice Cooper.

Set List:

Wicked Young Man
No More Mr. Nice Guy
Dirty Diamonds
Billion Dollar Babies
Be My Lover
Lost in America
Guilty
I Never Cry
Woman of Mass Distraction
Eighteen
Nervous
Is it My Body
Go to Hell
Black Widow
Drum Solo
Frankenstein
Welcome to my Nightmare
a) The Piece
b) The Awakening
c) Steven
d) Only Women Bleed
e) Dwight Fry
f) Killer
g) I Love the Dead
School's Out
Poison
Encore:
Born in Beverly Hills
Under my Wheels

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