Alice Cooper to play Des Moines Civic Center

King of shock rock Alice Cooper will bring his theatrical band of musical misfits and horror to the Des Moines Civic Center on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets to “A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper” will be available starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 13 at  DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, and by phone at 515-246-2300.

Drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock, Cooper has created a stage show that features electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood and boa constrictors. Cooper’s career skyrocketed in the late 1970s, with a succession of hit singles, including “You & Me,” and classic albums, including “Lace And Whiskey” and “From The Inside,” and bigger and even more elaborate concert tours. In the ‘80s Cooper explored different sounds, highlighted by the new wavish album “Flush The Fashion,” the heavy metal “Constrictor” and “Raise Your Fist And Yell,” and then 1989’s melodic hard rock album “Trash,” which featured the hit single “Poison” and became his biggest selling album and single worldwide.

In the new millennium, Cooper has been very productive and busy, writing, recording and releasing the albums “Brutal Planet,” “Dragon Town,” “The Eyes of Alice Cooper,” “Dirty Diamonds,” “Along Came a Spider,” and 2011’s “Welcome 2 My Nightmare,” plus “Old School 1964-1974,” a box set celebrating the original band.

Cooper recently performed the memorable role of King Herod on NBC’s live, televised adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar featuring John Legend.

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