Alice Cooper In Lubbock August 20th At Buddy Holly Hall
I have told this story many times, but it is about how one album changed the direction of my life.
I had been a Top 40 kid. Back in the day, there would actually be 40 45 records on the rack and you'd go by and pick up the ones you'd like. One day I came into a windfall of cash (for a kid anyway). No knowing much about music, but knowing about value, I bought three albums. Those albums were Elton John's Greatest Hits, Three Dog Nights' Greatest Hits, and Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits.
It was Alice Cooper that captured my attention back in 1974. It was scary, tough, and for the time, hard as nails. I could sing songs from the other two albums, but I felt Alice Cooper in my bones. What kind of guy is named "Alice"? Is that the St. Valentine's Massacre on the cover? Why can I relate to the song "I'm 18" so much and I'm just 12?
From Alice Cooper I moved on to other hard rockers like Kiss, Black Sabbath Angel, U.F.O. This same road took me through Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, and even newer scary bands like Ghost and Bloody Hammers.
All of this is why you may see me with a tear in my eye when the legendary Alice Cooper plays Buddy Holly Hall. Yes, Alice has been to Lubbock before, and it was exactly during the few years I had moved away. The stage at Buddy Holly should be the perfect place to catch Cooper's brand of rock/metal and theatrics.
Let's also not forget that at this juncture that Alice's guitar player is current metal hitmaker Nita Strauss who recently had a huge song called "Dead Inside" with David Draiman of Disturbed.
For my money, this may be the single best, most perfect booking for Buddy Holly Hall yet. Alice is an innovator, the alpha and omega of scary shock rock, and I'm all about it.
Alice Cooper Too Close for Comfort Tour
August 20th Buddy Holly Hall
Tickets on Sale at 10 am June 23rd
Presale code for Thursday, June 22 starting at 10 a.m. using Code: AC2023