Alice Cooper To Headline Mohegan Sun Arena On March 8th

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 13th

UNCASVILLE, CT (October 9, 2017) – Alice Cooper brings his own brand of Rock psycho-drama to fans both old and new at Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, March 8th at 8:00pm.  Cooper, known as the architect of Shock-Rock, has rattled the cages touring worldwide with the dark and horror-themed theatrics, continuing to surprise fans and convey danger at every turn, like a great horror movie.

Tickets are $45.00 and $30.00 and go on sale Friday, October 13th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to Ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning on Saturday, October 14th, subject to availability.

Cooper was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Phoenix with his family.  The Alice Cooper band formed while they were all in high school in Phoenix, and was discovered and signed in 1969 by Frank Zappa in Los Angeles.  Their third break-through album Love It to Death which hit the charts in 1971, followed by Killer, School’s Out, Billion Dollar Babies and Muscle of Love.  Each new album release was accompanied by a bigger and more elaborate touring stage show.  1974 saw the release of a Greatest Hits album, and then Cooper, in 1975, released his first solo album, Welcome to My Nightmare in 1975, accompanied by the legendary groundbreaking theatrical Welcome to My Nightmare concert tour.

Associated with that album and tour was the ground-breaking network TV special Alice Cooper: The Nightmare.  Other film and television appearances include The Muppet Show, Mae West’s last film Sextette, Roadie, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearst Club Band and appearances on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson and Tom Snyder’s Tomorrow Show.

Alice’s solo career skyrocketed in the late 1970’s, 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 ‘80’s 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 massive hit single “Poison” and became his biggest selling album and single worldwide.  During this period Alice also appeared in the horror films Monster Dog and John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness, and recorded songs for the soundtracks to Roadie, Class of 1984, Friday the 13 Part VI:  Jason Lives and Wes Craven’s Shocker.

Cooper’s most memorable movie appearance was as himself in Wayne’s World in 1991.  He also played Freddy Krueger’s wicked step-father in Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, and appeared on Gene Wilder’s TV series Something Wilder as well as on That ‘70’s Show.  The 90’s also saw the release of the albums Hey Stoopid, The Last Temptation and Fistful of Alice.

In the new millenium, 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.

He also wrote and published a memoir, Golf Monster, in 2007, which tracked his life from childhood to Rock stardom, and his journey from alcoholic to golf addict.  With his influence on Rock & Roll long since acknowledged, there is little that Alice Cooper hasn’t achieved in his remarkable career, including platinum albums, sold-out tours and any number of honors and career achievement awards.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

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