Live: Alice Cooper in Indianapolis Oct03

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Live: Alice Cooper in Indianapolis

Alice Cooper always brings a fun show with him and, when his summer tour hit Indy this time around, he brought former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley with him to add to the punch.

Splitting lead vocals with different band members, Frehley played a set loaded with KISS classics and a few solo tunes sprinkled in for more flavor and the Indianapolis crowd absolutely ate it up. “Strutter,” “Cold Gin,” “Detroit Rock City,” “Shock Me” and more were in the setlist in addition to Frehley solo classic “New York Groove,” which got the party going even more, just in time for Alice Cooper to take the stage.

Cooper always brings the heat with him and, this go-around, he opened with a two-punch combo of “Feed My Frankenstein” and “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” giving the crowd more bang for their buck early because they had been waiting years to see the shock rock pioneer. He knew this was the case and made sure it was worth it from the jump.

With a massive backing band led by guitarist Nita Strauss as well as Tommy Henriksen on guitar with Chuck Garric on bass and Glen Sobel on drums, each band member had their own time to shine with each mobile band member taking turns at center stage, giving their solos, licks and more, with Cooper interacting with each one off and on.

With a 23-song setlist stacked with every Alice Cooper hit, fan favorite and stage theatrics that have made Cooper so popular over the years and, regardless of whether this was your first time seeing Alice Cooper or your 50th, the band made sure you wanted to come back again and again and again.

-Reggie Edwards