Alice Cooper and KISS were two of the biggest acts of the '70s and '80s known for their near-theatrical performances. At the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on August 12, 2018, Alice Cooper and original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley came together for a night full of classic songs.
Opening the show was Frehley with his band of guitarists: Richie Scarlet (Sebastian Bach, Alice Cooper), bassist Chris Wyse (The Cult, Hollywood Vampires), and Scot Coogan (Blue Man Group, Lita Ford). Of Frehley’s nine-song set, seven of the songs were KISS hits, including “Parasite,” “Detroit Rock City,” and “Deuce.” The two solo songs Frehley performed were “Rip It Out,” and “New York Groove.” This set wouldn’t be complete without Ace’s infamous smoking guitar solo.
For an artist like Alice Cooper, a big entrance is an essential way to start their performance. As sparks were flying down, Alice and his band opened with “Brutal Planet,” followed by the hit “No More Mr. Nice Guy.” Just two songs later, Alice walked around the stage during “Billion Dollar Babies,” with a sword covered in dollar bills to throw out to the audience.
The theatrics continued with a giant Alice Cooper walking around the stage on “Feed My Frankenstein,” to having to the guillotine stunt on “Killer/I Love the Dead.” Alice’s set ended with with two of his biggest songs “I’m 18,” and “School’s Out.”
Alice Cooper has dates throughout the end of the October covering all parts of the U.S.