At 75 years young, Alice Cooper is still going strong. The first time I saw Alice live was in the summer of 1973. I was in the Navy stationed in San Diego, California. This was his Billion Dollar Baby tour. It was this tour where he used the guillotine act and enjoyed a few beers.
Jump ahead to 1977, Omaha, NE the second time I would see Alice live. Earlier in the year I had purchased a cheap 35mm camera and I first took it to a Styx concert to take photos. I did not think about getting permission to do so. I walked in with it hanging from my shoulder, the guy took my ticket and said enjoy the show, no problem. So when Alice’s Welcome to My Nightmare Tour came to town I was there and you will see a few pictures I took, not real good but I was happy.
In June of 2013, a year before I became a concert photographer, I saw Alice with Marilyn Manson at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. An awesome show! In January of 2018, I joined my first online magazine, Yesterdaze News and had to learn how to write. A few short months later, I was approved to cover The Hollywood Vampires. This was a project put together by Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry in 2015. This was to honor the music of the rock stars who died from not only excess in the 1970s, but from disease as well. David Bowie died from liver cancer in 2016. This was one of my most memorable concerts ever.
2023, Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, outdoor stage and great lighting for my most recent coverage of Alice Cooper on tour. What can I say except, this is my tribute to the king of Shock Rock, Alice Cooper through my eyes and through my camera. I hope you enjoy this tribute!