Alice Cooper returns to “mill-e-wah-que" – Algonquin for "the good land” – on Oct. 1 for a gig at the BMO Harris Pavilion on the Summerfest grounds with KISS guitarist Ace Frehley opening.
The show is part of the “Detroit Stories” tour that kicks off Sept. in Atlantic City. It comes on the heels of Cooper’s “Detroit Stories” album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts when it was released in February.
(Surely there will be an encore of "Detroit Rock City" with both Alice and Ace, right?)
“We’ve always had fun touring together and it should be a heavy rock show with Ace and a great way to get everyone back to live concerts again,” said Cooper, a Detroit native. “It should be a great night of virtuoso guitars!”
Frehley is touring in support of his “Origins, Vol. 2.”
"I’ve known Alice for over 30 years," said Frehley. "We're good friends, and we've toured together numerous times and always had a blast. Our musical roots are very similar, and the combination of our two bands make for a great event that nobody is gonna want to miss.
“Being off the road for more than a year because of the pandemic has been tough on everyone in the music industry, and I'm really looking forward to seeing all of the fans happy, healthy, and ready to rock."
Pre-sale tickets are available Tuesday, May 18 at 10 a.m. and venue and radio pre-sales are Wednesday, May 19 at 10 a.m. The general on-sale date is Friday, May 21 at 2 p.m. Get tickets and full details here.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.