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Legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper returns to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 13

Legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper returns to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 13
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From a press release:

He’s back! Spend the night with the legendary Alice Cooper when he makes his much-anticipated return to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, May 13 at 8 p.m., presented by the Kirby Center and SLP Concerts.

Tickets, which are $54.50, $64.50, $84.50, and $94.50 (limited pit seating), plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased through the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A special Kirby Member pre-sale will begin this Thursday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m.

Fresh off his supporting slot on Mötley Crüe’s farewell tour, Cooper is getting right back on the road with yet another headlining tour. Best known for his theatrical stage performances, his concerts are events that must be experienced to be truly appreciated.

The shock rocker’s first two visits to the F.M. Kirby Center resulted in quick sellouts.

Cooper’s legacy is scary long, and his influence is readily apparent in many of the acts that have traveled the road he helped pave. If not for Cooper, there might never have been a Mötley Crüe, New York Dolls, KISS, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot, or Rob Zombie – maybe not even David Bowie, or at least not Ziggy Stardust.

The iconic rocker has released 26 studio albums, beginning with “Pretties for You” back in 1969 and wrapping up with his most recent release, “Welcome 2 My Nightmare,” a follow-up to his classic 1975 solo debut, “Welcome to My Nightmare.”

In 2015, Cooper premiered Hollywood Vampires, a supergroup featuring actor Johnny Depp and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry. The band released an album of rock covers and performed live dates at Los Angeles’ Roxy Theatre and at Brazil’s Rock in Rio festival.