Alex Seeley

PHOTOS: Alice Cooper at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 05/13/16

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Alice Cooper, singer of “He’s Back (The Man Behind the Mask),” appropriately sold out the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre for the third time on Friday the 13th, proving once again that the classics never die – except dramatically on stage, again and again.

Even as the Godfather of Shock Rock approaches 70, his energetic stage show remains as explosive as ever, featuring costume changes, giant monsters, live snakes, and guillotine executions. Cooper performed “I’m Eighteen,” “School’s Out,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “Feed My Frankenstein,” “Guilty,” “Elected,” “Is It My Body,” and many more hits, mixing his original songs with tributes to David Bowie, Keith Moon, and Jimi Hendrix and even covering a little Pink Floyd later in the show.

Those who can’t wait for him to pack this venue a fourth time can see Hollywood Vampires, his new supergroup featuring actor Johnny Depp and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, July 1.