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Alice Cooper returns to Wilkes-Barre with Buckcherry at Mohegan Sun Arena on March 23

Alice Cooper returns to Wilkes-Barre with Buckcherry at Mohegan Sun Arena on March 23
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From a press release:

After wrapping a successful and uninterrupted fall 2021 tour, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper recently announced a run of January and February tour dates ahead of a headlining appearance on the Monsters of Rock Cruise in February.

Today, Cooper has confirmed a slate of new spring dates, kicking off on March 18 in Connecticut and wrapping on April 23 in California. The tour includes a visit to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township on Wednesday, March 23 at 8 p.m. with special guests Buckcherry.

Tickets, which start at $46.25, plus fees, go on sale to the general public this Friday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre) and VIP Packages are also available online at

Cooper was originally scheduled to perform at the arena in 2020 and was later rescheduled for early 2021, but both shows were canceled due to the pandemic. He has played several sold-out concerts in Wilkes-Barre over the years, including in 2016 and 2018 at the F.M. Kirby Center.

The 73-year-old singer/songwriter usually spends up to six months a year on the road, bringing his iconic brand of rock psycho-drama to fans both old and new, enjoying it as much as the audience does. Known as the architect of shock rock, Cooper (in both the original Alice Cooper band and as a solo artist) has rattled the cages and undermined the authority of generations of guardians of the status quo, continuing to surprise fans and exude danger at every turn, like a great horror movie. His concerts remain a “not-to-be-missed” attraction.

Cooper’s latest album “Detroit Stories” is available now via earMUSIC. The universally acclaimed record is a celebration of the sound and spirit of the golden era of Detroit rock and debuted on the Billboard Album sales chart at No. 1 upon release in February.

The Associated Press called “Detroit Stories” “a masterpiece of classic rock, soul, and R&B in homage to the city that produced him,” while Entertainment Weekly proclaimed the release “a love letter from Cooper to his city, and one that encourages a deep dive into his own back catalog and that of his peers.” Variety deemed the album “a delicious tip of the hat to ’70s classics such as ‘Killer’ and ‘School’s Out’ without sounding like a throwback.” Rolling Stone enthused, “That spirit of rock and roll abandon still exists in Cooper’s music half a century later, and his inherent showmanship is why people still fill theaters to see his guillotine act. It’s also why his records are still fun to listen to: You never know where he’s headed.”

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