Alice Cooper rocked the house at AESC on Thursday night.

Alice Cooper Rocks the AESC

At 65, Alice Cooper still brings the crowds to their feet with his non-stop show.

Legendary rocker Alice Cooper brought his Raise the Dead Tour to the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre on Thursday night.


by Kurt Langmaan

Oh, Alice Cooper.

For two hours you rocked the Abbotsford Sports and Entertainment Centre, Thursday, Nov. 14.

It’s like you never grew older – “I’m Eighteen” again – but perhaps you grew wiser.

The “glam rock” of the early ’70s was revisited. We were “waiting so long” for the Telephone Line and the Billion Dollar Babies — and you delivered them. In spades. What a great band you had that night.

Grounded by the solid rhythm section of bassist Chuck Garric and drummer Glen Sobel, the triple-guitar line-up of Ryan Roxy, Orianthi and Tommy Henriksen screamed and wailed for the appreciative crowd.

And you gave us us Hey Stoopid and Welcome to my Nightmare, with all the theatrics of your Vaudeville Rock ‘n Roll Full-on Hardcore Metal Band. The guillotine, the pyrotechnics, the costumes and of course, the scary monsters.

With a rock star career that spans almost 50 years and more than 50 albums, you have a lot to choose from. And you gave us a nice selection.

But the sublime moments came at the end of your show with the five-song tribute to our long gone rock ‘n roll history, the 1960s acts who inspired you: The Who; Pink Floyd; Jimi Hendrix; The Beatles. You brought it all back, along with your own classics.

Thanks, Alice.

(Kurt is the editor of the Aldergrove Star)

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

ELECTION: Ryan Warawa to run for BC Conservative Party in Langley East

Son of late MP Mark Warawa is former president of provincial party

ELECTION: Langley Township councillor Eric Woodward will run for the BC NDP in Langley East

Will challenge another current Township councillor for the job

ELECTION: Wiens named Green candidate for Langley East

Said party offers “hopeful” alternative to NDP and Liberals

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

World Farm Animals Day, Drink Beer Day and Virus Appreciation Day are all coming up this week

OUR VIEW: Election could well backfire on Horgan

Are voters angry enough to cast NDP out, after sending us to the polls in the middle of a pandemic?

B.C. records 98 more COVID-19 cases, most in Lower Mainland

One new senior home outbreak, Surrey Memorial outbreak over

PHOTOS: 2nd calf in a month confirmed among Southern Resident killer whale pod

Center for Whale Research said they will eagerly await to observe the calf to evaluate its health

97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized from farm in Princeton

RCMP assisted as BC SPCA executed search warrant

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Father hopes journey to aviation-safety program inspires hope

Former South Surrey resident Greg Sewell hasn’t given up on quest to mandate older-plane retrofits

$250K reward offered as investigation continues into Sea to Sky Gondola vandalism

Police also asking for specific footage of Sea to Sky highway around time of incident

Trudeau ‘disappointed’ by RCMP treatment of Sikh officers over mask issue

World Sikh Organization of Canada said taking Sikh officers off the front lines constitutes discrimination

Most Read