WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – Sunday is the day Wheeling rocks!
Singer and rock icon Alice Cooper brought his “Too Close for Comfort” tour to the stage of WesBanco Arena.
Thousands of diehard fans packed the arena as Cooper performed some of his legendary songs.
The setlist included favorites such as “I’m Eighteen”, “Under My Wheels” and “Billion Dollar Babies.”
Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of hard rock that was designed to shock. Drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock, the group created a stage show that featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood and boa constrictors.
Cooper’s albums and singles are iconic in rock & roll. “School’s Out”, “No More Mr. Nice Guy”, and many more. In 1975, Cooper released his first solo album “Welcome to My Nightmare”, accompanied by the groundbreaking theatrical concert tour.
The Alice Cooper band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.