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Alice Cooper @ Musikhuset, Aarhus, 2024-06-11 [Concert Review]

Alice Cooper @ Musikhuset, Aarhus, 2024-06-11

This was my first visit to Musikhuset in Aarhus, but when The Coop calls, you gotta answer. I immediately decided to join the party of sick things. KP's Special Forces had to find and rescue Alice if he should get lost in Jutland.

It was a seated concert, something very unusual for an Alice Cooper show. To get one of the best seats in the 3 front rows it was required to buy a photo package. It also meant you got the chance to meet Alice before the show, have a few photos taken and you also got some art prints, one of them signed by Alice. Everything went smooth and Alice even smiled and commented on my Special Forces t-shirt. I met some friendly people to chat with before the show including a Swedish die-hard fan who had brought his mom to the gig, she was even older than Alice! Rock never dies!

I had been worried if the front rows would be too low but they were in fact in level with the stage providing a fine view. I could pretty much look into the eyes of Alice Cooper for most of the gig from my seat in the middle of Row 2. After a minute of the first song, "Lock Me Up", all 3 front rows had turned into standing rows, so it wasn't really much of a seated gig. For the entire gig we got showered in guitar picks and other items. I managed to bring home 6 guitar picks.

"I told her that I came from Detroit City
And I played guitar in a long-haired rock and roll band
She asked me why the singer's name was Alice
I said 'Listen baby, you really wouldn't understand'"

The sound wasn't quite as good as I had expected for a dedicated music venue but I think it had something to do with our location so near the stage. It probably sounded better further back in the venue but I wouldn't have wanted to swap our location this near to the stage and band for a bit better sound. Alice's voice was a little unstable in the beginning but it quickly got fixed and sounded fine for the rest of the show.

The stage design was great with some really cool video effects behind the band. I think that maybe the stage design had been downscaled a bit due to the size of the venue but we got a lot of the good old theatrics, including: Giant Frankenstein, Madame Guillotine and for the first time ever for me, a real live boa constrictor hanging around Alice's neck. Both Alice's wife, Sheryl, and his daughter, Calico, joined the show this evening as killers and dancers. It's a family business.

"For criminal acts and violence on the stage
For being a brat refusing to act your age
For all of the decent citizens you've enraged
You can go to Hell"

The setlist only included one song "Welcome to the Show" from the newest album "Road" [2023] and it fit in well enough. A point of interest was "Snakebite" from the "Hey Stoopid" album. It featured a live boa constrictor on stage. Awesome snake, mediocre song. The first song of the show "Lock Me Up" worked very well as an opener. On the previous shows of this tour, the setlist had included "He's Back (the man behind the mask)". In Aarhus "He's Back" had been swapped for "Go to Hell", something I didn't mind, although I had preferred to lose "Bed of Nails" instead.

"One thing I miss
Is Cold Ethyl and her skeleton kiss
We met last night
Making love by the refrigerator light"

Highlights of the show were: 

  • "Be My Lover", fantastic arrangement from the awesome band and a really great song to sing-a-long to.
  • "Cold Ethyl", the poor doll got some serious kicking around from Alice in the refrigerator light. Ice cold love never dies.
  • "Ballad of Dwight Fry", I'll never get tired of staring at Alice's growing despair and madness in this brilliant song, while he is struggling in his straight white west. Excellent vocals from Alice in this song.
  • "Go to Hell", just a fucking great song, and they delivered it very well this evening.

"See my lonely life unfold
I see it every day
See my lonely mind explode
When I've gone insane"

I could complain a bit about too many songs from the "Hey Stoopid" and "Trash" albums, but I won't. I had a fantastic nightmare in Aarhus and I got full value for my money. Alice is always awesome company and it is fantastic to spend 90 minutes with a band as great as his tour band. From the first song until the usual balloon popping in the last song, "School's Out", it was clear for all. Alice Cooper is the king of shock rock and he is still going strong at 76. He is the top prime cut of meat, He is our choice.

Rating: 5

Band: Alice Cooper

Venue: Musikhuset, Aarhus, DK

Concert Date: 2024-06-11


  • Lock Me Up
  • Welcome to the Show
  • No More Mr. Nice Guy
  • I'm Eighteen
  • Under My Wheels
  • Bed of Nails
  • Billion Dollar Babies
  • Snakebite
  • Be My Lover
  • Lost in America
  • Hey Stoopid
  • Drum Solo [Glen Sobel]
  • Welcome to My Nightmare
  • Cold Ethyl
  • Go to Hell
  • Poison
  • Feed My Frankenstein
  • "The Black Widow" segment from Alice Cooper: The Nightmare [Tape]
  • Guitar Solo [Nita Strauss]
  • Black Widow Jam
  • Ballad of Dwight Fry
  • I Love the Dead [band only]
  • Elected


  • School's Out (with "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)"))

Ticket Price (DKK): 490

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Content Type: Concert Review

Language: EN

Updated: 2024-06-12 17:14

Created: 2023-10-27 10:08

Musikhuset Aarhus

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