ALICE COOPER and HALESTORM’S final show of this summer’s month long co-headlining run ended on a hot humid Friday night at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey on August 16. The night was pretty much guaranteed to be spectacular, as HALESTORM and support act MOTIONLESS IN WHITE are both local favorites, hailing from Pennsylvania.
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE started off the show, beginning with their song “Rats”. The bands set list wasn’t very long and only included two songs off their newest release Disguise: “Broadcasting from Beyond the Grave: Death Inc.” and “Brand New Numb.” The band’s goth look and scenery set a great creepy tone for the night.
HALESTORM played second, immediately doing away with that Halloween vibe, unless you were going to dress up as Pat Benatar. Nevertheless the band put on a great performance, and playing for an enthusiastic home crowd helps. There were a lot of HALESTORM fans at this particular show, as this was a co-headlining tour. The band has worked extremely hard, and they deserve all the success that has come their way.
“Do not Disturb” from latest album Vicious kicked off their set, and they played some of their many hits like “I Get Off”, the Grammy winning “Love Bites (So Do I)”, “I Miss the Misery”, and “Here’s to Us.” Other new tracks performed included “Black Vultures”, and high-octane single “Uncomfortable.”
Going into a rock concert with a 71-year old performer, you might think he’s just going to phone this in. Not the case with ALICE COOPER, he along with his band had a phenomenal performance. This latest stage show is called Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back featuring the awesome set pieces, effects and of course ALICE’S costumes. The band played a lengthy set starting off with “Feed My Frankenstein” and pulled out as many of the hits they could cram into one set.
For the encore he wore an Eagles jersey on stage and they played “Under my Wheels” first. Then performed “Schools Out” in a white tux with guests Lzzy Hale, Joe Hottinger and Chris Cerulli. It was a fantastic spectacle. This tour may be over, but after the band travels Europe for a couple months ALICE COOPER be back in the states this fall. In fact, he’ll be at Ovation Hall in Atlantic City on November 23. So go check him out!
LIVE IMAGES AND WORDS: MEGAN C. BROOKS PHOTOGRAPHY