Estevan becomes Cooper’s Brutal Planet for one night

Shock rock legend Alice Cooper graced Estevan with an ear deafening performance at the Affinity Place on Aug. 26 as a part of his ‘A paranormal evening with Alice Cooper’ tour.

Although only 90 minutes long, Cooper put on a fantastic show, that left the audience wanting more song after song.

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Vehicles lined the streets for blocks around Affinity Place and eager fans could be seen walking the city streets prior to the show beginning.

The band began playing at 8:15 p.m., and opened with Cooper’s hit song Brutal Planet. Excitement ran rampant through the crowd as the curtains rose.

Adoring fans came to the show dressed in Cooper inspired outfits that the shock rock legend would have been proud to wear himself.

Notable songs throughout the rock and roll filled night included hits like No More Mr. Nice Guy, Billion Dollar Babies, an incredible guitar solo from guitarist Nita Strauss which was followed by Poison, Feed My Frankenstein and the show finished off with arguably one of Cooper’s best-known songs, I’m Eighteen.

Cooper and his fellow band mates also delighted the crowd with an encore performance of School's Out, mixed with Cooper’s own touch of Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall.

Now in his 70’s, Cooper shows no sign of slowing down on stage and still delivers a fantastic experience to his fans.

One lucky fan got to leave the show wielding Alice Coopers own cane, which he tossed into the crowd near the beginning of his show. As well, guitarist Nita Strauss threw several of her guitar picks into the audience.

This week's Mercury will have more on the story.

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