Motor City Comic Con, Michigan’s largest and longest-running comic book and pop culture convention since 1989 is thrilled to announce Alice Cooper will be attending this year’s con. Cooper will attend on May 15th, 16th, and 17th, and will host a panel Q&A, be available for autographs ($60.00), photo ops ($80.00), and ($100.00) for an autograph on a musical instrument. To purchase tickets and for more information about autographs and photo ops, please go to – https://www.motorcitycomiccon.com/tickets/
Alice 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. He continues to tour regularly, performing shows worldwide with the dark and horror-themed theatrics that he’s best known for.
Cooper was born in Detroit Michigan and moved to Phoenix with his family. The Alice Cooper band formed while they were all in high school in Phoenix, and was discovered in 1969 by Frank Zappa in Los Angeles, where he signed them to his record label. Their collaboration with young record producer Bob Ezrin led to the break-through third album Love It to Death which hit the charts in 1971, followed by Killer, School’s Out, Billion Dollar Babies, and Muscle of Love. Each new album release was accompanied by a bigger and more elaborate touring stage show. 1974 saw the release of a Greatest Hits album, and then Cooper, in 1975, released his first solo album, Welcome to My Nightmare in 1975, accompanied by the legendary groundbreaking theatrical Welcome to My Nightmare concert tour.
Alice’s solo career skyrocketed in the late 1970’s, with a succession of hit singles, including “You & Me,” and classic albums, including Lace And Whiskey and From The Inside, and bigger and even more elaborate concert tours. In the ‘80’s Cooper explored different sounds, highlighted by the new wavish album Flush The Fashion, the heavy metal Constrictor and Raise Your Fist And Yell, and then 1989’s melodic hard rock album Trash, which featured the massive hit single “Poison” and became his biggest-selling album and single worldwide. During this period Alice also appeared in the horror films Monster Dog and John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness, and recorded songs for the soundtracks to Roadie, Class of 1984, Friday the 13 Part VI: Jason Lives and Wes Craven’s Shocker. Cooper’s most memorable movie appearance was as himself in Wayne’s World in 1991. He also played (fittingly) Freddy Krueger’s wicked stepfather in Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare and appeared on Gene Wilder’s TV series Something Wilder as well as on That ‘70’s Show. The 90’s also saw the release of the albums Hey Stoopid, The Last Temptation, and Fistful of Alice, a live album.1999 saw the release of the definitive historical 4 CD box set The Life & Crimes of Alice Cooper, from Rhino/Warners. Since the turn of the new millennium, Cooper has continued to be very productive and busy, writing, recording and releasing the albums Brutal Planet, Dragon Town, The Eyes of Alice Cooper, Dirty Diamonds, Along Came a Spider, and 2011’s Welcome 2 My Nightmare, plus Old School 1964-1974, a box set celebrating the original band. He also wrote and published a memoir, Golf Monster, in 2007, which tracked his life from childhood to rock stardom, and his journey from alcoholic to golf addict, and was featured in the Tim Burton film Dark Shadows in 2012. Alice performed the part of “King Herrod” in NBC’s live broadcast of Jesus Christ Superstar on April 1st, 2018.
Tickets can be purchased on the Motor City Comic Con website at www.motorcitycomiccon.com. Online fees may apply. RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) wristbands will also be available for purchase and mailed to homes for an additional fee. RFID wristbands are individual and personalized to your ticket through a unique serial number and microchip in the wristband. These microchips also ensure counterfeiters can’t make or sell fake Motor City Comic Con tickets. Those caught with counterfeit wristbands will be asked to leave the convention immediately, ensuring our fans a safe and secure environment to celebrate their fandoms. Your wristband is your ticket to the event. This wristband is non-refundable and non-transferable. You must wear your wristband at all times while attending the convention. Fans who purchase these RFID wristbands and have them mailed prior to the con will not have to wait in any lines before entering the convention.
General Ticket prices and packages:
Adult Pricing (ages 13 and up) Friday – $30
Saturday – $40
Sunday – $35
VIP Fan Pass– $249*
Adult Weekend Pass – $85
Kids 5 and under are free all weekend
Kids 6-12 are $10 on Friday and SaturdaySunday is Kids Day – All kids 12 and under are free
Kids Weekend – $20
*VIP FAN PASS PACKAGE INCLUDES:
-VIP Collectible Badge
-Exclusive MCCC Shopping Bag- New & Improved!
-VIP Seating in Panels (Excludes Paid Events)
-VIP Fast Pass For Autographs & Photo Ops Lines
-Exclusive Motor City Comic Con Lanyard
-$25 Gift Certificate to the MCCC Merch Booth
All autographs and photo ops sold separately
Children 13 & older will require their own VIP Fan Pass to use VIP Fan Pass Perks. If you have a VIP Fan Pass, two children 12 years old & younger per VIP Fan Pass will be allowed to attend panels and use express lines as a VIP Fan Pass Holder.
The 2020 Motor City Comic Con will be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace which is located at 46100 Grand River Avenue in Novi, Michigan on Friday, May 15 (12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.), Saturday, May 16 (10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Sunday, May 17 (10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Future announcements of media guests, comic guests, exhibitors and events will be announced and posted to www.motorcitycomiccon.com in the coming months.
ABOUT MOTOR CITY COMIC CON:
Michigan’s largest pop-culture event since 1989, Motor City Comic Con gathers comic book and multimedia dealers from across the country, offering a vast variety of pop-culture merchandise, including comics, art, t-shirts, movie memorabilia, posters and more. Over 250 comic book creators, writers and artists are featured at Motor City Comic Con each year, as well as actors from the television and movie industry. Motor City Comic Con offers fun for kids young and old.
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