Alice Cooper visited Detroit this week for a show and dedication on the street
Detroit isn’t just another stop on Alice Cooper’s tour this week.
The local rocker – on the road to support his “Detroit Stories” album – has a busy list of activities ahead of her Saturday show at the DTE Energy Music Theater.
On Thursday, he will be in Westland for the grand opening of Alice Cooper Court, a stretch of Michigan Avenue road next to the former Eloise Mental Hospital. The festivities, including a band of Alice Cooper covers, will begin at 1 p.m., with Cooper arriving during the 2 p.m. hour.
A duplicate of the new road sign is already heading to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland: Monday morning on WCSX-FM (94.7), museum CEO Greg Harris told Jim O’Brien that the panel would be part of the permanent exhibition highlighting Cooper, inducted in 2011.
O’Brien – who launched the successful campaigns behind Glenn Frey Drive in Royal Oak and Bob Seger Boulevard in Allen Park – led the Alice Cooper Court effort. He said on Monday that Eloise’s location was a “perfect” choice for the horror rocker.
While there, Cooper will also cut the ribbon on the new Eloise Asylum haunted attraction, which is slated to open on October 1 with a pair of immersive experiences. The 30,000-square-foot space – touted by its operators as a high-tech, cutting-edge attraction – is set in a locally renowned venue that also served as the inspiration for a 2017 horror film .
Eloise Asylum is located at 30712 Michigan in Westland.
From there, Cooper will travel to Rock City Music in Livonia for his first autograph event in the Detroit subway since 1999, signing copies of “Detroit Stories”. The album, released in February, found Cooper teaming up with Detroit musicians such as Johnny (Bee) Badanjek.
Signing begins at 4 p.m. Tickets are required, and more information is available at Rock City Music website.
Cooper and his group will hit DTE on Saturday with Ace Frehley in support.