Photos: Alice Cooper @ The Halloween Hootenanny

Co-headlining the Halloween Hootenanny and the return of the Gruesome Twosome with Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper brought the big theatrics in a performance that left no doubt that the King of Shock Rock still reigned supreme.

Photographer's Notes:

It was a true thrill to photograph Alice Cooper on the Halloween Hootenanny Tour teamed up with Rob Zombie. It's a little incredible to me that  someone who's been in the music business for so long still allows photographs front-stage access when pop divas are turning to soundboard restrictions.

In case there was any doubt: Cooper's still got it. Tons of theatrics and props from the King of Shock Rock, and lots of energy.

Cameras Used:

Lenses Used:

For this set, I used a little bit of everything. For the two songs, I switched in between the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 and Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 pretty frequently. When Alice Cooper was close, he was a prime midrange zoom target, but he also moved to the midstage quite a bit, meaning the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 was indispensable.

I pulled out the ultra-wide Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 when Cooper took to the bass stacks in the pit during the third song. Other than that, there were just a few other one-off instances where I used the lens – For the most part, the 24mm of the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 worked just fine for the wide needs of this show.

End Notes:

Stay tuned for the full set of Rob Zombie coming up. In the meantime, check out images of the Murderdolls, who kicked off the Halloween Hootenanny.

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