Alice Cooper and Kiss’ Ace Frehley playing Tampa together this fall

Bring your makeup to MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre.

click to enlarge Alice Cooper, who plays MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida on Oct. 11, 2021. - Chris Rodriguez
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Alice Cooper, who plays MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida on Oct. 11, 2021.

Unlike his former bandmates, original Kiss (stylized “KISS”) guitarist Ace Frehley is not pumping the brakes his rock and roll lifestyle anytime soon. Last year, he released Origins Vol. 2, a mainly-covers album. And before COVID-19, Frehley—who nearly died during a 1976 concert at Lakeland’s Civic Center—would constantly rock small, intimate theaters all across the map.

Photos from last night’s farewell KISS show at Tampa’s Amalie Arena

Alice Cooper’s got a pretty good thing going, too. At age 73, he also tours frequently, with a little help from cheesy special effects and costume changes, as well as his backing band, featuring guitar hero Nita Strauss. Coop released all-new material earlier this year, on his latest album, Detroit Stories. And like everyone else in his field, he’s more than eager to take his new music on the road.

Last week, the Spaceman and Ole’ Black Eyes announced plans for a grand return to the stage by embarking on a co-headlining tour together. The 26-date tour stops at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Oct. 11 (a Monday, blah) as opposed to a venue under the umbrella of Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall, of which both co-headliners have been no strangers to in recent years.

Tickets for Alice Cooper and Ace Frehley’s massive shock rock event at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre start at $19 before service charges.

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Josh Bradley

Josh Bradley is Creative Loafing Tampa's resident live music freak. He started freelancing with the paper in 2020 at the age of 18, and has since covered, announced, and previewed numerous live shows in Tampa Bay. Check the music section in print and online every week for the latest in local live music.
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