The Detroit-born Alice Cooper rocked out near Tel Aviv, Israel Thursday night. The Detroit-born Alice Cooper rocked out near Tel Aviv, Israel Thursday night. The Detroit-born Alice Cooper rocked out near Tel Aviv, Israel Thursday night. (Photo: Yuda Ben-Menachem / Facebook)

Alice Cooper rocks out in Israel on European tour

Legendary musician will next head to America for a full-on summer tour of two dozen cities.

Now that school's out for summer, Alice Cooper has been busy touring the world performing in England, Belgium and The Netherlands. Last night, Cooper and his band rocked out a sold-out crowd at the Ranaana Park Amphitheater, a gorgeous outdoor venue on the outskirts of the coastal Mediterranean city of Tel Aviv, Israel. The spot has also hosted Ziggy Marley and the Pet Shop Boys.

Before the band took the stage for soundcheck in the afternoon, they toured around Jerusalem. They strolled along the cobblestone streets unassumingly and were only stopped by a few fans who barely recognized the iconic singer outside his usual concert makeup and costume.

Alice Cooper in the Old City section of Jerusalem on Thursday.Rock legend Alice Cooper in the Old City section of Jerusalem on Thursday. (Photo: Benyamin Cohen)

Guitarist Tommy Henrikson posted this photo to his Facebook page:

Alice Cooper, center in white pants, toured around Israel with his band.Alice Cooper, center in white pants, toured around Israel with his band. (Photo: Tommy Henrikson/Facebook)

The locals had been eagerly anticipating the band's arrival since the show was announced a couple months ago:

Alice Cooper on the cover of a local magazine in Israel.Alice Cooper on the cover of a local magazine in Israel. (Photo: Benyamin Cohen)

As for the show itself, Cooper didn't disappoint. He performed such classics as "Poison" and "School's Out for Summer," which you can watch in the video below:

"It was an amazing show and did not disappoint," said Yuda Ben-Menachem, himself a guitarist, who attended the concert in Israel. "There was amazing theatrical elements, awesome musicians and great classic songs."

Irina Laz, another attendee, agreed. "The show was absolutely awesome," she told From The Grapevine. "It was the first live show I went to in my life and I'm very happy it was Alice Cooper. Everything was so exciting! Alice's theatrical gestures during the whole show were absolutely priceless!"

Cooper is the latest in a line of rockers who have performed in Israel including Elton John and the Rolling Stones. Next up for Cooper is an American leg of his summer tour which has stops in dozens of cities including Atlantic City, Niagara Falls, New Orleans, Atlanta and Fargo, N.D.

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