With no big ballpark concert tour this summer, teams scrambled to put together their own concerts. The Lake County Captains appear to have scored with Alice Cooper, hot after an American Idol appearance this month.
With no big ballpark concert tour this summer, teams scrambled to put together their own concerts. The Lake County Captains (Low Class A; Midwest League) appear to have scored with Alice Cooper, hot after an American Idol appearance this month.
The last few summers have seen various Bob Dylan ballpark tours, partnering with the likes of Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp. This summer Jam Productions decided to take a break from a big ballpark tour, leaving teams to set up their own concerts.
In Eastlake, Ohio, the Captains are hosting a Rock of Ages concert at Classic Park, featuring Alice Cooper and Buckcherry on Friday, Sept. 3.
Cooper is hot right now after an American Idols appearance, well-known for hits like “School’s Out,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy” and “Poison” and has produced over 25 albums during his remarkable career, including his latest Along Came A Spider. He's also a baseball fan, once a mainstay at Arizona Diamondbacks games (we once sat next to Cooper and his family at Chase Field; he's quite the doting dad) and owner of a baseball-themed restaurant in Phoenix.
Buckcherry, a Grammy-nominated hard rock band from Los Angeles, achieved stardom on the heels of its RIAA platinum-selling album 15, which included the hit “Sorry.”
More information about the concert can be found at the Captains website.
This will be the second concert in Eastlake this summer; Jim Brickman will perform on Aug. 7.
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