Watch Alice Cooper Make a Surprise Speech at an Ohio Church
Alice Cooper made a surprise stop at an evangelical church in Ohio this past weekend when the rocker delivered a short speech Sunday (July 14) at Parkside Church in Chagrin Falls, a suburb of Cleveland.
The congregation got an inspirational word from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee after he was brought onstage by Pastor Alistair Begg, as Fox 8 reported. Watch a video down at the bottom of this post.
Delivering a portion of his testimony to the Northeastern Ohio worshippers, Cooper illustrated how religion "got a hold of his life and turned him upside down, which was really to turn him the right way up," as Begg framed the music icon's famed conversion.
"I went as far away as I could," Cooper relayed from the pulpit, as he stood beside his wife of 40 years, Cheryl. "And of course I became an alcoholic, I became a drug addict. Cheryl lived through that with me."
Two decades ago, the musician portrayed in no uncertain terms his devotion to Christianity, calling it "real rebellion."
“It doesn’t matter how many drugs I take, I’m not fulfilled," Cooper said. "This isn’t satisfying. There’s a spiritual hunger going on. Everybody feels it. If you don’t feel it now, you will. Trust me. You will...Drinking beer is easy. Trashing your hotel room is easy. But being a Christian, that’s a tough call. That’s the real rebellion."
This week, Cooper kicks off a U.S. tour with Halestorm. See all the dates below, and get ticketing info here.
Alice Cooper + Halestorm Summer 2019 U.S. Tour Dates
July 17 — Allentown, Pa. @ PPL Center
July 19 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ KeyBank Pavilion
July 20 — Detroit, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 21 — Chicago, Ill. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 23 — Cincinnati, Ohio @ Riverbend Music Center
July 25 — St. Louis, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 26 — Kansas City, Mo. @ Starlight Theatre
July 28 — Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Zoo Amphitheatre
July 29 — Cedar Park, Texas @ H-E-B Center
July 31 — Irving, Texas @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Aug. 1 — Houston, Texas @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 4 — Nashville, Tenn. @ The Opry House
Aug. 7 — Canandaigua, N.Y. @ CMAC Performing Arts Center
Aug. 8 — Bethel, N.Y. @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Aug. 10 — Portland, Maine @ Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row
Aug. 11 — Gilford, N.H. @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Aug. 13 — Bristow, Va.@ Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 15 — Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 16 — Camden, N.J. @ BB&T Pavilion
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