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5 March 2017, 12:00
Alice Cooper's show in the Minnesota is at risk of being cancelled by a local resident, who’s not to keen about the amount of noise coming from the venue.
Barb Church, a resident in the City of Minnesota, is attempting to stop the 69-year-old shock rocker's planned gig at the Vetter Stone Amphitheater on 9 June, because she feels "virtually tortured almost every single weekend" by house-shaking noise caused by concerts there.
Church is particularly keen to get the School’s Out legend’s show shut down because she doesn't like the "foul language" and lyrics about suicide in his songs.
She told of how when rapper Nelly played there last autumn the noise level reached 110 decibels at her home, causing her walls to shake.
The Southern Minnesota News reports that Church told a panel from the North Mankato City Council: "Now in 2017, the first act that I've seen that is being publicised is Alice Cooper and I'm to tell you here that I think Alice Cooper is going to be very similar to Nelly.”
"Having now looked up the lyrics...I don't think it's wise for our community to have to listen to foul language. I don't think we have to listen to things about suicide."
Cooper himself responded with a joke saying that he would kindly let his pet snake deliver a set of earplugs to Church.
He tweeted: "Across the river from my #Mankato gig is a woman who hates noise. I'll have my snake swim over some earplugs.”
Alice Cooper brings his noise. foul language and songs about suicide to the following UK venues in November:
Alice's UK tour dates are as follows:
11 November Leeds. First Direct Arena
12 November Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
14 November Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena
15 November Manchester Arena
16 November London, The SSE Arena, Wembley