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Alice Cooper Among Rock Stars Performing at Series of South Dakota Benefit Events This Week

Image courtesy of Photo: Ross Halfin (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Photo: Ross Halfin (via ABC News Radio)

Alice Cooper is one of the many well-known rockers who will be perform at a series of benefit concerts this week in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  The sold-out shows will celebrate the grand opening of the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy , a facility that offers music-education programs to youngsters in the Sioux Falls area, with a focus on instruments used in rock music.

Cooper will headline a concert this Thursday also will feature appearances by Doors guitarist Robby Krieger , Kiss guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer , ex- Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach and Warrant guitarist Joey Allen .  The series kicks off on Tuesday with a performance by Night Ranger , while a comedy showcase co-headlined by comedians Louie Anderson and George Lopez will take place the following night.  The celebration will wrap up on Saturday with show featuring Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil and founding Ratt singer Stephen Pearcy , who will perform alongside the '80s rock tribute band Hairball .

Proceeds raised by the shows will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire , an organization that provides of variety of services to children in the Sioux Falls region. 

"I grew up with the Boys & Girls Club, and have a lot of respect for the work they do in our communities," says the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy founder Chuck Brennan in a statement.  "I'm thrilled to share my love for music with kids who would normally not be able to afford to chase their musical passions."

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