GOTH rocker Alice Cooper brought the latest of his theatrical shows to Swindon.

Marking 40 years since the rocker shocker first brought his Welcome to My Nightmare show to the UK in 1975 the show at The Oasis on the eve of Halloween was based on his new album Welcome 2 My Nightmare but he also threw in many of his classics.

Famed for such hits as School’s Out, Poison and Elected, the rock icon is known as the pioneer of outlandish stage shows through his use of theatrics, shocking images and snakes and fake blood which thrill his loyal following of fans.

For Cooper, whose real name is Vincent Furnier, it was his first time back in Swindon since 2009 when he brought his Theatre of Death tour to the town.

He is known for preferring small venues like The Oasis rather than large arenas.

“I always prefer to play theatres because it makes the theatrics of our show so much more intense,” he said following the announcement of his tour earlier this year.

Cooper’s touring band features guitarists Nita Strauss, Tommy Henriksen and Ryan Roxie, backed by bassist Chuck Garric and drummer Glen Sobel.”

Friday’s show was ahead of a UK tour supporting fellow US rockers Mötley Crüe on their final tour.