Top 20 Phoenix Concerts of 2012

Categories: That Was 2012

Melissa Fossum
See more photos of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band @ Arena in the complete slideshow.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band @ Arena|12/6/12
Who is Bruce Springsteen anyway?

The street rat poet singing about characters straight out of West Side Story? The balladeer casting American youth in B movie glory, Roy Orbison grandeur, and fleets of fast cars? The protest singer, spitting bile at corrupt bankers and politicians? The soul brother, swinging his hips and taking the crowd to church?

Bruce Springsteen, standing in front of the mighty E Street Band, spent time in all of these poses last night as he finished up the Wrecking Ball tour at Arena, reminding the roaring crowd with each song, each shimmy, each sweaty line, that he's one of the greatest performers and songwriters in America.-- Jason P. Woodbury

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band @ Arena: [Full Review] [Slideshow]

Melissa Fossum
See more photos in the complete Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding slideshow.

Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding: Don Felder, L.A. Guns, Sebastian Bach, John O'Hurley, Murray SawChuck, and Alice Cooper with Johnny Depp @ Comercia Theatre|12/8/12
Local shock rock legend and all Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame inductee Alice Cooper hosted his 12th annual Christmas Pudding holiday bash at Comerica Theatre in downtown Phoenix last night. All proceeds benefiting his Solid Rock Foundation, this year Cooper featured Pudding alum Don Felder, L.A Guns, Sebastian Bach, host John O' Hurley, and magician Murray SawChuck took the stage.

While the line-up of openers may have not been all that exciting on paper, Cooper had some tasty ingredients in his recipe this year (See what I did there?) closing out the night with a 10-song performance which featured superstar actor Johnny Depp and guitar virtuoso Orianthi backing him up. -- Jim Louvau

Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding: [Full Review][Slideshow]

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