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Guitarist Nita Strauss rejoins Alice Cooper for 2023 shows


Guitarist Nita Strauss is rejoining Alice Cooper on the road for his 2023 shows. Cooper announced in a statement: “She’s back!  Nita asked for a leave of absence to work with someone else, something I always encourage my band members to do. I like them to challenge themselves and try new things.” Cooper recruited ex-guitarist Kane Roberts to fill in for Strauss on his fall 2022 tour.  Said Cooper: “I’m thankful to my old friend Kane Roberts for stepping up and filling in for her, but she’ll be back with us for the new tour that starts up in late April. It’s going to be great to have her back.”

Strauss joined Cooper’s touring band in 2014. She announced last July that she would not be joining Cooper on his fall trek, revealing she had joined Demi Lovato’s live touring band.  Strauss insisted that her exit wasn’t permanent, and she hoped to be playing again with Cooper in 2023 if their schedules aligned. Strauss said in her statement: “From the studio to the stage, it’s always an immense honor to make music with Alice Cooper! I’m very excited to be rejoining the band on the road for the 2023 dates, and so I’ll see you on the road in April. Let the nightmare return!”

Cooper will be kicking off a monthlong headlining run in late April, and will serve as support on a half-dozen U.S. stadium shows in August for Motley Crue and Def Leppard before joining the Freaks on Parade co-headlining tour with Rob Zombie.


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