Following a stint with Demi Lovato in 2022, guitarist Nita Strauss has returned to Alice Cooper’s band, which can be hitting the highway in late April for a sequence of 2023 North American excursions.
“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,” Strauss mentioned in a press launch.
“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 added. “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 introduced her departure from Cooper’s band final July, and revealed shortly after that she was becoming a member of Lovato on tour in help of the singer’s 2022 album Holy Fvck. The guitarist had been enjoying with Cooper since 2014, however he expressed his full help of her determination to alter gears.
“[Alice and Sheryl Cooper] hugged me and were so happy and gave their absolute blessing,” Strauss recalled throughout a Loudwire Nights interview. “Alice said, ‘We’re so proud of you. Go out, shine your light, have a great time and we’ll see what happens for next year.’ There was never a, ‘Hey, I quit, goodbye, thanks for everything.’ It was just, ‘I’m gonna take a step back, try something different for a few months and we’ll regroup and see what happens.'”
Because of this, Roberts reunited with the shock-rocker after 34 years and performed on his fall 2022 tour.
Cooper will embark on a headlining tour beginning April 28 in Mt. Nice, Mich. The run wraps up with a Might 20 efficiency on the Welcome to Rockville pageant in Daytona Seashore, Fla., after which the shock rocker is ready to play a handful of dates with Motley Crue and Def Leppard in August. Later that month, he’ll head out for a co-headlining tour with Rob Zombie, which is able to conclude in late September.
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