Alice Cooper parted ways with longtime guitarist Nita Strauss earlier this week and rumors immediately began to swirl that guitarist Kane Roberts, who played with Cooper between 1985 to 1988, was rejoining the band. Turns out those rumors were true, as Cooper has officially welcomed Roberts back into the fold for the band's upcoming Detroit Muscle Tour.
"I'm looking forward to welcoming back Kane Roberts for our shows in September and October. We've been friends all this time, and he's always been one of my favorite guitarists. He's bringing more muscle to the Detroit Muscle Tour. We've always had a swinging door policy where players can come and go, so it's very exciting to get back on stage with Kane. The fans are in for a real treat at these shows. It's gonna be a blast. Kane Roberts, Ryan Roxie, and Tommy Henriksen on guitars? Hell yeah!"
Roberts played on Cooper's Constrictor album in 1986, as well as Raise Your Fist and Yell in 1987. After playing with Cooper, Roberts found success with his 1991 solo album Saints and Sinners featuring a cover of Cher's "Does Anybody Really Fall in Love Anymore?" Get the dates for the Detroit Muscle Tour below.
9/7 Bethlehem, PA Wind Creek Event Center [Tickets]
9/9 Alton, VA— Blue Ridge Rock Festival [Tickets]
9/11 Windsor, ON The Colosseum @ Caesar's [Tickets]
9/13 Buffalo, NY Shea's Buffalo [Tickets]
9/14 Binghamton, NY Visions Arena [Tickets]
9/16 Albany, NY The Palace Theater [Tickets]
9/17 Atlantic City, NJ Tropicana Casino & Resort [Tickets]
9/18 Wallingford, CT Toyota Oakdale Theatre [Tickets]
9/20 Muncie, IN Emens Auditorium [Tickets]
9/21 Grand Rapids, MI DeVos Hall [Tickets]
9/22 Hammond, IN The Venue @ Horseshoe Casino [Tickets]
9/24 Louisville, KY Louder than Life Festival [Tickets]
9/25 Chattanooga, TN Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium [Tickets]
9/27 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theater [Tickets]
9/28 St.Louis, MO Stifel Theatre [Tickets]
9/30 Cedar Rapids, IA Paramount Theater [Tickets]
10/1 Springfield, IL Bank of Springfield Center [Tickets]
10/4 Loveland, CO Budweiser Event Center [Tickets]
10/6 Prescott Valley, AZ Findlay Toyota Center [Tickets]
10/8 Las Vegas, NV TBA [Tickets]