Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Ministry, And Filter Announce North American Tour

Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper will be teaming up for a co-headlining tour this year. Ministry and Filter will open.

Tour Dates:

08/24 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
08/26 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/27 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
08/29 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
08/30 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
09/01 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/02 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
09/05 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
09/06 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
09/08 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
09/09 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
09/10 Hartford, CT – The XFINITY Theatre
09/12 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
09/16 Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
09/19 Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
09/20 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
09/22 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
09/23 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
09/24 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre

Alice Cooper Announces Spring U.S. Tour

Alice Cooper has announced a spring headlining tour. Here’s the dates:

04/29 Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
05/02 Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
05/03 Milwaukee, WI – Miller High Life Theatre
05/06 Bemidji, MN – Sanford Center
05/09 Champaign, IL – State Farm Center
05/10 Louisville, KY – The Louisville Palace
05/13 Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
05/14 Spartanburg, SC – Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
05/15 North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
05/17 Shreveport, LA – Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
05/18 Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage Theatre

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, & Alice Cooper Announce August U.S. Dates

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, and Alice Cooper have announced some August U.S. shows. Here’s the dates:

08/05 Syracuse, NY – JMA Wireless Dome
08/08 Columbus, OH – Ohio Stadium
08/11 Fargo, ND – Fargodome
08/13 Omaha, NE – Charles Schwab Field Omaha
08/16 Tulsa, OK – H.A. Chapman Stadium
08/18 El Paso, TX – Sun Bowl Stadium

Alice Cooper Recruits Rob Zombie, Sammy Hagar, Etc. For 2022 “Christmas Pudding” Concert

Rob Zombie, Sammy Hagar, Gin Blossoms, Sixwire, Wally Palmar (The Romantics), and comedian Jim Breuer are set to join Alice Cooper during his upcoming “Christmas Pudding” concert. That event will take place at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, AZ on December 3 and it will also include performances from the Solid Rock Dancers, The Bucket Brigade, and the winners of this year’s “Proof Is In The Pudding” music and dance competition. Proceeds will go towards music, dance, arts, and vocational programs at Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Centers. Cooper commented:

“We are excited to be celebrating our 20th year with a stellar lineup of talent who dedicate their time and passion to help us raise funds for our Rock Teen Centers. We are grateful to everyone who continues to make this one of the finest shows in the Valley and promise another memorable evening of music and mayhem!”

Nita Strauss Rejoins Alice Cooper Onstage For Performance Of “School’s Out” In Colorado

During Alice Cooper’s October 4 show at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, CO, the frontman was joined onstage by guitarist Nita Strauss for a performance of “School’s Out.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. This news comes after Strauss stepped away from Cooper’s band earlier this year to take a touring gig with Demi Lovato. Notably, Cooper also watched Strauss perform with Lovato at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO a day prior to the onstage reunion.

Alice Cooper Shares Music Video For “Under My Wheels (Live From The Astroturf)”

Alice Cooper has shared a new video for “Under My Wheels” from his new live album/film “Live From The Astroturf, Alice Cooper.” The effort, which was released today (September 30), features the October 2015 show that Cooper played with the surviving members of his original band, Dennis Dunaway, Michael Bruce and Neal Smith. That set took place at Good Records in Dallas, TX.

Nita Strauss Doesn’t Rule Out Return To Alice Cooper’s Band: “I Don’t Feel, Necessarily, That I Left”

During a recent interview with Louder, Nita Strauss opened up about her decision to step away from the Alice Cooper group to join Demo Lovato’s touring band. The guitarist also confirmed that she doesn’t rule out a return to Cooper’s band in the future.

Strauss had the following to say about taking a break from Cooper’s band:

“It’s an interesting thing that everyone’s picked up saying it’s a ‘departure’ but I don’t feel, necessarily, that I left. I took a step back and I’m stepping back from this upcoming tour, but I don’t think anyone has ever used the word quitting or leaving outside of other people. When I had my last few shows with Alice, we had what Alice called a ‘Hiatus Dinner’ where he said ‘We wish you the best, we love you, you’re welcome back’. There’s no shutting of a door and changing of the guard, it’s just I’m taking a step back a little bit. Depending on what the schedule looks like next year, I may have the chance to come back, I may not. But it definitely doesn’t feel as final to me and to the people in Alice’s band and the inner circle as it has been portrayed out in the world.”

She also revealed how she joined Lovato’s band:

“So I actually got a text from Demi’s musical director when I was on the road with my solo band on the Black Label Society tour, and essentially what it said was what we all know now: Demi is a huge rock and metal fan. And Demi wants to go back to her routes and wants to put together an all-female rock band. She’s really one of the biggest stars in the world and she wants to take a step into our genre and this style of music that we love so much. When you get that text, that somebody wants to bring that type of music to the forefront, how do you say no? How do you turn down this opportunity to bring this style of music to so many more people? So I was thrilled to hear about it and I jumped at the opportunity. This was all way back in May. It’s been in the works for a really long time.

I’ve seen a lot of stuff out there saying, ‘She jumped ship really fast’. There was nothing that happened fast, I think people just found out about it all at once. First and foremost, I went to Alice and [his wife] Sheryl for their blessing which they were so happy to give. Then I went to Alice’s management and started rehearsal with Demi. I did my first TV appearance with Demi, I believe it was three days after the last Alice show, so it was really out of the frying pan and into the fire. But her team has been really fun to work with, the band is incredible, the musical director, Demi herself, it’s just been a really good experience overall.”

Misfits Announce Dallas, TX Show With Alice Cooper & The Distillers

Misfits will be celebrating Halloween with a special show at Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, TX on October 29. Alice Cooper and The Distillers will serve as support. Tickets will be available on August 12 at 10:00am.

Alice Cooper Reunites With Guitarist Kane Roberts

Alice Cooper has reunited with guitarist Kane Roberts. This news comes after Nita Strauss recently exited the frontman’s live band. Cooper commented:

“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!”

Nita Strauss Exits Alice Cooper’s Band, Cancels Solo Festival Dates

Nita Strauss has announced her departure from the Alice Cooper band. With this news, the guitarist has also cancelled all of her solo festival dates.

Strauss issued the following statement:

“After this absolutely incredible run in Europe, it is bittersweet for me to let you guys know that I will not be joining the Alice Cooper band for the upcoming fall tour.

I will also regretfully have to cancel the festival dates my solo band had planned for the rest of the year 💔

I AM NOT PREGNANT!!! There is no drama whatsoever and my touring year is still VERY full- in fact, I’m on a flight straight into the next adventure as I post this, and I’ll be on stage again much sooner than you think! But that’s news for another day.

The past eight years together has been the experience of a lifetime, and I could not be more grateful to Alice and Sheryl Cooper, Shep Gordon, the amazing band, crew and fans for welcoming me to all of your nightmare.

I don’t know what the future will hold after this, but I am forever thankful 👁‍🗨👁‍🗨❤️🏰”