Kane Roberts, the muscled six-stringer who was instrumental in Alice Cooper’s ‘80s comeback, recently rejoined Cooper’s band in the wake of Nita Strauss' exit to play with pop star Demi Lovato.
Now, Cooper has finally played his first full show with Roberts since 1988, at his fall tour kick-off at the Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on September 7.
You can watch Roberts play "He’s Back (The Man Behind the Mask)” and “Go to Hell” above, as well as “Poison,” “Billion Dollar Babies” and his guitar solo below.
As previously reported, Cooper announced in a social media post on June 13, “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.”
Roberts appeared with Cooper on 1986's Constrictor and 1987's Raise Your Fist and Yell as lead guitarist and co-songwriter. Onstage, he served as an apt ‘80s metal foil for Alice, sporting a massive, chiseled physique and wielding a guitar shaped like a machine gun that shot flames.
Added Cooper about the live dates, “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!