The guitarist has also cancelled her upcoming solo dates

Nita Strauss
Nita Strauss [Matt Bishop Photo]

Nita Strauss has left Alice Cooper’s band. The guitarist made the announcement on social media Monday. Additionally, she has “regretfully” cancelled all of her upcoming solo festival appearances.

While the motive is unclear, Strauss stated that she would not be joining Cooper for his upcoming fall tour, which could leave the door open for her to rejoin the band in the future.

Strauss also said in a statement that she is “not pregnant” and assured fans that there is no drama in the Cooper camp.

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.

– Nita Strauss

Back in May, Strauss toured the U.S. with Black Label Society, Black Stone Cherry, and Jared James Nichols.

This story will be updated.