Alice Copper and Lita Ford have just tagged 20 new dates onto their joint tour -- with special guests Tesla opening the shows. The newly added dates pick up on May 30th in Paso Robles, California at Vina Robles Amphitheatre and run through June 27th when the tour hits Clarkston, Michigan's DTE Energy Music Theatre.

Alice Cooper admits he doesn't know how he would compete in today's music marketplace: "I think if I started a band today, I don't know, I wouldn't know how to compete with the bands today. If I were Alice Cooper starting today, I think you probably have to kill somebody and then get acquitted so people know that you're a killer, at least, so you have some validity, whereas when I played Alice before, all I had to do was play that killer. Now I think, you know, on a lot of rap records, a lot of even the metal things, you have to kill something or kill somebody or be implicated in a killing or something in order to have validity. That's scary."

UPDATED: Alice Cooper / Lita Ford tour dates (subject to change):

March 31 - Niagara Falls, ON - Avalon Theatre
April 1 - Peterborough, ON - Memorial Centre
April 3 - Grand Rapids, MI - DeVos Music Hall
April 4 - Milwaukee, MI - Miller High Life Theater
April 5 - Appleton, WI - Fox Performing Arts Center
April 7 - Omaha, NE - Orpheum Theatre
April 8 - Davenport, IA - Adler Theatre
April 10 - Grand Forks, ND - Alerus Center
April 11 - Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall
April 13 Regina, SK Conexus Arts Centre
April 15 - Edmonton, AB - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
April 16 - Prince George, BC - CN Centre
April 18 - Abbotsford, BC - Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre
April 19 Penticton, BC - South Okanagan Events Centre
April 20 - Seattle, WA - McCaw Hall
April 22 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium
May 30 - Paso Robles, CA - Vina Robles Amphitheatre
May 31 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
June 3 - Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom
June 5 - Thackerville, OK - Winstar World Casino
June 6 - Topeka, KS - Stormont Vail Events Center
June 7 - St Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 9 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheatre
June 10 - Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center
June 12 - Welch, MN - Treasure Island Resort & Casino
(with Blue Oyster Cult)
June 13 - Chicago, IL - Rosemont Theatre
June 14 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
June 16 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
June 17 - Wilkes Barre, PA - Mohegan Sun Arena
June 19 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
June 20 - Gilford, NH - Bank of NH Pavilion
June 21 - Baltimore, MD - The Hall at Live! Casino & Hotel
(Alice Cooper and Lita Ford only)
June 23 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach
June 25 - Philadelphia, PA - The Mann Center
June 26 - Pittsburgh, PA - S&T Bank Music Park
June 27 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre

AUDIO: ALICE COOPER DISCUSSES THE IMAGES OF MUSICIANS