Nita Strauss joins Demi Lovato’s touring band
Guitarist Nita Strauss has revealed her latest career move: playing guitar with Demi Lovato.
Stauss made her live debut with Lovato Thursday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live! featuring a performance of Lovato’s latest single, “Substance.” Lovato’s new album, Saint-Fvck, will be released on August 19; she has to start round in August.
Strauss recently announced that she was leaving Alice Cooper’s band in a post on instagram.
“It’s bittersweet for me to let you know that I will not be joining Alice Cooper’s band for the upcoming fall tour,” Strauss wrote on July 11. “There’s no drama and my tour year is still very sold out – in fact, I’m on a direct flight to the next adventure as I post this, and I’ll be back on stage much sooner than you think!
You can watch Strauss’ performance with Lovato on Kimmel’s show below.
Strauss first gained acclaim in the Iron Maidens, an all-female Iron Maiden tribute band. In 2013, she joined a rebooted version of 80s glam-metal band Femme Fatale. A year later, she was recruited to replace Orianthi in Cooper’s band, a position Strauss held for nearly a decade.
“I was playing guitar for anybody who wanted to have me,” Strauss said on Twitter in 2018, recalling his beginnings in the scene. “Rock, pop, funk, metal, covers, originals…sometimes two shows a night with different bands. I went on tour for almost nothing. I built a reputation for being punctual, professional and being a good performer…better gigs came with time.”
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