Having wowed fans across the U.S. on her co-headline tour with Angel Vivaldi at the end of 2018, Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, has announced a new run of dates. The trek will start on April 10 in Hermosa Beach, California and continue across the country with a further 19 dates, culminating in Poughkeepsie, New York on Saturday June 8.
Apr. 10 - Hermosa Beach, CA - Saint Rocke
Apr. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Whisky A Go Go
Apr. 14 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick (with John 5)
May 14 - Charlotte, NC - Amos Southend
May 15 - Greenville, SC - The Firmament (with FOZZY)
May 16 - Greensboro, NC - The Cone Denim Center (with FOZZY)
May 17 - Virgina Beach, VA - Lunatic Luau
May 19 - New York, NY - Iridium
May 21 - Teaneck, NJ - Debonair Music Hall
May 22 - Pittsburgh, PA - Hard Rock Café
May 24 - Detroit, MI - Token Lounge
May 25 - Ft Wayne, IN - The Club at The Clyde
May 26 - Evanston, IL - Evanston Rocks
May 29 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
May 31 - Louisville, KY - Zanzibar
Jun. 01 - Cleveland, OH - The Winchester
Jun. 02 - Buffalo, NY - Ironworks
Jun. 04 - New Bedford, MA - Vault at Greasy Luck
Jun. 05 - Stafford, CT - Palace Theater
Jun. 06 - Ardmore, PA - The Ardmore Music Hall (with Paul Gilbert)
Jun. 08 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance (with Paul Gilbert)
Tickets for all shows are on sale now and are available through NitaStrauss.com.
As well as wowing fans all over the world as Cooper's touring guitarist, gracing the covers of Guitar World and Guitar Player, performing for millions upon millions of WWE fans worldwide at "Wrestlemania" and "Evolution", becoming the first female to have a signature Ibanez guitar (which now hangs in the entrance to the legendary Guitar Center on Sunset Blvd ), breaking attendance records at guitar clinics across the country, playing "America The Beautiful" at the the Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams NFL game last year and being interviewed about her strict fitness regime in the likes of Muscle & Fitness Hers, Nita also found time to write, produce, engineer and record all guitar and bass parts on her debut solo album, "Controlled Chaos".
Having launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the recording of the record, which reached its goal in two hours and ended up being over 800% funded , Nita signed a deal with world renowned independent record label, Sumerian Records, which released the album worldwide in November. "Controlled Chaos" is a complete expression of who Nita is as an artist and yet another example of the truly unstoppable force she is.
Speaking about her solo debut, Nita says: "From bright and fun to aggressive and dark, from peaceful to chaotic, this album is a way for me to give the listener a glimpse into my personality and what goes on inside my mind."
"Controlled Chaos" will be released on vinyl on April 12, with several variants available.
* Worldwide retail version features a red vinyl and is available from all usual outlets
* Yellow with black splatter variant exclusively available from NitaStrauss.com
* Clear vinyl with black and gold splatter variant exclusively available from SumerianMerch.com
* Red transparent vinyl with white splatter variant exclusively available from Guitar Center
* Nordic exclusive transparent yellow vinyl available from select retailers
Through obsession, dedication and sheer hard work, Nita has not only been firmly established as one of the best guitarists in the world, she is also a role model, a trail blazer, a fitness fanatic, a phenomenal performer and a total badass. She was honored at this year's She Rocks Awards as the recipient of the "Inspire" award that was presented to her by her lifelong hero Steve Vai.
As well as performing with Cooper, she has also played with R&B star Jermaine Jackson, early MTV darlings FEMME FATALE, video game supergroup CRITICAL HIT and popular tribute band THE IRON MAIDENS. Her skill, exuberant stage presence and love for all things guitar have seen Nita become a truly unstoppable, limitless force, blazing a previously untrodden trail.