Los Angeles Born guitarist, Nita Strauss, one of the most sought after and respected musicians in the world, kicks off her US solo headline tour tomorrow in Charlotte, NC and continuing across the country with a further 26 dates culminating in Houston, TX on Saturday June 22. In celebration of the start of tour, Nita has also released a brand new live music video for her single ‘Mariana Trench’ featuring footage from her recent headline tour including her packed home town show at legendary Whisky A Go-Go last month. Watch the video below
Not only has Nita been extremely busy over the last few months – releasing her album ‘Controlled Chaos’, performing at WWE pay per views and performing to tens of thousands of fans both as Alice Cooper’s touring guitarist and as a solo artist, Nita has also been working tirelessly to launch her awesome 90 day fitness challenge Body Shred.
Body Shred is a unique, 3 month fitness challenge that pairs a love of music with passion for getting healthier in your body and mind! Participants will have the chance to win prize packages valued at over $2,500 while becoming a part of a fun, supportive world wide community. Along with this challenge, participants will have access to an exclusive Facebook group for challenge members to inspire and encourage each other as well as Facebook Live workouts and Q&A with Nita (featuring some surprise guests) and weekly challenge emails from Nita with recipes, workout ideas and more!
Prizes include a signed Ibanez JIVA guitar, a Marshall amp, 3 months of food from leading organic meal prep service Trifecta Nutrition, and more! The winner will be chosen by who makes the biggest transformation in 90 days.
All challenge participants will get a copy of Nita’s new e-book “Body Shred: Your Guide to Feeling and Looking like a Rock Star” before it’s released to the public next month. The book contains Nita’s top tips for staying in shape with a busy schedule, maintaining a healthy and productive mindset, and bonus pages of healthy recipes! Contestants will also receive discounts from all the challenge sponsors as well as brands Nita works with throughout the challenge.
To enter: Go to www.nitastrauss.com/bodyshred and choose one of the three contest tiers! The Elite tier features a custom diet plan from transformation experts RP Strength.
Nita Strauss‘ critically acclaimed debut album ‘Controlled Chaos’ (via Sumerian Records) is an epic, 11-track journey of jaw-dropping technical proficiency and highly emotive song writing and went straight into the top ten on the iTunes Rock chart upon release on November 16 2018 and debuted at#1 on Billboard’s Top New Artists Chart,#3 on the Billboard Label Independent Chart and #4 on Billboard’s Top Hard Rock chart.
Tue 14 May – Charlotte, NC Amos Southend w/ FOZZY
Wed 15 May – Greenville, SC The Firmament w/ FOZZY
Thu 16 May – Greensboro, NC The Cone Denim Center*
Fri 17 May – Virgina Beach, VA Lunatic Luau*
Sat 18 May – Annapolis, MD Ram’s Head On Stage*
Sun 19 May – New York, NY Iridium*
Tue 21 May – Teaneck, NJ Debonair Music Hall*
Wed 22 May – Pittsburgh, PA Hard Rock Café*
Fri 24 May – Detroit, MI Token Lounge*
Wed 29 May – Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall*
Thu 30 May – Grand Rapids, MI The Stache @ The Intersection*
Sun 02 Jun – Buffalo, NY Ironworks*
Tue 04 Jun – New Bedford, MA Vault @ Greasy Luck*
Wed 05 Jun – Stafford, CT Palace Theater*
Thu 06 Jun – Ardmore, PA The Ardmore Music Hall w/ Paul Gilbert
Fri 07 Jun – Harrisburg, PA Harrisburgsart*
Sat 08 Jun – Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance w/ Paul Gilbert
Sun 09 Jun – Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall*
Tue 11 Jun – Richmond, VA Canal Club*
Thu 13 Jun – Nashville, TN The Basement*
Fri 14 Jun – Memphis, TN Rockhouse Live*
Sat 15 Jun – New Orleans, LA House of Blues*
Mon 17 Jun – Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre*
Wed 19 Jun – Austin, TX Come And Take It Live*
Thu 20 Jun – Dallas, TX Trees*
Fri 21 Jun – San Antonio, TX The Rock Box*
Sat 22 Jun – Warehouse Live Studio w/ Static-X & DevilDriver
* with Kore Rozzik
Tickets for all shows are on sale now and are available through NitaStrauss.com
VIP Meet and Greets are available from NitaStraussVIP.com
As well as wowing fans all over the world as Alice 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 Centre 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 and 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 it’s goal in 2 hours and ended up being over 800% funded , Nita signed a deal with world renowned independent record label, Sumerian Records who have released the album worldwide today. ‘ 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 on 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.”
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 life-long hero, Steve Vai.
As well as performing with Alice 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.