Demi Lovato Taps Alice Cooper Guitarist Nita Strauss for Touring Band


Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss at DTE Energy Music Theatre.

Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss – Story by Charles Ken, photo by Anne Erickson

Nita Strauss is leaving Alice Cooper’s band, and she also canceled her upcoming solo festival dates

They say there is a season for everything, and all good things must come to an end, so it should come as little surprise that Alice Cooper’s guitarist has announced she’s leaving the band. Nita Strauss took to social media on Monday (July 11) to break the news that she’s leaving the Coop’s touring band and has canceled all of her upcoming solo festival dates.

Strauss posted the news via Instagram writing, “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.”

She also put to rest a rumor circulating that she was pregnant and, therefore, couldn’t be on the full run. “I AM NOT PREGNANT!!!” she stated. “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.”

Strauss added, “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.”

Now, the secret is out. Thursday evening (July 14), Strauss showed up on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” as part of Demi Lovato’s touring band. Watch video of the performance of Lovato’s single “Substance” below.

Strauss will kick off a tour with Lovato starting Aug. 13 in Springfield, Illinois. Find a full list of tour dates at

Strauss recently topped the rock charts with a solo single called “Dead Inside” featuring Disturbed vocalist David Draiman. Listen to the song here.

Charles Ken
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