One of the biggest surprises this summer so far was when the guitarist Nita Strauss announced that she was leaving Alice Cooper‘s band after eight years to pursue another gig. We have since learned that she has come along Demi Lovato‘s band, and the pop rocker just shared a new music video rehearsing for their upcoming tour.
The video itself contains no live audio from the rehearsal, but instead footage of Lovato, Strauss and the rest of the band performing the single “Substance” in a studio room with the actual studio recording of the track played over it.
“Can’t wait to see you guys on tour,” Lovato wrote in the caption. See the post below.
Strauss confirmed her departure from Cooper’s band earlier this month and teased that she was about to start her new role.
“The past eight years together have been the experience of a lifetime and I couldn’t be more grateful to Alice and Sheryl Cooper, Shep Gordon, the amazing band, crew and fans for welcoming me into all your nightmares. I don’t know what the future holds after this, but I am eternally grateful,” she wrote in a post on social media.
A few days later, Strauss appeared Jimmy Kimmel Live! with Lovato where they played “Substance” live for the first time. It is the second single from the singer’s upcoming rock-influenced album HOLY FVCK, which comes out Aug. 19 and can be pre-ordered here.
“I’ve never been more confident in myself and my music, and this record speaks for itself,” Lovato told Rolling Stone of their new musical direction back in June. “Thank you to my Lovatics who have rocked out with me since the beginning and those who are just now coming along. This record is for you.”
Lovato, Strauss and co. going on a North American tour in September. 22, after a series of South American performances that started in August. See all upcoming dates and get tickets with this link.