Watch Demi Lovato tear through ‘Substance’ rehearsal with new guitarist Nita Strauss

Demi Lovato sounds ready to hit the road. On Wednesday (July 27), the singer aired a sneak preview of the upcoming outing in support of her upcoming eighth studio album, Holy Fvckwhich will be released on August 19. And from the sounds of it, fans are in for a rocking good time.


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In the 2:42 video, Lovato strums and sings along with her new guitarist, former Alice Cooper band gunner Nita Strauss, who shows up right at home and hits the big riffs on the new pop-punk ragesFabric” while providing powerful background vocals as part of the all-female ensemble.

“So I ask myself/ ‘Am I the only one looking for substance?’/ Got high, it only left me lonely and loveless/ Don’t wanna end up in a coffin, head full of maggots/ Body full of crack-s– t, I get an abundance/ Am I the only one looking for substance?” Lovato wails over the song’s driving chorus.“Can’t wait to see you guys on tour,” Demi captioned the clip.

Strauss made his debut in Lovato’s band earlier this month when the singer appeared Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform “Substance”. The full band will officially hit the road starting August 13th when they play the Illinois State Fair, followed by a show at the Iowa State Fair the next night and then the official tour kick-off with a two-night stand (Aug. 30 – 31) at Espaco Unimed in Sao Paulo, Brazil. After going through a few more South American dates, the tour will hit the US in early September. 22 with a show on Hard Cut Lives in Sacramento, California.

Current plans call for Lovato to be on the road through a November. 6 in Irving, Texas. The 16 track Holy Fvck, which Lovato has tagged as a return to her pop-punk roots, is set to feature the YungBlud collaboration “Freak” as well as “Eat Me” featuring Royal & the Serpent and “Help Me” featuring Dead Sara. “HOLY FVCK takes me back to my roots,” Lovato said while which describes the track list in a previous post. “It’s a work that makes no apologies for me and I can’t wait to perform it on tour for you!”

Watch the practice video below.

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