Nita Strauss showed up on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night (July 14) as the newest member of Demi Lovato’s touring band.

Strauss can be seen in the video below backing Lovato during her performance of her new single “Substance” from her upcoming pop-punk album Holy Fvck, which comes out August 19 and is a massive departure from their previous pop albums. Lovato said of the new LP, “It’s my absolute best yet and so representative of me, where I started and who I am today.”

 

Strauss announced earlier this week that she was leaving Alice Cooper's touring band where she had spent the last eight years as a guitarist for the rock icon. Via Instgram, she made sure to state her exit was not due to any friction between her and Cooper stating, “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. 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.”

Strauss will hit the road with Lovato beginning August 13 in Springfield, Ill. A complete list of tour dates can be found at DemiLovato.com.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.