Highly Acclaimed Debut Album
Set For Release On Vinyl April 12th 2019
With Several Exclusive Variants
2019 US Tour Dates Announced
Including Special Vinyl Release Show at Whisky A Go Go in LA On April 11th
Presented by Alternative Press
And Hosted By Jose Mangin
Los Angeles Born guitarist, Nita Strauss, one of the most sought after and respected musicians in the world, has today announced that her debut album, ‘Controlled Chaos’ (Sumerian Records) will be released on vinyl on April 12th with several variants available. Nita has also announced that she will be hitting the road this spring for a run of US tour dates.
‘Controlled Chaos’ will be available on vinyl in the following color variants:
- Worldwide retail version features a red vinyl and is available from all usual outlets
- Yellow with black splatter variant exclusively available from NitaStrauss.com,
- Clear vinyl with black and gold splatter variant exclusively available from SumerianMerch.com
- Red transparent vinyl with white splatter variant exclusively available from Guitar Centre
- Nordic exclusive transparent yellow vinyl available from select retailers.
The critically acclaimed debut 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.
Having wowed fans across the US on her co-headline tour with Angel Vivaldi at the end of 2018, Nita has today announced a new run of US tour dates. Starting in Hermosa Beach, CA on April 10th and continuing across the country with a further 19 dates culminating in Poughkeepsie on Saturday June 8.
Nita will also be playing a special vinyl release show in her home town of Los Angeles at the world famous Whisky A Go Go on April 11th. Presented by Alternative Press and hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin with special guests Vigil of War.
Tickets for all shows are on sale now and are available through NitaStrauss.com
USA 2019 Tour Dates:
Wed 10 April Hermosa Beach, CA Saint Rocke
Thu 11 April Los Angeles, CA Whisky A Go Go
Sun 14 April San Diego, CA Brick By Brick*
Tue 14 May Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
Wed 15 May Greenville, SC The Firmament**
Thu 16 May Greensboro, NC The Cone Denim Center**
Fri 17 May Virgina Beach, VA Lunatic Luau
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
Sat 25 May Ft Wayne, IN The Club @ The Clyde
Sun 26 May Evanston, IL Evanston Rocks
Wed 29 May Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall
Fri 31 May Louisville, KY Zanzibar
Sat 01 Jun Cleveland, OH The Winchester
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***
Sat 08 Jun Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance***
* with John 5
** with FOZZY
*** with Paul Gilbert
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.
What The Press Are Saying About Controlled Chaos
“Strauss isn’t only one of the top female guitar players you should know about, she’s one of the top guitarists, period, that you should know about. Frankly, she shreds most male players to, ummm, shreds.” – LA Weekly
“Controlled Chaos is a full panoramic view of her many strengths…. the album demonstrates that the Hurricane has, indeed, landed and intends to stick around for a while.” – Guitar World
‘Nita Strauss has figured out the best way to clear one of the music industry’s most awkward hurdles. Be really, really, really good at what you do. In Nita’s own words, repeated like a mantra: “Leave no doubt.”…….Anyone who claims to doubt Nita Strauss’s ability after listening to Controlled Chaos is either a moron, deaf, trolling, or some combination of the above.’ – Metal Injection
‘One of the most formidable things about Nita Strauss is her ability to develop complex sounds with the bare minimum. Like other players before her, she works with her God-given talents and capabilities to craft sounds that are layered, unique, and engaging.’ -Cryptic Rock
‘Controlled Chaos’ by Nita Strauss showcases a guitarist consumed with passion for their music and ready to burn up the fretboard. It is an unabashed metal shred fest.’ – Metalwani
‘Controlled Chaos is an instant classic’ – Loud Hailer