Superstar guitarist and unstoppable force of nature, “Hurricane” NITA STRAUSS, made history once again on Friday, as she played ex-teenage bandmate, Olympic medalist and (newly anointed) WBO & IBF Super Featherweight World Boxing Champion, MIKAELA MAYER, to the ring for her ground breaking title unification win over MAIVA HAMADOUCHE on ESPN Top Rank. The twelve round war was the first ever female world title main event in the 4+ year history of the Top Rank series. Fans can watch the official recap video featuring exclusive BTS footage below.
NITA and MIKAELA have been friends since they were teenagers, when they played and toured together in Los Angeles metal band, LIA-FAIL. Once the short-lived band fell apart, both women went in separate directions with MAYER turning her focus to fighting and STRAUSS doubling down and further pursuing her career as a world-renowned guitarist, performer and solo artist. With both women now operating at the very top of their respective games, the time was right to once again reunite and take to the stage together once again when NITA soundtracked MIKAELA’s walk-out for her history-making title unification win.
NITA STRAUSS recently released her first new music since 2018 in the shape of epic single “Dead Inside” feat. David Draiman of Disturbed. The track was released on October 15th and in the weeks since has been the most added track at Active Rock Radio, already hitting the #13 spot, clocking up over 1 million streams, 669k YouTube views and saw a 3600% rise in Nita’s Monthly listeners. Watch the official music video below.
NITA will be kicking off her Winter Wasteland 2021 US headline tour this week, beginning in New Orleans, LA on Wednesday, November 10th and hitting a further 28 cities across North America, culminating in Angola, IN on December 18th. Joining Nita on her US trek will be Black Satellite, Abby K(opening Nov 10-18) and Shred legend Marc Rizzo who will be joining the tour on December 1st for all remaining dates. There will also be a local band/artist on every show. Tickets are on sale now HERE. VIP packages are available HERE.