Rock’n’Roll like this is a rarity these days: dirty, passionate, full of anger and lust for life, without irony or distance.
The Dead Daisies (US)
Influenced by 70’s and early 80’s rock, The Dead Daisies sound is soulful and accessible – equal parts of Aerosmith, Bad Company and Foreigner: muscular vocals, bluesy riffs, big choruses, powerful melodies and strong hooks. With stellar musicianship and pulverizing live shows, fans worldwide are discovering the band that is bringing back Rock & Roll!
The band features in their ranks some of the finest Rockers on the planet, among them one of the premier lead guitarists of this day and age, Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio). He completes a power-‐ house lineup consisting of charismatic singer John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Scream), well travelled bassist Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), the drumming powerhouse of Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner) and bringing the thunder from down under, Australian rhythm guitarist David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink).
In an era when Rock music has been proclaimed dead time and time again, the Daisies defy the critics with ease. This is more than evident on their latest studio album ‘Make Some Noise’ with twelve songs packed full of exciting Rock & Roll hooks and riffs. It’s loud, it’s energetic, it’s uplifting – and most importantly it’s real. The songs were written and recorded in a matter of weeks as a band, and then committed to tape in Nashville with mega-‐producer Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Buckcherry). The album was released on August 5th, 2016 through an exclusive, global distribution deal with SPV Records receiving huge praise from the music press all over the planet, and smashing straight into 23 charts around the world.
2017 is already shaping up to be another historic year for the Daisies. A live album aptly titled „Live & Louder“ is to be released on May 19th, and will include the highest profile UK and European festivals which include Download, HellFest, Graspop, Sweden Rock and Rock Hard. The band will head to South America to play Argentina and Brazil for the first time as well as some headline U.S. shows kicking off in the Summer. Due to the unbelievable response last year, Japan will be revisited, with a tour confirmed for July!
Since exploding onto the scene in 2012, The Dead Daisies have taken the music world by storm, releasing three albums to date and touring with the biggest names in Rock including: ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Judas Priest, KISS, Whitesnake, Def Leppard and the Hollywood Vampires. 2015 also saw the creation of their second album “Revolución”, following a historic visit to Cuba in February.
The current incarnation of The Dead Daisies is taken from a musical collective created originally by a rotating line-‐up that has left their mark on the high-‐class brand of Rock & Roll the band is known for. Past names have included Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/The Psychedelic Furs), Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses/Hookers and Blow), Darryl Jones (The Rolling Stones, Sting), Bernard Fowler (The Rolling Stones), Charley Drayton (The X-‐pensive Winos/The Cult), Jon Stevens (Noiseworks/INXS), Tommy Clufetos (Black Sabbath/Rob Zombie) and many more.
With a killer album ‘Make Some Noise’ unleashed in 2016, the band embarked on a massive global campaign: During the summer months, the Daisies played the biggest festivals in Europe including an appearance at the largest Rock and Metal festival on the planet, Wacken Open Air in Germany, as well as playing in front of a staggering quarter of a million music fans at Woodstock Poland. Sold-‐out shows of their own followed in the UK and Germany. The quinett then joined KISS on their “Freedom to Rock Tour” across the US in August where many friends and fans impatiently were waiting to catch the new Doug Aldrich-‐era line-‐up. For the first time, the trek included US headline concerts in LA at the world famous Whisky-‐A-‐Go-‐Go and the landmark Webster Hall in New York. After doing a show for fans of NFL team Arizona Cardinals, the album’s title track “Make Some Noise“ was adopted to use as their Touchdown song.
As we all know, the real Rock & Roll magic happens on the stage, with a band feeding off the energy of the audience and vice versa. This is the field where The Dead Daisies really excel – as everyone at these shows will testify to. True Rock & Roll needs to be taken to the street, and the Daisies continued to go for it with a vengeance. After all, there is a whole planet to be conquered… So in October they paid their first visit to the land of the rising sun, Japan, to play the Loud Park Festival, and continued the Asian adventure with their first USO tour, playing shows for the US Military services in South Korea, something they have had ambitions to do for a very long time. After the far east, the high seas got their share of Rock & Roll, when The Dead Daisies boarded the KISS Kruise for a record third time. Showing no signs of slowing down, the band closed another landmark year with a massive UK & European tour throughout November and December with tickets selling out well in advance. 2016 ended with a bang, and one thing is for sure: The Dead Daisies are going to be “Live & Louder“ in 2017!
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