The Dead Daisies
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 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. 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 powerhouse lineup consisting of charismatic singer John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Scream), bassist extraordinaire 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).
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.
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.
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 last studio album, 2016’s ‘Make Some Noise’ with twelve songs packed full of exciting Rock & Roll hooks and riffs.
It’s loud, energetic & uplifting – and most importantly: it’s real. The songs were written and recorded with mega-producer Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe), receiving huge praise from the music press, and smashing straight into 23 charts globally.
The ‘Make Some Noise’ World Tour 2016 kicked off in Germany with The Hollywood Vampires then onto some of the biggest festivals in Europe among them the colossal Wacken Open Air in Germany and Woodstock Poland where they played to over 250.000 people. Sold-out Summer Club Shows, a US trek with KISS on their “Freedom to Rock Tour”, US headline gigs in LA at the Whisky-A-Go-Go and Webster Hall in New York City followed. The band then headed to the Far East for the first time, where they wowed the crowds at Loud Park Festival in Japan which led right into their first USO Tour, playing shows for the US Military in South Korea. It was then onto KISS Kruize VI followed by a hugely successful Sold-Out tour of Europe finishing 2016 on a high.
The real Rock & Roll magic happens on-stage, with the band and audience feeding off each other’s energy, which is where The Dead Daisies really excel. Capturing that adrenalin soaked power and committing it to tape was a great way to showcase the bands live potency. A live album entitled ‘Live & Louder’ is the result that captures The Dead Daisies in all their loud, raucous and powerful glory, which will be released worldwide on May 19th.
There is a whole planet to be conquered, and 2017 will be another landmark year for the band as they plot a world tour that will see them play to an ever-increasing audience including the continent of South America for the first time with shows in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Mexico City. The Dead Daisies will once again play some of the biggest festivals in Europe including Download, Hellfest, Graspop, Sweden Rock and Rock Hard Festival as well as a month-long headlining Summer tour throughout Europe. Enthusiastic Japanese fans have clamored for the band to return to the Land of the Rising Sun as soon as July for two headline performances. Their first US-headline run, aptly titled ‘The Dirty Dozen’ kicks off in August, which will see the band storm through 12 major cities across North America including New York, Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles finishing up in Las Vegas….
One thing is for sure, The Dead Daisies are going to be “Live & Louder“ in 2017!