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“Rock’n’Roll like this is a rarity these days: dirty, passionate, full of anger and lust for life, without irony or distance.” – Rolling Stone, Germany
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 ‘n’ 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 ‘n’ 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 the legendary lineup consisting of charismatic singer John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Scream), bassist extraordinaire Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), monster drummer Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English, Hardline), 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), Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner), 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 where 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 ‘n’ Roll hooks and riffs. It’s loud, energetic, and uplifting – and most importantly: it’s real. The songs were written produced 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 continued to conquer some of the biggest festivals in Europe, including Woodstock Poland, where they played to over 250.000 people. Sold-out Summer Shows, a US trek with KISS, as well as headline gigs in LA at the famed Whisky-A-Go-Go and Webster Hall in New York City.
The band then journeyed on to make their live debut in the Far East, where they wowed the crowds at Loud Park Festival in Japan and brought the spirit of homegrown, American Rock ‘n’ Roll to the US Military in South Korea as part of their first USO Tour. Bringing a hugely successful, sold-out tour to its glorious conclusion, the Daisies embarked on the sixth installment of the mighty KISS Kruise, closing the Europe 2016 chapter with a thundering live show on high seas.
The real Rock ‘n’ Roll magic happens on-stage, with the band and audience feeding off each other’s energy, which is where The Dead Daisies really excel. By capturing their show in all its loud and powerful glory, the band created ‘Live & Louder’ – their first ever live record, which has received nothing but the highest praise from music press and fans alike following its worldwide release on May 19th.
There is a whole planet to conquer and the band currently finds themselves on a world tour of epic proportions seeing them play to an ever-increasing audience, including their frenzied fans from Latin America. The Dead Daisies always look to push boundaries, continually doing things they haven’t done before, and this tour is no different.
The band has played some of the biggest festivals in Europe this year, including Download, Hellfest, Graspop, Sweden Rock and Rock Hard Festival. Leaving in their wake a plethora of overjoyed fans staggering home from numerous sold-out headline shows, the band have once again made a monumental impression in Europe. Meanwhile, wild Japanese crowds have clamored for The Dead Daisies to return to the Land of the Rising Sun – a call that did not go unanswered, seeing the band perform two gargantuan shows playing Tokyo and Osaka in July.
Barely having strummed the last chord, the band took off again to play their first ever concerts in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Mexico – huge club shows packed to the rafters with a whole mass of newly converted Daisies believers. The band followed this with an appearance at the Woodstock Festival in Poland rocking alongside a 60-piece orchestra which was an amazing spectacle watched by over a quarter of a million people.
Finally, the band returned to the US for ‘The Dirty Dozen’ tour. Joining forces with 12 of the country’s biggest Harley-Davidson dealers for the revved-up ‘Rock N Ride’ promotion, the Daisies made their high-octane comeback to the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, then stormed through major cities such as Chicago, Toronto, New York & Los Angeles in August, followed by playing The Easyriders Rodeo and the National H.O.G. Rally in September – all this in partnerships with high-ranking US sports bodies the New York Yankees and NASCAR.
Meanwhile, the band unleashed a social media tornado, smashing over a million hits on the music video for ‘(We’re An) American Band’ in a matter of only a few weeks, preceded only days earlier by passing the 1.5 million mark for the video of ‘Long Way To Go’.
With Marti Frederiksen at the helm, the band is currently in Nashville finishing their 4th studio album. Coinciding with the highly anticipated album release in April 2018, yet another massive World Tour will commence.