Album: “The Dead Daisies”
Release date: 11th November 2013
Single: “Lock ‘N’ Load” featuring Slash
Release date: 28th October 2013
UK Dates – November / December 2013
Special Guests of Black Star Riders & Debut UK Headline Show
The Dead Daisies are set to release their self-titled debut album ‘The Dead Daisies’ on the 11th November 2013 and will be touring the UK supporting it through November & December 2013.
Off the back of a killer summer tour through the US & Canada (which saw The Dead Daisies form part of the massive 25-date Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival tour, alongside Alice In Chains and Jane’s Addiction among others), The Dead Daisies will be hitting the UK as the Special Guests of Black Star Riders. The band will also play their first ever UK headline show on the 20th November at Underworld in Camden. Earlier in the year The Dead Daisies were invited to open for ZZ Top in Australia and, after word of their dynamic live show spread, the band soon joined legendary American rockers Aerosmith on their first Australasian tour in 23 years.
Formed around the nucleus of Australians Jon Stevens (Noiseworks/INXS) and David Lowy (Red Phoenix/Mink), the powerful musical collective is completed by a line-up that speaks volumes. They include, Charley Drayton (The X-pensive Winos/The Cult), Richard Fortus (Guns ‘N’ Roses/Thin Lizzy), Darryl Jones (The Rolling Stones) and Dizzy Reed (Guns ‘N’ Roses).
The 12-track self-titled debut album features their first single “Lock ‘N’ Load” feat. Slash. The song was co-written with Slash and showcases the inimitable guitar tone of the legendary guitarist. The single is storming the UK radio airwaves and has been placed on a number of key playlists including Planet Rock and Kerrang Radio. In the US, Rolling Stone magazine have already highlighted the track on their Daily Downloads list and it has received high praise on US rock radio – being featured on Alice Cooper’s and Nikki Sixx’s extremely popular nationally syndicated radio programs.
The album picks up where the single leaves off. From the opener and forthcoming second single “It’s Gonna Take Time,” to the uplifting “Writing On the Wall”, the dirty groove of “Tomorrow”, and the soulful ballad “Yesterday”, ‘The Dead Daisies’ is a rock album infused with big choruses, strong hooks, powerful melodies and groove with a sound influenced by classic late ‘70s rock, early ‘80s hard rock in a soulful ‘Bad Company’ meets ‘Foreigner’ via ‘The Faces’ kind of vibe.
The album was recorded with LA-based engineer, producer and multi-instrumentalist John Fields who, together with Jon Stevens, also wrote and produced the feature track ‘Fly’ for the latest Disney hit movie ‘Planes’ (which recently topped box offices around the world).
The Dead Daisies as Special Guests of Black Star Riders are playing the dates below (unless otherwise stated):
Monday 20th Nov Underworld, London HEADLINE
Friday 22nd Nov O2 Academy, Bournemouth
Saturday 23rd Nov O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Monday 25th Nov O2 Academy, Bristol
Tuesday 26th Nov Junction, Cambridge
Wednesday 27th Nov UEA, Norwich
Saturday 30th Nov Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
Sunday 1st Dec Solus/University, Cardiff
Monday 2nd Dec O2 Academy, Oxford
Tuesday 3rd Dec O2 Academy, Liverpool
Thursday 5th Dec Ironworks, Inverness
Friday 6th Dec Picturehouse, Edinburgh
Saturday 7th Dec O2 Academy, Newcastle
Sunday 8th Dec O2 Academy, Leeds
Tuesday 10th Dec The Assembly Rooms, Leamington Spa
Thursday 12th Dec Rock City, Nottingham
Friday 13th Dec Ritz, Manchester
Saturday 14th Dec Academy, Dublin, EIRE
Sunday 15th Dec Limelight, Belfast
Tickets for the Underworld headline show are priced £7.50 (subject to booking fee). Doors £18.30 and support from Leogun and The Graveltones
Tickets for Black Star Riders shows are priced 22.50GBP / 25.00 GBP London (subject to booking fees) – Dublin is E25. Tickets are available through all normal outlets…