The Dead Daisies are pleased to announce their first ever UK headline show at Camden’s Underworld venue on Wednesday 20th November 2013. Support will come from very special guests Leogun and The Graveltones.
The Dead Daisies release their debut single “Lock ‘N’ Load” featuring Slash in the UK on the 28th October 2013. The single is currently receiving a huge amount of airplay on national UK radio.
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 Dead Daisies sound is created around the tracks written by Stevens & Lowy which is based on the music they both love – classic late ‘70s early ‘80s hard rock, in that soulful Bad Company meets Foreigner via The Faces kind of vibe – big choruses, powerful melodies, and strong hooks. Recorded with LA-based engineer, producer and multi-instrumentalist John Fields, The Dead Daises finished recording their debut album in just two intensely creative weeks.
The fun began in earnest when The Dead Daisies were invited to open for ZZ Top in Southport, Queensland and Sydney in March 2013, and started to heat up when they joined legendary American rockers, Aerosmith, on their first Australasian tour in 23 years. But things really caught fire with The Dead Daisies’ invitation to be a part of the massive 25-date Rockstar Uproar Festival through the US and Canada in August/September, where they have joined Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction and Coheed & Cambria among others.
Their forthcoming single “Lock ‘N’ Load” featuring Slash is trademark Dead Daisies. The track was co-written by, and features the inimitable guitar tone of the legendary Slash. Rolling Stone have already name checked the track on their Daily Download, and it has been getting strong praise on US rock radio, being featured on both Alice Cooper’s and Nikki Sixx’s extremely popular nationally syndicated radio programs. On releasing their single now to UK audiences, Lowy had this to say, “The hard rock culture in Britain is so strong and there is so much history to live up to, it’s truly amazing. We’re looking forward to playing to a new audience in the UK and hopefully, some new fans.”
Jon Stevens has also just contributed the title track; “Fly”, to the animated Disney movie “Planes” released in the UK on August 16th and was the number one film for that weekend at the UK and Ireland box offices.
The fire that The Dead Daisies started half a year ago continues to grow larger, burning hotter and spreading faster…