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After several successful shows with KISS, The Dead Daisies are coming back to the UK with shows starting early next month! Details of the dates can be found in their press release below:-
The Dead Daisies Announce Extra Date to UK & France Tour – December 2015
The Point, Sunderland – Monday 7th December 2015
New Album “Revolución” - Out Now
Earlier in 2015, The Daisies completed an impressive European tour with KISS on the latest leg of their 40th Anniversary World Tour. Along the way, they left a pile of fans in their wake with monster sets at the largest rock festivals in Europe including Download (UK), Rockavaria (Germany), Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium) and more. Kerrang! Was on hand and observed, “Sunday morning at Donington Park is rarely the most energetic of moments but The Dead Daisies all-star cast do a sterling job of banishing hangovers with slick-as-a-Vaselined-otter classic rock.” Witness the massive crowds and extensive video footage at the band’s website.
Following their massive success in Europe, The Daisies announced a run of UK shows and a special performance in Paris, France. The tour kicks off on Nov 27th in Paris, after a whirlwind media tour and show with KISS at Le Zenith left the Parisians wanting more. The band then heads to South Wales on December 4th to play the 3rd annual Planet Rockstock. The Daisies will be playing alongside rockers The Darkness and Danko Jones, amongst others at the 3 day festival of live rock ‘n’ roll hosted by Planet Rock radio. The band will be doing a special signing for the fans after each and every show so be sure to come along and say hi.
The Daisies’ powerhouse lineup for this tour will beJohn Corabi (Mötley Crüe, RATT), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses, Hookers & Blow), Richard Fortus (Guns N' Roses, The Psychedelic Furs), David Lowy (Mink, Red Phoenix) and Brian Tichy (Ozzy Obourne, Billy Idol).
“Been enjoying The UK Fans for a quite a few years now” says bassist Marco Mendoza. “I have a strong connection with the UK having been there with many different projects for quite a few years. This time I'm especially excited to come to the UK with The Dead Daisies in support of our new release ‘Revolución’, I know it’s going to be GREAT!!!, CAN’T WAIT!!!”
The Dead Daisies – UK & France Tour Dates
Fri 27th Nov Paris, Divan du Monde
Fri 4th Dec Trecco Bay, Planet Rockstock
Sat 5th Dec Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
Sun 6th Dec Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Mon 7th Dec Sunderland, The Point – new show
Tue 8th Dec Glasgow, Cathouse
Thu 10th Dec Manchester, Academy 3
Fri 11th Dec London, Garage
Tickets for The Point, Sunderland will go onsale at 9am GMT Monday 26th October 2015 at http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/201771. Tickets £12.50 advance. Also available from the box office 10.00am to 3.00pm and Hot Rats records.
Tickets for other shows available here: http://thedeaddaisies.com/shows
Support comes from Colour Of Noise and Wild Lies.
The UK & France tour will come off the heels of a follow up European tour as special guests to iconic rockers David Coverdale and Whitesnake on their Purple Tour.
“We destroyed Europe” proclaims singer John Corabi. “It’s awesome, we are bringing the Revolución back to the UK.” Keyboard player Dizzy Reed proclaimed “As always, the Europeans put the fan in fantastic. Always great.”
Their new album Revolución, wasreleased in June with critical acclaim across Europe, scoring 9 /10 in Classic Rock (Germany), as well as high praise from Classic Rock Magazine (UK,) Aardschock in Holland, and Hardforce in France amongst others. The first single from the album is “Mexico” and now just released is a Paul Boyd directed video, shot in the infamous Jumbo’s Clown Room neo-burlesque club in Los Angeles, California. View/Share the video here: https://youtu.be/5oPNwmfYTzI
About The Dead Daisies:
Influenced by 70’s and early 80’s hard rock, The Dead Daisies sound is soulful and accessible-equal parts The Faces, Bad Company and Foreigner: muscular vocals, bluesy riffs, big choruses, powerful melodies and strong hooks. With stellar musicianship and pulverising live shows, fans across the globe are discovering the band that is bringing back Rock & Roll!
The musical collective is created by a rotating line-up that features some of the best Rock musicians on the planet. This includes: Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/The Psychedelic Furs), Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses/Hookers and Blow), Darryl Jones (The Rolling Stones), Charley Drayton (The X-pensive Winos/The Cult), Jon Stevens (Noiseworks/INXS), Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol), David Lowy (Red Phoenix/Mink), John Tempesta (The Cult/Rob Zombie), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake), John Corabi (Motley Crue/RATT), Alex Carapetis (Julian Casablancas + The Voidz/Nine Inch Nails), Bernard Fowler (The Rolling Stones), Jackie Barnes (Tin Lids/Jimmy Barnes), Frank Ferrer (Guns N’ Roses/The Psychedelic Furs) and Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath).
Check out this great fan based clip of Flaming Youth & I Stole Your Love from Kruise V: http://youtu.be/E2bUwr7v3RY
Wow, check out the rumoured set list from Kruise sail away show...
(from KISS Faq Forum & setlist.fm)
I Stole Your Love...
A World Without Heroes
Love Her All I Can
All The Way
All Hell's Breakin' Loose (snippet)
Hide Your Heart
Shout it out loud
A few years back we were lucky enough to obtain Eric Carr's personal Tour Itinerary Book from the 1984 KISS Animalize tour. These books were given to all KISS members & staff to make sure they were in the right place at the right time. Over on our Facebook page we've been sharing a few pages from inside the book that not many people get to see. The book includes details of flights, hotels, promotors, record companies, a full calendar, a badly printed map and even US-UK conversion charts! Streetgang headed paper was also found in the book, it's from Eric's own company that he set up in 1986.
Post 1 - Cover & tour itinery
Post 2 - Tour calendar
Post 3 - Flights, map, hotels, promotors, Streetgang
At last, Scooby-Doo! and KISS Rock 'n' Roll Mystery is available in the UK. Available now on Amazon and in several supermarkets for around £7.
Ever wondered what the KISS Symphony sounded like warts & all? Check out this great fan shot video of the entire show. Turns out there wasn't that much editing after all....
Great interview with Dee Snider on the latest Three Sides episode. Lots of respect to Dee for taking part!
Happy 40th Birthday to the live album that kick started it all!