Rock and roll believers look back fondly at the 70s and the 80s, back when rock was all around us. Bands like Bad Company, Free, Deep Purple and The Faces were connecting with our souls with their big choruses, powerful melodies and solid hooks.
The Dead Daisies were born when Jon Stevens and David Lowry got together to see what they could create. It only took two guitars and six hours to start a band! That’s something magical! Stevens recalls “We ended up with 34 song ideas and after about half a dozen get-togethers, narrowed it down to 11 great songs, and went into the studios to record some demos”.
April 2013 will see The Dead Daisies support rock legends Aerosmith on their tour of Australian and New Zealand after receiving an invitation from promoter Andrew McManus.
The Dead Daisies features an extraordinary lineup with Jon Stevens as lead singer and front man (Noiseworks, INXS); Richard Fortus on rhythm and lead guitar (Guns N Roses); Charley Drayton on the drums (The Divinyls, Cold Chisel); Jim Hilbun on bass and sax (The Angels, The Divinyls); David Lowy on rhythm guitar (Red Pheonix, Mink, The Angels), and Alans Minfield on keyboard (Robert Palmer, Dragon).
If this lineup wasn’t impressive enough, the one and only Slash has been collaborating with the band, as he tweeted:
Watch out for the upcoming single, ‘LockNLoad’ featuring Slash and don’t miss their performances as special guests with Aerosmith on the upcoming dates:
Wednesday 24 April – Forsyth Barr Stadium – Dunedin, New Zealand
Sunday 28 April – ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Wednesday 1 May – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Sunday 4 May – Rod Laver Arena – Melbourne
Listen to The Dead Daisies: https://soundcloud.com/thedeaddaisies
Watch The Dead Daisies in Rehearsals: https://youtube.com/thedeaddaisies