The Dead Daisies

The Dead Daisies Release New Single ‘Washington’


“It’s a sensational line-up that oozes experience, excitement and the X-factor required to give standout tunes…Bringing Bad Company, The Allman Brothers, classic Lizzy and Free back to life, The Dead Daisies are the very epitome of retro rock. It’s been done before but this lot are more than capable of doing it all over again. And doing it well.”  – Simon Rushworth, RushOnRock 
“It’s easy to go into a record like this with a preconceivedidea of what you’re in for when you read who’s in the band, yet listening to the record here from The Dead Daisies it’s impressive that they’ve managed to craft a sound of their very own, offering up a real taste of straight up rock ‘n’ roll, and showing that when it’s done well, the results are awesome. My advice – get out and check these guys out – you won’t be disappointed.” – Loud Stuff

It’s been one hell of a year for The Dead Daisies – with the release of their debut single ‘Lock ‘N’ Load’ featuring Slash, a successful tour of the USA as part of the4th Annual Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival, and multiple shows sharing the stage with the rock legends ZZ TopAerosmithJane’s AddictionAlice in Chains, and Coheed & Cambria. The rock super group will finish 2013 on a high, with the release of their second single ‘Washington’ in Australia, whilst also touring the UK with The Black Star Riders and headlining their own show in Israel.

Recorded in L.A., The Dead Daisies new single ‘Washington’ is good taste of that 70’s Rock n Roll, that we all know and love and a great follow-up to the debut single‘Lock ‘N’ Load’. The single has received rave reviews in the US, with immediate airplay on several radio stations, including WDHA FM 105.5 The Rock Of New Jersey, and Nights with Alice Cooper.
With an impressive line up of musicians, several tours in place and a debut album in the works the future looks bright for The Dead Daisies.
The Dead Daisies are: Jon Stevens on vocals (INXS, Noiseworks), Charley Drayton on drums (The Divinyls ,The X-pensive Winos, The Cult), Richard Fortus on guitar (Guns N Roses), Darryl Jones on bass (The Rolling Stones), David Lowy on guitar (Red Phoenix, Mink, Doc Neeson’s The Angels) and Dizzy Reed on keys (Guns N Roses).

‘Washington’ has been released nationally via Spitfire Music and is available for download on iTunes.

The Dead Daisies debut album will be released in Australia early 2014, with a national tour that includes some shows with Jimmy Barnes.

Listen to ‘Washington’ on Souncloud HERE
Download ‘Washington’ on iTunes HERE



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The Dead Daisies Added to Major U.S. Radio + Set to Confirm UK Tour Dates


The Dead Daisies recently announced they’d be embarking on their first U.S. shows as part of this summer’s Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival. Now the band are set to release their self-titled debut album on August 13 via Spitfire Music. On top of this exciting news, the band is very close to confirming U.K. tour dates with Black Star Rider (Thin Lizzy), and their debut single, ‘Lock N’ Load’, has been added to the rotation of influential Phoenix radio station 93.3 KDKB.

Headlining the COLDCOCK Herbal Whiskey Showcase Stage powered by Ernie Ball the band will deliver their brand of catchy rock alongside Alice In ChainsJane’s AddictionCoheed and Cambria and Circa Survive. The touring outfit of The Dead Daisies is vocalist Jon Stevens (Noiseworks, INXS), lead guitarist Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses, Thin Lizzy), rhythm guitarist David Lowy (Mink, The Angels), bassist Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake), drummer Alex Carapetis (Nine Inch Nails, Julian Casablancas) and keyboardist Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses).

93.3 KDKB is one of the U.S.’s longest running rock radio stations and is the first radio station to officially add ‘Lock N’ Load’ to their rotation. ‘Lock N’ Load’, was co-written by and features iconic guitarist Slash and is currently available at iTunes. Accompanying the track is a short film (with two different endings), produced by Melbourne-based production company, Oh Yeah Wow (Gotye, Clubfeet, Aloe Blacc).  Check out the “Live” and “Die” clips at their YouTube and feel free to post.

The Dead Daisies join the UPROAR Festival on the heels of their March Australian tour with ZZ Top and Australian and New Zealand dates with Aerosmith this past April. A free 4-song EP download, entitled Man Overboard (Spitfire Music) from The Dead Daisies is available now on the UPROAR website

Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival tour dates:
Fri 9-Aug – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Sat 10-Aug – Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre
Sun 11-Aug – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Tue 13-Aug – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Wed 14-Aug – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
Fri 16-Aug – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Sat 17-Aug – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun 18-Aug – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Tue 20-Aug – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Thu 22-Aug – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Fri 23-Aug – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
Sat 24-Aug – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theater
Wed 28-Aug – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sat 31-Aug – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
Sun 1-Sept – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Mon 2-Sept – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Thu 5-Sept – Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater
Sat 7-Sept – George, WA – The Gorge
Sun 8-Sept – Ridgefield, WA – Sleep Country Amphitheater
Wed 11-Sept – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Fri 13-Sept – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sat 14-Sept – Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion
Sun 15-Sept – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre

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The Dead Daisies – Prepare to ‘Lock ‘n’ Load’ with Slash!


Today, Aussie rock supergroup The Dead Daisies launch their new single, ‘Lock ‘n’ Load’ on iTunes, which can be streamed right here, right now! This brand new song is a collaboration with none other than the legendary Slash, whose trademark guitar riffs perfectly compliment Jon Steven’s signature voice, making ‘Lock ‘n’ Load’ the perfect introduction to this new rock sensation.

“Slash and I wrote ‘Lock ‘N’ Load’ which was recorded with Simon Horsford, and John Fields, who produced The Dead Daisies album.
Slash loves the song and the album, and is really happy with the way they have turned out. He doesn’t just play on anyone’s album… this is a labour
of love.” – Jon Stevens


The Dead Daisies will soon be touring Australia and New Zealand! Dates below.

April 24 –  Forsyth Barr Stadium w/Aerosmith – Dunedin, New Zealand    

April 28 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl w/Aerosmith – Melbourne, Australia

May 01 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre w/Aerosmith – Brisbane, Australia

May 04 – Rod Laver Arena w/Aerosmith – Melbourne, Australia

The Dead Daisies have recently updated their line-up and now consist of Jon Stevens (Noiseworks) on vocals, Richard Fortus (Guns N Roses) on bass, Charley Drayton (Cold Chisel, Divinyls) on drums, Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy) on guitar, David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink, The Angels) on guitar and Clayton Doley (Harry Manx, Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges) on keyboards.


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Introducing the Dead Daisies

ImageRock 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

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