THE DEAD DAISIES
Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake/Dio) – Guitar
John Corabi (Motley Crue/The Scream) – Vocals
Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake) – Bass
Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English, Hardline) – Drums
David Lowy (Red Phoenix/Mink) – Guitar
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- Band line-up features some of the best Rock musicians on the planet with a sound that’s influenced by late ‘70s and early ‘80s hard rock.
- Recorded their fourth studio album at the end of 2017 with hit producer Marti Frederiksen.
- Reached over a million views in only a few weeks for ‘We’re An American Band’ video.
- Played Woodstock in Poland to half a million people with a 60 piece orchestra.
- Debut visit to Latin America was a resounding success playing Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Mexico with sold out shows.
- Return to Japan in 2017 for first headline shows in Tokyo and Osaka both selling out.
- 2017 European headline tour including many sold out shows.
- 2017 tour of European festivals including Download, Sweden Rock, Hellfest and Graspop.
- First Live album released on May 19th to critical acclaim from both fans and Rock djs.
- Performed in front of over a million people worldwide in 2016.
- Headlined the Planet Rockstock Festival in Wales
- Sold Out” Tour of The UK and Europe in Summer and Winter 2016.
- Played the KISS Kruise for the third time.
- Toured South Korea with the USO.
- Played the prestigious LOUD PARK FESTIVAL in Tokyo, Japan, November 2016.
- Performed first headline dates in US during 2016 in LA and New York.
- Music played during New York Yankees, NASCAR, NFL (Arizona Cardinals), NHL, and English Premier Game matches.
- Worked with major brands including NASCAR, NFL, New York Yankees, Harley-Davidson.
- Main singles on ‘Make Some Noise’ made the A list at Planet Rock.
- Third album ‘Make Some Noise’ released on August 5th on SPV worldwide and charted in 9 major music markets worldwide and 23 charts.
- Played in Germany with the Hollywood Vampires featuring Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry.
- “Special Guest” at Musikmesse Frankfurt 2016 with performances on the Center Stage as well as a special headline club show.
- Supported Whitesnake on their Purple World tour in the US and in Europe in 2015.
- Performed at some of the largest festivals in Europe including Download (UK), Rockavaria (Germany), and Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium) in 2015, and in 2016 the band played Woodstock Poland and Wacken in Germany.
- Supported KISS in Europe, Australia and the US on their 40th Anniversary World Tour in 2014-2015 and on the US Freedom To Rock tour in 2016.
- Released second album Revolución inspired by Cuban visit.
- Played two sold out historic shows in Havana, Cuba in February 2015.
- Airplay throughout the UK, Europe, Australia, North and South America and Japan.
- 1st Album debuted #13 on the Australian Album Chart and was featured iTunes Release / JB Hi-Fi Top Seller.
- First single off debut album “Lock ‘N’ Load” featuring Slash went Number 1 on Planet Rock Radio in the UK.
- Classic Rock Magazine listed “Lock ‘N’ Load” as one of their top 15 rock songs of the year for 2013.
- Launched an interactive Facebook app and video featuring over 5,000 submitted fan pictures.
- Previously toured with Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Def Leppard, Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynrd, Jimmy Barnes.
- Headlined the Festival Stage on the 2013 Rockstar Energy Uproar Tour in the US/Canada.
“As it should be, the title track ‘Make Some Noise’ is a booming affair… It won’t be merely the group’s own gigs with voices bellowing back at them if the NFL, NHL and MLB get wind of this cut.”
- BLABBERMOUTH.COM (US)
“The roof didn’t stand a chance. John Corabi and company blew it clean off with opening song Long Way To Go, and they didn’t let up until they had blasted through another 12 songs in an absolutely breathless set. This was one of those hot, biblically loud, sweat-soaked gigs that all fans of live rock music live for.”
- DECIBELROGUE.COM (UK)
The Dead Daisies – She Always Gets Her Way (All The Same) – Official Video
The Dead Daisies – We’re An American Band (Live) (Official Video)
The Dead Daisies – Make Some Noise – Live & Louder” (official video)
The Dead Daisies – Song And A Prayer (official short film)
Join Together (Official Video, 2016)
Long Way To Go (Official Video, 2016)
Devil Out Of Time (Official Video, 2016)
With You and I – Official Video
MIDNIGHT MOSES – Official Video
Revolución – Documentary Short
The STORY SO FAR
Influenced by 70’s and early 80’s rock, The Dead Daisies sound is soulful and accessible – equal parts of Aerosmith, Bad Company and Foreigner: muscular vocals, bluesy riffs, big choruses, powerful melodies and strong hooks. With stellar musicianship and pulverizing live shows, fans across the globe are discovering the band that is bringing back Rock & Roll!! This is their story. Fasten your seatbelts…
The Dead Daisies, formed in 2012 by guitarist David Lowy, are a musical collective created by a rotating line-up that has featured some of the best Rock musicians on the planet. Those include:
Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake/Dio)
John Corabi (Mötley Crüe/The Scream)
David Lowy (Red Phoenix/Mink)
Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake)
Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English, Hardline)
Past members are Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/The Psychedelic Furs),
Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol),
Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses/Hookers and Blow), Darryl Jones (The Rolling Stones),
Charley Drayton (The X-pensive Winos/The Cult), John Tempesta (The Cult/Rob Zombie),
Tommy Clufetos (Black Sabbath/Rob Zombie), Jon Stevens (Noiseworks/INXS),
Alex Carapetis (Julian Casablancas + The Voidz/Nine Inch Nails), Bernard Fowler (The Rolling Stones) and Frank Ferrer (Guns N’ Roses/The Psychedelic Furs).
In early 2013 The Dead Daisies were invited to open for ZZ Top in Australia. Word about their dynamic live show spread quickly and the band soon joined legendary American rockers Aerosmith on their first Australasian tour in 23 years. In August & September the band were introduced to the US market headlining one of the side stages as part of the massive 25-date Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival which toured throughout the US & Canada alongside Alice In Chains & Jane’s Addiction.
The Daisies then headed to the UK and played 18 dates across the country with Black Star Riders kicking it off with their first ever UK headlining show at The Underworld in Camden to rave reviews.
The band’s first single “Lock ‘N’ Load” featuring Slash, from their self-titled debut album was an international hit and stormed the US & UK radio airwaves hitting Number 1 on Planet Rock Radio with Classic Rock Magazine listing it as one of the top 20 songs of the year. The bands’ second single “Washington” went to #18 on the Rock Radio Chart (MediaBase) in the US and received airplay on Triple M in Australia. They closed out 2013 playing two shows in Israel, with a SOLD OUT epic headline show at The Barby in Tel Aviv winning over new fans.
February saw the band return to Australia playing a number of dates in support of their debut album and growing their hometown crowd. In July the band headed to the USA where they played 9 shows across the country as Special Guest to Lynyrd Skynyrd & Bad Company. The month of August saw The Daisies playing the US with Def Leppard & KISS where they impressed even the die-hard KISS fans.
On August 5th, The Dead Daisies released their brand new EP called “Face I Love”. An innovative Facebook app was launched along with the single giving fans the opportunity to participate by having their faces appear on the EP cover, in the promotional video & posters. The single hit the top 25 on the Rock radio chart (MediaBase) in the US.
In October the band released their next single “Angel In Your Eyes” before heading for their first live performances on the high seas, joining KISS on the KISS Kruise IV around the Bahamas. November & December then saw The Dead Daises in Australia headlining shows in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Sydney, as well as a much-anticipated performance in Perth. The band also played dates with the legendary Jimmy Barnes on the New Zealand leg of his tour.
The next year proved to be another landmark phase for the band. After months of planning, the band kicked off the year with an historic visit to Cuba. Within months of trade restrictions being relaxed by the Obama administration, the band played sold out shows, visited music schools and played with local Cuban musicians. The line-up featured long standing collective members Richard Fortus, Dizzy Reed, Darryl Jones, David Lowy, and Marco Mendoza. They were joined by singers John Corabi (Mötley Crüe/The Scream) and Bernard Fowler (The Rolling Stones) for the first time. The trip was historic, monumental and left a lasting impression with the Cuban people and the band with the world media covering the trip extensively.
The Cuban tour was the inspiration for the second album titled ‘Revolución’ which was released from June, in Europe, the US and Australia. The album would be the first to feature new singer John Corabi.
In June, The Dead Daisies returned to Europe on the KISS 40th Anniversary Tour. First time collective member Tommy Clufetos (Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne) joined on drums. Along the way, they collected a pile of fans as they exploded on-stage with monster sets at the largest festivals in Europe including Download (UK), Rockavaria (Germany), Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium) and more. The band then headed back to the US at the end of July for three weeks on the road supporting Whitesnake on their Purple World Tour. Australian Daisies fans finally saw the band fronted by John Corabi when they performed with KISS across Australia during October. This was followed a few days later with a return to the KISS Kruise (V), which sailed from Miami to Jamaica.
To close up 2015, The Dead Daisies played their most extensive tour of Europe ever visiting places like Russia, Finland, Sweden and Macedonia among others for the first time while guesting with Whitesnake. In addition, the band performed their first headline show in Paris to a sold out ecstatic crowd who turned out in force two weeks after the tragic events at the Bataclan venue. The band then returned to the UK to play a series of sold out club shows, which featured a main stage performance at Planet Rock Stock Festival in Wales. After a near sold out tour in the UK the band headed to Israel for a second time where they played sold out shows in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to close a year that had been huge for The Dead Daisies.
The next chapter in the Daisies story not only saw the writing and recording of a new album to follow up the highly acclaimed ‘Revolución’, it also saw the addition of one of the rock world’s most prolific guitarists, Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake/Dio) to the line-up, taking over lead guitar duties from Richard Fortus who departed along with Dizzy Reed to return to Guns N’ Roses.
The band signed an exclusive, global distribution deal with SPV Records in 2016 and recorded their new studio album ‘Make Some Noise’ with mega-producer Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Buckcherry) in Nashville with a worldwide release on August 5th.
2016 has been a pivotal year for The Dead Daisies, not only with the release of a third album that has been praised throughout the rock media on a worldwide stage but the debut both in the studio and live for Doug Aldrich. Transferring the power of the new album onto a live stage has proved to be an easy transition for the band. They kicked off their 2016 live appearances performing as “Special Guest” at Musikmesse Frankfurt on the Center Stage, followed by a guest slot to with the Hollywood Vampires featuring Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp in Germany. Straight off the back of these dates followed the biggest European festivals and SOLD OUT club dates across UK and Germany to critical acclaim. August through September saw the band join up with friends KISS on their ‘Freedom to Rock’ shows and also saw the band headline prestigious venues the Whisky-A-Go-Go in LA and the Webster Hall in New York.
In an approach to continually cover new ground, the band took various detours in the US to add more new experiences. One of these included performing at the inaugural Sturgis Motorcycle Rally with a powerful performance at the Full Throttle Saloon. To top it off, they took to playing at the NFL home of the Arizona Cardinals on game day where the team used a personalized version of ‘Make Some Noise’ every time they make a touchdown!
For the first time since the bands inception, The Dead Daisies headed to the Asian continent with Japan being the first stop, where they made an appearance at Loud Park Festival in October. Although appearing early in the day, they played to a packed out arena with a very enthusiastic crowd. This was followed by a series of shows for the USO playing for the US military in South Korea, something that the band have been keen to do for a long time. When the timing and logistics worked out, The Dead Daisies were only too happy to take the opportunity to play for the service men and woman and show their personal appreciation. After spending time at sea on the KISS Kruise VI sailing around Mexico and the Cayman Islands, the band crossed the Atlantic to start an extensive tour of the UK and Europe with co-headliners ‘The Answer’. The tour proved to be an unbelievable success with dates selling out well in advance.
The story continued on an upward trajectory with more “firsts,” including a highly acclaimed live album, ‘Live & Louder’ which hit stores on May 19 and set the tone for the year to come. The Live & Louder World Tour wowed crowds at such high-profile festivals as Download, Sweden Rock, Rock Hard Festival, Hellfest and Graspop as well as a string of sold-out headline shows in packed venues all the way from Germany to Hungary. The band’s triumphant return to Japan saw them headline capacity crowds in Tokyo and Osaka; only months after their inaugural performance in November 2016.
Barely having strummed the last chord, the band took off across the sea for their first ever concerts in Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Mexico – huge club shows packed to the rafters with diehard fans. Next up, the band entered the stage at Woodstock Festival Poland with nothing less then a full-blown, 60- piece orchestra behind them. It truly was an awe-inspiring spectacle in front of over a quarter of a million people with anthems such as ‘Rocking In The Free World’ blasting from the stage.
To conclude this massive undertaking, the band returned to the US for ‘The Dirty Dozen’ tour. They teamed up with 12 of the country’s biggest Harley-Davidson dealers for the revved-up ‘Rock N Ride’ promotion, which saw the band make their high-octane comeback to the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, storm through major cities including New York, Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles and Las Vegas in August, and then finishing up with The Easyriders Rodeo and the National H.O.G. Rally at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee WI on Labor Day Weekend.
With the launch of the official, all-American music video for ‘We’re An American Band’ just ahead of the US tour, The Dead Daisies scored over a million views in just under two weeks – not to mention the video for ‘Long Way To Go’ blowing up the 1.5 million views mark just days earlier.
In order to boost the growth of the band from incredibly rapid to exponential, a massive initiative dubbed THE CHAIN GANG was called into existence. Working hand in hand with ‘The Deadsies’ – the band’s new official fan club – which actively involves fans from all over the world working, alongside the band, on the next chapter of Rock ‘n’ Roll history.
With Marti Frederiksen at the helm, the band is currently in Nashville finishing their 4th studio album. Coinciding with the highly anticipated album release in April 2018, yet another massive World Tour will commence.