“Live And Louder”, THE DEAD DAISIES new live outing, set for release on May 19 on Spitfire Music/SPV, perfectly captures the awesome vibe of their supreme, sweat drenched, roof-raising live sets, recorded on a heady high at the end of an unbelievable 2016.
From the moment they dropped their first single “Long Way To Go” ahead of their European festival summer in June, the hits just kept on coming. The second single, “Join Together”, ramped up the release of the third studio album, “Make Some Noise”. The band were well underway touring the USA with KISS, a tour that finished with a sold-out headline show at West Hollywood’s prestigious Whisky A Go Go.
The next single, “Song And A Prayer”, was released with an accompanying short film, refocused attention and rang in the final, massive touring phase of the year which saw the band go to Japan for the first time, where they immediately became media and fan darlings and went down a storm at the world-famous Loud Park festival. A string of dates in Korea for the USO and, as the year’s grand finale, a massive European co-headline tour that played more than thirty shows to sold-out venues.
The DAISIES, as they are affectionately referred to by their fans, quickly became people’s favourite live band with their relentless energy, stellar musicianship and unabashed joy in bringing the rock back into roll. The big question at signing sessions after each show and on the band’s social media channels continued to be: “When will there be a live album?” People simply could not get enough of them live.
Not to turn down a good opportunity, the band recorded a number of shows on the European tour. The album was mixed by Anthony Focx (AEROSMITH, BAD COMPANY, METALLICA, SANTANA) at Focxhole Studios and mastered by Howie Weinberg. They assembled a true monster in the vein of the great live albums of the ’70s. You can feel the sweat drip from the ceilings, the energy of the crowd becoming one with the band, screaming, hollering and forgetting about the often-mundane reality for a night of true rock ‘n’ roll. Warts ‘n all, “Live & Louder” is a document of a band in their prime, a raw slice of visceral energy, an in-your-face assault on the senses. Simply: THE DEAD DAISIES in their element and at their best!
Lead singer John Corabi says: “We’re extremely excited and proud of our new album ‘Live & Louder’!!! A lot of the fans have been writing to us and saying how much they loved our records but were even more blown away by the band live!!! So this documents our last U.K./European tour, and also shows the world how truly loud and supportive THE DEAD DAISIES fans are!!!! Thank you and turn it up!!!!”
“Live And Louder” will be released in a number of different, exciting formats. Again, the band listened to what the fans wanted and added a spectacular vinyl as well as a limited-edition box set that features, among other cool trinkets, an exclusive seven-inch vinyl single recorded at The Zoo at Planet Rock radio’s highly coveted London fan-only gig in November 2016.
THE DEAD DAISIES were formed by guitarist and songwriter David Lowy, whose keen instinct and clear vision has guided the recruitment of an amazing revolving lineup of renowned musicians since the band’s inception in 2012. Initially, Richard Fortus and Dizzy Reed of GUNS ‘N’ ROSES, plus THE ROLLING STONES band members Darryl Jones and Bernard Fowler, as well as John Tempesta and Charley Drayton of THE CULT, were involved. Lowy has once again enlisted incredibly talented international stars to record “Make Some Noise”.
Regarding how he came to be involved with THE DEAD DAISIES in 2015, Corabi told Music Feeds: “I’d known Brian [Tichy, drummer] and Marco [Mendoza, bassist] for awhile; and I knew Dizzy, who was in the band at the time. I didn’t really know David at all, though, and I’d never met Richard either. Marco was actually the one who called me when the band was in the process of changing singers. He asked me if I’d fly out to California to meet the guys, so I did — and next thing you know, we’re in Cuba of all places, rehearsing to do some shows there. After those shows, I came down to Australia to make a record with them. It’s been a whirlwind ever since. I had never even heard of the band before Marco called me, but when I mentioned them to my guitar tech, he knew them straight away. He was telling me about how they’d toured with KISS and DEF LEPPARD, so I got online to check them out — and here we are.”
THE DEAD DAISIES are: Doug Aldrich (WHITESNAKE, DIO), John Corabi (MÖTLEY CRÜE, THE SCREAM), Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY), Brian Tichy (OZZY OSBOURNE, FOREIGNER) and David Lowy (RED PHOENIX, MINK).