The Dead Daisies: Australian Rock “Super Group” Forms

The Dead Daisies take you to a time when you didn't have a care in the world – remember the 70's and the abundantly musical 80's, there wasn't a week that went by when you didn't go and see a live band.  Bad Company, Free, Deep Purple and The Faces molded our musical foundation with big choruses, powerful melodies and solid hooks.

A reintroduction between Jon Stevens & David Lowy saw the two get together to see if there was any chemistry. With a couple of guitars and six hours later The Dead Daisies were born. Now that's chemistry! 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.”

March 2013 and an invitation by promoter Andrew McManus will see The Dead Daisies on stage with ZZ Top and as special guests on the upcoming Aerosmith Australian and New Zealand dates in April.

“I'm a happy daisy, and I'm digging the music. It's classic sounding stuff … reminds me of the rock I was playing at age 16.  It's an honor to be part of such an inspiring group of international musicians, led by the ever-powerful voice of Jon Stevens.” - Jim Hilbun

This impressive lineup includes 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 Phoenix, Mink, The Angels), and Alan Mansfield on keys (Robert Palmer, Dragon).

A collaboration between The Dead Daisies and Slash is also in the works with Slash tweeting yesterday:

“@Slash: Doing some guitar today for a song @jonstevensmusic & I wrote for his new project, Dead Daisies. Really cool tune. iiii]; )”

“@Slash: Cool session with @strawberius for @jonstevensmusic & #Dead Daisies. Cool studio. Rockin' track. iiii]; )'

Watch out for the upcoming single, 'LockNLoad' and catch The Dead Daisies on the following dates:

Dates with ZZ Top:

 

Friday 15 March

Tuesday 19 March

 

 

The Metro – Sydney

Southport RSL Club – Gold Coast

 

Dates with Aerosmith:

 

Wednesday 24 April

Sunday 28 April

Wednesday 1 May

Sunday 4 May

 

 

Forsyth Barr Stadium – Dunedin, New Zealand

ANZ Stadium, Sydney

Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Rod Laver Arena - Melbourne

 

Listen to The Dead Daisies: https://soundcloud.com/thedeaddaisies

Watch The Dead Daisies in Rehearsals: https://youtube.com/thedeaddaisies  

 

 

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