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24th June 2017

dead daisies

Hot from their appearance at Europe's biggest biker city event, the Hamburg Harley Days Festival, yesterday, Friday 23rd June 2017, The Dead Daisies will return to the US for three major American biker events and performances that follow up their debut Full Throttle Saloon appearance during the Sturgis motorcycle rally last year.

The confirmed performances are as follows:

Wednesday 9th August: The Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, SD
Friday 1st September: The Easyriders Rodeo in Chillicothe, OH
Saturday 2nd September: Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, WI

Dead Daisies frontman John Corabi said:

"Riding gives you a sense of freedom. When your job, family, and daily pressures of life are weighing you down, you can fire up a bike, get on it and ride, and free yourself of everything. Plus, I think all men have an inner 'bad boy' in them, and all women (deep inside) WANT a bad boy, as well.

"I have to admit I've felt a bit 'tougher' while I'm riding... that is, until I chipped a nail... LOL."

In addition to these three colossal bike events, The Dead Daisies are working with twelve of the largest Harley-Davidson dealers in the country as part of their Rock N Ride promotion to support their Dirty Dozen National Tour.

This promotion will enable Harley-Davidson owners and customers in the appearance markets to have the chance to win tickets to the bands shows and a chance to meet the band.

The Dead Daisies launched their official fan club recently and are promising lots of benefits for fans worldwide and it's totally free of charge too.

As well as a special message from Marco and John in the video below, the band told us:

"We're proud to announce the launch of 'The Deadsies', the official The Dead Daisies fan club, run by fans for fans. Become part of the Daisies family - it's free and all info is right here.

"Join and enjoy unique content, designed exclusively just for you: We want to you be the first one to know all the band's activity, we want you to have exclusive merchandise, we want you to enjoy discounts on the official merchandise, we want you to have priority to attend events... and much more. But especially, we want to have direct communication with you.

"We feel that a fan club should be free, just like Meet & Greets, and a band shouldn't charge for this. You can subscribe and become a member absolutely free. For those of you that what a little bit extra – a cool membership package, some great merch and signed photo of your favorite band member – you can order the Fan Club package through our webstore for a very attractive price.

"We're thrilled to get this official fan club off the ground, and we're excited about changing the game for our fans and it helping us engaging with you guys even more. Thank you very much for your trust."

The Dead Daisies released 'Live & Louder', their highly-anticipated live package, on May 19th 2017 via Spitfire Music/SPV and the album made a huge impact on the British charts, hitting the number ten spot in it's first week of release, a remarkable achievement for a live album.

dead daisies

The 'Live & Louder' World Tour 2017 is in full swing now and by the end it will have visited the following countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom, Holland, France, Belgium, Hungary, Czech Republic, Japan, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Poland, Canada and the USA.

'Live & Louder' is available in multiple deluxe formats and perfectly captures the awesome vibe of their superb live sets, It was recorded on a heady high at the end of an unbelievable 2016 and once again mixed by Anthony Focx (Aerosmith, Bad Company).

Lead singer John Corabi told us:

"We're extremely excited and proud of '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. The album shows the world how truly loud and supportive The Dead Daisies fans are. Turn It Up!!"

John was special guest on Steve Göldby Talks Metal just before 'Live & Louder' was released and you can listen to the conversation right here, as well as hear cuts from the album.

Check out the 'Make Some Noise - Live & Louder' video here:

Live And Louder World Tour 2017 remaining dates:
Sunday 25th June: Bluesiana, Velden, Austria
Monday 26th June: Bluesiana, Velden, Austria
Tuesday 27th June: Rockhouse, Salzburg, Austria
Wednesday 28th June: A38, Budapest, Hungary
Thursday 29th June: Lucerna Music Bar, Prague, Czech Republic
Saturday 1st July: Freigericht Rockt Festival, Freigericht, Germany
Wednesday 5th July: Shibuya Club Quattro, Tokyo, Japan
Thursday 6th July: Umeda Club Quattro, Osaka, Japan
Wednesday 12th July: Opera de Arame, Curitiba, Brazil (special guest to Richie Kotzen)
Thursday 13th July: Carioca Club, Sao Paulo, Brazil (special guest to Richie Kotzen)
Saturday 15th July: Vorterix, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sunday 16th July: Teatro Vorterix ,Rosario, Argentina
Thursday 3rd August: Woodstock Poland, Kostrzyn, Poland

'The Dirty Dozen' Tour Dates:
Thursday 10th August: Arcada Theatre, Chicago IL
Friday 11th August: Shelter@Saint Andrews, Detroit, MI
Saturday 12th August: Lee's Palace, Toronto, ON
Wednesday 16th August: House Of Independence, Asbury Park, NJ
Thursday 17th August: Highline Ballroom, New York NY
Friday 18th August: Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
Saturday 19th August: Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
Sunday 20th August: The Basement East, Nashville, TN
Wednesday 23rd August: Gas Monkey, Dallas, TX
Friday 25th August: El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday 26th August: House of Blues, San Diego, CA
Sunday 27th August: Counts Vamp'd, Las Vegas NV

The Dead Daisies are:
Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio) - guitars
John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Scream) – vocals
David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink) – guitars
Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake) - bass
Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner) - drums

The crowd lapped up everything the band threw at them...

MetalTalk’s 2016 Band Of The Year prove without doubt they are a formidable live force...
Robert Adams

"This documents our last UK/European tour, and also shows the world how truly loud and supportive The Dead Daisies fans are..."




Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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