When dead daisies join forces with new roses and set forth to burn stages...
Founded back in 2012, many known musicians have already joined founder David Lowy. THE DEAD DAISIES is an all-star collective right from the outset. Well, famous names might open some doors, but to become successful as a band requires a shitload of work, commitment and dedication.
To me it appears that THE DEAD DAISIES have found their best chemistry with the current line-up consisting of David Lowy, John Corabi, Doug Aldrich, Marco Mendoza and Deen Castronovo. The band’s third effort, Make Some Noise, was already an awesome piece of music with some great smashing hits. The freshly released Burn It Down, can even top it and sees the band gaining momentum.
I first saw them performing live at last year’s Rock Hard Festival and I was blown by their asskicking and entertaining show. So, I couldn’t wait to catch THE DEAD DAISIES again at an intimate club show. New album, new tour – perfect chance ;) And here we go.
The Burn It Down tour brought them to Osnabrueck, in lower Saxony to the :: Rosenhof ::. Time to head north again. Many sites but easygoing site. The club was packed but not sold out yet quickly hot and the air sticky. Well, a proper rock’n’roll show has to be hot and sweaty ;)
:: pics :: THE NEW ROSES ::
:: THE NEW ROSES :: I only knew from their radio airplay. Their new record, One More For The Road, was album of the week and thus on heavy rotation. And it seemed the band already played this town where they gained a lot of fans. THE NEW ROSES wasted no time and kicked off with new material, mixed up with songs from previous records.
The band was in high spirits and had a lot of fun on stage. Singer and guitarist Timmy Rough talked to the fans and told the one or the other thing about the songs they played. That was an enthusiastic 45 minutes show.
Setlist: Every Wildheart, Forever Never Comes, Dancing On A Razorblade, Life Ain't Easy (For A Boy With Long Hair), It's A Long Way, Devil's Toys, One More For The Road, Thirsty
:: pics :: THE DEAD DAISIES ::
The stage was quickly cleared, a short break to take a breath, while the crowd came close to the stage. :: THE DEAD DAISIES :: hit the stage and were enthusiastically welcomed.
Of course, the band focused on Burn It Down and even took it literally, rocking the club to the ground. The first bunch of rock anthems were killing, then Doug Aldrich lit up the stage with his extraordinaire talent and blistering fretwork. Also the newest (and freshest) daisy, drummer Deen Castronovo, was praised and introduced with raving drum solos. What a machine behind the skins!
The old warhorses spread an irresistible mixture of worldly-wise professionalism and undamped delight and passion. No affected behavior - they truly enjoyed playing together. Throughout the show the band kept a close connection to the crowd. Singer John Corabi didn’t miss out chances for jokes about life and things, about that every fan is a friend to the band (but can’t expect a Christmas card), thanking them, and including his mates and himself when talking about his conjugal failures that led to the song All The Same. The whole band didn’t take itself too serious what got them laughter and cheers from the crowd. Great attitude. After With You And I, every band member was introduced with a representing song snippet to shine. David Lowy for example played (less surprising) an AC/DC track ;)
The audience was of a higher age and most time pretty lame with vociferous response. John Corabi needed to animate the crowd several times to get them into a higher energetic level. The crowd could take a leaf out of THE DEAD DAISIES’ book.
Anyway, it was a stunning show with bands in great shape and mood, a high level of energy and dynamics. I really enjoyed both performances a lot. Great evening!
Setlist: Resurrected, Rise Up, Make Some Noise, Song And A Prayer, Dead And Gone, Mexico, What Goes Around, Last Time I Saw The Sun, Can't Take It With You, All The Same, Bitch, With You And I, Mainline, Long Way To Go, Midnight Moses // Judgement Day, Highway Star