The very electric The Dead Daisies will embark on their first UK tour this week with Black Star Riders and it all started with acoustic guitars.
Rhythm guitarist, founder and co-writer David Lowy says he and Jon Stevens initially wrote the songs on acoustic guitar. “If it sounds good on an acoustic guitar it is going to sound good,” David tells Noise11.com. “We sat around with acoustic guitars and spent 5 or 6 days and did 30 songs the first time we sat down together so we knew it was something that was going to work for us”.
The band for the UK tour features members of Guns N’ Roses and now Darryl Jones, the Rolling Stones bass player since 1993. David Lowy and Noiseworks singer Jon Stevens started the band.
“Jon and I worked really well together, David said. “We hit it off as soon as we sat down with a couple of guitars and we’ve got very complimentary skills. Its come together well. We are a good team together and we put a good team together”.
That “good team” will include Richard Fortus (Guns N Roses, Psychedelic Furs), Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses), Charley Drayton (Divinyls, Cold Chisel) and Jones of The Stones when the tour begins in Camden, UK on Wednesday.
The Dead Daisies debut album self-titled album was released in time for the UK tour.
The Dead Daisies UK dates are:
Nov 20 Camden Underworld w/ The Graveltones + Leogun London, United Kingdom
Nov 22 O2 Academy w/ Black Star Riders Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Nov 23 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire w/ Black Star Riders London, United Kingdom
Nov 24 O2 Academy w/ Black Star Riders Bristol, United Kingdom
Nov 26 Junction w/ Black Star Riders Cambridge, United Kingdom
Nov 27 UEA w/ Black Star Riders Norwich, United Kingdom
Nov 30 Wulfrun Hall w/ Black Star Riders Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Dec 01 Solus/University w/ Black Star Riders Cardiff, United Kingdom
Dec 02 O2 Academy w/ Black Star Riders Oxford, United Kingdom
Dec 03 O2 Academy w/ Black Star Riders Liverpool, United Kingdom
Dec 05 Ironworks w/ Black Star Riders Inverness, United Kingdom
Dec 06 Picturehouse w/ Black Star Riders Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Dec 07 O2 Academy w/ Black Star Riders Newcastle, United Kingdom
Dec 08 O2 Academy w/ Black Star Riders Leeds, United Kingdom
Dec 10 The Assembly Rooms w/ Black Star Riders Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Dec 12 Rock City w/ Black Star Riders Nottingham, United Kingdom
Dec 13 Ritz w/ Black Star Riders Manchester, United Kingdom
Dec 14 Academy w/ Black Star Riders Dublin, Ireland
Dec 15 Limelight Belfast, United Kingdom
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