The Dead Daisies are coming off an early summer tour that saw them playing in Europe. What has been dubbed as “The Dirty Dozen Tour”, it has played to selected US cities. On this night it hit the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles. The group has been playing clubs and theaters in August in support of their new live album “Live & Louder”. It was released on May 19th, 2017 to fantastic reviews.
The current lineup (John Corabi on vocals, Doug Aldrich on lead guitar, Brian Tichy on drums, Marco Mendoza on bass and David Lowy on rhythm guitar. They are an exceptionally talented group of musicians. They bring the fun back to rock and roll with their crowd interaction. Singer John Corabi works the crowd with his joke cracking and continued encouragement for audience participation.
The set started off with “Long Way to Go”. From then the band moved through “Mexico”, “Make Some Noise” and “Song and a Prayer”. Several other songs included their take on some classic covers like “Fortunate Son”, “Join Together” and “Helter Skelter”.
Brian Tichy performed a kick ass drum solo following “Last Time I Saw the Sun”, which was reminiscent of those performed by some 1970’s era arena rock bands.
Following the main set the band returned for an encore of a song they recently released video, “We’re An American Band”. “Midnight Moses” concluded what was an amazing night of pure rock and roll.
If you know anyone who continues to communicate the phrase “Rock is Dead”, I fully recommend you to take that person them to a Dead Daisies concert. I guarantee they will have second thoughts about uttering those words for a long time.
Here’s a clip of “We’re an American Band”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze6GfJ2oNao
© Joe Schaeffer Photography 2017
Long Way to Go
Make Some Noise
Song and a Prayer
We All Fall Down
Last Time I Saw the Sun
All the Same
With You and I
Devil Out of Time
We're an American Band
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