|The Dead Daisies open the Burn It Down tour|
|The Amorettes are a band on the rise|
The band were on fire as they blasted through 8 songs, opening and closing the set with new tracks which went down a treat with the crowd. The rest of a pacey set featured some of their best-loved material including Let The Neighbours Call The Cops and White Russian Roulette. The band have a ballsy, punchy sound that really rouses a crowd, and the Scottish girls understandably got a great reaction in Glasgow. Highlight of the set was closing track, Everything I Learned (I Learned From Rock And Roll), a belter from the new record that is currently, quite rightly a favourite on national rock radio.
Next up was the long-awaited return of The Dead Daisies to Scotland. The guys last visited us Scots back in June, which was their only UK club date of 2017. As you can imagine, the sold-out crowd (and I mean sold-out – the venue was packed!) went nuts as the 5 heavy rock legends marched onto the stage. New boy, drummer Deen Castronovo received a very warm welcome from the crowd as he made his debut appearance and showcased his incredible talent, both on drums and harmony vocals.
Beginning with the hugely popular single Rise Up from the new album, the
guys sounded better than ever. Blonde guitar god Doug Aldrich and founding member,
David Lowy produced huge riffs like no one else can, while phenomenal
bassist Marco Mendoza provided his signature groove.
With frontman John Corabi's vocals sounding superb, the band
made a brave move, playing a large number of new tracks to their fans
(bearing in mind the album had only been out a matter of days) but they went
down a treat! That said, highlights for me were the anthemic and aptly named,
Make Some Noise which had everyone singing along, as well as the earworm that is
Long Way To Go. This was possibly the best show that I have seen from the
band to date, and bodes very well for the tour.
|Deen Castronovo was a revelation on drums|
|The Garage was bursting to the seams|
|Always a treat to catch up with my good friend Marco Mendoza|
After the show there was lots of excitement for the first 100 fans through the door, who were lucky enough to gain a pass to a signing/meet and greet with the band. This is something which gains the Daisies great respect from their audiences and wins them new fans every time they play. They are tremendously friendly guys, and a band that is clearly appreciative of the people who buy their albums and tickets. A class act that never disappoints.