The Dead Daisies at Count’s Vamp’d 8-27-17
Review and Photos by: Leah Burlington
“Rock’n’Roll like this is a rarity these days: dirty, passionate, full of anger and lust for life, without irony or distance.”
– Rolling Stone, Germany
There’s a lot more to The Dead Daisies than meets the eye, and they have a Bio on their website to explain in detail the bands’ evolution. (http://thedeaddaisies.com/bio/) It entails who has been in the band, and all the amazing places they have played around the world in the five short years they have been together. They have a revolving door of talented musicians, but the line-up they have now to me is the best.
The Dead Daisies, who formed in 2012 by guitarist David Lowy, are a musical collective created by a rotating line-up that has featured some of the best Rock musicians on the planet. Their current line-up is, Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake/Dio), John Corabi (Mötley Crüe/The Scream), David Lowy (Red Phoenix/Mink),John Corabi (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake), and Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol).
The Dead Daisies have three albums out, with the newest ‘Make Some Noise’ that came out in 2016 and live DVD ‘Live and Louder’ which came out last May.
From their Bio:
“This year continues in an upward trajectory with more firsts including a new live album, ‘Live & Louder’ which hit stores on May 19. The European Summer went off with the adoring crowds at Download, Sweden Rock, Rock Hard Festival, Hellfest and Graspop and included their first headline tour of Europe with hot and sweaty, sold out shows at many venues. Tokyo and Osaka, Japan saw the band top the bill in July and then they headed across the sea for their debut, packed to the rafters, concerts in Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Mexico. Next up the band play Woodstock in Poland with a full orchestra before heading to the US for ‘The Dirty Dozen’ tour. They have teamed up with Harley-Davidson dealers on a ‘Rock N Ride’ promotion, which will storm through major cities in August, including New York, Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles ,Las Vegas and finish up with The Easyriders Rodeo and the National H.O.G. Rally at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee WI on September 2.”
The last stop on their “Dirty Dozen Tour” was at our very own Count’s Vamp’d. The band has a ravenous following and a fan club called “The Chain Gang.” Many of its members from all over packed the venue to the rafters. One of the cool things they do is this: The first fifty people to get there to get a wrist band are able to do a free meet and greet with the band. Who else does that? The meet and greet was after the show, with free posters and stickers, and you could get anything signed and photos with the band! They also had great merch that was very affordable.
The band The Dives opened up for them on this short and sweet dive bar tour, with Paul Stanley’s talented son on vocals and guitar. Very good band, but just not hard enough for me. Nice kids and I am sure they are going places.
The venue slowly filled up and I was happy to get in front of my fave guitarist, Doug Aldrich. He, John, and Brian have all played Vamp’d before, so it was like coming home for them and the guys felt very at home back with us.
The energy when the band hit the stage went through the roof as The Dead Daisies exploded onstage to an energetic crowd! This band is super tight and they have a fantastic chemistry about them. I mean, you basically have a Super Group playing on that stage. John Corabi is the perfect front man, who looks and sounds just as cool singing to a small crowd at Vamp’d as he does singing in front of hundreds of thousands of people like he did in Europe a few weeks before. He rocked us all hard! Marco Mendoza was a blur running about as was David Lowy. These guys have a blast playing together, you could totally feel the love! Doug Aldrich is always amazing, throwing shapes and shredding on his gold top Les Paul and his Zemaitis guitars. He is the epitome of a Rock God. Brian Tichy played one of his killer drum solos with and without sticks, like John Bonham did way back when. Brian is a master drummer!
One of the coolest things I have seen in a long time was the band bringing up a fan from Brazil who played guitar on “Make Some Noise” along with Doug, and he really knew the song and kicked its ass! The Daisies are super down to earth and good to their fans. They play their hearts out to a small venue as hard as they do to 300,000 people, like they just did at the Woodstock fest in Poland a few months ago.
This band truly rocks and I felt blessed that I was able to see this multi-talented arena band at Vamp’d. I have to say this was in my top five favorite shows ever at Count’s Vamp’d! I had a blast, and so did everyone there! Thank you The Dead Daisies for coming to Vegas and rocking our world!
Set List: Long Way to Go, Mexico, Make Some Noise, Song and Prayer, Fortunate Son, We All Fall Down, Last Time I Saw the Sun, (Drum Solo), Join Together, All the Same, With You and I, Mainline, Devil Out of Time, Helter Skelter, (Encore) American Band, Midnight Moses
Please visit Leah Burlington’s full gallery of The Dead Daisies photos HERE.