The Dead Daisies

"Burn Down"

The Agora

August 16, 2018

The Dead Daisies kicked off their US tour at the newly refurbished Agora Ballroom Wednesday night and proceeded to "burn it down."

Burn It Down just happens to be the title of their great new album and the band started the show with the first two tracks, "Resurrected" and "Rise Up" from that disc.  


The band has gone through different incarnations in its six year history.  The current lineup consists of John Corabi (vocals), Doug Aldrich (guitars), Marco Mendoza (bass), David Lowy (guitar) and Deen Castronovo (drums).  

The guys interact well with each other and they are really having fun on stage.  The energy the band produces is given back to them by the audience twofold. 

Not only did the band play original songs like "Mexico," "Dead and Gone" and "What Goes Around," they also played great cover tunes such as "Fortunate Son," "Bitch" and "American Band."

Their nineteen song set ended with "Leave Me Alone" and another great cover of "Helter Skelter."

The Dead Daisies are a great rock and roll band and shouldn't be missed the next time they come to town.

Dizzy Reed of Guns 'N Roses fame  opened the show with his other band called Hookers & Blow.

The five-piece outfit played Guns Use Your Illusion classics: "Pretty Tied Up," "Dust 'N Bones" and "Don't Cry."  They also played a few originals and few covers such as Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust." 

A Guns 'N Roses deep cut, "Used To Love Her" was played as well as the ubiquitous "Sweet Child 'O Mine."  The show ended with "Saturday Nights Alright For Fighting." 

It was a great evening for great rock and roll in the "Rock and Roll Capitol of the World."

Photos and review by Greg Drugan

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