The Dead Daisies – ‘Rise Up’

The Dead Daisies, based in Sydney, Australia, find their inspiration in 70s and early 80s hard rock, and are a musical collective with a rotating lineup which features some of the best rock musicians in the world, including members of bands such as Whitesnake, Dio, Mötley Crüe, The Scream, Thin Lizzy, Journey, Bad English, Hardline, Red Phoenix and Mink.

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Currently in The Dead Daisies’ lineup are guitarist Doug Aldrich, singer John Corabi, bassist Marco Mendoza, drummer Deen Castronovo, and rhythm guitarist David Lowy. The band has been beating their own path to success since 2013, and the most recent of their four four studio albums, ‘Burn It Down’, was released last spring. The Dead Daisies tour the world on a regular basis, and have played festivals such as Download UK, Hellfest France, Graspop Belgium, Sweden Rock and the Wacken & Band Your Head Festivals in Germany.

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The video for their latest single, ‘Rise Up’ (which is currently performing in the top 40 on the Active Rock charts for both Media Base and BDS) is a commentary on the world in which we live today. The viewer is shown how poorly humans treat the environment, and how the environment rebels in response. Shots of hurricanes, fires, and pollution, it’s a picture of a prediction of complete destruction and irreversible damage. Also featured in the clip are images of popular cartoon characters holding guns, demonstrating how much the media manipulates even the very youngest. This is contrasted by shots of smiling children – their innocence lost all too soon. “Oh why the blind keep on leading the blind” making it a perfect visual aspect to their record. “Rise Up” then comes to an end in a very real but unexpected positive way, showing real people who can make a change.

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We’ve covered The Dead Daisies a few times before, and we’re proud to continue supporting them. ‘Burn It Down’ can be downloaded and streamed here. You can find out more about The Dead Daisies online on their official website, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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The Dead Daisies will be touring North American on the following:

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Aug. 15 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom

Aug. 16 – Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s

Aug. 17 – Joliet, IL – The Forge

Aug. 18 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop

Aug. 19 – Louisville, KY – Diamonds

Aug. 22 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall

Aug. 23 – London, ON – Harris Park

Aug. 24 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theatre

Aug. 25 – Ottawa, ON – The Brass Monkey

Aug. 26 – Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques

Aug. 28 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom

Aug. 29 – Warrendale, PA – Jergel’s Aug. 30 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s

Aug. 31 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club

Sep. 01 – Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall

Sep. 04 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge

Sep. 06 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar Sep. 07 – Dallas, TX – Trees

Sep. 08 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live

Sep. 12 – Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Country Club

Sep. 13 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick

Sep. 14 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House

Sep. 15 – Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee

Sep. 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Roxy Theatre

The Dead Daisies - Rise Up

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Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email

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