Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Dead Daisies and The Amorettes live review - The Garage, Glasgow 8/4/18

The Dead Daisies open the Burn It Down tour 
It’s no secret that I absolutely love The Dead Daisies and I was lucky enough to position myself right at the front in Glasgow, for the first date of their world tour in support of new album, Burn It Down.  Before the headliners hit the stage, kicking the night off in rockin' style were my good friends, The Amorettes. These girls have gone from strength to strength and have just released their excellent new album, Born To Break set to make them unstoppable (read my review here).
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.
John Corabi led The Dead Daisies through a storming set in Glasgow
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.
Deen Castronovo was a revelation on drums
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.
The Garage was bursting to the seams
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.
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.


  1. My only gripe is they played no Jon Stevens era material. Can’t complain though Dead Daisies gig no 16 in the bag.

  2. What a poor review,anybody think they were a boyband ! Blonde guitar god, selfie with my good friend! What's that got to do with the music ? Perhaps you should concentrate on the actual music, hardly a mention of the new album !