Doug Aldrich of Dead Daisies Interview

The Dead Daisies guitarist Doug Aldrich reconnects with The Pure Rock Shop and talks about his experiences touring with The Dead Daises, including their time on the road and on the boat with KISS (a band he auditioned for in the 80’s but had never actually seen live!), as well as the band’s new live album and special vinyl packaging for die hard fans.

Don’t miss your upcoming chances to catch these guys live and in person on their summer tour of Europe and Asia, as well as the “Dirty Dozen” tour of the US. In the meantime, you can get your copy of their new Live & Louder album with and learn more at  We also recommend following these guys on Facebook because you never know what great quotes or pearls of wisdom The Dead Daisies “think tank” will come up with!

Here’s the latest news:

High Octane, rip-roaring hard rockers THE DEAD DAISIES have announced a massive World Tour in celebration of the release of ‘LIVE & LOUDER’, the band’s highly-anticipated live outing, out on May 19th 2017 via Spitfire Music / SPV.
In addition to prestigious high profile UK & EU Festival appearances throughout all of June, THE DEAD DAISIES are set to enthral Japanese fans with their highly-coveted return to the land of the Rising Sun in July after which they’ll travel to South America to make their long-awaited debut. It’s then back to Poland to play “Woodstock”, one of Europe’s biggest Festivals. August & September will see the band embark on their first ever North American Headline Tour where demand has been steadily building after 2016’s smash success of “Make Some Noise” and their summer tour with the mighty KISS
The tour will take the band to many new markets and revisit some old stomping grounds. Lead Guitarist Doug Aldrich adds: “The Dead Daisies update: Getting my guitars ready for the 2017 “LIVE & LOUDER”-Tour! We’re gonna be doing a quick blast this summer…come and hang with us when you hear about the band coming through! See ya soon for a good dose of the Daisies!”
The “Live & Louder”-World Tour 2017 will visit the following countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom, Holland, France, Belgium, Hungary, Czech Republic, Japan, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Poland, Canada and the USA.
”LIVE & LOUDER”, will be available in multiple deluxe formats & perfectly captures the awesome vibe of their supreme, sweat drenched, roof-raising live sets, recorded on a heady high at the end of an unbelievable 2016. The result, once again mixed by Anthony Focx (Aerosmith, Bad Company), is an absolute stunner!
Lead singer John Corabi“We’re extremely excited and proud of ‘LIVE & LOUDER’! A lot of the fans have been writing to us and saying how much they LOVED our records but were even more blown away by the band live. The album shows the world how truly loud and supportive The Dead Daisies fans are! Turn It Up!!!!”
Rock & Roll is indeed alive and well!!! 
Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio) –  Guitars
John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Scream) – Vocals
David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink) – Guitars
Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake) –  Bass
Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner) –  Drums
Fri 2 Jun Rock Hard Festival | Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Sat 3 Jun  Rock In Vienna | Vienna, Austria
Sun 4 Jun  Substage | Karlsruhe, Germany
Tue 6 Jun  Dynamo | Zürich, Switzerland
Thu 8 Jun Amager Bio | Copenhagen, Denmark
Fri 9 Jun  Sweden Rock Festival | Solvesborg, Sweden
Sun 11 Jun  Download Festival | Donnington, United Kingdom
Mon 12 Jun  Liquid Room | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Wed 14 Jun  Boerderij | Zoetermeer, Netherlands
Fri 16 Jun  Le Forum | Vaureal, France
Sat 17 Jun  Hellfest | Clisson, France
Sun 18 Jun  Graspop Metal Meeting | Dessel, Belgium
Tue 20 Jun  Hirsch | Nürnberg, Germany
Wed 21 Jun  Hellraiser | Leipzig, Germany
Fri 23 Jun  Harley Days Festival | Hamburg, Germany
Sun 25 Jun  Bluesiana | Velden, Austria
Mon 26 Jun  Bluesiana | Velden, Austria
Tue 27 Jun  Rockhouse | Salzburg, Austria
Wed 28 Jun  A38 | Budapest, Hungary
Thu 29 Jun  Lucerna Music Bar | Prague, Czech Republic
Sat 1 Jul  Freigericht Rockt Festival | Freigericht, Germany
Thu 3 Aug  Woodstock Poland | Kostrzyn, Poland
Wed 5 Jul  Shibuya Club Quattro | Tokyo, Japan
Thu 6 Jul  Umeda Club Quattro | Osaka, Japan
Wed 12 Jul  Opera de Arame | Curitiba, Brazil (special guest to Richie Kotzen)
Thu 13 Jul  Carioca Club | Sao Paulo, Brazil (special guest to Richie Kotzen)
Sat 15 Jul  Vorterix | Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sun 16 Jul  Teatro Vorterix | Rosario, Argentina
More South American Dates to be announced!
NORTH AMERICA for more info on their “Dirty Dozen” US dates.