THE DEAD DAISIES | 15.11.2018 | Newcastle O2 Academy | REVIEW and PHOTOS

THE DEAD DAISIES | 15.11.2018 | Newcastle O2 Academy | REVIEW and PHOTOS

The Dead Daisies – 15th November 2018 – Newcastle O2 Academy

By Gordon Armstrong (G’s Gig Shots)

The Dead Daisies - 15th November 2018 - Newcastle O2 Academy
The Dead Daisies – 15th November 2018 – Newcastle O2 Academy

Supergroup The Dead Daisies rolled into town to bring their Rock n Roll show to the Geordie massive and played a whopping 2 hour set to their delight!

Boasting ex-members of Motley Crue, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy their pedigree is never in doubt. This time around another new member Deen Castronovo (ex-Journey/Wild Dogs/Bad English and more) is behind the drum kit and oddly enough receives the biggest reaction with chants of Deeno Deeno spontaneously erupting through the set!

Opening with their take on Sensational Alex Harvey Bands Midnight Moses, it set the tone for the night with the band tipping their collective hat at many of their classic rock heroes (The Who, The Stones, Deep Purple and more) between tracks from their latest album Burn It Down and previous releases Make Some Noise and Revolution.

John Corabi is like the ringmaster of this rock ‘n’ roll circus as Doug Aldrich and Marco Mendoza and founder member David Lowy cover every inch of the stage throwing shapes aplenty and riffs for days!!

The set is split into two with an acoustic break in the middle which brings Castronovo to the mic to belt out Rod Stewart’s Maggie May alongside their own Set Me Free / Something I Said and the Beatles Let It Be.

For the most, I preferred the band performing their own tracks like Evil, Resurrected, Song And A Prayer, but the guys looked like they were having a great time with every tune! The crowd certainly got their entry fees worth with a 23 song set. Personally, I could do without the covers but as I said earlier who am I to criticise when the band and crowd seem to love them in there.

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