Hookers & Blow to open during The Dead Daisies’ 2018 North American Tour
Great news for Hookers & Blow featuring Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed and Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi as the group will be the official opening act during The Dead Daisies‘ 2018 North American Tour from August 15th to September 16th, which consists of 24 tour stops.
The following message was posted on Hookers & Blow‘s Facebook page yesterday (with slight edits):
“Happy to announce that Hookers & Blow will be joining The Dead Daisies for their Summer 2018 tour….!!
The Dead Daisies are returning to North America. After a sold-out tour across Europe, the band is looking forward to rocking out with its U.S. and Canadian fans. The guys are also happy to announce that an old friend of the Daisies, Dizzy Reed of Guns N’ Roses, is bringing his band Hookers & Blow along as the tour’s special guest.
Hookers & Blow, a now legendary project formed by longtime Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed and Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi is celebrating it’s 15-year anniversary this year.
Most recently, Dizzy Reed has released his very first solo record “Rock & Roll Ain’t Easy“, featuring members of Guns N’ Roses, No Doubt, Quiet Riot, WASP, The Psychedelic Furs, Thin Lizzy and many more.
Hookers & Blow has always kept its members busy between their high-profile projects and earlier this year they completed their annual “Holiday Hangover” tour rounded out by bassist Todd Kerns (Slash), drummer Johnny Kelly (Danzig) and bassist Chip Z’ Nuff (Enuff Z’Nuff) which featured comedian vet Don Jamieson (VH1’s That Metal Show).
Along with Reed and Grossi, the summer line up of Hookers & Blow that will tour as special guests of The Dead Daisies will include Robbie Crane of the Black Star Riders on bass and Mike Dupke (ex W.A.S.P., John Mellencamp) on drums….
The Dead Daisies are currently on the final leg of their European “Burn It Down” tour where they just shot a music video for the band’s next single “Dead And Gone” at Black Box Music (Rammstein, 30 Seconds To Mars, Linkin Park, Marilyn Manson) in Berlin before finishing in Milan on May 9.
The Dead Daisies will return to Japan in late June to play three headline shows in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya before heading to Europe in July where they will play a series of festivals along with dates with Scorpions and Guns N’ Roses.
The Dead Daisies are:
Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio) – guitar
John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Scream) – vocals
Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) – bass
David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink) – guitar
Deen Castronovo (Bad English, Journey) – drums
The Dead Daisies / Hookers & Blow – 2018 North American tour dates:
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