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Dan Reed Network announce March 2017 UK Tour

Dan Reed Network are pleased to announce a Nationwide 11-date UK Tour in March 2017 to promote their recent studio album “Fight Another Day.” Tickets are on sale via www.danreed-network.com.  Special guests on all dates (except Sheffield) is VEGA.

Image by Amanda Rose
Image by Amanda Rose

“DRN is thrilled to be returning to Europe this next March, says Reed, “and especially excited about the extensive UK Tour in celebration of our album ‘Fight Another Day’ and the reaction we have received from the record, and our CD Release show at the 100 Club last June in London!”

Continues Reed, “Dan Pred, Brion James, Melvin Brannon II, Rob Daiker and I are really looking forward to playing many new and unique venues throughout the UK, and rockin’ up the funk hard core and meeting all those who are able to attend and bring down the house with us. We thank you for the many years of support and especially believing that we had new music in us to offer! We are forever grateful for you all being there with us on this journey!”

Frontiers Music Srl released Dan Reed Network’s latest studio album “Fight Another Day” on Friday June 3rd, 2016. The album marked a significant and anticipated return of one of the most infectious and gifted bands to come out in the melodic rock world in the second part of the 1980’s.

Originally formed in Portland, Oregon, Dan Reed Network packed out local clubs from late 1984 through 1986 with their compelling mix of musical styles ranging from hard rock, funk and soul.

Following the release of their “Breathless” EP, and having a top ten single on local radio,“Steal Me”, DRN signed to Polygram/Mercury Records.

In the winter of 1987, the group released their self-titled debut album which was produced by Bruce Fairbairn (Bon Jovi, Aerosmith) and engineered/mixed by Mike Fraser in Vancouver.  The first single, “Ritual”peaked at number 38 on the US Billboard Charts and became a staple of the funk rock genre. The debut album received a wealth of positive reviews, not the least of which was a four-star write-up from the notoriously hard-to-please Rolling Stone magazine.

DRN supported the album in Europe with legendary performances at London’ s Marquee Club and Stockholm’s Melody Club, which are still talked about to this day. While attending the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum induction ceremony in NYC in January 1989, Dan Reed met up with producer Nile Rodgers (Duran Duran, Madonna, David Bowie) which led to the creation of the second album “Slam”.

Produced by Rodgers, it better represented the Dan Reed Network’s live sound and accelerated the band’s growing status in Europe. Dan Reed Network opened the European leg of Bon Jovi’s ‘New Jersey Tour’ in 1989 and The Rolling Stones’ European Urban Jungle Tour in 1990.

The Dan Reed Network’s third album “The Heat”, produced by Bruce Fairbairn in 1991, was their biggest success in the UK, mostly due to the single “Lover” which was accompanied by a live video from Wembley Stadium filmed when they opened for the Stones. Despite some success and disillusioned with the record business and all it’s trappings, the band disbanded, much to the dismay of their supporters around the globe.

Fast forward to the 21st century and Dan Reed Network played their 25th anniversary reunion show on New Years Eve 2012 in their home town of Portland, Oregon, with all the original band members – Dan Reed, Dan Pred, Brion James, Melvin Brannon II and Blake Sakamoto.

The members found it was incredibly fun being back together, and, consequently, DRN decided it was a good time to bring the band and the music back to Europe. In 2013, they performed three sold out shows in Stockholm at Debaser, outside of London at the Enchanted Festival, and at the Diamond Rock Club in Northern Ireland. DRN was invited to play at the UK’s Download Festival 2014 and then toured the UK again and Sweden in late 2015. The new album will dovetail the summer concert season which will see DRM appear, among others, at the prestigious Sweden Rock Festival in early June 2016.

FIGHT ANOTHER DAY
MARCH 2017 UK TOUR

Wednesday 1st March 2017
Level 3 Club, Swindon

Friday 3rd March 2017
Warehouse 23, Wakefield

Saturday 4th March 2017
Live Rooms, Chester

Sunday 5th March 2017
The Globe, Cardiff

Tuesday 7th March 2017
The Cluny, Newcastle

Wednesday 8th March 2017
Oran Mor, Glasgow

Friday 10th March 2017
100 Club, London

Saturday 11th March 2017
Local Authority, Sheffield

Sunday 12th March 2017
The Robin 2, Bilston

Tuesday 14th March 2017
Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Wednesday 15th March 2017
Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

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