Dan Reed Network return with their first studio album in 25 years backed by a European summer tour that includes a performance at Sweden Rock Festival and a show at London’s 100 Club.
The London show, a release concert for ‘Fight Another Day’, takes place on 15 June 2016 and tickets are available now.
“It’s been 25 years since our last studio album ‘The Heat’ was released,” says Dan Reed, “and to be honest, I never envisioned making another DRN album despite countless people encouraging us to do so.
“With a mixture of fate and a collective of trusted friends and supporters in the business coming to the table, I’m excited to say we are poised to release a brand new record entitled ‘Fight Another Day’ on Frontiers, home of many artists that we in fact admired back when we were first hitting the scene and before.”
Formed in Portland, Oregon in 1984, the Dan Reed Network’s 1987 debut album was produced by Bruce Fairbairn (Bon Jovi, Aerosmith) and brought the band to Europe, including London’s Marquee Club. By 1989 they were supporting Bon Jovi on the European leg of their ‘New Jersey’ tour and, a year later, the Rolling Stones’ European ‘Urban Jungle Tour’.
The band’s third album, 1991’s ‘The Heat’, gave the band their biggest UK success thanks to the single ‘Lover’ but, within two years the band members had gone their separate ways.
It would be almost 20 years before the original members shared a stage at their 25th anniversary reunion show on New Years Eve 2012 in Portland. They’ve since returned to touring and, with ‘Fight Another Day’, the studio.
“The band and I thought it would be a great experiment and interesting challenge to revisit what endeared the band to so many back in the day and deliver a rock record with funk and soul elements, strong melodies, but this time around incorporate even edgier lyrics while not losing sight that this release needed to be uplifting, infectious, and most of all, powerful when performed live,” explains Reid.
“The title, ‘Fight Another Day’, represents the fact that after 25 years we were able to gravitate back to the passion we discovered playing together all those years ago.”