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Dan Reed Network going to the Extreme

Dan Reed Network are heading back to the UK this December as special guests on Extreme’s national tour.

The six-date trek, which kicks off at Newcastle O2 Academy on 13 December, wraps at London’s Brixton Academy on 20 December.

An O2 pre-sale starts on 2 August at 9 am, followed by a Live Nation pre-sale on 3 August at 9 am. Tickets go on sale to the general public from livenation.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.co.uk on 4 August at 9 am.

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Dan Reed Network: Forever isn’t long enough

Dan Reed Network | 100 Club | 10 March 2017

(Photo credit: Eric Duvet)

How do you judge a gig’s success?

If it’s by how much the singer sweats, Dan Reed Network’s London performance is unparalleled. Within 10 minutes of announcing that they’ll be “starting slow”, Reed is drenched, having jumped, air drummed, pounced, and powerfully sung his way through supercharged renditions of ‘Get To You’ and ‘Divided’. And, even as the almost-two-hour show progresses, the energy levels rarely drop, with the frontman pinballing between four other musicians on an already narrow stage.

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Dan Reed Network: We are the soldiers who fight for the soul

Dan Reed has a good idea of what fans want from a DRN show.

“They’re expecting to have fun and to let loose, groove a little bit. Danny Vaughn from Tyketto told me: ‘It’s the only time you’ll see a bunch of white people groovin’ their heads like a bunch of black people’,” he laughs.

“It’s really about cutting loose, shaking out all the negative energy in your body, and having a bombastic, fun time with the band.”

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Dan Reed Network: Born to be one

Dan Reed Network | 100 Club | 15 June 2016

Photo credit: Laurence Harvey

There’s no light show, no smoke machine, no video screens. It’s just five men – most on the other side of 50 – having as much fun as the audience. When the feet-on-fire frontman’s not pointing into the crowd, he’s air drumming or curling his fingers as if they’re tiger claws. The bassist, at various points, wears his bandana as a bandit mask, devises a dance routine to untangle his lead, and delivers punchlines with all the skill of a veteran stand-up. And the dreadlocked guitarist has the perpetual smile of a man on a tropical island rather than in a dark London basement club.

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Dan Reed Network: Never fade away

Photo credit: Amanda Rose

“When we were younger,” remembers Dan Reed, “a lot of our egos were involved. So we always wanted to make sure we shined as individuals and we had a lot of arguments about that consequently.

“Now we all realise it’s OK to not show off. In fact, it’s better to not show off, and give each other space to have time to think and to feel the music, as opposed to pushing it onto people.”

But don’t for one second think Dan Reed Network have gone soft. ‘Fight Another Day’, their first album in 25 years, more than lives up to its title – and the funk-rock legacy of classic songs like ‘Ritual’, ‘Get To You’, and ‘Rainbow Child’.

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Dan Reed Network ‘Fight Another Day’ at 100 Club

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.

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