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Jon Stevens

Tue
04
Oct

JON STEVENS Readies 'Starlight' Solo Album With Dave Stewart

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Noiseworks vocalist JON STEVENS is finishing up work on a new album with guitarist/producer DAVE STEWART, which takes in a multi-media theme to accompany. A release date is not yet set, but a video preview/interview shows something pretty cool is on the horizon.
 
Check it out here: https://vimeo.com/185068595
 
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What’s missing from music today?
 
Passion. Intensity. Call it whatever you like, it’s in critically short supply.
 
Which is why the world needs Jon Stevens more than ever. With his mojo fully intact, Stevens stands virtually alone in the music scene, with a raw vocal power that won him attention first as a teenager and now as a veteran singer and songwriter. Time has toughened his delivery while tapping into his emotional wellsprings more than ever before.
 
He’s got the pedigree: a record-smashing debut at age 16 with two consecutive No. 1 singles in his New Zealand homeland … huge hits in Australia as lead singer with Noiseworks … a 21st-century liftoff to worldwide acclaim at center stage with INXS … an iTunes featured release with his last band, The Dead Daisies, whose debut single, Lock and Load, which he wrote and produced with the legendary Slash on guitar.
 
Jon Steven’s new album Starlight bursts with a soulful artistry and honesty that’s rare and borders on extinction today. Vivid lyrics fuel his performance on “Feel Like Letting Go,” “Scars” and “Devil In My Heart”. A playful flirtation is set to a steamy soul beat on “Something ‘bout You”. The first single “Hold On” is classic powerhouse Jon Stevens.
 
The lonely ballad “One Way Street” features Ringo Starr on drums. “People” is a life-affirming sing-along anthem, extending hope to the hopeless with a reminder to not “be afraid of the shadows in the night. You’re gonna wake up in the morning light.”
 
All of the songs are co-written with Dave Stewart, co-founder of the Grammy-winning duo Eurythmics, who also produced the album as well as played guitar.
 
Different as they are, each track on Starlight overflows with feeling, with candor, with an exuberance that comes from being plugged into life. Everything Stevens has survived, learned from, mastered and made leads to this album …
 
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Mon
17
Aug

JON STEVENS Releases Title Track From Upcoming Solo Album 'Woman'

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JON STEVENS RELEASES THE TITLE TRACK
FROM HIS UPCOMING SOLO ALBUM, WOMAN,
DUE TO DROP SEPTEMBER 18

 
NEW SINGLE ‘WOMAN’ IS AT RADIO NOW AND
AVAILABLE AS A FREE DOWNLOAD TO FACEBOOKS FANS!

Performed with all the power and passion his voice is renowned for, Jon Stevens new single, Woman, is the lead and title track from his forthcoming solo album of the same name, which is slated for release on Friday, September 18.  Making its way to radio today, the new single is also free to download via Jon Stevens Facebook page for two weeks.
 
Recorded in Sydney and produced and mixed by Jon Stevens and Sam Iervasi, WOMAN is a 10-track album of pure rock, from the signature Stevens sound of title track, Woman, to the haunting rock ballad of In Your House, hard rocking Flesh n Bone, and classic rock grit of Catch You Falling.  Every song is delivered with the same compelling authentic rock and roll energy.
 
WOMAN Album Track Listing:
01. Woman
02. Catch You Falling
03. Passing By
04. Outer Space
05. In Your House
06. Flesh n Bone
07. The Chronic Symphonic
08. Peaches n Pie
09. Supabad
10. Save What Is Left Of Me
 
Jon Steven’s new album, WOMAN, available for pre-order August 28
(WOMAN by Jon Steven’s is distributed by Social Family Records)

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Fri
15
Aug

JON STEVENS Australian Acoustic Tour Announced

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JON STEVENS "TAKE ME BACK" TOUR 2014
ONE LEGENDARY VOICE, DECADES OF MUSIC
Jon Stevens "Take Me Back" Tour 2014 will see Stevens taking his fans on a rock journey through time, as he returns to the road with his acoustic show from mid-September through October, at venues across NSW, Victoria, and Queensland, playing all his fave tunes.
After a massive summer tour across the USA with his band, The Dead Daisies, supporting rock greats, Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Def Leppard, and KISS during July and August 2014, Jon Stevens returns home to play a series of dates across NSW, Victoria, and Queensland.

The "Take Me Back" Tour will see Stevens singing some of his favourite songs from the amazing rock journey that has taken him all around the world over the past thirty-plus years.  From Noiseworks classics to songs that have influenced and inspired him, Jon Stevens will delight fans with his laid-back, yet energetic, acoustic rock performances.  His unmistakeable voice will transport the audience through the decades of music that makes up his solid repertoire.  

JON STEVENS "TAKE ME BACK" TOUR DATES
Thu, Sep 18 - MelbourneWellers
Fri, Sep 19 - Melbourne - Flying Saucer Club
Sat, Sep 20 - Phillip Island - Westernport Hotel
Sun, Sep 21 - Melbourne - Caravan Club
Thu, Sep 25 - Byron BayBangalow Bowling Club
Fri, Sep 26 - Gold CoastLonestar Tavern
Sat, Sep 27 - Noosa - Villa Noosa Hotel
Sun, Sep 28 - Toowoomba - Blue Mountain Hotel
Thu, Oct 2 - Newcastle - Lizottes
Fri, Oct 3 - Sydney - Dee Why RSL
Sat, Oct 4 - North Haven - North Haven Bowling Club
Thu, Oct 9 - Sydney - Wenty Leagues Club
Fri, Oct 10 - Lake Macquarie - Toronto Workers Club
Sat, Oct 11 - Sydney - Canterbury Leagues Club
Thu, Oct 16 - Sydney - The Basement
Fri, Oct 17 - Dapto - Dapto Leagues Club
Sat, Oct 18 - Bateau Bay - Bateau Bay Hotel
Fri, Oct 24 - Sydney - Souths Juniors


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Mon
21
Jul

THE DEAD DAISIES Show North American Fans What Rock Is All About

The Dead Daisies are flawless as they show North America that new classic rock is well and truly alive
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The Dead Daisies
Photos by Katarina Benzova
With rave reviews pouring in, The Dead Daisies are impressing even the staunchest of classic rock fans with their lives shows, as they wrap up their support tour with Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd, before heading off to join the juggernaut summer tour that is Def Leppard & Kiss as it moves across the States, during August.
 
"The Dead Daisies played second on the bill, and did a fine job, assuredly, of gaining new fans with a flawless half-hour set." - Buffalo News
 
The Dead Daisies are straight up rock brewed from a mixture of classic depth and 80s showmanship - all the cool but none of the spandex..   If it looks like rock, sounds like rock, and hits you in the face like rock - it might be The Dead Daisies, a brand new crew oof seasoned musicians that know their way around a big stage” and These guys are entertaining to watch, the vocals are gritty and powerful, they play like their lives depend on it, and they have the experience to back it up.- Maine Music News
  
The Dead Daisies do, indeed, have the experience to back it up, and the US is loving it - as they should.  Withh veteran of Australian rock,  Jon Stevens on vocals, with more than 30 years of belting out tunes, and the likes of Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/Psychedelic Furs) on lead guitar, Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake) on bass, David Lowy (Mink/Red Phoenix) on guitar, Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses/Hookers & Blow) on keys, and Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol) on drums, it’s hard to find a more musically established group of guys when it comes to ROCK.  They know what it is and how to play it, with heavy influences from the late 70s & early 80s shining through. 
 
The Dead Daisies are showing the world that a “classic rock” sound still has what it takes to get people hooked and can stand up to any newer genre it goes up against.  It’s about musicianship, not auto tune and computers.  It’s about rock.  Full stop.
David Lowy, Richard Fortus, Marco Mendoza & Jon Stevens with Rickey Medlocke & Howard Leese (photo by Katarina Benzova)
David Lowy, Richard Fortus, Marco Mendoza & Jon Stevens with Rickey Medlocke (Lynyrd Skynryd) and Howard Leese (Bad Company)
 
But the excitement doesn’t end there.  Before they join Def Leppard & Kiss on tour, they’re taking some time out to record some new tunes with renowned producer, Ben Grosse (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stone Temple Pilots, Marilyn Manson, Filter, KD Lang), in Los Angeles.  Then August 1st sees the much-anticipated release of The Dead Daisies brand spanking new EP, Face I Love.  
 
The title track from the EP, Face I Love, was launched in late June in conjunction with an innovative App, where fans have been uploading photos of faces they love, which will become part of the artwork for the EP cover and touring posters.  Selected fans faces will also be chosen to appear in the music video.  And not only that, but one lucky person will go on to win the experience of a lifetime - a trip to see the band at one of ttheir upcoming concerts.
 
The Dead Daisies Face I Love (EP cover)

 

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Thu
10
Jul

JIMMY BARNES CELEBRATES 30 YEARS AS A SOLO ARTIST WITH 30/30 ANNIVERSARY RELEASE

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It’s the album of his career – literally.
 
To celebrate 30 years as a solo artist, Jimmy Barnes is revisiting some of his biggest hits, collaborating with some of his favourite artists; Keith Urban, The Living End, John Farnham, Bernard Fanning, Shihad, Tina Arena, Baby Animals and Jon Stevens plus more.
“I wanted to do something special for the 30th anniversary,” Jimmy explains. “There was talk of a tribute album, but that idea would have taken me out of the picture. So then I thought of a better idea – I’ll get all my favourite acts and sing with them!”
Jimmy re-visits ‘Good Times’ with Keith Urban, ‘I’d Die To Be With You Tonight’ with Diesel, and ‘Stand Up’ with his daughter Mahalia.
 
The album also includes brand new recordings of ‘Working Class Man’, which sees Jimmy reunited with the song’s writer, Journey’s Jonathan Cain, as well as ‘Ride The Night Away’, featuring the song’s co-writer Little Steven Van Zandt from the E Street Band.
“We’ve actually kicked some new life into the songs,” Jimmy says. “I think when people hear the record, they will get the sense that these are very modern takes on these songs. They sound fresh and they sound new and they sound alive.”
The first single is a blistering version of ‘Lay Down Your Guns’, featuring The Living End. “We got into the studio and within four bars of playing the song I knew it was the right marriage of song and artist,” Jimmy says. “It was a rollercoaster from there – I just got on and enjoyed the ride. It was fantastic.”
 
Chris Cheney from The Living End recalls “We’ve recorded with Jimmy twice now and he’s really great to work with. No messing around, just get in and get it done! ‘Lay Down Your Guns’ was the first song I thought of when Jimmy asked up to be part of this project. I can remember going to see him at Rod Laver Arena in 1990 and this song kicked ass.  It’s way above my range as a singer but he still sings it in the original key. He just gets in there and nails it!”
The new recordings are brilliantly complemented by original versions selected from across 30 years of Jimmy Barnes hits.    Appropriately the 30/30 album will be available almost 30 years to the day from the release of Jimmy’s chart-topping debut solo album Bodyswerve in September 1984.

“Thirty years ago, I’d just left Cold Chisel,” Jimmy recalls. “It was a frightening prospect going out on my own. Luckily for me, I had a great ally, partner and sounding board in Michael Gudinski.”
Fast-forward 30 years and Jimmy is still recording for Liberation, part of Michael Gudinski’s Mushroom Group.

Jimmy Barnes has released 14 studio albums in the past 30 years.  Nine of those albums have reached number one – more than any other Australian artist.
Produced by Kevin Shirley (Cold Chisel, Silverchair, Aerosmith), the 30/30 album not only celebrates the phenomenal career to date of one of Australia’s foremost musicians but also illustrates Jimmy’s continuing relevance within the contemporary Australian music scene, both as a recording and a touring artist.

In celebration of his 30th Anniversary Jimmy Barnes will be embarking on a tour later this year, playing a select number of A Day On The Green wineries nationally, with full details to be announced soon.
 
The tracklisting includes:
 
1. Going Down Alone, Journey
2. Good Times, Keith Urban
3. I’d Die To Be With You Tonight, Diesel
4. Lay Down Your Guns, The Living End
5. Ride The Night Away, Little Steven (Van Zandt)
6. Stand Up, Mahalia Barnes and the Soul Mates
7. Time Will Tell, Baby Animals
8. Working Class Man, Jonathan Cain (Journey)
9. Still On Your Side, Bernard Fanning
10. I’d Rather Be Blind, Jon Stevens
11. When Your Love Is Gone, John Farnham
12. Love & Hate, Shihad
13. The Other Kind, Trot Cassar-Daley
14. Walk On, David Campbell
15. Stone Cold, Tina Arena
 
 
From jimmybarnes.com:
 
Hi all,

To celebrate 30 years as a solo artist, I’m releasing an album revisiting some of my biggest hits and collaborating with a whole swag of my favourite artists. I wanted to do something special for the 30th Anniversary and there was talk of a tribute album, but that would have taken me out of the picture. So I’ve thought of a better idea - I’ll get all my favourite acts and sing with them.
After 30 years and 14 studio albums I wanted to do something special while reflecting on the moments, songs and other artists who have shared the journey.
This album will see the likes of Keith Urban, The Living End, John Farnham, Bernard Fanning, Shihad, Tina Arena, Baby Animals, Jon Stevens, David Campbell, Mahalia Barnes sharing the mic with me and more to be announced in time.
You might have noticed some pictures of the studio sessions on my Facebook and Twitter page over the past six months. It’s been tough trying to keep the project a secret during this time, so it’s wonderful to be able to announce it this morning.
The album will be on shelves August 29 through Liberation, appropriately almost 30 years to the day from the release of my debut solo album Bodyswerve in September 1984.

In celebration of my 30th Anniversary I’ll be embarking on a tour later this year, playing a select number of A Day On The Green wineries nationally, with full details to be announced soon. 
I’ve got a few more exciting things up my sleeve for you all to be announced in due course, so stay tuned.
You can read all about the release in Kathy McCabe’s feature online here:
See it now!

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Mon
23
Jun

THE DEAD DAISIES FANS HAVE THE CHANCE TO BE ON THE COVER OF THEIR NEW EP

THE DEAD DAISIES FANS HAVE THE CHANCE
TO BE ON THE COVER OF THEIR NEW EP

THE INNOVATIVE “FACE I LOVE” APP LAUNCHES TODAY ALONGSIDE THE SINGLE


 

Download the 'Face I Love' App HERE

Pre-Order The Dead Daisies New EP HERE

SYDNEY, Australia (June 23, 2014) – The Dead Daisies will release the Face I Love single across Australia today, in conjunction with launching the innovative “Face I Love” App on their Facebook page.  By fans submitting the face that they love via the app, they will become part of the artwork for the EP cover and touring posters, with selected fans' faces being chosen to be in the music video.  One lucky person will win the experience of a lifetime – a trip to see the band at one of their upcoming concerts, somewhere in the world.

Dropping today, the single, Face I Love, is the first release from the upcoming EP, of the same title.  The single can be downloaded by the press from the below link. 

About The Dead Daisies “Face I Love” App

Created to represent the iconic daisy skull logo of the band, Facebook fans will be able to upload an image of the face they love to the App to create a photo-mosaic portrait of The Dead Daisies skull – and make it bloom. The promotion is a true collaboration between the band and their fans, bringing real meaning to the title of the song, “Face I Love”.

In 2014 and in this age of social media, we couldn’t think of a better way to have our fans interact and be part of our new single, Face I Love, than to have them involved in creating a Dead Daisies skull photo-mosaic made up of faces that they love,” said frontman, Jon Stevens, when asked about why the band has developed their very own interactive app.

Download The Dead Daisies 'Face I Love' App HERE

The Dead Daisies Ultimate Experience
After downloading the app, as well as being able to be part of the photo-mosaic for the EP cover art and touring posters, selected fans will also be chosen to be in the music video, with one lucky person winning what is The Dead Daisies experience of a lifetime, with a trip to see the band at one of their concerts somewhere in the world.

The EP
As of today, the EP of the same name is also available on pre-order.  Any pre-orders will be given a free copy of Face I Love, the single, as an instant-grat track, to download.  The Face I Love EP will then be released on August 1 via Social Family Records.

Download the 'Face I Love' App HERE

Pre-Order The Dead Daisies New EP HERE

Band Information

The Dead Daisies are a powerful musical collective with a rotating line-up that features some of the best Rock musicians on the planet and a sound that’s influenced by late ‘70s and early ‘80s hard rock – big choruses, powerful melodies and strong hooks.

They were formed by singer-songwriter Jon Stevens and guitarist David Lowy in 2012. The 2014 lineup includes Jon Stevens (Noiseworks/INXS) on vocals, David Lowy (Mink/Red Phoenix) on guitar, Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/Psychedelic Furs) on lead guitar, Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake) on bass, Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses/Hookers & Blow) on keys and the new addition of Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol) on drums.

2014 has been a massive year for The Dead Daisies so far, and only getting bigger with the recent announcement of two US tours, firstly with Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd during July and then KISS Def Leppard in August.

The Dead Daisies Tour Dates

July 10 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion*
July 12 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center*
July 13 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center*
July 15 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheater*
July 16 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion*
July 18 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center*
July 19 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live*
Aug 02 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall #   
Aug 03 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center #
Aug 05 – Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center #
Aug 06 – Wantaugh, NY – Jones Beach #
Aug 08 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureay Live at Virginia Beach #
Aug 09 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavillion at Montage Mtn #
Aug 10 – Hartford, CT – The Xfinity Theatre #
Aug 13 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Ctr #
Aug 15 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre #
Aug 16 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater #
Aug 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center #
Aug 20 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena #
Aug 22 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center #
Aug 23 – Clarkson, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre #
Aug 24 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion #
Aug 26 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center #
Aug 28 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amp #
Aug 29 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center #
Aug 31 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion #

* w/ Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd
# w/ KISS & Def Leppard

The Dead Daisies
Jon Stevens (Noiseworks/INXS) - vocals
David Lowy (Mink/Red Phoenix) - guitar
Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/Psychedelic Furs)  - lead guitar
Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake) - bass
Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses/ Hookers & Blow) - keys
Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol) - drums


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