In this exclusive interview edit, Dan Reed chats to David Randall about ‘Fight Another Day’. (8:59) The full version of the interview is now available via Mixcloud
The first new Dan Reed Network album for 25 years is released via Frontiers on 3 June.
The band reformed for a New Year’s Eve gig in their home town of Portland, Oregon in 2012 and from that time they have toured in the UK and played various festival gigs including Download.
The band formed in the mid-1980s and had considerable success with their first three albums. They also toured with Bon Jovi and The Rolling Stones. After their third album – ‘The Heat’ in 1991 – the band split and the band members pursued other musical interests.
Frontman Dan Reed owned a club in his home town for a time, toured the world including a spiritually awakening sojurn in India, and from 2008 onwards has pursued a successful, if low-key solo career.
The band undertake a short promotional tour in Europe from 4 June.
Photo: Darren Griffiths/GRTR!
Get Ready to ROCK!’s David Randall interviewed Dan in 2009 when he was touring an acoustic show in the UK for the first time. Says David, “I loved DRN back in the day and whilst Dan’s acoustic shows demonstrated the strength of the band’s songs we all hankered after a band reunion. We interviewed Dan again in 2013, after the New Year reunion, when it was clear that DRN might become a more permanent reality.”
He caught up with Dan at the end of his recent acoustic tour with Tyketto frontman Danny Vaughn. This interview forms part of an hour-long feature on Sunday 29 May at 22:00 with tracks from the new album.
European tour dates (June 2016)
HARD ROCK CAFE – OSLO, NORWAY
SATURDAY 4 JUNE 2016
DAN REED NETWORK CD Release Show
Tel: +47 40 00 62 60
Address: Karl Johansgate 45, 0162 Oslo
GRÖNA LUND – STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
MONDAY 6 JUNE 2016
Tel: 010-708 91 00
Address: Lilla Allmänna Gränd 9, 115 21 Stockholm
LISEBERG – GOTEBORG, SWEDEN
TUESDAY 7 JUNE 2016
Tel: +46 31 40 01 00
Address: Address: Örgrytevägen 5, 402 22 Göteborg, Sweden
SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 10 JUNE 2016
Tel: 0456-317 95
Address: Nygatan 27, 294 34 Sölvesborg
ROCK CAFE ST. PAULI – HAMBURG, GERMANY
MONDAY 13 JUNE 2016
Tel: +49 179 1349633
Address: Silbersackstraße 27, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
100 CLUB – LONDON, ENGLAND
WEDNESDAY 15 JUNE 2016
UK CD RELEASE SHOW
Tel: +44 207 636 0933
Address: 100 Oxford St, London W1D 1LL
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