Tommy Clufetos Back With The Dead Daisies For New Album

The Dead Daisies are back in the studio working on a new album and have announced eleven US dates in June. With Brian Tichy set to tour with Gene, the band have drafted Tommy Clufetos back into the fold.

“We’re very excited about a ton of things happening as of late,” John Corabi said. “We’ve been working really hard on new material with our good pal Marti Frederiksen down at FAME studios in Muscle Shoals and at Sienna studios in Nashville. We can’t wait for you all to hear what we’re doing and have done.

“We’ve also brought back our long-time buddy and Daisies alumni, Tommy Clufetos, to kick this new music in the teeth.

“We’re looking forward to seeing all of our incredibly supportive friends, fans, and family out on the road, right here in the Good Old US of A, kicking off June 6th… Thank you, we love you.”

The Dead Daisies are back in the studio
The Dead Daisies are back in the studio

There are no details yet of the new album, suffice as to say that it will be released later this year. The band were touring in support of their Best Of album, released in 2023.

With The Dead Daisies marking their 10-year anniversary with A Decade Of Rock, a returning John Corabi told MetalTalk that “the one thing that I cannot stress enough is the fun is back. Let it begin.”

John said the first rehearsal back with David, Brian Tichy, Doug Aldrich and Michael Devin was special. “It was amazing,” John says, smiling. “This is the thing about The Daisies. Not only, on paper, everybody’s a great player, great songwriters, but we’re friends. Doug and I grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I knew Doug when he was 17 years old before he even moved to California. So Doug and I go way, way back. I’ve known Brian Tichy for 20 years.

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“Oddly enough, I’ve known Michael [Devin] since probably 1999/2000. We have a weird story but, it’s funny. We’re friends, but I met Michael through my ex-wife. After I go divorced from my ex-wife, Michael wound up dating her. So I met him one time over at her house, and I thought he was cool. We, we got along great. He had just moved to California, and he was looking for a gig or whatever. So I told him we needed a bass and guitar tech with Ratt. He came out as tech for me and Robbie Crane. I introduced him to Brian.

“We’ve all know we’ve known each other for, God .. years. So as soon as I walked into the room, I go, hey, you bastards, and everybody started laughing. We just immediately started cutting up and just blowing the dust off some of these old songs. It was great.”

Tommy Clufetos stepped away from The Dead Daisies in January 2022 to pursue his solo projects.

US Tour Tickets are available from The Dead Daisies website.

The Dead Daisies US Tour June 2024
The Dead Daisies US Tour June 2024

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