By Vlad T, Rock At Night Detroit
Live Review: The Dead Daisies at The Token Lounge–Get Out of the House U.S. 2021 Tour– Detroit, Michigan–June 30, 2021
David Lowy of the Dead Daisies might have been a di Medici in another era. The band’s architect (and a highly accomplished pilot to boot), he has assembled a collection of sterling and legendary talent in the group, including rock hall of fame vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes, industry mainstay Doug Aldrich on lead guitar, Lowy on rhythm guitar, and native Detroiter and metal favorite Tommy Clufetos on drums.
With their latest album (“Holy Ground”) and tour, the group continues to deliver on its mission—to bring fresh, brash, and powerful rock to the world, both on record and especially live. There has never been a more relevant time for them to take their message and spirit to the people.
The Daisies put on an arena rock master class June 30thbefore a capacity crowd at the venerable Token Lounge in metro Detroit. The charged audience, deprived of live music for so long, was ready to show its love, and the inspired Daisies were only too happy to reciprocate.
Hughes has long possessed one of rock’s signature voices, and it was in preternatural form Wednesday, as the the band stormed through a set of material both current (the standout new single “Holy Ground”) and classic (“Mexico” and a stirring rendition of Deep Purple’s “Mistreated”).
A touching moment came as Hughes sincerely expressed his fondness for Detroit audiences, sharing that he’s been regularly visiting the city for over 40 years. The mutual love was palpable with the crowd’s roaring approval. As powerful as its sounds were, the band left its audience of believers this evening with a heartening message about the redemptive powers of rock and roll, no matter the age.
I Don’t Need No Doctor, Unspoken, Rise Up, Dead and Gone, Chosen and Justified, Mexico, Bustle & Flow, Lock ‘n’ Load, Come Alive, Song and a Prayer, Midnight Moses, Mistreated, Righteous Days, My Fate, Leave Me Alone, Fortunate Son, Resurrected, 30 Days in a Hole, Like No Other, Shake the Ground: ENCORE: Long Way to Go, Burn.
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