Dan Reed Network have announced four concerts in the UK this June. Tickets go on sale Friday February 25th at 10am from www.danreed-network.com/tour.
Dates include – Waterloo, Blackpool (June 16), The Welly, Hull (June 17), The Dreadnought, Bathgate (June 18), O2 Ritz, Manchester (June 19).
Says Dan Reed, “As soon as we were made aware that our shows with Reckless Love were going to be rescheduled again it became imperative to find a way to get back on the road as soon as possible, we have an album that we know is going to deliver and we are desperate to get out there and play it live for everyone!
We’re delighted that we were able to arrange these headlines shows around the album’s release date so we can celebrate that properly with all of you.
The tour will see the band take in four UK dates including a special guest performance at the HRH AOR festival at 02 Ritz in Manchester on Sunday June 19th, before heading to Hamburg for an album release party show hosted by their record label, Drakkar Entertainment.
Check out the “Dan Reed Networkers’ Facebook page for access to an exclusive ‘Networkers’ show on this tour that will only be announced on this page – www.facebook.com/groups/1420377851352362.
The ongoing instability caused by the pandemic has made it impossible for Dan Reed Network and Reckless Love to travel to the UK and throughout Europe,” says Dan.
Dan adds, “This decision has not been made lightly. We were determined to give these shows as much of a chance of happening as possible, however it is now clear that the world is not yet in a secure enough position for us to be confident about traversing countries with shows unaffected by Covid.
There is the added caveat that when we return to play our first shows in what now will be well over two years, we want to do this in true DRN fashion and that means freely interacting with those who want to come and hang out with the band post shows. Our live performances are fuelled by our interactions with you all, before, during and after our shows!”
The band’s new album Let’s Hear It For The King, originally slated for March 4th release, has been moved to the new release date of Friday June 17th. Pre-order the album from www.danreednetwork.tmstor.es.
To coincide with the new album release date the band are pleased announce that they will be performing at the HRH AOR festival in Manchester in June as well as hosting an album launch party in Hamburg in conjunction with their record label Drakkar Entertainment. There will be further announcements soon for the June release so please watch this space!
Finally, the shows planned for Norway & Belgium have been unable to be rescheduled to coincide with these new tour dates and as a result all tickets previously purchased will be eligible for a refund.
Dan Reed Network are delighted to present the new lyric video for Pretty Karma – the second single from the upcoming new album Let’s Hear It For The King. The single is out now and is available to stream at https://bfan.link/pretty-karma-1
“The reception to the first single “Starlight” was truly incredible,” says Dan Reed. “We’re determined to keep our foot to the floor. “Pretty Karma” is the perfect track for that, and we hope this track keeps the anticipation levels for ‘Let’s Hear It For the King’ simmering on high!
Finally, for those of you who are part of the ‘Networkers’ Facebook group or a supporter of the bands Patreon page, Dan will now be performing both solo and bringing down his bassist Bengan Jonasson and drummer Robert Ikiz from Sweden and it going to rock it up big time at The ‘Networkers’ show in Newcastle on Feb 27th.
All tickets remain valid but are refundable if you’d like to hold out to see the full Network, but Dan is excited to reunite with everyone for this one-off performance. It’s been a long time coming! A couple tickets remain. For more information, please join us on Patreon or the ‘Networkers’ Facebook page.
Let’s Hear It For The King is Dan Reed Network’s sixth studio album, and their first since 2018’s Origins album. The new album comes full circle to the band’s original vision statement – to challenge beliefs, smash down existing protocol, and build something new out of the shrapnel.
“We are chomping at the bit to get out there and bring people what we genuinely believe is the heaviest, funkiest and most melodic DRN album to date,” says Dan Reed. “These songs are the strongest representation of the band’s sound that we’ve ever created. You have been warned!”
Not for the faint-hearted, the long-awaited new DRN album pays tremendous detail to infectious melodies, provocative lyrics and honours their shredding funk rock roots. This album is for visionaries who want to be part of and bear witness to the next step in the Dan Reed Network’s artistic evolution.
Available to pre-order from the official Dan Reed Network store www.danreednetwork.tmstor.es, the new album will be available as a Limited Edition DRN LHIFTK box set, Limited Edition coloured vinyl, and much more.
Dan has even created personalised, hand-written lyric sheets for each song from Let’s Hear It For The King that will be randomly placed inside the limited-edition box sets. Happy hunting, everyone!
“The new album snarls and bites,” says an enthusiastic Dan Reed.
We wanted to cut its teeth alongside some young, high-energy bands, so who better than Reckless Love and Collateral.
Those boys can rock. Anyone who’s seen DRN live knows that’s where we come to life. We’re ready to deliver a lot of energy and give the audience a direct shot of funk n’ roll.
ALBUM TRACK LISTING
*Bonus track on CD (not available on vinyl edition)
1. PRETTY KARMA (4:25)
2. THE GHOST INSIDE (3:51)
3. STARLIGHT (3:51)
4. SUPERNOVA (4:52)
5. LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE KING (4:30)
6. I SEE ANGELS (3:50)
7. HOMEGROWN (4:32)
8. STUMBLE (4:08)
9. JUST MIGHT GET IT (4:16)
10. WHERE’S THE REVOLUTION (4:08)
11. ARE YOU READY? (4:10)
12. UNFUCK MY WORLD (3:58)
13. *LAST DAY ON SATURN (5:35)