Dan Reed Network "Origins" November UK Tour
Dan Reed Network are delighted to announce their upcoming "Origins" November 2018 headline UK tour that will see the band take in major cities across the UK in support of their impending new album "Origins".
Originally formed in Portland, Oregon, Dan Reed Network packed out local clubs from late 1984 through 1986 with their infectious mixture of hard rock, funk and soul.
After releasing their EP “Breathless” and having a top ten single on local radio, “Steal Me”, Dan Reed Network signed to Polygram/Mercury Records.
In the winter of 1987, the group released their self-titled debut album which was produced by Bruce Fairbairn (Bon Jovi, Aerosmith) and engineered/mixed by Mike Fraser in Vancouver.
The first single, “Ritual” peaked at number 38 on the US Billboard Charts and became a staple of the funk rock genre. The debut album received a wealth of positive reviews, not the least of which was a four-star write-up from the notoriously hard-to-please Rolling Stone Magazine.
Dan Reed Network supported the album in Europe with legendary performances at London’ s Marquee Club and Stockholm’s Melody Club, which are still talked about to this day. While attending the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum induction ceremony in NYC in January 1989, Dan Reed met up with producer Nile Rodgers (Duran Duran, Madonna, David Bowie) which led to the creation of the second album “Slam”.
Produced by Rodgers, it better represented the Dan Reed Network’s live sound and accelerated the band’s growing status in Europe. Dan Reed Network opened the European leg of Bon Jovi’s ‘New Jersey Tour’ in 1989 and The Rolling Stones’ European Urban Jungle Tour in 1990.
The Dan Reed Network’s third album “The Heat”, produced by Bruce Fairbairn in 1991, was their biggest success in the UK, mostly due to the single Lover which was accompanied by a live video from Wembley Stadium filmed when they opened for the Stones. Despite some success and disillusioned with the record business and all it’s trappings, the band disbanded, much to the dismay of their supporters around the globe.
Fast forward to the 21st century and Dan Reed Network played their 25th anniversary reunion show on New Years Eve 2012 in their home town of Portland, Oregon, with all the original band members: Dan Reed, Dan Pred, Brion James, Melvin Brannon II and Blake Sakamoto.
The members found it was incredibly fun being back together, and, consequently, Dan Reed Network decided it was a good time to bring the band and the music back to Europe. In 2013, they performed three sold out shows in Stockholm at Debaser, outside of London at the Enchanted Festival, and at the Diamond Rock Club in Northern Ireland. Dan Reed Network was invited to play at the UK’s Download Festival 2014 and then toured the UK again and Sweden in late 2015. Dan Reed Network released their album “Fight Another Day” in June 2016 dovetailed by the summer concert season which saw Dan Reed Network appear, among others, at the prestigious Sweden Rock Festival in early June 2016.
In March 2017 Dan Reed Network returned to the UK with an 11-date tour followed by a tour with Extreme later that year.