Down The Front Media awards 

Congratulations to all the final nominees in the Down The Front Media awards... we are delighted that Ryders Creed are up for Live band of the year and Album of the Month winner for the Year... 
and  Massive Wagons are up for Album of the Year , Live band and Band of the Year... they are both alongside some fine company.... good luck everyone ? 

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End of the Tour 

Manchester! You gave us the perfect ending to the tour! Thank you for a fantastic evening ? I have nothing but love for the Marc Montgomery, James Bird, Scott Taylor, Matt, Craig and Gary from ‘Mason Hill’ and Joe, Jack, Tom and Phil from ‘Hollowstar’ who gave their hearts and souls every show, both on and off stage... a true honor to befriend you all on this tour, and will be watching your musical careers continue to blossom from near and afar! To our crew Dave Newton, Kerry Bechtol and Will Blake... you boys excelled each and every day and you have our deepest gratitude for your tireless energies and hard work! To Dario Nikzad, Peter Noble, Jules Carley and Lisa Bardsley... our love and gratitude for organizing and promoting this run of shows... it was spectacular each and every day. To Paul Anthony, Wyatt Wendels, and everyone at Planet Rock it was an honor to work beside you presenting this release! To Dave Ling and everyone at Classic Rock Magazine... we thank you for being on our side on this journey. To Graeme Purdy Bell, Amanda Rose, Janne Skip Sandin and Anders Gustafsson... our many thanks for the artwork, photos and web work on ‘Origins’! To Kateřina Bláhová only love for all the work you do organizing flights and doing accounting. Many thanks to STS for our backline, to Townsend Records in the UK and AOR Records in Germany for releasing this new album. To all the venue managers, promoters and staff’s for this run we wish to thank you for hosting us and being so kind and gracious to us all. Thank you to Martin Jarvis for your hard work helping us get here ? To the lovely souls in the Caravan and Networkers... no band could be any more fortunate than to have the support you give DRN. We are truly blessed! - Dan Reed

We hope to see you all in Prague for New Year’s Eve or Berlin for our next ‘Studio Sessions’ on December 29th

Origins Nov Tour 

Honoured to announce the DRN ‘ORIGINS UK TOUR’ coming to you this November in celebration of an exciting music release we will be telling everyone about next month! Thank you to PLANET ROCK for co-presenting this tour and for all the work you do keeping rock and roll alive and well in the United Kingdom and the world at large! 

TICKETS available HERE - www.danreed-network/com/tour 

We are very excited to have ‘MASON HILL’ from Glasgow and ‘HOLLOWSTAR’ from Cambridge on the bill. These are two amazing up and coming UK hard rock groove bands whose music we really wanted to help expose to our audience as we know you will love their vibe and their sets will help make for a most memorable evening! Interested to hear more please check out their video links below to get a taste of their music! 

ALSO we will be doing a drawing on Facebook Live at the end of our DRN ‘Studio Sessions’ in Stockholm, Sweden on July 14th. The names of all those who share this post and help spread the word will be added to the drawing! The (10) names picked will win a new ‘Origins Tour T-Shirt’ and an invitation to come to the soundcheck of their choice of any of the UK dates. 

PLEASE NOTE the July 24th ‘Listening Party’ in London at ‘The Landor’ will be an afternoon event beginning at 2pm for those who are coming to the London show on the 23rd and wish to stick around and attend both events. The 24th Party is an exclusive event where only 70 tickets will be available on the ‘Dan Reed Networkers' group page, so please join up if you want to be there for the party or receive special offers in the future! 

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We wish to thank everyone in the music industry that has helped us get to this point, those who help run our website and social pages, and all of you music lovers who have been supporting DRN since the very beginning, and all those who have discovered us over the last 6 years since returning to the stage and studio! We would not be here without all your love and support. It has been nothing but good times! We are very much looking forward to stepping it up a notch on this headline tour come November and rocking beside you all :-) 

Here’s to the future! 

MASON HILL “Now You See Me” - 

HOLLOWSTAR “All I Gotta Say” -

End of Extreme tour 

London! What a magical end to a year of DRN, Trio and Solo performances ? First off I wish to thank our amazing management and crew for all your hard work and good energies making this last tour run so smooth and one for the books! Our love and gratitude to Dario Nikzad our Tour Manager and Co-Manager, Brollan Söderström our Front of House Soundman, Kerry Bechtol our Lighting Director, John Taylor our Monitor Man, Jamie 'The Vibologist' Dutton on Merch and crew, Pat Goodhand our trusted Bus Driver, and Anders Gustafsson who photo documented our tour with Extreme! Working beside you all has been a joy and honor... More to come! We would like to thank Kateřina Bláhová for booking all our travel and tour accounting, Martin Jarvis our agent for all your wonderful work, and Amanda Rose for your wonderful photos from the last show! My many thanks to Robby Hoffman, Nuno, Gary, Pat and Kevin for having us on this tour... Never has it felt more like family with another band and we certainly look forward to doing more work with you in the future! Your friendship and giving hearts will be forever cherished, and your performances each night were something to behold and learn from. To Frank, Mark, Martin, Ingrid, Carlos, Adam, Simon, and all the Extreme crew... Thank you for treating DRN with such respect, and for all your hard work each day. Our gratitude to Andy Copping and everyone at Live Nation and AEG for all your good work making this tour a success. Thank you to Graeme Purdy Bell and Peter Noble and Michaela for all your great efforts in getting the word out and making beautiful artwork for promoting this recent European Tour. Many thanks to our Backline Company, to Frontier's Records, to Paul Anthony and everyone at Planet Rock, Dave Ling and all the folks at Classic Rock, and all the reviewers and photographers that were at each Extreme Date! My apologies for jumping in to the pit and startling a few of you ? Great hanging with Toni Medcalf and Joshua a couple of dates. Our love to Jules Carley for creating two DRN support groups who are quickly becoming an extended family 'The Caravan' and 'The Dan Reed Networkers! To Dan Pred, Brion James, Melvin Brannon Jr. And Rob Daiker... I could not be more blessed than to be on this musical journey with you four gentlemen. The laughter, inspiration, friendship and creative madness we all share is something that I will forever hold dear and I thank you for sharing this path beside me. Last but certainly not the least.. To all the good souls who welcomed us at the London show... Our sincere gratitude for the loving reception! Looking out and seeing so many friends and familiar faces was a beautiful thing, as was seeing many new curious and bewildered faces turn to smiles by the end of the set. Thank you all and we will shall return in 2018! Until then may you all have a heartwarming Christmas with your loved ones and a memorable ringing in of the New Year ❤  

I leave you all for the Holidays with a few photos from the London show by the talented Anders Gustafsson, and stay tuned for 2018 date announcements next week after Christmas! - Dan Reed


Arrived in Glasgow this morning. We have played here before over 25 years ago. Looking forward to what should be a great show tonight. 


I had an extra good time playing tonight. I felt inspired from watching Extreme the night before. Nuno is a great guitarist! There were a lot of people that had seen us the last time we were here and played in kilts!! The night was cold but the love in the house was warm! The set was short but everyone loved it and we made a few new fans as well! Thank you Glasgow 


What a great beginning to the tour with EXTREME last evening! The band and crew have been a joy to meet up with and work beside... And Extreme rocked our world big time... Ridiculously tight and full of passion for two hours straight! Thank you to everyone in the audience who welcomed us so warmly and all the positive comments online this day. We are beyond honored by this experience so far ? See you tonight and come early... DRN hits the stage 30 minutes after doors! Thank you our hard working crew for a perfect first day of this run.   - Dan Reed

Photo by Anders Gustafsson


Planet RockStock 

Mist over the lake in Wales

Great show at the in Wales at Planet RockStock! Sold out show!! 2500 people


Hanging out with the “Electric Boys at the hotel bar. The boys play before us.

Studio session at Blueprint Studio  

Thank you to everyone who made yesterday's 'DRN Studio Session' such a wonderful gathering! I have been reading the posts of many of you who attended and want to say we in the band felt it was a one of a kind experience for us as well, and we truly enjoyed every single minute, saying to each other today it was a highlight of our entire musical history  Thank you all for supporting this idea, for surrounding the band with a pool of positivity that allowed us to feel free to create without distraction, for your good humor, and for singing your hearts out on 'Fade to Light' and 'Ritual'! We will be doing more of these gatherings in upstate NY  and Portland, Oregon in May and in Stockholm in July as we felt it was another level of connecting with those who support our music, and something we wish to continue doing... What a day! My sincere gratitude to Dario Nikzad for brainstorming this idea up and working so hard beside me this last year to bring this to fruition, to continually come up with solutions to the challenges an event like this presents and for marching DRN in to the future! Love to Jules Carley for all your good energies with the Caravan and the Networkers pages. It was an honor to have your presence for I know how much your efforts helped make this event a success as well. Many thanks to Paul Mortlock, Jan, and all your talented crew for filming the day, and doing all the great interview segments, to Gaz and Ian at 'Blue Print Studios' for busting your butts on every level, to Amanda Rose Photography for capturing the photos attached below, to John on sound, to the caterers who delivered some very tasty food, to Kelebek Wilcox for doing the merch, to the Eagle Inn for running the bar and the after party, to Mo and the door staff at the Studio, to Peter Noble for spreading the word, and finally to Adrian Hextall from Power Play Magazine for covering the story! The band and myself are eternally grateful to all those who traveled from Australia, America, Sweden, Finland, Spain and throughout the UK to be with us yesterday and who made it all possible. Hope you had great birthdays Nikki Parker and Lynne Watson, and after serving everyone their meals we are discussing opening our own deli, so look out... DRN Catering may be just around the corner 

- review by Dan Reed



“Soundstage” in Madrid  

It was a true joy performing at 'Sound Stage'... What a fun evening with a lovely audience! We felt such love from everyone who attended and the comments by the audience after and their smiles during the set filled us with the hopes to return in the near future. To all the good souls who attended and all the staff who worked their butts off... Our deepest gratitude! And to 'Yellow Dog Conspiracy'... You guys are pure class and rocked our world with your music, humility and kind hearts... and we all hope to work beside you again in the future!