Funk rock hero Dan Reed has revealed his Network went back to its roots to create brand new album Let’s Hear It For The King.
And the flamboyant frontman insisted Dan Reed Network will continue to fight for racial harmony at a time when division is rife.
Fans will get a first chance to hear the new material live when Dan Reed Network hook up with Scandi hair metal throwbacks Reckless Love on a nine-date UK tour in 2021.
Let’s Hear It For The King will be released prior to the co-headline jaunt and Reed said: “DRN is truly excited about our next album.
“We went back to our roots of bending, breaking, and experimenting with the rock music genre.
“We believe this record to be our heaviest, funkiest and most melodic DRN album to date.
“It’s in keeping with our tradition of trying to deliver a strong message of unity through welcoming our differences instead of fearing them.
“We cannot wait to get out on tour in early 2021 to test these songs out with Reckless Love and Mason Hill in support.”
Dan Reed Network will hit the road from Monday March 1.
Planet Rock have launched a pre-sale today via www.planetrocktickets.co.uk.
Tickets go on general sale Friday 19th June via www.gigantic.com and www.danreed-network.com/tour.
“At the end of 2019 we celebrated the past touring in celebration of the 30th anniversary of our 1989 album Slam,” added Dan.
“Back then it was time for us to put our laser focus on the future.
“We immediately locked ourselves in the studio while the world hibernated and created a collection of songs that we believe will blow everyone’s doors off on every level.
“As our home country struggles yet again with racial strife and trying to find a way through the darkness, DRN has fought this battle since our inception with our music and performances.
“We’re releasing this album and hitting the road in honour of that battle.
“It’s a celebration of our differences which make this world so vibrant and ultimately beautiful.
“Only through harmony can hate be destroyed.
“We hope that Let’s Hear it For The King will be one more voice screaming for positive change while compelling you to dance your ass off!”