October 18, 2016 06:00 ET

The Dead Daisies Step Up to Support the USO's Force Behind the Forces and Prepare for USO Tour to South Korea

Rock Band to Perform Three USO Shows for Troops and Military Families Stationed at Camp Casey, K-16 Air Base and Osan Air Base

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwired - October 18, 2016) -

WHAT: The Dead Daisies USO Tour

WHEN: Oct. 27 - Nov. 2, 2016

WHERE: South Korea

WHY: Just a few weeks after the USO launched Force Behind the Forces - a brand awareness campaign encouraging Americans to stand in support of service members and military families -- The Dead Daisies step up to support the initiative and announce a seven-day USO tour to South Korea. The trip, which spans Oct. 27 to Nov. 2, will include USO shows at Camp Casey (Oct. 30), K-16 Air Base (Oct. 31) and Osan Air Base (Nov. 1).

Far from strangers to military life, bassist Marco Mendoza grew up the son of an airman and bandmate John Corabi's father served in the U.S. Army. The trip will mark the band's first-ever USO tour and the first time a group of musicians have encouraged their fans to visit to learn how to join the USO and become a Force Behind the Forces.

An old-school band that has taken the rock music world by storm, The Dead Daisies is comprised of Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Scream), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner) and David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink). The band's third album, "Make Some Noise," was released in August and is steadily climbing the music charts. After wrapping up a massive summer tour through Europe with KISS, the quintet will soon perform on the KISS Kruise followed by co-headining a tour with The Answer.

Feb. 4 marked the USO's 75th anniversary and the kick off of a yearlong celebration around the world. The Dead Daisies upcoming USO tour to South Korea is part of that celebration.


Attributed to bassist Marco Mendoza of The Dead Daisies:

"After connecting with so many great service men and women on the 'Freedom to Rock' tour with KISS in the U.S., we are thrilled about this opportunity to play for some of the people that defend our freedom all over the world. If you're a service member, catch us at a base in South Korea in October. If you're a fan, join us in supporting our military by visiting to learn how to become a Force Behind the Forces."

"It's a great time to pay respect and give a little back. "

Attributed to singer John Corabi of The Dead Daisies:
"We will bring a little of America to you guys! We can't wait to get over there and play, it's going to be a blast!"


USO Tour Video: (Courtesy of The Dead Daisies)

About the USO

The USO strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.

In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President's Circle Partners: AT&T, the BNSF Railway Foundation, Clark Construction Group, LLC, The Coca-Cola Company, FedEx, Jeep, Johnson & Johnson, Kroger, NFL, Southern New Hampshire University and Four-Star Partners: Advisors Excel, BIC, ConAgra Foods, GEICO, Harris Teeter, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Starbucks, TKS, USAA and the Wawa Foundation. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit

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