Glenn Hughes Is Temporarily Replaced By Yogi Lonich In The Dead Daisies

The Dead Daisies recently shared a post to announce that their frontman and bassist Glenn Hughes wouldn’t continue touring because of a health issue on their official Instagram account. The band stated that Buckcherry’s Yogi Lonich would play the bass during Hughes’ absence.

Different musicians such as Richard Fortus, Marco Mendoza, John Corabi, Deen Castronovo, Gilby Clarke, and many more took place in the famous supergroup, The Dead Daisies, founded by David Lowy. It went through several lineup changes over the years, and its current members are Doug Aldrich, David Lowy, Brian Tichy, and Hughes. They have been creating, recording, and performing their iconic songs for years.

Their summer European tour kicked off on June 3, 2022, in Hamburg, ending on August 5, 2022, in Sweden. The Dead Daisies fans were glad to see them on the stage after tumultuous and challenging times because of the global pandemic. Even though most countries got rid of some of their precautions and restrictions, COVID-19 is still part of our lives, and the band members had to face it again.

In their recent Instagram post, The Dead Daisies revealed that their singer and bass player Hughes tested positive for COVID-19, and he needed to recover and take a break from their ongoing concert dates. They added that the show must go on, so Yogi Lonich, who previously had collaborated with the band, would be their temporary bassist. Also, Animal Drive’s Dino Jelusick became the vocalist. The Dead Daisies said nothing could stop them from playing by sharing that they were speaking with their promoters to solve the problems.

The band’s IG post read:

“We’re sad to have to announce that the dreaded virus has hit the camp again with Glenn testing positive and unfortunately unable to continue; he’s doing OK, and please join us in wishing him a speedy recovery.

In the spirit of The Dead Daisies, ‘The Show Must Go On.’ As Yogi filled in for David when he was crook, we’re forging forward with Yogi playing bass and Dino Jelusick joining us on vocals for the rest of these shows.

We know some of you were coming to see Glenn, but we hope you will still come out, rock with us, and have a great time. Too many bands find it easy to cancel, but we’re determined to keep playing for you guys; rain, hail, heat, or virus. If you do want to give it a miss, we’re in the process of speaking with the promoters to work something out. We’ll keep you posted.

Look forward to seeing you at the shows.”

You can check out the photo below.

Photo Credit: The Dead Daisies – Instagram