THUNDER RELEASE 2 LIVE ALBUMS & PERFORM AT CALLING FESTIVAL IN LONDON

THUNDER RELEASE 2 LIVE ALBUMS & PERFORM AT CALLING FESTIVAL IN LONDON

THUNDER return with the release of not just one, but 2 live albums: Back To The Black Country (featuring additional highlights to the ticket buyer CD) and Thunder The Xmas Show Live 2013 both available now from www.thunderonline.com. Recorded at the band’s thundering sold out Xmas Shows at Wolverhampton Civic Hall on 20th and 21st December. The albums feature the highlights of the band’s biggest Christmas shows to date, together with the biggest band (including guest backing vocals, keyboards and a brass section). To give fans a special treat one free download from each album is available now from the website.

Danny Bowes says: “Here’s the thing. We decided to resurrect our Christmas show concept in 2011, after an incredible show at London’s High Voltage Festival that summer. Having been away for 2 years, it was really quite moving to see so many people wearing Thunder tee shirts in the crowd, all singing every word of our set. Since then we’ve not managed to get near a studio, but the Christmas shows have just got bigger and bigger, and nuttier and nuttier! Wolves Civic last December was quite simply off the scale, and the crowd was the noisiest we’ve ever played to. So having got the new year out of the way, and the recordings mixed, we were having a cup of tea and discussing what to do next, and then Live Nation called up and asked if we wanted to play on Clapham Common with Aerosmith and Joe Bonamassa. How are we going to turn that down? I keep saying I’m supposed to be retired, but nobody’s bloody listening.”

Back To The Black Country

Long Way From Home
Heart Of Gold
Robert Johnson’s Tombstone
Carol Ann
Long Train Running
Higher Ground
When I’m Dead & Gone
Everybody Wants Her
Empty City
Fade Into The Sun
Got To Get You Into My Life
Don’t Wait For Me
I Love You More Than Rock ‘n’ Roll
Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)

Link to buy album:
http://www.thunderonline-shop.co.uk/product.asp?productID=188

 

Thunder – The Xmas Show Live 2013

Long Way From Home
Pinball Wizard
Robert Johnson’s Tombstone
You Can’t Live Your Life In A Day
Long Train Running
Higher Ground
When I’m Dead and Gone
She’s So Fine
Pilot Of My Dreams
In a Broken Dream
Hollywood Nights
Fly on the Wall
I’m Dreaming Again
Just Another Suicide
Merry Xmas Everybody

Link to buy album:
http://www.thunderonline-shop.co.uk/product.asp?productID=187

Thunder will join the line-up at the Calling Festival on Clapham Common on Saturday 28th June with Aerosmith and Joe Bonamassa, plus Walking Papers and others to be confirmed. They will play a selection of their greatest hits and classic tracks, and everyone will jump up and down and scream very loudly. They say it’s the law.. Full details from livenation.co.uk.

THUNDER ADD SECOND CHRISTMAS SHOW AS FIRST SELLS OUT IN 2 DAYS

THUNDER ADD SECOND CHRISTMAS SHOW AS FIRST SELLS OUT IN 2 DAYS

thunderDue to public demand and a spectacular high speed sell out for their Wolverhampton Civic Hall date on 20th December, Thunder has added a second Christmas show at the same venue on the 21st. General tickets go on sale on Friday 28th June at 9.00am.

Tickets are priced at £30 each (subject to booking fee) and will be available via the following outlets:-

Ticketmaster: http://zbtix.net/thunxmas2
Wolves Civic Hall: http://goo.gl/0E20p
Eventim: http://goo.gl/1FwhF
See Tickets: http://goo.gl/dQ2PM

Thunder recently played a storming set at Download and prior to that delighted fans when they joined Whitesnake and Journey as special guests on their UK arena tour. The band will also be performing at various European festivals in Germany and Holland in July and August. 

Full details on all Thunder and individual band member activity is to be found at www.thunderonline.com

DECEMBER CHRISTMAS SHOWS

Friday 20th Wolverhampton Civic Hall (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 21st Wolverhampton Civic Hall

A limited number of VIP Packages for both shows were made available via pre-sale, and sold out completely in less than 5 minutes. 

THUNDER JOIN WHITESNAKE AND JOURNEY ON 2013 UK TOUR

THUNDER JOIN WHITESNAKE AND JOURNEY ON 2013 UK TOUR

ThunderUnionThunder are happy to announce the will play with Whitesnake and Journey in their upcoming UK tour. Catch them at the following shows next year:

MAY 2013
Sat 18th Glasgow SECC
Mon 20th Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
Weds 22nd Metro Radio Arena Newcastle
Thurs 23rd Manchester Arena
Sat 25th Capital FM Arena Nottingham
Sun 26th Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Tues 28th LG Arena Birmingham
Weds 29th Wembley Arena London

Danny says: “We agreed we would do some shows next year, but there’s no new album so we were thinking we’d just do some festivals, then this came up. It’s perfect for us, and it’s a great bill, like they used to be back in the day. Let’s face it, we could all do with a bit of cheering up at the moment, so hopefully the people who come will get a brilliant night out and go home happy. I’m sure we will.”

Tickets go on sale 10am on Friday 9th November and are available from  www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

JOIN THUNDER AND THE UNION ON THE  CHILDLINE ROCKS BIKE RIDE USA

JOIN THUNDER AND THE UNION ON THE CHILDLINE ROCKS BIKE RIDE USA

childline-rocksFollowing on from their hugely successful US bike ride in 2011 Thunder members Danny Bowes and Ben Matthews, together with Luke Morley (Thunder & The Union) and Peter Shoulder (The Union) will return to the USA in July, with a load of fellow bikers for the second USA charity motorcycle ride – The Great British Invasion. Proceeds will go Childline Rocks, part of Childline and the NSPCC.

Thunder & The Union will probably play some acoustic performances for fun along the way, but they won’t do a ‘headline show’ as they did in 2011.

As times are hard and everyone is tightening their budgets, Thunder and Union fans will not be asked for donations to sponsor the ride this year, although you can donate to Childline at any time.

There are some places on the ride still available for those who can raise the funds, so if you have a bike licence and you fancy spending a week on a Harley Davidson, riding through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, and having a sing song around the camp fire every now and then with the guys, that is possible… So if you’re interested in what we’re told is “the ride of a lifetime,” just click the link, read the blurb, get excited, then email the organisers.

Full details on the ride can be found at www.childinerocks.co.uk 

ChildLine Rocks is an independent committee originally set up to raise money for ChildLine -a service within the NSPCC – through live music. The first ChildLine Rocks event was held at London’s indigO2 in March 2008; the line-up included Roger Daltrey, Lulu, Marillion, Thunder, Ian Paice (Deep Purple) and The Zombies. The event, which was compered by legendary DJ, “Whispering” Bob Harris, raised over 100,000, which paid for 40 new volunteer ChildLine counsellors. The CLR committee is chaired by Malcolm Bluemel, the owner of Planet Rock Radio and includes Classic Rock and Yamaha amongst others. 

ChildLine is the UK’s free, confidential 24-hour helpline for children and young people. Trained volunteer counsellors comfort, advise and protect children and young people who may feel they have nowhere else to turn. Almost 1300 volunteers provide a counselling service, supervised by a team of professional supervisors and managers. Every day ChildLine counsellors answer around 2,500 calls from children and young people looking for comfort, advice and protection.

 

THUNDER ADD SECOND CHRISTMAS SHOW IN DECEMBER

THUNDER ADD SECOND CHRISTMAS SHOW IN DECEMBER

ThunderDue to enormous public demand and fan pressure – and the fact that Thunder’s first Christmas show on Friday 21st December sold out in 6 hours – the band have added a second Xmas show at the Manchester Academy on Saturday 22nd December.

Tickets for the show on 22nd December at the Manchester Academy are £30.00 each (subject to booking fee). The ticket price includes the live CD (only if you tick the box at the time of purchase – one per ticket to the ticket buyer). 

Tickets will go on sale ONLY via Ticketmaster as follows:

Weds 18th April 02 Customers (Pre-sales)
Thurs 19th April Live Nation Subscriber (Pre-sales)
Fri 20th April 9.00am Everyone else.

Via LIVE NATION 

Doors 19.30 Thunder will be onstage at 20.00. There will be 2 sets with break, no support.

Full details at www.thunderonline.com 

Both of the Xmas shows will be recorded. The highlights will be selected and one ticket buyer CD will be produced. For those fans who don’t attend one of the shows, a second general release CD will be produced, with some of the same highlights and some others which will be available for purchase on the www.thunderonline.com website. 

THUNDER CHRISTMAS SHOW 2012

THUNDER CHRISTMAS SHOW 2012

thunder2After last year’s blinding Xmas shows in Nottingham.. Thunder have announced a 2012 Christmas Show at the Manchester Academy on 21st December.

The show will stick to the now legendary Thunder Christmas Show format, featuring 2 sets (acoustic then full on electric), with a mix of Thunder songs and killer covers, special guests, inflatables and general festive mayhem. As in the past, the show will be recorded, and ticket buyers will receive an exclusive live CD of the highlights. Those who don’t attend the show will be able to purchase a slightly different CD later on.

Going forwards, Thunder have no touring or recording plans, but have decided that they will do an annual Xmas show. It is likely that in the future they will move the show to a different venue & city each year.

Tickets for the Manchester Academy are £30.00 each (subject to booking fee). The ticket price includes the live CD – (one per ticket). Tickets will go on sale ONLY via Ticketmaster at 9am on Friday April 6th HERE 

Doors 19.30 Thunder will be onstage at 20.00. There will be 2 sets with break, no support.

The 2011 Xmas show CD “Rock City 12 – The Baubles Are Back In Town” is available at www.thunderonline.com.

Fans can also check out the new Free MP3 Downloads page where you can get a song from the latest CD (as well as 9 others), for a princely nothing.