The sensational return of UK rock legends Thunder, who had a Top 10 UK album earlier this year, continues into 2016 with the announcement of five UK arena dates and a three-disc set documenting the story of the band’s incredible latest, Classic Rock Award nominated album, ‘Wonder Days’.
The band will be blowing the roof off arenas around the UK in February, including a date at London’s Wembley Arena. Says lead singer Danny Bowes: “The shows in March were incredible, and the new songs went down just as well as the Thunder favourites. We can’t wait for February, so we can do it all over again.”
Support will come from renowned Bradford rockers Terrorvision, who have reformed for their first shows in three years, plus King King, nominees at this year’s Classic Rock Awards for Best New Band.
Terrorvision bassist Leigh Marklew, says “We were discussing the idea of getting back into the ring in 2016, so when the call came from Thunder asking us to be their special guests, the timing was perfect. We agreed it will be a fun tour, a great way to come back.”
From 1992’s debut Formaldehyde through to Super Delux in 2011 – Terrorvision have stomped out their own, original brand of shiny pop rock (with dirt under its fingernails), from crunching metal (Alice, What’s The Matter, American TV), pure pop killers (Oblivion, Perseverance and Tequila), brooding melodrama (Middleman, Some People Say, Bad Actress) to high-octane punk funk (My House, Pretend Best Friend, D’ya Wanna Go Faster), Terrorvision have always delivered the party right to your door.
Feb 2016 Live Dates
15/02/2016 – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
16/02/2016 – Bristol Colston Hall
18/02/2016 – SECC Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
19/02/2016 – Sheffield Arena
20/02/2016 – Wembley Arena
**(see ticket details below)**
Thunder will also be releasing a 3 disc set in January 2016.
Entitled ‘All You Can Eat’, it documents the story of ‘Wonder Days’, Thunder’s first studio album for 6 years, and includes a live album, a live in-the-studio session, and a documentary film.
Disc 1 – Hors D’oeuvres – The RAK Session
The session took place at the famous RAK Studio 1 on November 4th and 5th 2014, during the two days preceding the band’s show at Brooklyn Bowl in the O2 in London. The band set up in the studio to record 100% live, and as quickly as possible. They played fourteen songs one after another, with no breaks, no stops, overdubs or fix ups. The end result is astonishing.
Disc 2 – Main Course – Live At The Brooklyn Bowl
The Brooklyn Bowl show on November 6th 2014 was offered free to fans, in association with Classic Rock Magazine. There was no fee for tickets, and fans applied online in their thousands for the chance to hear the band play brand new songs from ‘Wonder Days’, three months ahead of the release, alongside Thunder classics, and some never played before covers. The rules were pretty simple – no cameras, no video, no social media updates, just word of mouth. Thunder fans duly obliged, and the evening was stunning. The show was captured; audio and video, and eight of the songs were given away on the cover of Classic Rock Magazine in January 2015. The rest have stayed in the filing cabinet, until now…
Disc 3 – Dessert – The Wonder Days Film
A documentary made by Tim Sidwell from Toward Infinity, this film details the story behind the making of the ‘Wonder Days’ album, and features extensive band interviews, along with studio footage from the WD session, clips from the live session at RAK Studio 1, the Brooklyn Bowl live show, the triumphant March 2015 UK shows, and the Loud Park show, filmed for TV in Tokyo (Oct 2014). 60 minutes of pure Thunder fan joy…
**Tickets for the tour**
The band will have a limited quantity of both regular and VIP tickets available for fans ahead of pre-sales for O2, Planet Rock & Live Nation members.
22/09/2015 – 9.00am – Band pre-sale & VIP tickets go on sale www.ticketzone.co.uk/thundertourtickets2016
VIP ticket details at www.thunderonline.com
23/09/2015 – 9.00am – O2 Subscribers pre-sale
24/09/2015 – 9.00am – Planet Rock & Live Nation pre-sale
www.planetrock.com & www.livenation.co.uk
25/09/2015 – 9.00am – Tickets go on general sale
Ticket prices are £28.50 for all shows except London where they’ll be £29.50.
Praise for ‘Wonder Days’
“Brilliant…a massive reminder that class is both timeless and incandescent” 8/10
– Classic Rock
“The best songs they’ve recorded in a decade” 4/5 – Kerrang!
“It sounds amazing. Welcome back.” 8/10 – Metal Hammer
“Classy classic rock from a band who should have many more days ahead of them” – Total Guitar
“Timeless quality… the band sound on top form” – Record Collector
“It’s all about crunching guitar, strong melody and an exceptional vocalist” – Powerplay
“A great record [from] one of the finest British rock bands around” – Guitar & Bass