Thunder announce 2019 UK Christmas shows

From Classic Rock.

Thunder have announced that rather than play just one show at their annual Christmas gathering, they’ll perform in two UK cities instead.

A Tale Of Two Cities will take place at Birmingham’s O2 Academy on December 20 and at the Manchester Academy on December 21.

Explaining the decision, Thunder frontman Danny Bowes says: The Thunder Christmas shows have become a highlight of the year for both the band and the fans – and we’re delighted to be making two stops this year.

“It’s a brilliant way to round off the year and we can’t wait. If you want to join us then please don’t hang about as the tickets always fly out for these shows and if you miss out Yule be sorry. And, yes, that’s enough of that nonsense!”

Both of the shows will follow the traditional format and be comprised of two sets. The first will be an acoustic performance, while the second will be fully electric

Thunder say that the setlist will include “an eclectic festive selection box of hits, rarities and covers.”

Tuesday 28 May 2019 at 10am via the Thunder online store, with the general on sale being Friday 31 May at 10am.

Bowes and guitarist Luke Morley will head out on the road together for 16 nights of music and chat throughout October on the Unplugged & Unscripted tour.

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    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    THUNDER Live At The BBC [1990 - 1995] (2010 UK 61-track Six CD box set, featuring a treasure-trove of live and session recordings, with every one previously unreleased and now fully remastered, taken from the peak of their career. CD1 kicks of the box on 9th December 1990 with the final night's set of a three-show run at London's Hammersmith Odeon, with the band still basking in the fantastic response to their debut album, 'Backstreet Symphony'. CD 2 completesthe same Hammersmith show, before moving across to Wembley Arena for Thunder's set at the 'Great British Music Weekend', an offshoot of the Brit Awards. Disc 3 chronicles their debut appearance at Monsters Of Rock festival at Castle Donington on 22nd August 1992, and regarded as among the most important shows the band ever performed, and certainly contributed to their support slot for Def Leppard two years later at the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield on 6th June 1993 where Thunder performed a 'greatest hits' set in front of 50,000 fans, all of which is captured here on the Fouth Disc. Disc Five [the final live disc] covers the band's Shepherd's Bush Empire show on 8th December 1994, which previewed their third album 'Behind Closed Doors' and subsequently showcased new compositions such as 'River Of Pain', 'Moth To The Flame' & 'Ball And Chain'. Completing the set, CD 6 collects together four radio sessions made for the BBC, all showing a rarer, acoustic, side to Thunder. Included here are a two-song visit to Tommy Vance's Friday Rock Show in the summer of 1992, a Nicky Campbell session which winds up a four-song routine with a Thunder-ised take on Elvis Presley's 'All Shook Up', a Johnny Walker session from February of 1993 and lastly a one-off performance for Kevin Greening in April of 1995 which includes a barroom-friendly rendition of the Dave Edmunds-popularised 'I Hear You Knocking', complete with boogie-woogie piano solo from Ben Matthews. All presented together in a clamshell picture box complete with a liner notes from Classic Rock and Metal Hammer's Dave Ling!) […]

  • Thunder - Low Life In High Places - Box Set - UK - box set - £12.00, $15.24, €13.68 (New Item) (arrived 22-Apr-2019 11:16)
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    THUNDER Low Life In High Places (Scarce 1992 UK limited edition 3-track 12" vinyl single also including the Demo Version plus 'With A Little Help From My Friends', issued in a glossy picture sleeve which itself is housed within the 12" x 12" 'The Laughing On Judgement Day 12" Collection' black & silver outer box [with space for the other 12" singles which are not included] complete with the black & white print of the band. The box has a few storage marks but all conents are superb12EMS242) […]

  • Thunder - Like A Satellite - Etched + Numbered - UK - 12" vinyl - £8.00, $10.16, €9.12 (New Item) (arrived 19-Apr-2019 12:01)
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    THUNDER Like A Satellite (1993 UK 4-track one-sided 12" vinyl EP with an ETCHING on their autographs on the b-side, also includes a live version recorded at London's Hammersmith Odeon plus The Damage Is Done and a cover version of the Rolling Stones' Gimme Shelter. Issued in the individually numbered glossy picture sleeve, the vinyl appears barely played 12EM272) […]

  • Thunder - She's So Fine - UK - 12" vinyl - £12.00, $15.24, €13.68 (Back In Stock) (arrived 18-Apr-2019 14:39)
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    THUNDER She's So Fine (1990 UK limited edition 3-track 12" vinyl single, also including 'I Can Still Hear The Music' and a live version of 'Back Street Symphony' recorded at Donington 1990, glossy picture sleeve with a giant double-sided poster featuring the Donington Photo Diary. The sleeve displays some general wear, whilst the vinyl barely appears played! 12EMP158) […]

  • Thunder - Love Walked In - UK - 12" picture disc - £15.00, $19.05, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 18-Apr-2019 14:34)
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    THUNDER Love Walked In (1991 UK limited edition 3-track 12" Picture Disc single, one of the stand-out tracks from the Backstreet Symphony album, also including a demo of Flawed To Perfection & a live recording of Until My Dying Day; die-cut picture sleeve. The sleeve displays minimal wear and the disc looks barely played 12EMPD175) […]

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