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Old 01-28-2009, 11:27 PM
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From http://www.thunderonline.com/bang/news/

Dear All

As we enter Thunder's 20th anniversary year, we've found ourselves becoming increasingly busy with our various activities outside of the band, and we've come to the conclusion that there are simply not enough hours in the day to fit it all in. Having discussed it at length, we've decided that this is a fitting time for us to hitch up our wagons and ride into the sunset. We've therefore decided to give you advance notice that we intend to cease all recording and touring activity, as of the summer of 2009.

In practical terms, this means that we will cease to be a band as of the summer, but until then it will be more or less business as usual. The 2008 Xmas Show CDs will be released as promised, and the previously announced shows in Europe (February) and Japan (April) will go ahead as planned. We will use these shows, as well as any festival slots we can secure, to make the most of the time left, and say our goodbyes to you.

With that in mind, despite only touring a couple of months ago, we couldn't make our exit without saying goodbye to UK fans, so we've arranged a final UK tour, which will take place in early July. The dates are as follows:-

03/07 - Manchester Academy
04/07 - Sheffield City Hall
05/07 - Cambridge Corn Exchange
07/07 - Newcastle City Hall
08/07 - Nottingham Rock City
10/07 - Wolverhampton Civic Hall
11/07 - London Shepherds Bush Empire

Tickets will be on sale as of Friday 30th January.

We've played loads of fantastic shows over the last 20 years, but we want all the shows between now and when we go to be the best we've ever done. We really hope you'll want to be there to help us to do that.

Thanks

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Old 01-28-2009, 11:41 PM
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I've never heard of them..... but that's sad that they're breaking up... I guess...
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:58 AM
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Dreadful band, good riddance.
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too bad?

I just learned about that band via a dear friend (who listens way too much to the wrong bands, anyway), sad that they are done for, now that I might have actually checked them out...
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Old 01-29-2009, 02:52 AM
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I may very well try to go that Shepherd's Bush gig, although I bet it will sell out pretty quickly
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Thunder are a great band. Although I can understand why they never made it big, but still, good music.

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Danny Bowes is simply one of the finest singers in rock and it's hard to imagine another band suiting him so well.

Shame. Been enjoying their shows for most of those 20 years (First saw them in '91 I think) and never saw a bad one. The atmosphere at the Christmas gigs was something else.

Will definitely make it to Wolves if not London as well.
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Lucky I caught them last June with Def Leppard and Whitesnake. Thunder were the best sounding out of he 3 IMO. (Whitesnake don't count as David Coverdale lipsynced most/all of the way through)

If they came to Cardiff again, I'd be there, but they're not, and I doubt I'd travel anywhere to see them.

Shame they're splitting though.
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I've always enjoyed Thunder's releases over the years. Behind Closed Doors great album.

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