THUNDER ANNOUNCE CARDIFF EXCLUSIVE PRE-RELEASE SCREENING OF THEIR LIVE FILM - STAGE!
We are delighted to announce that Thunder, ahead of the release of the live film / album ‘Stage’ on 23 March 2018 there will be an exclusive screening, 3 days before the official release date. The band will screen the film at Chapter Arts Centre in the city where it was recorded, Cardiff, on Tuesday March 20th 2018.
Ticket applications for the event can be made online at thunderonline.com. Tickets can be applied for from the time of the band’s announcement on Friday 9 February until 7.00pm on Friday 2 March. Tickets are free and the 200 successful applicants will be selected at random once the registration period has closed. Entry is by guest list only.
On 23 March 2018, Thunder will release a brand new live album ‘Stage’ through earMUSIC. ‘Stage’ features hits from right across the band’s career and includes fan-favourite classics like ‘Backstreet Symphony’, ‘River Of Pain’ and ‘Love Walked In’ and bringing things right up to date with tracks from the 2017 Top 3 UK Chart Album title track Rip It Up’ and ‘She Likes The Cocaine’. Thunder are of course a noted and globally in demand live act. ‘Stage’ was captured at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on March 24th 2017 during the UK Tour. They toured Europe in April, followed by summer festivals, more shows in Germany with Alice Cooper in November, then returned to the UK to close the weekend at Planet Rock’s ‘Rockstock’. They sold out 2 Christmas shows at Wolverhampton Civic Hall in December, followed by shows in Japan, Germany, Austria and Holland in January. The band are performing on the main stage at Download this year, on Saturday 9 June which Guns 'n' Roses headline. This is a band that knows how to rock a crowd and shows no signs of letting up!
“The Cardiff Motorpoint Arena show was fantastic, but we always knew it would be. The audience was nutty and loud, so with the addition of a load of cameras, it was always going to be a cracking night.” Says lead singer Danny Bowes, “It’s taken us a while to get it finished, but we’re very chuffed with the film, and it’s perfect that it will get its first ever screening in Cardiff. We’re pretty sure Thunder fans will enjoy it as much as we did when we saw it. Saying that, we might just pop along to see it again.”
“The Rip It Up album was so well received, it was no surprise the tour was brilliant too. We decided to include a Cardiff Motorpoint Arena show on the tour, purely because it was so good when we played there with Journey & Whitesnake in 2013. Capturing it as well turned out to be one of our better decisions, because the resulting film and album are a shining example of an organic “coming together” of fans and a band. We’ve released a few live recordings over the years, but this is most definitely up there with the best of them. We're extremely pleased with it.”
‘Stage’ will be available as a 2CD + Blu-ray, 3LP, DVD, Blu-ray and a Limited Edition Box Set. The audio-visual formats will feature a host of bonus and interview material, whilst the Limited Edition Box Set will include also boast the full ‘Live At The 100 Club’ set, the ‘29 Minutes Later’ acoustic set - only previously made available as a Record Store Day release, and the documentary film ‘A Difficult Day In January: Thunder In London’
Since forming in 1989, Thunder have established themselves at the top table of UK rock, notching up some twenty Top Fifty singles and two Gold albums. The band’s sound is a timeless marriage of unforgettable melodies and sheer rock power. ‘Stage’ shows off not just an amazing catalogue of unforgettable rock hits, but just the sheer live power that Thunder possess.