Nottingham Rock City will host a Christmas Special on December 21 featuring a set of acoustic and full electric songs plus special guest appearances and a whole heap of blues rock-fuelled fun.
And there’s more. Thunder main man Danny Bowes and guitarist Ben Matthews will team up in January for eight acoustic shows – kicking off in Gateshead on January 5!
Bowes said: “Ben and I visited a secondary school a little while ago to give a talk to a load of 15-year-old music students.
“Having agreed to do it, we were a bit apprehensive, and thought it might be a bit dull for them, having two old gits spouting on about the music business and touring etc.. But we were wrong – they loved it. That started us thinking – always dangerous – and the next thing we were doing some shows. Lord help us all….”
Matthews added: “I’ve always enjoyed doing interviews with Danny. I didn’t get the opportunity that often but when we did it was always a lot of fun – that’s when I could get a word in edgeways!
“We seem to have the knack of making each other laugh, so we thought it would be a great idea to see if we could do the same in front of an audience. If all else fails we’ll play them a song or two and do a runner…”
5th Gateshead The Sage Hall 2 0191 443 4661 www.thesagegateshead.org
6th Glasgow Oran Mor 0141 357 6200 www.oran-mor.co.uk
7th Manchester Academy 0161 832 1111 www.manchesteracademy.net
10th Birmingham Glee Club 0871 472 0400 www.glee.co.uk/birmingham
11th Norwich Arts Centre 01603 660 352 www.norwichartscentre.co.uk
12th Cambridge Junction 01223 511 511 www.junction.co.uk
19th Sheffield Memorial Hall 0114 2789 789 www.shefffieldcityhall.co.uk/memorial
20th London Bush Hall 0844 477 1000 www.bushhallmusic.co.uk
Tickets are £17.50 each (Subject to booking fee) and go on sale on Friday 16th September at 9.00am. They are available from www.livenation.co.uk