Thunder to tour the UK with Reef in 2015

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UK rockers Thunder have announced three arena shows for March 2015.

Special guests for the concerts come in the form of Reef, with support from Tax The Heat. The gigs will be Thunder’s first arena headline appearances in the UK, but frontman Danny Bowes has said that they are keeping the number of shows down whilst guitarist Ben Matthews concentrates on his treatment for cancer.

“We would have preferred to do more, but we weren’t sure if Ben would be physically up to it,” says Bowes. “Rather than put undue pressure on him, we decided on a ‘less is more’ approach to give him the best chance.”

“Our audience has continued to grow over the past few years, so these shows will be a coming together of our old fans and the new ones in a fantastic celebration. We’re extremely proud of the new album and we can’t wait to play the new songs alongside the classics.”

Reef frontman Gary Stringer said of the shows: “It’s our great pleasure to be heading out on the road with a standalone band like Thunder. They’ve carved out their own path without conforming to anybody else’s ideals. We can’t wait to get on stage with them next year and have a huge party. Let the good times roll!”

Thunder will play:

Mar 12th: First Direct Arena, Leeds
Mar 13th: National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Mar 14th: Eventim Apollo, London

Tickets are on sale now via the Thunder Facebook Store, and will go on general release via Livenation on Friday.

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Fleetwood Mac to tour with Christine McVie

Fleetwood Mac Reunion PicFleetwood Mac have officially announced details of a reunion tour featuring Christine McVie.

In what Mick Fleetwood described as “the worst kept secret”, the Mac have confirmed that they will play a series of 34 shows across the USA beginning in September.

The ‘On With The Show’ tour will be McVie’s first time on the road with the band since 1998’s ‘The Dance’ tour and, according to a report on the Rolling Stone website, will be the first leg in series of concerts across the globe. A reunion album is also rumoured.

According to Rolling Stone, the band have spent time in the studio with both Christine McVie and her ex-husband, John McVie, who is recovering from cancer. “His health is on the up,” Christine told Rolling Stone. “He’s still doing chemotherapy. He just came in to do his bass parts, so everyone is real excited about that. He gets tired quickly, but he’s definitely been on the mend. He’s been such a man about this whole thing. I have renewed respect and love for him.”

Details of the confirmed dates are as follows, with tickets going on general sale on 7th April via LiveNation.

September 30 Minneapolis, Minnesota – Target Center
October 2 Chicago, Illinois – United Center
October 6 New York, New York – Madison Square Garden
October 10 Boston, Massachusetts – TD Garden
October 11 Newark, New Jersey – Prudential Center
October 14 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Consol Energy Center
October 15 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Wells Fargo Center
October 18 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
October 19 Columbus, Ohio – Nationwide Arena
October 21 Indianapolis, Indiana – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
October 22 Auburn Hills, Michigan – The Palace of Auburn Hills
October 26 Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Tire Centre
October 31 Washington, DC – Verizon Center
November 1 Hartford, Connecticut – XL Center
November 10 Winnipeg, Manitoba – MTS Centre
November 12 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Credit Union Centre
November 14 Calgary, Alberta – Scotiabank Saddledome
November 15 Edmonton, Alberta – Rexall Place
November 18 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rogers Arena
November 20 Tacoma, Washington – Tacoma Dome
November 22 Portland, Orgeon – Moda Center
November 24 Sacramento, California – Sleep Train Arena
November 25 San Jose, California – SAP Center
November 28 Inglewood, California – The Forum
November 29 Inglewood, California – The Forum
December 2 San Diego, California – Viejas Arena
December 3 Oakland, California – Oracle Arena
December 10 Phoenix, Arizona – US Airways Center
December 12 Denver, Colorado – Pepsi Center
December 14 Dallas, Texas – American Airlines Center
December 15 Houston, Texas – Toyota Center
December 17 Atlanta, Georgia – Philips Arena
December 19 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – BB&T Center
December 20 Tampa, Florida – Tampa Bay Times Forum

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