Thunder to mount UK arena tour and release ‘All You Can Eat’ DVD

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Legendary UK rockers Thunder have announced an arena tour for 2016 along with the release of a new DVD.

The band will hit the road in February next year, raising the roof on venues such as the renowned SSE Arena in Wembley. Says Thunder frontman Danny Bowes: “The shows in March [2015] were incredible, and the new songs went down just as well as the Thunder favourites. We can’t wait for February, so we can do it all over again.”

Support will come from Bradford rockers Terrorvision, who have reformed for their first shows in three years, plus King King, nominees at this year’s Classic Rock Awards for Best New Band.

Prior to the live dates, January will see the release of All You Can Eat, a 3-DVD set documenting the story of the band’s latest, Classic Rock Award nominated album, Wonder Days.

The set includes a live album, a live in-the-studio session, and a documentary film following the making of Wonder Days.

Tickets for the live shows go on general sale today (25th September) and are available via prices are £28.50 for all shows except London where they’ll be £29.50.

Read our review of Thunder’s Wonder Days here.

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‘The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead’ documentary to screen in London

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The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead, Wes Orshoski’s documentary film about UK punk legends The Damned, will receive its European premiere in London next week.

The film, which was shown at this year’s South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, will be screened at Leicester Square’s Prince Charles Cinema on the 3rd of June.

The Damned founders Rat Scabies and Brian James will join Orshoski for a Q&A session at both of the Prince Charles Cinema screenings (6 p.m. and 9 p.m.) The premiere will then be followed by two weeks of exclusive screenings throughout the UK.

The authorised film features appearances by Chrissie Hynde, Mick Jones, Nick Mason, Lemmy Kilmister, Duff McKagan, Ian MacKaye, Jello Biafra and many more, and charts the band’s colourful history as well as the drama surrounding their 2011 35th anniversary tour.

The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead is longtime journalist and photographer Wes Orshoski’s follow-up to 2011’s Lemmy, the award-winning portrait of Motörhead legend Lemmy Kilmister.

Confirmed screenings of Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead are as follows:

June 3: London, Prince Charles Cinema, 6 p.m. & 9 p.m.
June 4: London, Arthouse at Crouch End, 8:30 p.m.
June 5: Leeds, Hyde Park Picture House, 8:00 p.m.
June 6: Manchester, HOME, 8:10 p.m.
June 7: Leicester, Phoenix Square, 1 p.m.
June 7: Sheffield, Odeon 8/Sheffield Doc Fest, 8:30 p.m.
June 8: Cardiff, Chapter Arts , 8:15 p.m.
June 9: Liverpool, Picturehouse at FACT, 8:15 p.m.
June 10: Brighton, Duke’s at Komedia, 5:45 p.m., 8:40 p.m.
June 11: Newcastle, Tyneside Cinema, 5:45 p.m.
June 12: Edinburgh, Filmhouse, 8:30 p.m.
June 13: Glasgow, Glasgow Film Theatre, 8 p.m.
June 14: Birmingham, The Electric Cinema, 8:30 p.m.
June 15-18: Dundee, DCA, TBD
June 19: Lancaster, Duke’s Lancaster, 8:15 p.m.
June 20: Lancaster, Duke’s Lancaster, 5:45 p.m.

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Devilskin set to make UK live debut


New Zealand natives Devilskin are set to make their UK debut next week.

The demons from down under will play a showcase set at The Borderline in London on the 15th of April, preceded by a warm up show at Camden’s Black Heart on the 14th.

A genuine phenomena in their homeland, Devilskin’s debut album We Rise hit the No.1 spot upon release, and the accompanying singles have amassed just shy of 1 million Youtube views.

“We can’t tell you how excited we are to be hitting Europe and the UK this April,” say the band. “The timing is perfect, the band is really on fire after our New Zealand summer tour and we are hungry to be able to play to our friends and fans in that part of the world. We will be bringing our A game that’s for sure, we’re not going all that way for tea and scones!”

Tickets for the Borderline show on the 15th are available here.

Check out the video for Devilskin’s crackin’ most recent single, “Little Pills”, below:

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Twenty Two Hundred release Wembley Arena live footage

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Aussie rockers Twenty Two Hundred have released live footage from their 2014 tour supporting guitar legend Slash.

The UK jaunt was the third time that the boys from TTH have supported Slash, having been personally invited to play supporting sets on previous tours in Singapore, Japan and Korea.

Twenty Two Hundred’s debut album Carnaval De Venus, which featured vocalist Tony Cardenas-Montana (Great White), saw them signed to Tonequake Records in the United States and playing a 5 date arena show tour of the United Kingdom, including the infamous Wembley Arena, in November and December 2014.

You can check out the live footage below:

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The Replacements to play first UK show for 24 years

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US legends The Replacements have announced their first UK gig for 24 years.

The band will play at London’s Roundhouse on the 2nd of June following two other European shows in Barcelona and Amsterdam.

Tickets for the Roundhouse gig cost £33.50 and £39.50 and will go on sale at 9am this Friday the 6th of February. You can find more details at the Roundhouse website.

The Replacements last played in the UK on the 16th April 1991 at London’s Marquee Club. The band reunited in 2012 and played new live shows in 2013. They released an unexpected new track, “Poke Me In My Cage”, late last year.

The Replacements will play:

28 May – Barcelona – Primavera Sound
30 May – Amsterdam – Paradiso
02 June – London – Roundhouse

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