Friday 16 February 2018 sees the release of a brand new live video for the classic track ‘Backstreet Symphony’ from Thunder. Taken from their forthcoming live release ‘Stage’, the song will be available as a stream and instant grat as part of the iTunes preorder.
The video can be watched on earMUSIC’s official YouTube Channel
‘Stage’ features hits from right across the band’s career and includes fan-favourite classics like ‘River Of Pain and ‘Love Walked In’ – and of course ‘Backstreet Symphony’ – 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’. ‘Stage’ was captured at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on March 24th 2017 during the UK Tour. Thunder 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!
Frontman Danny Bowes says of ‘Stage’, “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 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’.