THUNDER 2018 Kara Uhrlen
British rock legends Thunder have announced the release of the expanded edition of their 13th studio album, ‘All The Right Noises’ on 24th September 2021 on BMG. It follows on from the album’s original release earlier this year, which saw the band maintain their incredible chart run by achieving a No.3 Album; as well as rave reviews: ‘A classy tour de force of songwriting prowess and pacey execution’ – Classic Rock,  ‘Riotous rock and roll’ – Press Association, ‘Carries on the legacy of great rock songs’ – Fireworks.

The brand new expanded edition will feature a DVD of the ‘Thunder TV Special’, which is extended here to include extra songs not broadcast when it was streamed back in March. Recorded in February and originally broadcast as a streamed event, the TV Special was in answer to the postponement of their arena tour from 2021 to 2022. Well known for their energetic live shows, the concept of playing a mock live show with no audience didn’t sit well with Thunder, as the fans are always such a huge part of the energy in their shows. The solution was to film a TV style performance, in the mood of the Old Grey Whistle Test or Later… with Jools Holland, with an audience joining them in real time via Zoom. And so the Thunder TV Special was born. 

Filmed at Siyan Studios in High Wycombe, the webcast of this unique performance was streamed for 48 hours on the weekend of the album’s release. The show was comprised of a set list of almost all the tunes from the new album, plus some of their biggest hits, a Zoom Q&A with fan club members, and set changes from plugged in electric to sit down acoustic. The 90 minute set was a runaway hit with Thunder fans all over the globe. Classic Rock said of it ‘Thunder are in prime form, obviously loving performing again, and throughout they accentuate the special in this TV special’.

Thunder founders Danny Bowes and Luke Morley will also embark on a UK Tour in November 2021. The shows will be based around the bandmates’ new book ‘Danny & Luke – The First 50 Years (1971-2021)’, which is released in September, and tell their story from when they first met at secondary school to achieving success with Thunder, and right up to present day. 

The Thunder arena shows will begin in May 2022, culminating on 28th May at the SSE Wembley Arena in London.


Danny & Luke Tour 2021
1 November: Playhouse, Whitley Bay, England
2 November: Spa Theatre, Scarborough, England
3 November: Town Hall, Airdrie, Scotland
4 November: Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock, Scotland
6 November: Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, England
7 November: Town Hall, Birmingham, England
8 November: Town Hall, Loughborough, England
9 November: Town Hall, Stourbridge, England
11 November: Landmark, Ilfracombe, England
12 November: Memorial Hall, Frome, England
14 November: Corn Exchange, Ipswich, England
15 November: Apex, Bury St Edmunds, England
17 November: Corn Exchange, Exeter, England
18 November: Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl, Wales
19 November: Ffwrnes, Llaneli, Wales
20 November: Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St Annes, England
22 November: Kings Hall, Ilkley, England
23 November: The Hawth, Crawley, England
25 November: Corn Exchange, Bedford, England
26 November: Shanklin Theatre, Shanklin, England
28 November: McMillan Theatre, Bridgwater, England
29 November: The Y Theatre, Leicester, England
30 November: Chequer Mead, East Grinstead, England

Thunder 2022 Arena Tour
Saturday 21st May: Glasgow Armadillo, Scotland
Sunday 22nd May: Leeds First Direct Arena, England
Thursday 26th May: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Wales
Friday 27th May: Birmingham Resorts World Arena, England
Saturday 28th May: London SSE Wembley Arena, England