Thunder at The NIA, Birmingham
The hard rocking English band Thunder have recently unveiled a number of UK tour dates taking place at three arenas this March, the second of which is due to take over Birmingham’s NIA on Friday the 13th.
Over the bands lifetime, Thunder has had a massive 18 top 40 singles and a host of awards for their music, including a Gold album certification. Having been around for 25 years, Thunder have performed live mountains of times, however this 3 date tour will mark the first time the group have ever played arenas as headliners, a fact that maybe a shock to some. This year Thunder has already appeared on stage alongside the likes of Mott The Hoople and Aerosmith as well as having a prosperous year producing. After a lengthy time in the studio the band are now ready to release their 10th album that will be inspiring this spring 2015 tour, but don’t worry yourself, we will also be being served a generous helping of the bands stone cold classics. Since Thunder first formed in 1989, they have released 9 studio albums and 29 live albums as well as a number of EP’s, with most of the band remaining the same throughout all these productions, not a common occurrence. The only member to have changed is their bassist, having been preceded twice with the third staying until this day. Despite one of the bands members Ben becoming ill recently, Thunder is determined to continue wowing crowds and are lined up to do just that during this venue tour in March.
Joining the headliners will be two support acts, the first of which is REEF, a group who since stepping into the limelight in 1994 have succeeded in rising to commercial success. Well known for their singles ‘Good Feeling’ and ‘Naked’, both of which were lead singles on the album ‘Replenish’, an LP that has now gained a Gold selling certification. REEF has supported the likes of Paul Weller and The Rolling Stones and this gig with Thunder at Birmingham NIA is a great chance to see them live. Finishing of the bill is Tax The Heat, sharp rhythm and blues rockers whose jaw dropping music has been heralded by fans and critics alike, also being dubbed a “modern day Beatles’ through their attire.
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