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18th April 2017


Thunder have added a second Christmas show due to the first one that was announced two weeks ago selling out in less than two days.

In light of that, there will now be another show the following night at the same venue, Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Saturday 16th December 2017 and tickets for the second night will go on sale at 9.00am on Wednesday 19th April.

The band have confirmed to us that this is it - there will be no more Christmas shows this year.

To get your tickets for the second night at Wolverhampton, you need to bookmark this link and be on the case early Wednesday morning as this show will also sell out fast.

Thunder frontman Danny Bowes told us:

"We're delighted that the first show sold out so quickly. The demand was unbelievable.

"We heard from many fans who weren't able to secure tickets for what will surely be the Christmas party of the year and so, in true Santa style, we've given them the extra show they wanted.

"There really won't be any more shows announced so, if you're thinking of stocking (ho ho ho) up on tickets then there's no time like the... present! Sorry.

"Anyway, these shows are going to offer some serious festive fun, so get cracking and we'll see you there!"

The evening will follow the now legendary Thunder Christmas format, with two sets: a sit down acoustic show, followed by a full on jump up and down electric set.

With guest musicians, snow and inflatables galore, these Christmas shows are the perfect way for the Thunder faithful to cap off what has already been an incredible year for the band – a Top Three album in 'Rip It Up' and sold out shows across the UK and Australia.

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monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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