Thunder will release their twelfth studio album ‘Please Remain Seated’ early next year and follow it with a February 2019 UK tour.
Available to buy from Friday 18th January 2019 via BMG, the 12-song collection features ‘radically reworked versions’ of songs from throughout Thunder’s distinguished career.
Planet Rock’s very own Danny Bowes explains: “We’ve never been the kind of band that wanted to make the same album over and over, and we’ve never been scared to try new things. In fact, making Thunder music over the past 30 years has taught us that the more we challenge ourselves, the better we get.
“Having re-imagined and re-recorded Love Walked In in 2017, we were very stimulated by the process, and wanted to try it on other songs. We made it as live as possible, jamming ideas until we found an arrangement that felt good.
“We set ourselves three rules: work fast, don’t aim for perfection, and make it different to the original. Some songs fell together spontaneously, and some took a series of strange left turns before ending up in a place none of us predicted.”
Danny continues: “By shaking up old tunes in this way, we forced ourselves to rethink how we felt about them. We think it’ll probably be the same for fans when they hear them. It’s not supposed to be a ‘Best Of’, and it’s not a change of direction, it’s just another brief stop along the journey to where we’re heading (wherever that is). We really like it, and we hope others will too.”
Mastered at half speed for dynamic range, the album is released on the following formats: Standard 1CD, Deluxe 2CD (bonus tracks), 180g standard black, gatefold double vinyl, Limited edition transparent orange double vinyl (retails stores only), Limited edition transparent white, orange & black splatter double vinyl (limited to 1000), Digital – HD, MFiT and standard.
You can watch the lyric version for ‘She’s So Fine’ right here:
Following the release of ‘Please Remain Seated’, Thunder will head out on a nine-date UK tour with very special guest Dan Reed, who will be performing a solo acoustic set.
Tickets are on sale from Planet Rock Tickets now. See Thunder at the following shows:
Cardiff St. David’s Hall – Fri 1st
Ipswich Regent – Sat 2nd
Manchester Bridgewater Hall – Mon 4th
York Barbican – Tue 5th
Gateshead Sage – Wed 6th
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall – Fri 8th
Leicester De Montfort Hall – Sat 9th
Bath Forum – Mon 11th
Birmingham Symphony Hall – Tue 12th