THUNDER has announced details of their UK tour which kicks off next year.

The band will perform at the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, on March 24, following the release of their as-yet-untitled album which is due out in February.

Since forming in 1989, the Londoners have established themselves among the UK’s most consistent attractions, notching up some 20 top 50 singles and cultivating a reputation as consummate live performers.

Having been feted by Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith and Whitesnake’s David Coverdale, their first two albums, Back Street Symphony (1990) and Laughing On Judgement Day (1992), both were certified Gold in the UK.

With a lineage dating back to the cream of British hard rock – Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, The Who and Deep Purple – and songwriting greats such as the Kinks, The Beatles and The Faces, the band’s sound is well loved by their fans.

Frontman Danny Bowes said: “After the arena shows in 2015 and 2016, we decided when we played the UK again, it would be great to take it back to where people live, and this is our longest UK tour for years. We’re looking forward to playing in theatres again, and of course the new album will be out by then, so I’ll be relying on the fans to learn all the words, mostly so they can remind me when I muck them up”.

Tickets cost from £28.50 and are available from the Motorpoint Arena box office on 029 2022 4488.