UK Dates Announced For October 2011!!

THE UNION will take to the road for a handful of dates in the UK this October. These shows represent the band's first headline shows since playing successful opening slots this year for Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake and Aussie legend Jimmy Barnes.

This tour will also be the first opportunity to hear songs from the band's forthcoming second album 'SIREN'S SONG' which is released 3rd October through Payola Music.

Listen to the whole album here..... and pre-order your copy here.......

Pete; "Like Vikings of old, we'll be storming into a town near you to wreak havoc in the name of blues based rock. Instead of swords and shields we'll be wielding nothing but our guitars and a bunch of new songs that will (hopefully) take you to Valhalla and back. We also promise to keep the raping and pillaging to a minimum. See you out there!"

Luke; 'We're really itching to out there and play our own shows! I think the new album is going to translate really well to the live environment and we can't wait to see all the friends we made on the road earlier this year.'

19/10/11  York - The Duchess
20/10/11  Newcastle - Academy 2
21/10/11  London - Islington Academy
23/10/11  Bristol - The Fleece
24/10/11  Nottingham - Rock City Basement
25/10/11  Glasgow - The Cathouse
26/10/11  Manchester - Academy 3


All tickets £12.50 except London £14.00

New Album & Website!

We're delighted to announce the release of our second album 'SIREN'S  SONG' on October 3rd!

Recording took place between touring activities at various times this year at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Wales.

You can listen to the whole album, tell us what you think and even place your pre-order now, right here on our brand new website!

As well as the standard album release we are also making a limited  edition deluxe format available to you lovely people!

The deluxe comprises;
Numbered 12" gatefold hardback cover signed by Luke & Pete
Two 12" sized, 24 page full colour booklets;
Booklet 1; 'Words' containing all song lyrics, track by track comments  from Luke & Pete
Booklet 2; 'Pictures' containing many exclusive photographs shot by  Marty Moffatt of the band at work and play.
In addition to the standard album, an exclusive bonus CD featuring;
Save Your Goodbyes (previously unreleased)
Dust To Dust (previously unreleased)
Down In The Underworld (previously unreleased)
If I Could Make You Mine (acoustic version)
Make Up Your Mind (acoustic version)
Siren's Song (Live In Holland 2011)
Black Monday (Live In Holland 2011)
Saviour (Live In Holland 2011)
A brand new album-themed t-shirt!

As a special thank you from us, all of you who pre-order 'Siren's Song' will instantly receive a free download of 'The Remedy', a killer track from the new album!

We hope you all enjoy listening to the album as much as we did making  it and we'd like to thank you all for your ongoing support and enthusiasm.

We look forward to seeing you all out on the road later this year.

Luke & Pete.

Download the new single ‘Siren’s Song’ for FREE!!

Hello everyone,
We're really proud to unveil the title track from our forthcoming album 'Siren's Song'. This track is available for free in return for your email address. If you haven't registered your email address with Music Glue you will be sent an email to validate your email.

Please tell all your friends and send them this link via Email, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace etc....
Click here to Download it now for FREE!!

Thanks so much for your support
Luke & Pete

Charity Motorcycle Ride - USA July 2011 - More News!


Dear All

As reported a few weeks ago, Ben Danny Luke & Peter will be joining a bunch of like minded lunatics in July, on a charity motorcycle ride in Canada and the USA.

The intrepid four's efforts to date have raised just under £6000 (That's over £7,000 with Gift Aid), with all donations going to Childline in the UK, so huge thanks to all of you who have given so generously so far. If you haven't made a donation yet (we know who you are), there's still time (and even £1.00 will make a difference).

As promised, here is a bit more information, though if you listened to Ben and Danny on Planet Rock this morning you may already know it..

The ride goes from Cranbrook British Columbia on July 11th and ends up in Ketchum Idaho on July 15th, and will pass through some wonderfully named towns such as Waterton (Alberta), Whitefish (Montana), Missoula, Lolo, McCall (Idaho) & Stanley. The intrepid four will be part of group of 25 or so lunatics, including former SAS officer turned best selling author Andy McNab (Bravo Two Zero) and others.

The plan is to play music somewhere each night of the ride, and audio recordings will be sent back for broadcast on Planet Rock each morning on the Breakfast show. The audio recordings will be given away to the lovely people who donate £10 or more, and the audio plus various video clips will go to those stellar beings who donate £25 or more. I say somewhere, as it's all a bit ad hoc at the moment, and none of the musical evenings are planned, but rest assured, make music they most definitely will...

ALSO...

I'm very pleased to report that the rest of the members of Thunder & The Union have agreed to fly out to join Ben Danny Luke & Peter, and both bands will play at the Sun Valley Pavilion in Ketchum on July 16th. It will be Thunder's first show since Sonisphere on August 1st 2009, and the band will treat the show as a warm up for their High Voltage appearance on July 24th. There may be another.. Watch this space..

FINALLY

I've been asked to say that anyone interested in joining the ride should visit http://childlinerocks.co.uk/news_item.php?id=400 where full details can be found. You must have a full motorcycle licence and possibly a screw loose, but definitely a few bob, this is for charity after all.

That's it from me for now..

Thanks

The Thin & Non Riding One

Shameless But Sincere Charity Donation Appeal...

Dear Generous Person

As you may know, both Thunder and The Union are firm supporters of Childline Rocks, which raises much needed money for both Childline and the NSPCC.

Having played at various fundraising live events over the years, we've recently agreed to take part in a charity motorcycle ride in the USA from July 10th to July 16th.

We need to raise a substantial amount of money, so we're asking for donations from everyone we know. The ride is already being supported by pillars of the British rock community including Classic Rock magazine and Planet Rock Radio. We would like you as fellow members of that same community to help us make this event a success.

The plan is to fly out to Calgary, Canada on the 9th, pick up bikes, then spend the next 5 days riding down into the USA, ending up in Ketchum Idaho on the 15th. As you'd expect with a bunch of musicians together on a road trip, there will be musical moments each night of the journey, and we're looking to arrange impromptu appearances in local bars and venues and anywhere else we can pass the hat around! All of this will be captured for posterity via audio and video recordings.

We'll be making more details known as they're confirmed, but now you know the basics of what we'll be doing, we'd like to ask for your help to make it happen.

We're well aware that times are hard at the moment, and there seems to be no end of worthy causes asking for money nowadays, so rather than ask you to give as much as you can for this great cause, we'd like to turn it on its head and say that we'll gladly accept whatever you can spare.

Seriously, even £1.00 will help, so if that is what you can give, we will take it.

You are many, and if you all donate £1.00, we will easily exceed the required amount and ensure a huge donation for Childline.

As an added incentive, if you donate £10 or more you will receive the audio recordings of the music we play along the journey. Those who donate £25 or more will get the music plus video clips. Audio and video content will be determined on the ride, and the distribution method will be decided based on the demand, but rest assured we will make it as killer as we can.

We hope you can find it in your heart (and perhaps under the cushions in the sofa) to donate something (anything) to this extremely worthy cause and make it a brilliant and successful trip.

You can make your donation here

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Thunder2011

Thanks very much in advance for your generosity and support.

Ben, Danny, Luke and Peter