Thunder Get Replacement Drummer Due To Kidney Stones


November 21, 2008

It is with much regret that Thunder have to announce that Harry James will not be able to do the Thunder UK tour. He was admitted to hospital earlier this week in a great deal of pain, and after much testing, he was diagnosed with kidney stones. The band was told that this is a very painful and debilitating condition, and can flare up at the most inopportune times. He is not in any danger, but does need treatment, so the rest of the band decided that rather than put him through it and risk any shows, or even worse, cancel the tour, the sensible thing was to bring in a replacement. Harry is of course choked and would have preferred to do the tour, but common sense has to prevail.

John Tonks is an old friend of the band, and he has agreed to drop everything to step in and help out at short notice. He is an excellent drummer, and an all round good chap, so Thunder hope you will make him very welcome at the shows. He also has a shaved head, which is of course an extra bonus.

The band know you will be disappointed, and it won’t be the same without Harry of course, for all of us, but at least this way the tour will happen, and Harry can get the treatment he needs. Thunder hope you will join them in wishing him well.

Thunder released their latest album, Bang!, on November 3rd.

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