British rockers THUNDER are to split after a final tour this summer (09). The group will celebrate its 20th anniversary on the road before calling it quits.
A statement from the band reads, "We've found ourselves becoming increasingly busy with our various activities outside of the band, and we've come to the conclusion that there are simply not enough hours in the day to fit it all in.
"Having discussed it at length, we've decided that this is a fitting time for us to hitch up our wagons and ride into the sunset. We've therefore decided to give you advance notice that we intend to cease all recording and touring activity, as of the summer of 2009."
"We couldn't make our exit without saying goodbye to U.K. fans, so we've arranged a final U.K. tour, which will take place in early July. We've played loads of fantastic shows over the last 20 years, but we want all the shows between now and when we go to be the best we've ever done. We really hope you'll want to be there to help us to do that."
The band's final show will take place at London's Shepherds Bush Empire on 11 July (09).