TNT May Rise Again Following Latest Split With Singer TONY HARNELL

January 4, 2015

Norwegian hard rockers TNT insist that the band is not dead yet despite the recent departure of singer Tony Harnell, explaining that it's "possible that TNT will rise again."

Said the band: "We hereby want to thank you, and everybody on and off stage, for a great 2014 — celebrating 25 anniversary of the 'Intuition' album and releasing the anniversary album with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.

"Despite a great 2014, there was never any firm plans for TNT in 2015.

"The band and crew have worked hard since 'The Big Bang' [compilation] release in 2003. More than 10 years — actually longer than the first period in the the '80s!

"TNT have always suffered challenging logistics.

"We envy band and crew who live in the same city.

"Traveling and being away from home can be hard for everybody. Especially for those who have to travel the longest and be the longest time away from their dear ones.

"The only firm 2015 plans so far is that Ronni [Le Tekrø, guitar] will continue promoting his recent solo album and will be gigging with RYPDAL & TEKRØ. Diesel [Morten Dahl, drums] will be doing some gigs with TINDRUM featuring Kee Marcello [EUROPE].

"The TNT heart [has] NOT stopped beating.

"Consider it possible that TNT will rise again — sooner or later — in one way or another form.

"The band are open for suggestions and comments — and for sure we will be in touch with YOU!"

Harnell announced his latest departure from TNT on Saturday, a little over a year after he rejoined the band. He said: "It's not possible for me to continue with the band… It's nothing mindblowing and it's certainly nothing new and it's also best to respect the privacy of the band and keep our issues between us. At least that's my goal. What I can tell you all is that I tried very hard once again to make it work for the long haul.

"I had really high hopes that it would last this time and that we would continue for years to come, but it is a very volatile little machine."

"To the wonderful TNT fans... I know you feel deep disappointment right now, and truly, so do I... more than you could ever know.

"My heart is broken, again, but I have no regrets about the past year and I'm really happy I could have such a wonderful final tour with the band for you guys."

TNT released "30th Anniversary 1982-2012 Live In Concert With Trondheim Symphony Orchestra" on September 8, 2013 in Norway and on September 29, 2013 in the rest of Europe. This unique document of the band's three-decade career was captured on June 2, 2012 at the Clarion Hotel in Trondheim, Norway. The group performed a special setlist while accompanied by the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra (Trondheim Symfoniorkester). Also making special appearances with the band were Hank Von Helvete, Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER),TNT's original singer, Dag Ingebrigtsen, and Harnell.

British singer Tony Mills appeared on three studio albums from TNT: 2007's "The New Territory", 2008's"Atlantis" and 2010's "A Farewell To Arms".

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