TNT at Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 9th of July 1987.
This Norwegian part American band was formed in 1982. After the release of their debut album, partly sung in Norwegian, they looked for a new vocalist. Their original singer, vocalist and rhythm guitarist Dag Ingebrigtsen, had departed the band and was replaced by American vocalist Tony Harnell. Tony had been active in the New York club-scene before being discovered by TNT’s manager. After his recruitment, TNT started to record “Knights of the New Thunder”. The album was well received, but the global distribution was difficult. Firstly, the record was only released in Europe in 1984, but not in America till 1985. After which, videos were made for both markets and some managerial issues were solved. All of this created a gap of 2 years, before “Tell No Tales” saw the light and reached number 1 in the Norwegian charts, and rated platimum. In the US, it reached number 100 in the TOP 200 Album Chart. Things were going great, and the band went on a short promotional tour through Europe, with the famous Paradiso on their schedule. Expectations were high, and the Paradiso was full of fans, but also with many curious people. The band’s set list was well constructed with the heavier rock songs at the beginning and end. The middle had somewhat more melodic songs. Top songs like “10.000 Lovers” and Seven Seas” gave the audience a chance to sing-a-long wholeheartedly. Guitarist Ronni Le Tekro, gave a great guitar solo during their performance with 3 guitars, and performed some "magic". Stunning !!!!