Singer Tony Harnell (pictured below) has shot down reports of his reunion with Norwegian hard rockers TNT as “a bit premature.”
TNT guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø has confirmed to Norway’s TV 2 that the band has parted ways with its frontman of the past seven years, British vocalist Tony Mills (ex-SHY). In addition, he has expressed his desire to rejoin forces with Harnell for a possible appearance at the Ulturuka festival on August 17 in Vestre Toten, Norway.
But while Harnell has not closed the door on a possible reunion with his former TNT bandmates, he is adamant that the chances of anything happening this quickly are extremely slim.
“I’d just like to say that the ‘press leak’ in Norway was a bit premature,” Harnell wrote on his Facebook page. “Meaning, if anything were to happen, it’s not happening this soon. And I’m not saying anything is gonna happen.”
Harnell rejoined TNT on stage for their 30th-anniversary concert 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 a special appearance with the band was TNT‘s original singer, Dag Ingebrigtsen.
After leaving TNT in 2006, Harnell was replaced by Mills, who has since appeared on three studio albums from the band: 2007’s “The New Territory”, 2008’s“Atlantis” and 2010’s “A Farewell To Arms”.
Harnell‘s final release as a member of TNT was the “Live in Madrid” DVD, which came out in September 2006 via MTM Music. The set, which was filmed on April 1, 2006 in Madrid, Spain, was accompanied by an 82-minute audio CD plus booklet liner notes from Harnell about his work with the group as well as an additional tour documentary by Darren Paltrowitz.