Thin Lizzy Announce New Lineup, Reissues On the Way
May 11, 2010
Thin Lizzy is one of rock music’s most recognizable names. The fiery Dublin band exploded onto the scene with a fresh sound, look and attitude. Lead by the incomparable Phil Lynott, the band reached many peaks and influenced generations of musicians with classic tracks such as “Jailbreak”, “The Boys Are Back In Town”, “Still In Love With You”, “Cold Sweat”, “Emerald” and “Don’t Believe A Word”. Most rock historians would agree the pinnacle of their commercial success was in 1983, followed by the bands’ premature demise, as they played their last gig in September of 1984. Just two years later, the world was shocked when singer/bassist and founding member Phil Lynott passed away at the age of thirty six.
Twenty four years have passed, the world has changed, but the amazing body of work that is Thin Lizzy still retains all of its vibrancy and influence. A new lineup has formed to take Lizzy’s music to a whole new generation of music fans. Led by alumni Scott Gorham, Brian Downey and Darren Wharton (all of whom played in Thin Lizzy with Phil Lynott) the stellar lineup is completed by Def Leppard’s Viv Campbell (guitar), bassist Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Ted Nugent) and The Almighty’s Ricky Warwick on vocals and guitar.
Alongside the new lineup, Universal Music has committed to a series of re-issue, deluxe and special releases of classic Thin Lizzy material over the next 18 months. More details to follow.
Thin Lizzy have confirmed a 2011 UK tour. Full dates are as follows:
Thursday 6th January – Aberdeen Music Hall
Friday 7th – Glasgow O2 Academy
Saturday 8th – Newcastle City Hall
Monday 10th – Leeds O2 Academy
Tuesday 11th – Llandudno Theatre
Wednesday 12th – Leicester De Montfort Hall
Friday 14th – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Saturday 15th – Manchester Apollo
Sunday 16th – Bristol Colston Hall
Tuesday 18th – Southampton Guildhall
Wednesday 19th – Ipswich Regent
Friday 21st – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Saturday 22nd – Hammersmith, London, HMV Apollo
Doors will be at 7pm. On the UK dates Special Guests will be Seattle based Supersuckers
For UK dates tickets will be available from 9am on the 14th May 2010 exclusively through Planet Rock radio. Tickets are priced £23.50 ( £26 London) – subject to booking fee – and are available through www.planetrock.com and www.planetrock.com/presale
Tickets will go on general sale from 9am on the 28th May (prices as above and subject to booking fee) and will also be available through www.livenation.co.uk. VIP packages will be available through www.thinlizzyfanclub.com
In addition to the UK, Thin Lizzy’s new line up will play Dublin on January 4th 2011. This special show will mark the 25th anniversary of Phil Lynott’s passing and the event will feature many additional guest stars and performers. Venue details are set to follow.