Guns N' Roses To Embark On UK Tour With Thin Lizzy

Guns N' Roses remain the world's greatest rock band with a catalogue of songs to rival anyone who has ever taken to the stage or the airwaves.

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They were once dubbed the "Most Dangerous Band in the World", but now they're happy to just be known as one of the best.

Guns N' Roses may have swapped living on the brink of the abyss with a more sedate rock n' roll existence, but through it all they remain arguably the world's greatest ever rock band with a back catalogue of songs to rival anyone who has ever taken to the stage or the airwaves.

Songs like "Welcome To The Jungle", "Sweet Child O' Mine", "Estranged" and "November Rain" are more than just classic rock songs, they are timeless favorites - the soundtrack for the lives of more than one generation. And now UK fans can get the chance to see the legendary rockers, fronted by the ever-enigmatic Axl Rose, on tour all over the country this month - with an extra date at the London 02 added due to popular demand.

Kickstarting in Nottingham on May 19, the tour checks in with rock fans in Nottingham, Liverpool and Newcastle before crossing the border in Glasgow where Axl has always felt at home with the flame haired rocker often sporting a kilt on stage in the past. Next the tour loops back down to Birmingham and Manchester before a double date at the London 02 brings the curtain down on their much anticipated UK tour.

Forget the rumors, ignore the bad press and prepare for the musical night of your life as Axl and his handpicked band mates play the hell out of the old songs and the new ones from 2009's "Chinese Democracy" which have quickly become crowd favorites.

From the opening bars of title track "Chinese Democracy" - which is their traditional set-opener - GNR's ear-splitting and soul-raising anthems which from the opening bars will burst forth like a ravenous beast returning to claim its territory - and reclaim it they will.

And joining Guns N' Roses on the road are classic rock legends Thin Lizzy who have vowed to be "Live and Dangerous" on the road as able deputy's.

Thin Lizzy is one of rock music's most recognizable names. And whilst it's been twenty five years since the passing of singer/bassist and founding member Phil Lynott, the amazing body of work that is Thin Lizzy still retains all of its vibrancy and influence.

A new lineup has formed to take Thin 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 guitarist Damon Johnson (Brother Cane, Alice Cooper), bassist Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Ted Nugent) and The Almighty's Ricky Warwick on vocals and guitar.

Thin Lizzy's Scott Gorham says "To tour with a band the calibre of Guns N' Roses is an honor and a privilege. Being on the road with a great band who are also great friends is the perfect way to go. It's like one big family, so can't wait to see you all out there."

Thanks for the report to Sleazeroxx.com.

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    Mr Brownst0ne
    HarvesterofPain wrote: I wanted to make a joke here about the picture they used but... That's just TOO easy...
    I suppose you could say... *lights cigar* it's so easy....
    WholeLottaIzzy
    Yeah, it might not be the original line up, but the current GnR is still one of the best live shows you'll ever see.
    dewitt
    While I agree with most of this article, apart from the fact that Thin Lizzy is nothing but a tribute band with a rhythm section that once played with Phil Lynott -- that's like saying Kenny Wayne Shepard was Stevie Ray Vaughan in the 90s -- if you're going to portray other people's opinions as your own, please stick to them. One week, Axl Rose is prick and everyone in the world hates him, according to UG, the next week your consider him an eloquently spoken wordsmith who is largely misunderstood, before resorting back to referencing him as an egotistical maniac, and today he is the frontman to one of the beat bands in the world -- which you have also portrayed many flip-flopping opinions about. With all of this flip-flopping, it's starting to seem like these articles must be written by Slash. Also, many times UG leaves a sentence or two out of their copy-and-paste articles, but I like how they included the line, "Forget the rumors, ignore the bad press..." Are you trying to tell us to stop reading the news section here?
    Maiden95
    "They were once dubbed the "Most Dangerous Band in the World", but now they're happy to just be known as one of the best. Guns N' Roses may have swapped living on the brink of the abyss with a more sedate rock n' roll existence, but through it all they remain arguably the world's greatest ever rock band with a back catalogue of songs to rival anyone who has ever taken to the stage or the airwaves." Someone likes Guns N Roses..
    nickzippelli
    ok so thin lizzy is essentially a tribute band, but the current line up of GnR is the real deal. No one was forced out of GnR (except Steven Aldler - f_ck Steven Adler), everyone quit on their own and was replaced as time went by. Dizzy Reed, Chris Pittman and Tommy Stinson have been in GnR longer than Duff or slash ever were
    lars17
    nickzippelli wrote: ok so thin lizzy is essentially a tribute band, but the current line up of GnR is the real deal. No one was forced out of GnR (except Steven Aldler - f_ck Steven Adler), everyone quit on their own and was replaced as time went by. Dizzy Reed, Chris Pittman and Tommy Stinson have been in GnR longer than Duff or slash ever were
    real deal? your joking right? They all quit for a reason too in case you didn't know. Yea so what they've been in the band longer, that doesnt mean they're better.
    bazo666
    Don't you love when advertisements for Guns n Roses don't highlight any of the songs with the current band?
    link no1
    They should probably get a few more bands for that 2 hour slot that will be there inbetween Gn'R and Thin Lizzy.
    Mr Brownst0ne
    lars17 wrote: nickzippelli wrote: ok so thin lizzy is essentially a tribute band, but the current line up of GnR is the real deal. No one was forced out of GnR (except Steven Aldler - f_ck Steven Adler), everyone quit on their own and was replaced as time went by. Dizzy Reed, Chris Pittman and Tommy Stinson have been in GnR longer than Duff or slash ever werereal deal? your joking right? They all quit for a reason too in case you didn't know. Yea so what they've been in the band longer, that doesnt mean they're better.
    this man is in the know!
    the_modfather
    Mr Brownst0ne wrote: HarvesterofPain wrote: I wanted to make a joke here about the picture they used but... That's just TOO easy... I suppose you could say... *lights cigar* it's so easy....
    I could make a joke about the picture but.. *puts on sunglasses* It's so Easy.. YEEAAAAHHHHH
    HarvesterofPain
    Mr Brownst0ne wrote: HarvesterofPain wrote: I wanted to make a joke here about the picture they used but... That's just TOO easy... I suppose you could say... *lights cigar* it's so easy....
    the_modfather wrote: Mr Brownst0ne wrote: HarvesterofPain wrote: I wanted to make a joke here about the picture they used but... That's just TOO easy... I suppose you could say... *lights cigar* it's so easy.... I could make a joke about the picture but.. *puts on sunglasses* It's so Easy.. YEEAAAAHHHHH
    THANK YOU guys! I was so hoping someone would play an "It's So Easy" pun off of that. Unfortunately, they ninja edited the picture on us.
    spikewolf123
    this thin lizzy isnt a tribute just because theres no phil lynott i can guarentee that they would be better than guns n roses ive seen thin lizzy with how they are now its still a very good show
    jhart08
    As long as Thin Lizzy played first so I could watch an awesome band and go home.
    Jimmyboba
    I watched a video of November Rain Live in 2011 and then in 1992. I damn sure wish I'd been alive when Axl could still sing his own songs without butchering them.