24 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 Vivian 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 has confirmed a 2011 UK tour. Full dates are as follows:
01/06 - Aberdeen - Music Hall 01/07 - Glasgow - O2 Academy 01/08 - Newcastle - City Hall 01/10 - Leeds - O2 Academy 01/11 - Llandudno - Theatre 01/12 - Leicester - De Montfort Hall 01/14 - Wolverhampton - Civic Hall 01/15 - Manchester - Apollo 01/16 - Bristol - Colston Hall 01/18 - Southampton - Guildhall 01/19 - Ipswich - Regent 01/21 - Cambridge - Corn Exchange 01/22 - Hammersmith - London, HMV Apollo
Doors will be at 7 p.m. Special guests will be Seattle based Supersuckers.
For UK dates, tickets will be available from 9 a.m. on May 14, 2010 exclusively through Planet Rock radio. Tickets are priced 23.50 (26 London) subject to booking fee and are available through www.planetrock.com.
Tickets will go on general sale from 9 a.m. on May 28 (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.thinlizzyfanlub.com.
In addition to the UK, Thin Lizzy's new lineup will play Dublin on January 4, 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.
Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net.