Thin Lizzy Pulls Out Of AC/DC Shows

Thin Lizzy have been forced to cancel the three shows with AC/DC due to the prolonged recovery of drummer Tommy Aldridge after his recent accident.

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Thin Lizzy's management has released the following statement:

"Thin Lizzy regret to announce that due to the prolonged recovery of drummer Tommy Aldridge after his recent accident, they have been forced to cancel the three shows with AC/DC, London Wembley Arena June 26th, Dublin Punchestown Racetrack June 28th and Glasgow Hampden park June 30th. The band sincerely apologies for the disappointment to their fans attending these shows."

Aldridge is suffering from a broken collar bone, which also forced Thin Lizzy to withdraw from last Saturday's Kobetasonik festival in Bilbao, Spain and to cancel the two U.K. shows scheduled for this week (Liverpool O2 Academy and Nottingham Rock City).

Thin Lizzy will reschedule the Liverpool Academy and Nottingham Rock City shows in the autumn. The band is also looking to play Kobetasonik in 2010.

Thin Lizzy's current touring lineup is as follows:

Scott Gorham - Guitar John Sykes - Vocals, Guitar Tommy Aldridge - Drums Francesco DiCosmo - Bass

"Still Dangerous: Live At The Tower Theater Philadelphia 1977", the newly discovered Thin Lizzy live album featuring the band's quintessential lineup Phil Lynott, lead vocals/bass; Scott Gorham, guitar; Brian Robertson, guitar; Brian Downey, drums was released on March 3 via VH1 Classic Records.

Thin Lizzy roared out of the 1969 Dublin, Ireland pub scene. Their sound was crystallized in the 1976 anthem "The Boys Are Back In Town". With Lynott's intricate wordplay and those two lead guitarists, a template for '70s hard rock was cast in stone. In 1978, they released "Live And Dangerous", thought to be one of the all-time great live rock albums.

Seen as a companion volume, the new live album contains two songs not found on "Live And Dangerous" "Soldier Of Fortune" and "Opium Trail" alongside such Lynott-authored classics as "Dancing In The Moonlight", "Jailbreak" and "Don't Believe A Word". This long-lost concert CD pulled legendary producer Glyn Johns (Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones) out of retirement to remix and remaster.

Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net.

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    stiff-upper-lip
    recliner33 wrote: What's all this hate towards the subways? Sure they aren't as rocking but they got some good songs.
    All the hate is appropriate. They were truly terrible. Their music might of been good, but the singer was a douche. Constantly swearing between song (called me old fashioned). They didn't fit the bill at all.
    Dio10101
    I didn't know Tommy ALdridge was playing with them. That makes them twice as kickass as before.
    recliner33
    What's all this hate towards the subways? Sure they aren't as rocking but they got some good songs.
    ihavenoname93
    Shazazmic wrote: FearOfTheDuck wrote: Seeing AC/DC again tomorrow! Oh well one less support band we have to get through to see AC/DC! /fail
    /elitist
    keithmoon15
    Skarson wrote: so they thought it was appropriate to tour without their original singer/bassist (RIP), who WAS the band, essentially, but they couldn't find a fill-in drummer? >_>
    yeah.... i was thinking to myself while reading this: 'why does thin lizzy exist without phil'
    The_Teleblaster
    Would it really be the same without Phil, though, he was like the perfect frontman, up their with Freddie Mercury in charisma.
    Imperial Throg
    ritchie4 wrote: The Subways are replacing them for tomorrow night.
    dammit. I only found out reading this article that I could have been seeing THIN LIZZY LIVE! and its those guys instead. I suppose it could be worse.
    lilscooter11
    FearOfTheDuck wrote: Seeing AC/DC again tomorrow! Oh well one less support band we have to get through to see AC/DC!
    Actually I believe The Subways are replacing them.
    Skarson
    so they thought it was appropriate to tour without their original singer/bassist (RIP), who WAS the band, essentially, but they couldn't find a fill-in drummer? >_>
    life_247
    Also the original drummer, Brain Downey (the only other constant Thin Lizzy member) left this reunion project in 1998. Im in two minds about this, they are just playing the classics but is it really thin lizzy??? Anyone seen them live?
    StraitsSantana
    Although ive hear emlive and they are quite good, I dont really think its true lizzy. Maybe if downey was there, and eric bell or gary moore or robo instead of sykes.....dont get me wrong, hes a good player but i dont think hes realy a big part of lizzy
    beastregards
    i've seen them live, twice and believe me the guys do it well, no one else is more suiting than John Sykes who pours his heart and soul into these amazing songs every night. Scott Gorham's there too and it's a better arrangement than anything tribute band you'll find. Having them cancel Hampden is heartbreaking, especially to be replaced by the pop rock artists The Subways...devasting.
    Mostly Autumn
    Skarson wrote: so they thought it was appropriate to tour without their original singer/bassist (RIP), who WAS the band, essentially, but they couldn't find a fill-in drummer? >_>
    well, it is short notice... they didn't just replace Lynott overnight, you know...
    Nilpferdkoenig
    Mostly Autumn wrote: Skarson wrote: so they thought it was appropriate to tour without their original singer/bassist (RIP), who WAS the band, essentially, but they couldn't find a fill-in drummer? >_> well, it is short notice... they didn't just replace Lynott overnight, you know...
    Yeah, they abandoned for a while and Sykes had a solo career.
    T-Unit33
    possibly more shows for Anvil then? As much as it sucks that Thin Lizzy is out, what an accomplishment it would be for Anvil to play at Wembley.
    FearOfTheDuck
    Seeing AC/DC again tomorrow! Oh well one less support band we have to get through to see AC/DC!
    Shazazmic
    FearOfTheDuck wrote: Seeing AC/DC again tomorrow! Oh well one less support band we have to get through to see AC/DC!
    /fail
    davedoom
    Skarson wrote: so they thought it was appropriate to tour without their original singer/bassist (RIP), who WAS the band, essentially, but they couldn't find a fill-in drummer? >_>
    You're living in the past - quit living in the past. Amazing band all the same!
    DukeFame
    john sykes is the man i didnt kno he was touring with these guys oh well i hope they come to the us
    colm c
    Are they still gonna play with Metallica in August in Marlay Park??