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. Led 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 THIN LIZZY's commercial success was in 1983, followed by the band's 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 36.
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 U.K. tour. Full dates are as follows:
Jan. 06 - Aberdeen - Music Hall
Jan. 07 - Glasgow - O2 Academy
Jan. 08 - Newcastle - City Hall
Jan. 10 - Leeds - O2 Academy
Jan. 11 - Llandudno - Theatre
Jan. 12 - Leicester - De Montfort Hall
Jan. 14 - Wolverhampton - Civic Hall
Jan. 15 - Manchester - Apollo
Jan. 16 - Bristol - Colston Hall
Jan. 18 - Southampton - Guildhall
Jan. 19 - Ipswich - Regent
Jan. 21 - Cambridge - Corn Exchange
Jan. 22 - Hammersmith - London, HMV Apollo
Doors will be at 7 p.m. Special guests will be Seattle based SUPERSUCKERS.
For U.K. 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 U.K., 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.
THIN LIZZY 2010 is:
Scott Gorham - Guitar
Brian Downey - Drums
Darren Wharton - Keyboards
Vivian Campbell - Guitar
Marco Mendoza - Bass Guitar
Ricky Warwick - Lead Vocals / Guitar