Thin Lizzy announce 2012 UK tour with Clutch

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 five 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 line-up 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 line-up is completed by Guns N Roses Richard Fortus (guitar), Bassist Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Ted Nugent) and The Almighty’s Ricky Warwick on vocals and guitar. The band have already wow-ed fans and critics alike on a sold out UK tour in Jan/Feb 2011 and a show stealing performance at Download festival 2011.

Alongside the new line-up, Universal Music has committed to a series of re-issue, deluxe and special releases of classic Thin Lizzy material. Deluxe expanded editions of the seminal albums “Bad Reputation”, “Black Rose” and “Chinatown” are released in July 2011. October 2012 will see the release of a lavish collection of BBC material – “At The BBC” – that will be available in three formats – a 7CD, 1 DVD boxset, a 2CD anthology and a 5 LP vinyl set.

January:
Thursday 19th – Glasgow, Barrowlands
Saturday 21st – Newcastle, City Hall
Monday 23rd – Leicester, De Montfort Hall
Tuesday 24th – York, Barbican
Wednesday 25th – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Friday 27th – Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
Saturday 28th – Manchester, 02 Apollo
Sunday 29th – Sheffield, City Hall
Tuesday 31st – Plymouth, Pavilions

February:
Wednesday 1st – Cardiff, St. Davids Hall
Friday 3rd – Brighton, Dome
Saturday 4th – London HMV Hammersmith Apollo

Special Guests on all shows are US Rockers Clutch with one other band to be announced.

Tickets are priced 27.50 GBP for all provincial shows with London at 29.50 GBP, on sale 10am Monday July 25th from all usual outlets (plus appropriate booking fees).

VIP Packages for all shows are available July 25th via a link at www.thinlizzyband.com

An exclusive ticket presale for all shows is available 9am Monday 18th July via Planet Rock Radio (the UK’s Premier rock Radio station).

     

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