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 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 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 lineup, 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.
Thin Lizzy have confirmed a 2012 UK tour. Full dates are as follows
Thursday 19th January 2012 Glasgow Barrowlands 0141 552 4601
Saturday 21st Newcastle City Hall 0191 261 2606
Monday 23rd Leicester De Montfort Hall 0116 233 3111
Tuesday 24t York Barbican 0844 854 2757
Wednesday 25th Cambridge Corn Exchange 0122 335 2757
Friday 27th Wolverhampton Civic Hall 0870 320 7000
Saturday 28th Manchester o2 Apollo 0844 477 7677
Sunday 29th Sheffield City Hall 0114 278 9789
Tuesday 31st Plymouth Pavilions 0845 146 1460
Wednesday 1st February Cardiff St. David's Hall 0292 087 8444
Friday 3rd Brighton Dome 0127 087 8444
Saturday 4th London HMV Hammersmith Apollo 0843 221 0100
Doors will be at 6.30pm. On the UK dates Special Guests will be Clutch.
Tickets are priced £27.50 (£29.50 London) ' subject to booking fee.