19th January 2012
Thin Lizzy have announced a UK tour for early 2012, beginning at Glasgow’s Barrowlands on January 19th.
The legendary Irish rockers, who now feature singer Ricky Warwick, former frontman of The Almighty, will play 12 dates in January and February 2012.
The tour begins at Glasgow’s Barrowlands on January 19th and runs until February 4th, when the band headline London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo. Support on all dates will come from US metallers Clutch.
The band, who have not released a studio album since 1983’s ‘Thunder And Lightning’, indicated earlier this year that they are considering recording new material together. Were this to happen, it would mark the first new music the band had released since the death of frontman Phil Lynott in 1986.
Thin Lizzy’s de facto leader, Lynott was composer or co-composer of almost all of the band’s songs. He was one of the few black musicians to achieve commercial success in hard rock, and the first black Irishman to do so. Thin Lizzy boasted some of the most critically acclaimed guitarists throughout their history, with founders Downey and Lynott as the rhythm section, on the drums and bass guitar.
Thin Lizzy are widely recognised as one of the first hard rock bands to employ double lead guitar harmony sound – a technique pioneered by Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac and Wishbone Ash in the UK, whilst independently in the USA by Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers Band.
With songs like ‘Whiskey in the Jar’, ‘The Boys are Back in Town’, ‘Don’t Believe a Word’ and ‘Waiting for an Alibi’ amongst oh so many other classics, this is one gig not to miss! Make sure you get your tickets soon!
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