The Rock City archives: 2012

Thin Lizzy, Rock City Main Hall

  • Sunday 9th December 2012
  • Supported by: FM, The Treatment
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****THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO THE 9TH DECEMBER 2012 - ALL ORIGINAL TICKETS STILL VALID****

Thin Lizzy are coming to put the Rock back into Rock City.

That's right the boys are back in town, classic rockers Thin Lizzy are reformed and are set to play Rock City this May.

The origins of Thin Lizzy can be traced back to 1969 in Dublin, Ireland.

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 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 Damon Johnson (guitar), Bassist Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Ted Nugent) and The Almighty's Ricky Warwick on vocals and guitar.

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