Following many years of petitioning and a lot of difficult negotiations, the Roisín Dubh Trust has been informed by Dublin City Council that agreement in principal for a prime Dublin site to erect a statue of the father of Irish Rock, late THIN LIZZY frontman Philip Lynott, has been approved.This news will be welcomed, not least by the many thousands that signed petition forms over the years insisting that Philip be honored and remembered, but also by those closest to him. Until all planning, safety and structural work is finalized, the location for the statue cannot be disclosed. However, the Trust feels that the site is both fitting and poignant. Philip's mother, Philomena, who headed the drive to have him honored, was naturally elated at the news. "I am delighted that Dublin City Council have seen fit to give permission that will allow the Roisín Dubh Trust to erect a statue of Philip," she said. In related news, the Sykes/Gorham version of THIN LIZZY are set to tour in both the US and Europe over the coming months. Dates begin in Sweden in May and continue right through until August taking in Germany, Holland, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland and the U.K. before heading off to the States in July. Support on the American tour will reportedly come from JASON BONHAM, ANGEL and LYNCH MOB.
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