THIN LIZZY will embark on a U.K. headlining tour in January 2012 with support from CLUTCH.The dates are as follows: Jan. 19 - Glasgow, UK - Barrowlands
Jan. 21 - Newcastle, UK - City Hall
Jan. 23 - Leicester, UK - De Montfort Hall
Jan. 24 - York, UK - Barbican
Jan. 25 - Cambridge, UK - Corn Exchange
Jan. 27 - Wolverhampton, UK - Civic Hall
Jan. 28 - Manchester, UK - 02 Apollo
Jan. 29 - Sheffield, UK - City Hall
Jan. 31 - Plymouth, UK - Pavilions
Feb. 01 - Cardiff, UK - St. Davids Hall
Feb. 03 - Brighton, UK - Dome
Feb. 04 - London, UK - HMV Hammersmith Apollo In other news, THIN LIZZY will take part in a signing session and live performance at HMV's flagship London, England store (150 Oxford Street, London W1D 1DJ) on Monday, July 25 at 6:00 p.m. The latest THIN LIZZY reissue albums (via Universal Music) will be available to get signed and attendees can purchase tickets and VIP packages for the 2012 dates in store. Comprised of a kick-ass line-up featuring Phil Lynott-era LIZZY members Scott Gorham (guitar), Brian Downey (drums) and Darren Wharton (keyboards), as well as GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Richard Fortus, former THE ALMIGHTY singer/guitarist Ricky Warwick, and bassist Marco Mendoza, THIN LIZZY is aiming to bring the house down each night.
THIN LIZZY became one of rock's top bands during the 1970s, on the strength of the hits "Jailbreak", "The Boys Are Back In Town", "Dancing In The Moonlight" and "Waiting For An Alibi", Lynott's poetic-yet-tough lyrics, and the highly influential dual guitar attack of Gorham and whichever second guitarist he was paired up with at the time (Brian Robertson, the late Gary Moore, Snowy White, or John Sykes). LIZZY split up in 1983, before Lynott passed away in 1986. However, LIZZY's stature has continued to grow over the years, as their songs have been covered by a wide variety of artists, including METALLICA ("Whiskey In The Jar"), SMASHING PUMPKINS ("Dancing In The Moonlight"), BON JOVI ("The Boys Are Back In Town"), SADE ("Still In Love With You"), the FOO FIGHTERS ("Bad Reputation"), and MASTODON ("Emerald"), among other rock bands.
Photo credit: Gene Ambo