Thin Lizzy 2011 UK tour
- Ryan Drever
- 23 December 2010
2011 incanation counts The Almighty's Ricky Warwick and Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell among line-up
1. The Boys Are Back In Town...
Well, sort of. Since the tragic passing of frontman Phil Lynott in 1986, many different incarnations of the band have existed, purely as a live tribute of sorts. Now, armed with Dio/Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell and Ricky Warwick from The Almighty on vocals, as well as core members, Bill Downey, Darren Wharton and Scott Gorham, this is perhaps one of the strongest line-ups in over a decade.
2. It's better than work...
The Hogmanay hangover's only just lifted, you're back at work and the weather is miserable. Why go home and mope when you can headbang to/with the oldies? Don't tell us it won't be a party.
3. Are You Experienced?
Whatever doubts you might have about ageing rockers, with a combined age of over 300, you can be damn sure these guys know more about rockin' than you do.
4. (Im)moral Support...
As if a partially reformed version of Thin Lizzy wasn't already enough of a draw, Arizona's finest purveyors of debauched rawk n roll, Supersuckers, along with The Union -- a new project from Thunder guitarist, Luke Morely -- will both take the stage to ensure you get some bang for your buck.
5. The Hits…
The legacy of the band is evident in their many hits. So, regardless of who's playing them, be it their ballsy take on 'Whiskey In The Jar', the crunching pace of 'Jailbreak' or the fist-pumping extravaganza that is 'The Boys Are Back In Town', you know you'll have to sing along til you're hoarse.
O2 Academy, Glasgow, Fri 7 Jan.