Thin Lizzy

Anniversary Shows 2016 / 2017

40 Years Since Jailbreak Album Release
30 Years Since Phil Lynott’s Passing

Thin LizzyTOM HAMILTON [BASS], SCOTT TRAVIS [DRUMS],
RICKY WARWICK [VOCALS/GUITAR], DARREN WHARTON [KEYBOARDS],
DAMON JOHNSON [GUITAR], & SCOTT GORHAM [GUITAR]

THIN LIZZY announce Bass Player and New Drummer
for 2016 / 2017 Anniversary shows!

Thin Lizzy are very proud to announce Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton will be playing bass on the forthcoming Anniversary shows planned for 2016 / 2017.

Tom, an Aerosmith founding member, joins Guitarists Scott Gorham & Damon Johnson, together with Lead Vocalist Ricky Warwick and Keyboard Player Darren Wharton on the following shows:

June 17th 2016 – Germany, Loreley – Freilichtbuhne (w/ Rainbow)June 18th 2016 – Germany, Bietigheim-Bissingen – Festplatz Am Viadukt (w/ Rainbow)
July 17th 2016 – Spain, Barcelona – Rock Fest
July 23rd 2016 – UK, Maidstone Kent – Ramblin’ Man Fair Festival
August 6th 2016 – Sweden, Rejmeyre – Skogsrojet Festival
January 19th-23rd 2017 – USA, Ft Lauderdale – Rock Legends V Cruise

Tom Hamilton: “I’m really psyched to be playing these shows with Thin Lizzy during my downtime with Aerosmith this summer. It’ll be great to rock out to their classic songs onstage”.

In addition to Tom’s appointment on Bass, previously announced Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee has been replaced by Judas Priest Drummer Scott Travis on all shows except August 6th in Sweden, where Europe drummer Ian Haugland will be on the drum stool.

Mikkey Dee:
“Unfortunately, due to circumstances that will be announced very soon, I cannot play the six shows with Thin Lizzy in 2016 & 2017. As a life long fan of the band, I truly wish I could have been a part of this, but the reason will be revealed as soon as possible. I wish my great friends Scott Travis and Ian Haugland all the best with these shows and I know they will kick ass!”

On his appointment, Judas Priest’s Scott Travis adds: “First of all, let me offer a sincere Thank You to Brian Downey and Thin Lizzy for allowing me to sit in with the band! Thin Lizzy are undisputed legends and to be a small part of their lineage is a humble honor for me. I hope to do the position good. It’s gonna’ be a blast!”


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” between 1969 and 1983.

2016 is a year that includes a couple of important anniversaries in the history of Thin Lizzy.  On March 26th, 1976, Thin Lizzy released the iconic “Jailbreak” album to the world. featuring such classic rock staples as “The Boys Are Back In Town” and the title track, “Jailbreak” and it become one of the most important albums of that era. Now we are 40 years on since the release of that milestone and it is time to celebrate it.

2016 also sees 30 years since Phil Lynott passed away (January 4th, 1986) and the world lost a rock legend. But his legacy lives on and celebrating that legacy is what is in store. In the summer of 2016 going into 2017, Thin Lizzy will stage a handful of special shows to commemorate these important milestones.

The Thin Lizzy lineup is vocalist Ricky Warwick, guitarists Scott Gorham and Damon Johnson, and Darren Wharton on keyboards. As special guests, we have Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton on bass and Judas Priest’s Scott Travis on drums.

Scott Gorham: “With Black Star Riders taking some time off the road to work on their third album, I thought it would be really cool to do some Thin Lizzy shows as it’s an anniversary year, to have some fun and to re-live the good old days. We will only do half a dozen or so dates to keep them special.

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