Thin Lizzy will tour North America as the opening act for Judas Priest on its farewell tour. Comprised of a lineup featuring guitarist Scott Gorham, drummer Brian Downey, and keyboardist Darren Wharton, as well as guitarist Richard Fortus, singer/guitarist Ricky Warwick, and bassist Marco Mendoza, Lizzy is looking forward to teaming with Priest and Black Label Society this fall.
“One of the big perks of being a member of Thin Lizzy is that sometimes we get to share the stage with other bands that have helped to shape the music we hear today,” explains Warwick. “Judas Priest helped define a genre and I am really looking forward to seeing them on tour.”
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 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.
Gorham is looking forward to Lizzy’s triumphant return to the States. “We love playing in the USA and it will be great to show the rest of the States what we are made of,” he said. “We are all fired and ready to kick some ass!”
For tour dates and more, go to thinlizzyband.com.