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Black Star Riders – ‘Bound For Glory’

Posted in Music, Music Video, New Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2013 by Tickets There

untitledMixing hardened rock ‘n’ roll spirits, working man dreams and an indestructible spirit; Black Star Riders have emerged from the most recent Thin Lizzy touring line-up to end a thirty year hiatus from releasing music and break free from the spectre of Phil Lynott (in the most respectful way possible). While Philo will always be regarded as the king of Irish rock, the rest of the world must carry on and this is exactly what Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson and Marco Mendoza planned when they toyed with the idea of new Thin Lizzy album.
After some thought, the lads decided not to tempt the lash of Philo’s holy faithful by smacking on the LIZZY logo and formed a new band to nurture and cultivate the new material. Finally, they’ve arrived. The album (All Hell Breaks Loose) is due to hit shelves in June and the band have released the first taste of their ‘new sound’. Personally, I don’t know if Lizzy fans would have minded this carrying the iconic name. Sure it’s not up there with the classics, but as rock goes you could do a hell of a lot worse. What do you think of ‘Bound for Glory’?

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Black Star Riders Announce Album Details

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2013 by Tickets There

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Black Star Riders, the band featuring members of the 2012 Thin Lizzy line-up, have announced the title, track listing and release dates for their debut album. All Hell Breaks Loose is coming to a download site/record store near you in May via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Thin Lizzy decided to drop the famous name last year while recording All hell breaks Loose. The decision was announced as a way of respecting Phil Lynott’s legacy. The band includes Ricky Warwick (vocals), Scott Gorham (guitar), Damon Johnson (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) with new addition Jimmy DeGrasso (ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH, DAVID LEE ROTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) on drums.

Release dates per country can be found below. Oddly enough they have neglected to mention Ireland, something Phil Lynott would never have allowed (ahem). Black Star Riders will kick off once Thin Lizzy wrap up their current and final shows.

* May 21 – Japan
* May 22 – Sweden
* May 24 – Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Norway
* May 27 – U.K., France, BeNeLux, Poland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Greece
* May 28 – U.S., Canada, Italy, South America

The tracklist is as follows,

All Hell Breaks Loose

01. All Hell Breaks Loose
02. Bound For Glory
03. Kingdom Of The Lost
04. Bloodshot
05. Kissin’ The Ground
06. Hey Judas
07. Hoodoo Voodoo
08. Valley Of The Stones
09. Someday Salvation
10. Before The War
11. Blues Ain’t So Bad

Guns N’ Roses Announce Thin Lizzy as Dublin support

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2012 by Tickets There

Can I get ‘ah hell yes’? Legendary rock band, Guns N’ Roses have just announced fellow legends Thin Lizzy as special guests for the latter’s Dublin O2 show on May 17th. The bands won’t be strangers on the night as Gun’s guitarist, Richard Fortus, toured with Lizzy last summer including the band’s support slot at Def Leppard and Alice Cooper’s O2 arena show last June.

The current Lizzy line-up includes old names Scott Gorham, Brian Downey and Darren Wharton as well as new comers Rick Warwich (The Almighty), Damon Johnson (Alice Cooper / Sammy Hagar) and Marco Mendoza (the most awesome name in the band). Anyone that caught their show last year will pounce at the chance of catching them in May.

Tickets for the show are on sale now from €64.50 and available from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy two incredible bands on one stage this year.

GunsNRoses.com

MCD (GN’R @ MCD)

Thin Lizzy Announce 2012 Dublin Gig

Posted in Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2012 by Tickets There

Thin Lizzy will return to their spiritual homeland this August with a freshly announced show at Dublin’s Olympia. The show takes place on 16th of August with tickets going on sale Friday, march 9th priced €35.50.

The current line-up of the band features classic members Scott Gorham and Brian Downey, as well as Rick Warwick on vocals, Darren Wharton on Keyboards, Damon Johnson on guitars and Marco Mendoza on bass. They last played Ireland in June 2010 when they opened for Alice Cooper and Def Leppard at the O2. If that show was anything to go by, this date will be a blinder.

DATE: August 16th VENUE: The Olympia TICKETS: €35.50 – on sale March 9th @ 09:00 from Ticketmaster outlets