Professionally filmed video footage of THIN LIZZY‘s entire performance at this year’s Hellfest, which was held June 17-19, 2011 in Clisson, France, can be viewed below (courtesy of Arte [Association Relative à la Télévision Européenne], a Franco-German TV network).
THIN LIZZY will embark on a U.K. headlining tour in January 2012 with support from CLUTCH.
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