M.E.C.A. presents Thin Lizzy on Thursday 2 June as they play their only UK headline date this summer. Featuring original Thin Lizzy Members Scott Gorham, Brian Downey and Darren Wharton, and special guests bassist Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Ted Nugent) and The Almighty’s Ricky Warwick on vocals and guitar.
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”.
“This is a fantastic event for us and we are really excited about getting such a high profile band play at our venue”. Commented Steve Causer, spokesperson for the M.E.C.A. “This is set to be a sell out event and the phone has not stopped as this was leaked online earlier in the week”.
Swindon Council Chief Executive Gavin Jones, pictured with Scott Gorman, on a visit to the town in mid-May to promote the gig. Gavin said, "it was a dream come true to be pictured with Scott; he’s such a legend. We had a great chat about life on the road and keeping things going under huge pressures, and we also got into local government and the cuts and funding. It was an amazing experience."
Gavin is expected to be allowed on stage during the evening to cut a few licks.
Most rock historians would agree the pinnacle of their commercial success was in 1983, followed by the band’s premature demise, as they played their last gig in September of 1984. Just two years later, the world was shocked when singer/bassist and founding member Phil Lynott passed away at the age of thirty six.
Twenty four years have passed, the world has changed, but the amazing body of work that is Thin Lizzy still retains all of its vibrancy and influence. A new lineup has formed to take Lizzy’s music to a whole new generation of music fans. Led by alumni Scott Gorham, Brian Downey and Darren Wharton (all of whom played in Thin Lizzy with Phil Lynott) the stellar lineup is completed by Bassist Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Ted Nugent) and The Almighty’s Ricky Warwick on vocals and guitar.
Thursday 2 June
M.E.C.A. Regent Circus, Swindon SN1 1PR
Tickets: £26.00 advance – available online at www.ticketline.com or from the Swindon Information Centre.