Rock band Thin Lizzy are a band with more landmarks than the National Trust. For a start, they were way ahead of their time by being one of the first Irish rock or metal bands to achieve crossover success in the UK. Their frontman, the late Phil Lynott, was one of the first (and still one of the few) black rock stars to appear on TV screens and stages in the '70s (unusual for those tough times).
Switch on any classic rock radio show these days and you're very likely to hear one of their many huge hits, such as "Dancing in the Moonlight", "Whiskey in the Jar", "Waiting for an Alibi" and the ubiquitous "The Boys are Back in Town".
They also shied away from regularly singing about traditional heavy-metal subjects, such as blood, guts, birds, booze and glory, choosing literary influences and Irish folklore (with the occasional bit of raunch, for good measure).
And indeed they certainly are, back in town. Thin Lizzy have continued as a band, despite losing key luminaries Lynott and Gary Moore - they are now comprised of Gorman, Wharton and Downey (from the Lynott era), plus Richard Fortus (Alice Cooper's band), Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake) and recent vocalist, Ricky Warwick (The Almighty). Track for track, this is Thin Lizzy and some.
Early next year, Thin Lizzy will tour the UK. Supported by Clutch, you can expect a rocking good show rammed full of familiar songs and if you haven't got your tickets yet, check this out - we've got a deal going down.
The Special Offer is: Buy tickets for selected Thin Lizzy 2012 shows and get 20% off!! The offer applies to shows in Leicester (23rd Jan), York (24th), Cambridge (25th), Sheffield (29th), Plymouth (31st), Cardiff (1st Feb) and Brighton (3rd Feb).
After clicking the Book This Offer button below, you will then need to select your show and enter the special code, which is TMDEAL, in the Ticketdeals Partner Offer box to take advantage of the special offer. Standard ticket prices will be recalculated to around £22 (plus fee) instead of £27.50 (plus fee).
With Christmas coming up, what better way to delight the rock fan in your life than with a Thin Lizzy ticket! Buy two and you save nearly a tenner!