Thin Lizzy announce UK tour despite singer’s death

Reformed band hit the road later this year

Thin Lizzy are set to follow in the footsteps of The Jam and The Doors by embarking on a reunion tour without featuring their original lead singer.

The Irish band’s singer and main song writer Phil Lynott died in 1986. His replacement is John Sykes.

The 17-date UK tour, featuring original guitarist Scott Gorham, will kick off in Leicester on November 22 and will finish at London Hammersmith Apollo on December 13.


The band have promised to play a host of hits, including ‘Whiskey In The Jar’ and ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’.

The dates are as follows:

Leicester De Montford Hall (November 22)

Cambridge Corn Exchange (23)

Ipswich Regent (24)

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (26)


Birmingham Academy (27)

Cardiff St Davids Hall (28)

Glasgow Academy (30)

Aberdeen Music Hall (December 1)

Newcastle City Hall (2)

Sheffield City Hall (4)

Manchester Apollo (5)

Liverpool University (6)

Bristol Colston Hall (8)

Southampton Guildhall (9)

Exeter University (10)

Folkstone Leas Cliff (12)

London Hammersmith Apollo (13)

Tickets go on sale at 9am on May 11. To check ticket availability and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now.