Tue 05/17/11 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Fri 06/03/11 Rama, ON Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
While Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham had told me in the interview we did last month that,
"We’ve got another guy that’s coming out on the right, he’s kind of a biggish name and I can’t really say who it is right now …" It seems after Lizzy were joined onstage in Chicago by Guns 'n' Roses current guitarist, Richard Fortus, Vivian Campbell posted on his Facebook page, "Well, that was it; my last U.S. show with Lizzy, and Chicago was a great one to end on! I have one, final gig with them at Slane Castle festival in Ireland on May 28th. The very next day we start Def Lep rehearsals. New guitarist, Richard Fortus came and played a couple of songs with us tonight."
This posting was even picked up on by Gibson.com, with this piece:
Now, Vivan Campbell has almost posted a retraction to what he had said before that reads, "Oops! It seems I may have been a bit presumptuous about the next Lizzy guitarist; although Richard is very much a target (and in my opinion, a great fit), he's still involved with Gn'R, so it remains to be seen if he will be available to play with Thin Lizzy when required. The mystery thickens ..."
Interesting ... We will indeed see what arises ...
Official Lizzy site: http://thinlizzyband.com/