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Monday, June 13, 2011

Quick Update for Monday 13th June, 2011


Thin Lizzy set to rock North America this Fall


It's almost impossible to find a modern day hard rock/heavy metal band that doesn't list Thin Lizzy as an influence.
So the band couldn't have picked a better time to launch an arena tour, opening for Judas Priest on their farewell "Epitaph Tour."
Comprised of a kick ass line-up featuring such Phil Lynott-era Lizzies as guitarist Scott Gorham, drummer Brian Downey, and keyboardist Darren Wharton, as well as Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus, former Almighty singer/guitarist Ricky Warwick, and bassist Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Ted Nugent, Soul SirkUS), Lizzy is aiming to bring the house down each night.
Understandably Lizzy is looking forward to teaming up with metal legends Priest and Black Label Society this fall.
"One of the big perks of being a member of Thin Lizzy is that sometimes we get to share the stage with other bands that have helped to shape the music we hear today," explains Warwick. "Judas Priest helped define a genre and I am really looking forward to seeing them on tour."
Thin Lizzy became one of rock's top bands during the 1970's, 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 which ever 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.
Gorham especially is looking forward to Lizzy's triumphant return to the States. "We love playing in the USA and it will be great to show the rest of the States what we are made of. We are all fired and ready to kick some ass!"

Confirmed Thin Lizzy/Judas Priest Tour Dates:
October 2011
12 October AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX.
14 October Concrete Street Amphitheater, Corpus Christi, TX.
15 October The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX.
16 October Allen Event Center, Dallas, TX.
18 October Ava Amphitheater, Tucson, AZ.
19 October Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, San Diego, CA.
21 October AZ State Fair, Phoenix, AZ.
22 October San Manuel Amphitheater, San Bernardino, CA.
23 October Hard Rock, Las Vegas, NV.
25 October Gibson Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA.
26 October Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA.
29 October WaMu Theater, Seattle, WA.
30 October Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC.

November 2011
1 November Shaw Conference Center, Edmonton, AB.
2 November Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB.
4 November Maverik Center, Salt Lake City, UT.
5 November 1STBANK Center, Denver, CO.
9 November Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield, IL
10 November The Family Arena, St. Charles MO
12 November The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Chicago, IL.
13 November Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI.
18 November Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ.
22 November Air Canada Centre, Toronto ONT
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Featuring Deep Purple MKIV

Deep Purple's DVD “Phoenix Rising“ is by all means 3 products in 1.
All of them previously unreleased, they would have to have been brought out as seperate products.
- RISES OVER JAPAN: 30 minute-long live footage filmed in 16mm in Japan, restored in HD. Never before released, not even on bootlegs. Originally planned to be included in a Deep Purple film the short movie was never released after Tommy Bolin’s death. If it wasn’t known the show is from 1976, the stunning video quality would make the viewer believe this is a production filmed with the most modern HD cameras.
- GETTING TIGHTER: The full length 90 minute documentary of the story behind Deep Purple after Ian Gillan and Roger Glover’s departures. Jon Lord and Glenn Hughes tell the story of the “post Gillan“ years, through never before seen live images, backstage footage, never before told stories and original video material collected through years of hard work. A real dream come true for all Deep Purple fans.
New inside stories and the truths about the dark sides of Deep Purple with the rise and fall of their seventies years will really grab fans.
- CD: The original soundtrack and more. The best of Deep Purple MKIV (Tommy Bolin - Jon Lord - Ian Paice - David Coverdale - Glenn Hughes) from the “Rises Over Japan“ concert and more.
This is something to truly get excited about with all new footage and pure behind-the-scenes stories! If you can't wait till the 20th of May, check out and stay tuned on, and
Check out the trailer now!!

Mr. Big to play six UK dates in September

The UK's Classic Rock magazine has posted that US rockers Mr. Big will play six UK live shows in September.

The band who just this past weekend played the UK's Download festival are currently touring in support of their latest album 'What If ...?' released through Frontiers records.

The live dates in September are listed as:

Mon. 12: Bristol Academy
Tue. 13: Newcastle O2 Academy
Thu. 15: Glasgow Academy
Sat. 17: Manchester Academy
Sun. 19: Birmingham Academy
Mon. 20: London Shepherds Bush Empire

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