The boys are back in town!

Thin Lizzy.
Thin Lizzy.

Rock gods Thin Lizzy return to Sheffield City Hall next year when they play on Sunday, January 29 2012, four years since the band last played back in 2007.

Formed over forty years ago, the fiery Dublin band exploded onto the scene with a fresh sound, look and attitude. Most would agree the pinnacle of their commercial success was in 1983, with hits Whisky in a Jar, Jailbreak and The Boys Are Back In Town. The band however split up soon after, playing their last gig in September of 1984.

Now back, led by original members Scott Gorham, Brian Downey and Darren Wharton the band’s lineup is completed by Damon Johnson (Alice Cooper), Bassist Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Ted Nugent) and The Almighty’s Ricky Warwick on vocals and guitar. Warwick replaces the late Phil Lynott on vocals, who tragically died 26 years ago in January. Johnson is the band’s newest recruit, officially joining the ranks as a permanent member in April 2011.

Having toured with the new line up earlier this year, including a show stealing performance at Download Festival, the band continue their tour in 2012 promoting the reissue of their seminal albums Bad Reputation, Black Rose and Chinatown. October 2012 will also see the release of a lavish collection of BBC material, At The BBC.

Support comes in the shape of Maryland’s Clutch, who after nine studio albums, extensive touring in the USA and Europe, not to mention having a beer named after them, are rock stalwarts themselves. In addition to this further support comes from Belgium band Triggerfinger, who will also deliver a similar uncompromising sound and complete what should be a powerful rock line up.

Sunday, January 29 2012

Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall, Sheffield City Hall, 7.00pm, Tickets £27.50. Box office: 01142 789 789 Sheffield City Hall