Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Thin Lizzy to announce new band name

This fall, Thin Lizzy announced the group will start recording a new album – to be released under a new name – and that they will cease touring under the Thin Lizzy brand after going out on one last UK tour.

The trip wrapped up Monday in London, and now the group is sharing its plans moving forward.

“A massive thanks to all fans who have supported TL for the last 2 years, it's been the biggest honor and privilege of my life to be part of this,” posted singer Ricky Warwick. “Stay tuned for big announcements on Xmas on the album and new band name ...2013 is gonna be a very busy year!”

Although Thin Lizzy are scheduled to play an Australian tour with KISS and Motley Crue in the spring, as well as some headline dates of their own, the band revealed their name change and new album plans earlier this fall.

"Out of respect to Phil Lynott and the legacy he created, we have decided that we should not release a new album under the Thin Lizzy name,”
said guitarist Scott Gorham in September. “It was a very difficult decision as we put a lot of time and effort into re-building the Thin Lizzy brand over recent years. Releasing a new album was the only way to continue this success. We all know how much Phil meant to this band and the fans. We have written 20 songs that we all feel very strongly do the band and Thin Lizzy name credit. We believe Phil would have been proud of them. We always knew a new record was a touchy subject with some people and, as such, really want the quality of these songs to be heard by everyone without any judgment or prejudice. To that end, we have decided not to release these songs under the name Thin Lizzy. We want to thank everyone for their support and encouragement over the years and to all our fans. We will release this material soon and you will be hearing some great new music with the classic Thin Lizzy sound intact.”

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