Thin Lizzy, 18th January

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19 Ene 2011, 22:24

Tue 18 Jan – Thin Lizzy

The evening started off pretty slowly as Supersuckers took to the stage. The self proclaimed "Greatest Rock 'n Roll band in the world" played a fun but unsurprising and unchallenging collection of midlle-of-the-road garage punk for about 45 minutes to a luke warm reception.

At 9pm, the mighty Thin Lizzy took to the stage, opening with Are You Ready. This was followed by some epic classics such as Don't Believe a Word, Jailbreak and Waiting for an Alibi. The boys put on a great performance and it was the first time I had seen the new lineup including Ricky Warwick of The Almighty on vocals and rhythm/acoustic guitar. On top of this, original drummer Brian Downey returned back where he belongs behind the sticks. Finally, and my favourite surprise of the night, Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard and Dio hacked out the classic beautiful harmonies alongside Scott Gorham.

The rest of the set was chock full of classics such as the awesome performances of Emerald, Wild One, Cowboy Song and the rarely performed triumph of Whisky in the Jar. Another cool surprise was Darran Wharton taking the keyboard lead on Angel Of Death and some lead vocals on Still In Love With You. I was almost sad to see them end after two encores including Rosalie as a tribute to Phil Lynott, Bad Reputation and my all time favourite Lizzy song, Roisin Dubh (Black Rose): A Rock Legend.

Overall an awesome night, with a reinvigorated lineup, who clearly want to revive classic songs that aren't on the Live And Dangerous album. 8/10.

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