Mastodon’s Troy Sanders will take over bass duties with Thin Lizzy for their upcoming run of European festival appearances.
The band are playing several shows this summer to commemorate 50 years since the formation of the original band and the 40th anniversary of their 1979 album Black Rose.
Those dates will commence with a set at the Steelhouse Festival in Ebbw Vale, Wales, on July 28 where the band will play the whole of Black Rose as a worldwide exclusive.
Sanders says: “It’s no secret that Thin Lizzy has had a big influence on Mastodon’s music. Being asked to join them on stage is a big deal and true honour to me. I am really looking forward to it!”
Guitarist Scott Gorham adds: “We are very happy to welcome Troy to the Lizzy family! We met a few years ago at the Download festival and he’s a great guy and killer bass player to boot, so very happy he wanted to join us for the shows this summer.”
And vocalist Ricky Warwick says: “Mastodon are a fantastic band and knowing how much of a Thin Lizzy fan Troy is, he will be an amazing addition to the fold.”
The Thin Lizzy lineup is completed by guitarist Damon Johnson, keyboardist Darren Wharton and Judas Priest drummer Scott Travis.
Thin Lizzy 2019 festival dates
Jul 28: Ebbw Vale Steelhouse Festival, UK (exclusive Black Rose set)
Aug 04: Macclesfield Rewind North Festival, UK
Aug 08: Alicante Leyendas Del Rock Festival, Spain
Aug 10: Kortrijk Alcatraz Festival, Belgium
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- Thin Lizzy - Johnny The Fox - 1st BB - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 01-Mar-2021 12:09)on March 1, 2021 at 1:14 pm
THIN LIZZY Johnny The Fox (1976 UK first press 10-track LP with 'A Bilbo Boppa!' & 'Bilbo Masteroom' scratched into the run-out groove & 'Borderline' mispelt as 'Borderlne' on the label, complete with illustrated credits inner & picture sleeve with artwork designed by the band's regular artist from the period Jim Fitzpatrick. The sleeve shows some shelf wear & the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with few signs of play)
- Thin Lizzy - Live And Dangerous - German - 2-LP vinyl set - £20.00, $27.20, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 10-Feb-2021 13:34)on March 1, 2021 at 1:14 pm
THIN LIZZY Live And Dangerous (1978 West German 17-track vinyl 2-LP with Vertigo 'spaceship' labels, regarded as one of the best live rock albums ever, including storming renditions of Jailbreak, Rosalie, Don't Believe A Word and the superb Emerald, housed in a front laminated gatefold picture sleeve with live picture inners. The sleeve displays some light general wear mostly to the edges, the inners have no splits of rips and the vinyl looks barely played)
- Thin Lizzy - Waiting For An Alibi - P/S - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.88, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 22-Dec-2020 18:03)on March 1, 2021 at 1:14 pm
THIN LIZZY Waiting For An Alibi (1979 UK injection moulded 7" single, also including With Love, laminated flipback picture sleeve. The sleeve displays minimal wear, whilst the vinyl barely looks played LIZZY003)
- Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 28-Dec-2020 10:53)on March 1, 2021 at 1:14 pm
THIN LIZZY Jailbreak (1976 first UK issue 'spaceship' label 9-track LP with 'Titch & Quackers' & 'Manchester United' etchings in the run-offs, the classic sixth album & arguably one of the band's finest. Includes two of their biggest hits, The Boys Are Back In Town & the renowned title track, plus other gems such as Angel From The Coast & the mighty live concert favourite Emerald. Housed in a 'Super De Luxe' die-cut pocket gatefold sleeve. The sleeve [VG+] shows some spine scuffing and a little light edgewear, including the die-cut section. The vinyl grades VG/VG+ with a few light scuffs/hairlines to show play)
- Thin Lizzy - Song For Jimmy - UK - 7" vinyl - Promo - £10.00, $13.60, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jan-2021 17:18)on March 1, 2021 at 1:14 pm
THIN LIZZY Song For Jimmy (1981 UK promotional-only 4-track Orange Flexidisc 7" EP, also including tracks by Graham Bonnet, Polecats & Way Of The West, originally issued exclusively with copies of Flexipop magazine FLEXIPOP010)