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 - Rosalie / (Cowgirls' Song) - 4pr - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $11.28, €9.28 (New Item) (arrived 11-May-2021 14:52)on May 14, 2021 at 8:43 pm
THIN LIZZY Rosalie / [Cowgirls' Song] (1978 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, also including Me & The Boys, with both tracks taken from the 'Live And Dangerous' album. Issued in a plain die-cut paper sleeve, the vinyl remains in excellent condition LIZZY002)
- Thin Lizzy - Chinatown - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $70.50, €58.00 (New Item) (arrived 23-Mar-2021 15:48)on May 14, 2021 at 8:43 pm
THIN LIZZY Chinatown (1980 UK 9-track LP, the tenth studio album from the rock group, by this time featuring guitarist Snowy White & including Killer On The Loose, Didn't I & the racing title track, with Midge Ure in the chorale, complete with illustrated lyric inner, beautiful embossed picture sleeve by Jim Fitzpatrick. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl appears barely played)
- Thin Lizzy - Johnny The Fox - 1st BB - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $35.25, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 01-Mar-2021 12:09)on May 14, 2021 at 8:43 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 - Whisky In The Jar - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $14.10, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 19-Mar-2021 14:39)on May 14, 2021 at 8:43 pm
THIN LIZZY Whisky In The Jar (1972 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, also including Black Boys On The Corner, Decca company die-cut paper sleeve F13355)
- Thin Lizzy - Bad Reputation - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $28.20, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 20-Mar-2021 10:42)on May 14, 2021 at 8:43 pm
THIN LIZZY Bad Reputation (1977 UK 9-track vinyl LP, a brilliant album that demonstrates the excellent, and rather underrated, drumming of Brian Downey and some great songwriting including Opium Trail, Dancing In The Moonlight and arguably oneof the band's finest, the classic title track, picture sleeve with picture inner. The sleeve has some shelfwear, whilst the vinyl is Excellent with a few cosmetic surface scuffs or hairlines to show just light play... but who doesn't spin this banger! - Overall Excellent copy of this highly recommended outing)