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 Do Anything You Want To (1979 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including Just The Two Of Us. The paper picture sleeve has a little light wear to the opening edge but the vinyl remains in excellent condition LIZZY4)
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THIN LIZZY Don't Believe A Word (1976 UK Jukebox issue injection moulded wide centred vinyl 7" for the single release, also including Old Flame, Phonogram logo die cut paper sleeve LIZZY001)
- Thin Lizzy - Vagabonds Of The Western World - 1st + Insert - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $55.50, €57.00 (Back In Stock) (arrived 21-Jul-2022 10:16)on October 3, 2022 at 11:16 pm
THIN LIZZY Vagabonds Of The Western World (Classic 1973 UK 8-track stereo LP featuring the long version of The Rocker, complete with illustrated lyric insert, picture sleeve. The sleeve [VG] shows some notable general age related storage wear, whilst the vinyl has light paper scuffing & hairlines leaving it VG+ SKL5170)
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THIN LIZZY Vagabonds Of The Western World (Classic 1973 UK first press 8-track stereo LP featuring the long version of The Rocker, complete with the illustrated lyric insert & original matte picture sleeve. The sleeve [VG+] reveals a little minoredge & very faint ring wear, the vinyl is nice & clean & in Excellent condition with very little play SKL5170)
- Thin Lizzy - Fighting - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $55.50, €57.00 (New Item) (arrived 05-Aug-2022 15:19)on October 3, 2022 at 11:16 pm
THIN LIZZY Fighting (1975 UK 10-track vinyl LP, their fifth studio album including Rosalie, Suicide and Wild One. The original fully laminated picture sleeve shows minimal wear, while the vinyl remains in near 'as new' condition wth few signsof play. A classic Thin Lizzy release that should be in all collections!)