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 - Jailbreak - Silver Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £29.99, $37.49, €33.59 (New Item) (arrived 24-Nov-2020 17:14)on November 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm
THIN LIZZY Jailbreak (2019 UK limited edition [500 copies] issue of the classic 1976 9-track LP pressed on Silver Vinyl, die-cut gatefold picture sleeve replicating the original album packaging. Thiscopy is still sealed in its hype-stickered shrinkwrap and is Mint and unplayed)
- Thin Lizzy - Renegade - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.50, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 10-Nov-2020 07:31)on November 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm
THIN LIZZY Renegade (1981 UK orange Vertigo label 9-track LP, including the singles Hollywood [Down On Your Luck] & Angel Of Death, glossy picture sleeve with red & gold inner. The sleeve has some notable spine scuffing, whilst the vinyl appears near as new - a great play copy)
- Thin Lizzy - Bad Reputation - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 30-Oct-2020 09:38)on November 24, 2020 at 6:00 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. This copy is also an oddity in as much as it has no Side 1 label! The sleeve has some light shelfwear, whilst the vinyl is Excellent with a few cosmetic surfacescuffs or hairlines to show just light play...but who doesn't spinthis banger! - Overall Excellent copy of this highly recommended outing)
- Thin Lizzy - Bad Reputation - Red Vinyl - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £29.99, $37.49, €33.59 (New Item) (arrived 30-Oct-2020 12:23)on November 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm
THIN LIZZY Bad Reputation (2020 UK/EU Online Exclusive limited edition 9-track LP pressed on Clear Red Vinyl. The groups eighth studio album originally released in 1977, including Opium Trail, Dancing In The Moonlight and arguably one of the band's finest, the classic title track. The vinyl is UNPLAYED, housed in a picture sleeve replicating the original, and remains sealed in the stickered shrink)
- Thin Lizzy - Vagabonds Kings Warriors Angels - UK - 5-CD set - £75.00, $93.75, €84.00 (New Item) (arrived 30-Oct-2020 16:38)on November 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm
THIN LIZZY Vagabonds Kings Warriors Angels (2006 UK first issue 73-track 4-CD album set comprising the albums 'Vagabonds', 'Kings', 'Warriors' & 'Angels'. Housed in a deluxe 12" square hardback book with a 108-page booklet containing an extensive essay and great photographs, complete with the great Phil Lynott colour picture dust jacket)