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 - The Japanese Compilation Album - Japanese - vinyl LP - £55.00, $68.75, €64.90 (New Item) (arrived 21-May-2022 09:32)on May 21, 2022 at 10:12 am
THIN LIZZY The Japanese Compilation Album (1980 Japanese only Vertigo 'spaceship' 10-track vinyl compilation LP, pasted picture sleeve complete with Japanese text biography/lyric insert and Phil Lynott photo obi-strip. The sleeve displays minimalwear and the vinyl appears barely played RJ-7650)
- Thin Lizzy - Sarah - Scott Gorham - French - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.50, €11.80 (New Item) (arrived 25-Apr-2022 14:25)on May 21, 2022 at 10:12 am
THIN LIZZY Sarah (1979 UK wide centre injection moulded label vinyl 7" single, also including Got To Give It Up, laminated flipback picture sleeve of Scott Gorham - one of the set of three issued for each band member. The sleeve shows minimalwear and the vinyl looks barely played LIZZY5)
- Thin Lizzy - Johnny The Fox - UK - vinyl LP - £19.99, $24.99, €23.59 (New Item) (arrived 29-Mar-2022 12:09)on May 21, 2022 at 10:12 am
THIN LIZZY Johnny The Fox (2014 UK/EU 'Back To Black' issue 9-track remastered LP pressed on 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, the groups seventh studio album originally released in 1976, including the singles Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed, Don't Believe A Word and Rocky, complete with download code, lyric printed inner & picture sleeve reproducing the original album artwork. Although not sealed, this remains in a 'near as new' condition)
- Mastodon - The Hunter - UK - vinyl LP - £19.99, $24.99, €23.59 (New Item) (arrived 06-Apr-2022 16:09)on May 21, 2022 at 10:12 am
MASTODON The Hunter (2015 UK/EU limited edition 13-track black vinyl LP reissue of their 2011 fifth studio album including the singles Black Tongue, Curl Of The Burl and Dry Bone Valley. The picture sleeve shows a little light shelfwear but comes complete with the illustrated lyric insert while the vinyl looks barely played)
- Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak - 2nd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.00, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 14-Apr-2022 11:09)on May 21, 2022 at 10:12 am
THIN LIZZY Jailbreak (Late 70s UK issue of the 1976 9-track vinyl LP, the classic sixth album and arguably one of the band's finest, featuring two of their biggest hits The Boys Are Back In Town and the renowned title track plus other gems including Angel From The Coast and the mighty live concert favourite Emerald. Housed in a now iconic die-cut silver internal pocket gatefold picture sleeve which has a previous price hand written at top of sleeve, with notable wear on the spine andsome edgewear due to the fragile nature of the sleeve, while the vinyl is excellent - a great play copy of this Essential album)