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Rock legends Thin Lizzy play their final UK date of the year at the Shepherd's Bush Empire next Monday, 17th December, with support from the Quireboys which promises to be a right 'ole jolly Xmas knee's up. This is billed as a 'Farewell' date as Thin Lizzy will be making a new studio album in the new year, but will be dropping the name and re-branding themselves under a new name yet to be revealed.
Both Scott Gorham and Ricky Warwick had this to say on their official website about the decision on the future of Thin Lizzy.
Scott Gorham: "Out of respect to Phil Lynott and the legacy he created, we have decided that we should not release a new album under the Thin Lizzy name. It was a very difficult decision as we put a lot of time and effort into re-building the Thin Lizzy brand over recent years. Releasing a new album was the only way to continue this success. We all know how much Phil meant to this band and the fans.
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"We have written 20 songs that we all feel very strongly do the band and Thin Lizzy name credit. We believe Phil would have been proud of them. We always knew a new record was a touchy subject with some people and as such really want the quality of these songs to be heard by everyone without any judgment or prejudice. To that end, we have decided not to release these songs under the name Thin Lizzy.
"We want to thank everyone for their support and encouragement over the years and to all our fans. We will release this material soon and you will be hearing some great new music with the classic Thin Lizzy sound intact. We will announce future plans early in the new year."
Ricky Warwick: "Our plan always was to put out new music to keep the name Thin Lizzy alive and fresh with all the band's fans – old and new. Nobody respects Phil as much as I do and singing his songs for the past two years has been an incredible honour and something I will never forget.
"Our plan was to always keep the band on top of their game, with great shows and great production to honour all that was Phil Lynott and his iconic body of work. Without a new album to gain new press and keep the momentum we have built up over the past two years, we are worried the Thin Lizzy brand and all it stands for will diminish to a point we would never want to see. Therefore our regular touring as Thin Lizzy will cease at the end of this year after our European tour.
"I do want to stress that this does not necessarily mean we will never play together again as Thin Lizzy. If there are options for other parts of the world, in territories that this line up has never visited then, we may still play odd shows in 2013 and beyond if people want to see us.
"From all the band and associated personnel, we THANK EVERY ONE OF OUR FANS & SUPPORTERS for making these past two years so incredible and we look forward to seeing you all on the Nov/Dec Tour."
Thin Lizzy is pleased to announce exclusive live recording of the show made available by instant music specialists, Concert Live.
The London show on the 17.12.2012 will be recorded live on the night and available to pick up immediately after the last note of the show. This deluxe 3CD live album is the perfect way to re-live the night and celebrate over forty years of Thin Lizzy's career!
If you can't make the gig but don't want to miss out, you're in luck as the live album is also available for convenient home delivery. For more information or to pre-order, visit the Concert Live website now.
MetalTalk were lucky to witness two very intimate gigs this year from Thin Lizzy at the Under The Bridge venue in London and you can read the review of those special evenings right here.