Thin Lizzy (Or What's Left Of Them) Are Playing Best Buy Theater Later This Month

Two of the guys on this cover are still alive and in the band, and that'll have to do.
Two of the guys on this cover are still alive and in the band, and that'll have to do.

It's tough dealing with Frankensteined, death-ravaged, radically lineup-shuffled entities like Thin Lizzy, the '70s-ascendant twin-guitar-rock sensations whose performing days by all rights should've ended in 1986 with the death of bassist/frontman Phil Lynott but, y'know, didn't. (Longtime on-again-off-again guitarist Gary Moore died just last month.) But a loose TL assemblage is on tour even now, featuring both old- and relatively new-timers, the former represented by guitarist Scott Gorham (guitar) and drummer Brian Downey (drums); they'll hit Best Buy Theater March 25. (The night before they will perform in Jim Thorpe, PA, which is apparently a real place.) This is terribly gauche, on the one hand, but on the other, it's a chance to see a band with a reasonable claim to playing "Bad Reputation" in public play "Bad Reputation" in public. Better put it on repeat as you think this over:


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