Limehouse Lizzy boys are back in town for Sutton Diamond gig

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FANS of hugely popular 70s rock act Thin Lizzy have been promised a pyrotechnic-fuelled explosion of a show when a top tribute act hit the stage in Sutton.

Limehouse Lizzy are said to capture the rock icon and band leader Philip Lynott and co and have been described as ‘beyond tribute’ to the world famous Irish group.

Fans can expect more of the Celtic influenced tracks like Whisky in the Jar and Black Rose, as well as classic tracks The Boys are Back in Town, Sarah and many others.

A well travelled act, the tribute act embarked upon their “Into the Limelight” 2008 tour to tie in with their appearance on an episode of BBC2’s ‘Arena’ documentary series of the same name, following their Live & Dangerous & Dedication tours,

The tour travelled as far as a headline slot at the Rhodes Rock festival in Greece, and the Virgin Atlantic Music festival in Barbados. The band appeared alongside diverse world music acts, and played a Thin Lizzy set representing the Celtic rock genre.

In 2011 the band’s European tour continues to explore and celebrate the artistic and musical legacy of the hard-living, hard-rocking, Philip Lynott.

This year they will be appearing in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Holland and Belgium.

Thin Lizzy formed in 1969 and scored chart success with Whiskey in the Jar in 1972.

But it was their 1976 album Jailbreak – containing the single The Boys Are Back in Town – that launched them into the big time.

With songs like Killer on the Loose, Waiting For An Alibi, Still in Love With You, Emerald and Dancing in the Moonlight they went on to achieve global superstardom before they split in 1983.

Lead singer Phil Lynott tragically died, aged just 36, but his songs are still as popular as ever and their album Live and Dangerous is still rated as the among the finest live albums of all time.

Limehouse Lizzy appear at the Diamond on 29th July. Tickets are priced £10 from the box office on Mansfield 456617. Doors open at 7pm. For more information on the band visit