Thin Lizzy celebrate the 40th anniversary of their classic album, Black Rose playing it in its entirety, and exclusively, at Steelhouse Festival 2019. They will bring the curtain down on the event on Sunday July 28. Fellow rock legends, Uriah Heep, are also added to the bill along with Canadian hell raisers The Wild! and rising Midlands hard-rockers Liberty Lies.
Promoters Max Rhead and Mikey Evans said: “What can you say about Thin Lizzy – one of the most iconic names with one of the greatest catalogues in the history of rock. Among that catalogue is Black Rose…From the unmistakable drum intro of Do Anything You Want To to the epic title track, it’s an absolute classic. For Mr. Gorham to agree to celebrate its 40th anniversary and play it exclusively at Steelhouse 2019 is a truly special announcement for us. What a way to bring the curtain down on the 2019 edition of Steelhouse – a true classic played in full plus all those Lizzy hits.
“Of course there’s not one but two legendary names on the way – Uriah Heep’s addition is equally as pleasing. They’ve never played Steelhouse and we’re over the moon to finally have them with us. They’re an incredible live act and the latest album, Living The Dream really proves there’s still a pile of creative juice in the tank.”
Gorham said: “I am very happy to get Lizzy back together this summer – it’s always been my intention to keep the band going and bring the amazing catalogue of songs to old and new fans alike. Having an anniversary year in 2019 is an ideal time to put some shows in the diary.”
Ricky Warwick added: “It’s great to be playing Steelhouse again – we all love this festival and to be asked for Thin Lizzy to headline the last night was a no brainer for us! To make the evening even more special we are playing the Black Rose album in its entirety as part of the set as a UK exclusive – which is great as it’s probably my favourite Thin Lizzy album”.
Gorham added: “As It’s the 40th anniversary of that record, Steelhouse came to us with the idea of doing a Black Rose set – so how could we refuse!”
Mick Box of Uriah Heep added: “Heep are buzzed to be performing at the Steelhouse Festival in 2019 and playing their classic rock songs – along with their soon to be classic rock songs from their new album Living the Dream! It will be a rock show full of passion and we cannot wait to ‘Rock the House’. ‘Appy days!”
Tickets are available from www.steelhousefestival.com