Legendary rockers Thin Lizzy are looking forward to one of their biggest years yet with a revamped line-up featuring some of the world’s hottest talent and a raft of deluxe reissues on the cards.

Driving force Scott Gorham has put together a Who’s Who of rock talent heading into 2011 when the band will kick off a full UK headline tour.

Joining the guitarist will be Lizzy alumni Brian Downey and Darren Wharton plus Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell, former Whitesnake man Marco Mendoza and ex-Almighty frontman turned solo star Ricky Warwick.

Universal will begin reissuing the band’s full back catalogue later this year in full co-operation with Gorham who recently discovered a vault of Lizzy rarities and old live recordings. That programme will continue well into 2011 by which time the new line-up will be ready to hit the road.

The full UK tour is as follows:

Thursday 6th January – Aberdeen Music Hall

Friday 7th – Glasgow O2 Academy

Saturday 8th – Newcastle City Hall

Monday 10th – Leeds O2 Academy

Tuesday 11th – Llandudno Theatre

Wednesday 12th – Leicester De Montfort Hall

Friday 14th – Wolverhampton Civic Hall

Saturday 15th – Manchester Apollo

Sunday 16th – Bristol Colston Hall

Tuesday 18th – Southampton Guildhall

Wednesday 19th – Ipswich Regent

Friday 21st – Cambridge Corn Exchange

Saturday 22nd – Hammersmith, London, HMV Apollo

Doors will be at 7pm. On the UK dates Special Guests will be Seattle based Supersuckers.

For UK dates tickets will be available from 9am on the 14th May 2010 exclusively through Planet Rock radio. Tickets are priced £23.50 (£26 London) – subject to booking fee – and are available through www.planetrock.com and www.planetrock.com/presale

Tickets will go on general sale from 9am on the 28th May (prices as above and subject to booking fee) and will also be available through www.livenation.co.uk. VIP packages will be available through www.thinlizzyfanlub.com

In addition to the UK, Thin Lizzy’s new line up will play Dublin on January 4th 2011. This special show will mark the 25th anniversary of Phil Lynott’s passing and the event will feature many additional guest stars and performers. Venue details are set to follow.