Plus their new album will be released under a new name
Scott Gorham has revealed to Classic Rock Magazine that the current line-up of Thin Lizzy will stop touring as Thin Lizzy after their forthcoming European tour.
The new studio album, which is due to be recorded later this year, will also be released under a new name.
Guitarist Scott Gorham says: "Out of respect to Phil and the legacy he created, we have decided 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 rebuilding the brand over recent years. Releasing a new album was the only way to continue this success.
"We have written songs that we all feel do the band credit. We believe Phil would have been proud of them. We always knew a new record was a touchy subject with some people, and we really want the quality of these songs to be heard by everyone without any judgement or prejudice. We have decided not to release these songs under the name Thin Lizzy.”
Meanwhile, current frontman Ricky Warwick adds: "Nobody respects Phil as much as I do. Singing his songs for the past two years has been an incredible honour and something I will never forget.
"Without a new album to gain new press and keep the momentum we’ve built up, we’re worried the brand will diminish to a point we would never want to see.
"Therefore our regular touring will cease after our European tour. This does not necessarily mean we will never play together again as Thin Lizzy. We may still play odd shows in 2013 and beyond if people want to see us.”
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