Last year, ‘Black Star Riders’ whose new single ‘Finest Hour‘ had just been nominated record of the week by BBC Radio 2 took Neuschwansteiner on their tour bus during their UK-concert tour with fellow rock band Europe.
They thanked us with this super cool photo, signed with: “Celebrating recent chart success for the new single ‘Finest Hour‘ with Neuschwansteiner – the finest beer in the world.”
Now the members of the ‘Black Star Riders’ have reunited with their originals bands, like ‘Thin Lizzy’, ‘Europe’ and ‘White Snake’ to play at famous Rambling Man Open Air Festival 23.07.2016 in Ashford, Kent.
‘Thin Lizzy’ have reformed – honouring the 30th anniversary of Philip Lynotts death. Joining the band are the bass guitarist from Aerosmith Tom Hamilton and Judas priest’s drummer Scott Travis. Tom, an Aerosmith founding member, joins Guitarists Scott Gorham & Damon Johnson, together with Lead Vocalist Ricky Warwick and Keyboard Player Darren Wharton.
Tom Hamilton: “I’m really psyched to be playing these shows with Thin Lizzy during my downtime with Aerosmith this summer. It’ll be great to rock out to their classic songs onstage”.
In addition to Tom’s appointment on Bass, previously announced Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee has been replaced by Judas Priest Drummer Scott Travis on all shows except August 6th in Sweden, where Europe drummer Ian Haugland will be on the drum stool.
On his appointment, Judas Priest’s Scott Travis adds: “First of all, let me offer a sincere Thank You to Brian Downey and Thin Lizzy for allowing me to sit in with the band! Thin Lizzy are undisputed legends and to be a small part of their lineage is a humble honor for me. I hope to do the position good. It’s gonna’ be a blast!”
It will be ‘Thin Lizzys’ only show in the UK before Scott Gorham, original member of ‘Thin Lizzy’, and his band return to the studio in Nashville in August/September to record their 3rd album as ‘Black Star Riders’.
Ramblin’ Man Fair, described by Classic Rock magazine as “the best new festival in Britain”, on July 23 and 24, 2016 in Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent by Spirit Of Rock is an annual music festival designed for rock fans by rock fans celebrating classic and contemporary rock, progressive rock, blues and country.
Last year, the Scorpions celebrated their 50th anniversary with their first UK show in more than a decade. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Gregg Allman performed on a British stage for the final time. Marillion, Camel, Anathema and Jethro Tull legend Ian Anderson, Bernie Marsden and Joanne Shaw Taylor were only a few of the other bands performing.
For 2016, the outstanding line-up Ramblin’ Man Fair includes:
Thin Lizzy, White Snake, Europe, Airbourne, Black Stone Cherry, Blurred Vision, Frost, Ginger Wildheart, Hayseed Dixie, Hawkwind, IO Earth, King King, Lifesigns, Procol Harum, The Fierce and The Dead, The Graveltones, The White Buffalo, Uriah Heep, Von Hertzen Brothers and Walter Trout
Christian Seitz, CEO and founder of Neuschwansteiner, says: „’Backstage’ is always a magic word. Backstage at such a fantastic festival like ‘Rambling Man’, is not just magic, it is an honour! Whilst we all at The World of Neuschwansteiner wish, we could be there this weekend; we wish our friends from Thin Lizzy a fabulous festival and say ‘Cheers’ to them to enjoy our Neuschwansteiner backstage!”
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