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Thin Lizzy Newcastle City Hall 1981 & 1982

Thin Lizzy Newcastle City Hall 1981 & 1982
thinlizzytix8182Thin Lizzy released Renegade, their eleventh studio album in 1981. This was the first album to credit keyboard player Darren Wharton as the fifth member of the band. The Renegade tour was scheduled to call at Newcastle City Hall on 27th October 1981. The concert was postponed and Thin Lizzy actually played the gig on 10th December 1981, supported by Sweet Savage, a metal band from Belfast, who included Dio and Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell. Lizzy went out on tour again in 1982, and were scheduled to play at Newcastle City Hall on 25th March 1982. As with the previous year, this gig was also postponed as Scott Gorham was suffering from exhaustion. Lizzy played the gig on 27th April 1982. This was the last time I saw the band with Snowy White. thinlizzy81progSnowy: “It wasn’t really my scene, my environment really… socially … we hardly met. If we were on tour I’d be coming down for breakfast and the rest of the boys would probably be coming in .. after their night out, you know. I’d meet them in the lobby, I’d be getting up for breakfast and they’d be coming in for their bed. So after a while I’d had enough. And I think after a while they weren’t too unhappy to see me go either. You know it was time. It’s just a natural thing.”
Both gigs were excellent, but as I said yesterday, I felt that the classic Lizzy years were past. I saw Lizzy once more, on their farewell tour, which I will write about tomorrow to complete my Lizzy memories.
A typical Thin Lizzy setlist during this period: Angel of Death, Renegade, Hollywood (Down on Your Luck), Waiting for an Alibi, Jailbreak, Got To Give It Up, Don’t Believe a Word, Killer on the Loose, Cowboy Song, The Boys Are Back in Town, Suicide, Bad Reputation, Are You Ready
Encore: Baby Drives Me Crazy, Rosalie