Thin Lizzy fans will be aware that the 30th anniversary of frontman Phil Lynott occurred recently.

In honour of the milestone, the remaining members of the latest incarnation of the rock band - Scott Gorham, Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Darren Wharton and Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee - will tour this year.

2016 also marks the 40th anniversary of one of Thin Lizzy's best-known albums 'Jailbreak'.

Gorham, who joined the band in 1974, said that he was taking time away from his other band, Black Star Riders, to do 'half a dozen' Thin Lizzy shows, in order to 'keep them special.'

"For personal reasons [drummer] Brian Downey won’t be with us but we have the incredible Mikkey Dee on the drum stool, which we are all very excited about," he added. "We will announce who is on bass shortly."

The first announced gig is the Ramblin' Man Festival in Kent on July 23rd. It's not yet clear whether any Irish dates are planned, but stay tuned.