Thin Lizzy tour 1979

Date Arena City, Country Comments
790116 London, UK Greedies Not sure maybe cancelled
790209 Old Grey Whistle Test London, UK Gary Moore & Friends.
Philip and Scott
US TOUR FEB-79
Supporting Nazareth

Line-up: Philip Lynott, Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Gary Moore

790225 Memorial Auditorium Sacramento, California, US Nazareth supported by Mark Tanner Band

Lizzy did not play this gig

790227 Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Santa Monica, California, US Nazareth supported by Legs Diamond

Lizzy did not play this gig

790302 Chapparal Center Midland, Texas, US With Nazareth 
Not sure if Lizzy played

Budgie supported Nazareth

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

790302 Mother Blues Dallas, Texas, US Lizzy used to play at Mother Blues after the regular gig when they were touring near Dallas, Texas

Thanks to Vicky
Photo

790303 Convention Center Arena Dallas, Texas, US With Nazareth

Stone City Attractions 

Thanks to Roger Woodard
Ticket

790304 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport, Louisiana, US With Nazareth

Friends Productions

Thanks to David Ginn
Ticket
790305 Memorial Coliseum Corpus Christi, Texas, US With Nazareth 

Stone City Attractions 

Ticket

790306 Civic Center Beaumont, Texas, US With Nazareth 

Pace Concerts / Stone City Attractions

10.350 in audience

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

790307 Sam Houston Coliseum Houston, Texas, US With Nazareth 

Pace Concerts

11.325 in audience

Thanks to Bruce Kessler at www.rockinhouston.com
Photos

Ticket

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket, Backstage pass

790308 Thin Lizzy and Nazareth went to see a gig with The Police at Oprhy House, Houston, Texas, US
790309 Orpheum Theatre Memphis, Tennessee, US With Nazareth 

Mid South Concerts

2.561 in audience

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to John Slocum
Ticket, Story

Thanks to Keenan Neighbors
Photos, Article, Advert

790310 Municipal Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee, US With Nazareth 

Sound Seventy presents

8.880 in audience

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to Robert McDivitt
Handbill

Advert

790311 Kiel Auditorium St. Louis, Missouri, US With Nazareth 

Contemporary Productions

7.658 in audience

Thanks to Steve Rosen
Backstage pass

Thanks to Kevin Nodland
Ticket

790312 Evansville Coliseum Evansville, Indiana, US With Nazareth 
790313 Evansville Coliseum Evansville, Indiana, US With Nazareth 

Sunshine Promotions

3.165 in audience

790314 Convention Centre Indianapolis, Indiana, US With Nazareth 

Sunshine Promotions

6.266 in audience

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Backstage pass

Thanks to Don Bolster
Poster

790315 Hara Arena Dayton, Ohio, US With Nazareth 

Sunshine Promotions

6.115 in audience

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

790316 Civic Centre Charleston, West Virginia, US With Nazareth 
790317 Stanley Theatre Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, US With Nazareth 

Danny Kresky Enterprises

3.695 in audience

Ticket

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to Tony Went
Backstage passes

790318 Fairgrounds Coliseum Columbus, Ohio, US With Nazareth 

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to Tonny Steenhagen
Ticket

790320 Dane County Memorial Coliseum Madison, Wisconsin, US With Nazareth 

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

790321 McElroy Auditorium Waterloo, Iowa, US With Nazareth 

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

790322 Wings Stadium Kalamazoo, Michigan, US With Nazareth 
790323 Aragon Ballroom Chicago, Illinois, US With Nazareth 

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

790324 Cobo Arena Detroit, Michigan, US With Nazareth, Brownsville Station

Not sure if Lizzy played this gig

Brass Ring Productions

10.788 in audience

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to Henry Weck
Backstage pass

790325 Civic Centre Saginaw, Michigan, US With Nazareth, Brownsville Station

Not sure if Lizzy played this gig

Brass Ring Productions

6.095 in audience

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

BLACK ROSE UK TOUR MAR, APR-79
Supported by The Vipers

Line-up: Philip Lynott, Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Gary Moore

790329 The Brighton Centre Brighton, UK Supported by The Vipers

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket
790331 New Theatre Oxford, UK Supported by The Vipers

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to Steevi Jaimz
Poster

790401 Odeon Theatre Birmingham, UK Supported by The Vipers

Extra gig
Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols joined the band for the encore "Hard driving man"

Thanks to Tim Barnes

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to Yuusuke Mastuoka
Ticket

790402 Odeon Theatre Birmingham, UK Supported by The Vipers

Extra gig
Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

790403 Trentham Gardens Stoke, UK

Supported by The Vipers

Poster

Thanks to Tony Went

Ticket

790404 Stamford Hall Stamford, UK Supported by The Vipers
790405 De Montfort Hall Leicester, UK Supported by The Vipers

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

790406 The Guildhall Portsmouth, UK Supported by The Vipers

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to Nick Sharp
Poster

Thanks to Martin Lock
Ticket

790407 Winter Gardens Bournemouth, UK Supported by The Vipers

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

790408 Colston Hall Bristol, UK Supported by The Vipers

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

790409 Colston Hall Bristol, UK Supported by The Vipers

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

790410 Bingley Hall Stafford, UK Supported by The Vipers

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to John Hutchinson
Ticket

Poster

790411 City Hall Newcastle, UK Supported by The Vipers

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to John Hutchinson
Ticket

790412 City Hall Newcastle, UK Supported by The Vipers

Thanks to Adriano De Ruscio
Ticket

Thanks to Andrew Belfort
Ticket

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to Kevin Geraghty-Shewan
Ticket, photos

790413 Thin Lizzy release the album Black Rose
790414 Apollo Glasgow, UK Supported by The Vipers

Thanks to Phil Osborne
Ticket

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to John Hutchinson
Ticket

Thanks to Johan Hagman
Advert

790415 Apollo Glasgow, UK Supported by The Vipers

Extra gig

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to John Hutchinson
Ticket

Thanks to Johan Hagman
Advert

790416 Odeon Theatre Edinburgh, UK Supported by The Vipers

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to Mike Bowen
Ticket

790417 Lockley Grand Hall, Guild Hall Preston, UK Supported by The Vipers

Bootleg 
Thin Lizzy feat. Gary Moore LP
A rock legend is here 
A rock legend 
Wrong date on records

Thanks to Andrew Belfort
Ticket

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

790418 City (Oval) Hall Sheffield, UK Supported by The Vipers

Drugs squad people in audience.

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to John Hutchinson
Ticket

790419 St George´s Hall Bradford, UK Supported by Vipers

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket
790420 Bridlington Spa Pavillion Bridlington, UK Supported by The Vipers

Police drug squad. Police were dressed up as fans. The police didn´t find any drugs backstage because Huey Lewis and John Burnman left with the stuff just before the police came. 
No encore on this gig.

Advert

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to Andy Flemmings
Advert

Thanks to Graeme Hanley
Ticket

790422 Hammersmith Odeon London, UK Supported by The Vipers

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to Geoff Smith
Ticket

790423 Hammersmith Odeon London, UK Supported by The Vipers

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to Jim Mortimer
Ticket

Thanks to Alan Perry
Photos

790424 Gaumont Ipswich, UK Supported by The Vipers
790425 Gaumont Theatre Southampton, UK Supported by The Vipers

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

790427 Hammersmith Odeon London, UK Supported by The Vipers

Extra gig

Thanks to Andrew Belfort
Ticket

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to Geoff Smith
Ticket

790428 Hammersmith Odeon London, UK Supported by The Vipers

Extra gig

Supper at The Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, LOndon

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to Geoff Smith
Ticket

Thanks to Ronson Atkins
Supper invitation

790501 Apollo Manchester, UK Supported by The Vipers

Bootleg
Manchester Apollo 
Not sure of date on bootleg

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

790502 Apollo Manchester, UK Supported by The Vipers

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

790503 Empire Liverpool, UK Supported by The Vipers

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to Joe Hynes
Ticket, photos

EUROPEAN TOUR MAY-79

Line-up: Philip Lynott, Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Gary Moore

 


790506 Göteborgs Konserthus Gothenburg, Sweden The audience refused to leave. Over 74.000 GBP of damages was caused and police were called in to deal with the rioting crowds.

Thanks to Magnus Lindqvist
Ticket

Thanks to Roger Samuelsson
Photo

Thanks to Ronny Widerstedt
Photos

Thanks to Stefan Björnshög
Ticket, Advert, Photos, Poster

Thanks to Mats Pettersson
Advert, Article

790507 Chateau Neuf Oslo, Norway Thanks to Terje Dokken
Advert

Thanks to Gunnar Strander
Program

Are you ready
Bad reputation
Get out of here
Do anything you want to
Don´t belive a word
Waiting for an alibi
Jailbreak
Got to give it up
Parisienne walkways
Still in love with you
Warriors
Black rose
Cowboy song
The boys are back in town
Suicide
Me and the boys
Rosalie/Cowgirl´s song
Emerald

790509 Olympen Lund, Sweden Thanks to Micke Persson
Ticket

Thanks to Thomas Jonsson
Poster

Thanks to Mats Pettersson
Advert

Thanks to Rolf Adlercreutz
Photos

 



790510 Falkonerteatret Copenhagen, Denmark Bootleg
Live in Copenhagen 1979

Thin Lizzy visited the Tivoli in Copenhagen. Phil was also the judge in a beauty contest in a nightclub in Copenhagen

Thanks to Claus Johansen
Ticket

Thanks to Jan Anneman
Ticket

Thanks to Jan Anneman
Photos

Thanks to Rolf Adlercreutz
Photos

790511 Johanneshovs Isstadion Stockholm, Sweden Supported by Hurriganes

Thanks to Benka Nyberg
Ticket, Article

Thanks to Thomas Jonsson
Poster

Thanks to Patrik Molin
Ticket

Thanks to Mats Pettersson
Ticket

Thanks to Kari Lehtinen
Photos

Thanks to Stefan Ettestam
Photos

Thanks to Rolf Adlercreutz
Photos

Thanks to Henri Nicander
Photos, Ticket, Articles

Thanks to Mats Pettersson
Advert, Article, Handbill

790514 Sartory Saal Köln, Germany Rory Gallagher jams on stage with Lizzy

Ticket

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to John Hutchinson
Ticket

Thanks to Adriano De Ruscio
Poster

Thanks to Nick Sharp
Poster

Poster

Advert

790515 Circus-Krone-Bau Munchen, Germany Thanks to Michael Ahles
Ticket

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to Peter Huber
Photos

Poster

Advert

790516 Volkshaus Zurich, Switzerland Thanks to Tony Went
Contract, Advert, Article, Program

Poster

Advert

790517 Rheingoldhalle Mannheim, Germany Thanks to Klaus Hiltscher
Ticket

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Poster

Advert

790519 Hemmerleinhalle Neunkirchen, (Nurnberg), Germany Ticket says + "Opening act" but there was no opening act.

Thanks to Peter Brent
Ticket

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Poster

Advert

790520 Kongresshalle Saarbrucken, Germany Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Poster

Poster

Advert

790521 Stadthalle Offenbach, Germany Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Poster

Advert

790522 Musikhalle Hamburg, Germany Thanks to Wilfried Lilie
Ticket

Poster

Advert

Philip got food poisoning drinking sour milk in Belgium. He spent a week recovering in England. Well that´s the official story ;-)

790524 Pop Meeting Lochem Festival Lochem, Holland Thin Lizzy cancelled and was replaced by "Herman Brood and his wild romance" with a guest apperance by Nina Hagen.

Poster

Article

Thanks to Tonny Steenhagen

Advert

Story
Thanks to promotor Frank J.P van Hoorn

790525 Hall Vosselaar, Belgium Cancelled

Poster

790526 Salle Des Fetes Liege-Droixhe, Belgium Cancelled

Poster

790527 Jaap Edenhal Amsterdam, Holland Cancelled

Advert

790528 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium Cancelled

Poster

790529 Stadium Paris, France Cancelled

Thanks to Tony Went and Robert Mathias
Ticket

Advert

790530 Palais D´Hiver Lyon, France Cancelled

Ticket

Advert

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Philip, Gary and Scott flying out to Nassau, Bahamas, for a two week working holiday. They took other musicians with them - Huey Lewis and Mark Nauseef - and worked on Phil´s solo album as well as a track titled "Spanish guitar" which will probably be Gary Moore´s next single on the MCA label. During this time Brian Downey went over to Ireland and spent his holiday quietly with his family. From there he joined the other boys in America for a week of rehearsals and the tour.
Info from Thin Lizzy Fan Club Newsletter No.8

US TOUR JUN, JUL-79
Supporting Journey, The Doobie Brothers

Line-up: Philip Lynott, Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Gary Moore

790629 Swing Auditorium San Bernadino, California, US With Journey

Avalon Attractions

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to Dave Morris
Photos

790630 Long Beach Arena Los Angeles, California, US With Journey
Bootleg
Long Beach Arena First and 
Second Day 

Avalon Attractions and Bill Graham presents

24.437 in audience for both nights

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

T-Shirt

790701 Long Beach Arena Los Angeles, California, US With Journey
Bootleg
Long Beach Arena First and 
Second Day 
Long Beach Arena

Avalon Attractions and Bill Graham presents

24.437 in audience for both nights

Thanks to Tony Went
Backstage pass

T-Shirt

790702 Selland Arena Fresno, California, US With Journey

Avalon Attractions

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

790704 Bill Graham´s Day On The Green Festival.
All American Rock & Roll Show.
Oakland Stadium
Oakland, California, US With Journey, The J. Geils Band, UFO, The Rockets, Nazareth
After the show Gary walked out of Lizzy after a serious row with Philip. Gary went to his friend Glenn Hughes in Northridge. 
60.000 in audience

Bill Graham presents

50.552 in audience

Thanks to Don Bolster
Poster

Thanks to Stuart Johnson
Photos

Thanks to Christopher Martin
Photos

Thanks to Art Federico
Photos

Ticket

Backstage pass

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to Jim Mohr
Ticket, Setlist

T-shirts

Line-up: Philip Lynott, Brian Downey, Scott Gorham
790706 Coliseum Reno, Nevada, US With Journey
Gary Moore fails to arrive. 
Three-piece line up

Morning Sun Productions

7.096 in audience

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

790712 Coliseum Wichita, Kansas, US With Journey
Three-piece line up

Contemporary Productions

Thanks to Tony Went
Backstage pass

790713 Assembly Center Tulsa, Oklahoma, US With Journey
Three-piece line up

Contemporary Productions

5.990 in audience

790714 Myriad Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US With Journey
Three-piece line up
790715 T.H. Barton Coliseum Little Rock, Arkansas, US With Journey
Three-piece line up

Beaver Production

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

790716 Civic Centre Huntsville, Alabama, US With Ted Nugent
Three-piece line up

Damon Johnson saw this gig

6.197 in audience
Line-up: Philip Lynott, Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Midge Ure
790718 The Warehouse
The gig should have been at Municipal Auditorium (Fox Theatre) but Journey wanted another place
New Orleans, Louisiana, US With Journey
First gig with Midge Ure

Thanks to John Robert Ivey and
Richard L. Larson
Photo

790719 Hirsch Memorial Coliseum Shreveport, Louisiana, US With Journey

Thanks to Tony Went
Backstage pass

Thanks to David Ginn
Ticket

790721 Bayfront Center Saint Petersburg, Florida, US With Journey

Gulf Artists Productions

8.600 in audience

T-shirt

Thanks to Robb Mora and Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to Ward Walker
Ticket, Story

Backstage pass

790722 Jai Alai Miami, Florida, US Advertised as Journey & Thin Lizzy

Gulf Artists Productions

7.089 in audience

Thanks to Tony Went
Backstage pass, ticket

T-shirt

790724 Fox Theatre Atlanta, Georgia, US With Journey

Alex Cooley Productions

3.340 in audience
790725 Municipal Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee, US With Journey and Eddie Money
Bootleg
Live  in Nashville

Ticket

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

790726 Mid-South Coliseum Memphis, Tennessee, US With Journey and Eddie Money

Mid South Concerts

11.759 in audience

Thanks to Keenan Neighbors
Advert

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket
Backstage pass

790727 Louiseville Gardens Louiseville, Kentucky, US With Blue Oyster Cult, Roadmaster

Sunshine Promotions

7.108 in audience

790728 Lakefront Stadium Cleveland, Ohio, US World Series Of Rock
Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, Journey, Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, Scorpions

Belkin Productions

65.807 in audience

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to Allen Badaway
Photo

Thanks to Bill Bosak
Ticket


Advert

T-shirt

790729 Welsh Auditorium,  Grand Rapids, Michigan, US With Journey
790730 Wendler Arena, Saginaw Civic Centre Saginaw, Michigan, US With Journey
Thanks to Martha M. Gouin
Photos

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

790801 Central Park New York City, New York, US Thin Lizzy cancelled
Thanks to Christopher McGovern

With Journey

Thanks to Dennis Bernaerts
Program

790803 Convention Centre Indianapolis, Indiana With Journey
790804 Checkerdome St Louis, Missouri, US With Journey

Contemporary productions

14.660 in audience

Ticket

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket
Backstage pass

790805 Comiskey Park Chicago, Illinois, US The Loop´s. Day in the park.
Journey, Santana, Thin Lizzy, Eddie Money, Molly Hatchet
66.000 people in audience

Handbill

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket
Backstage pass

Thanks to Don Bolster
Poster
Article

T-shirt

790806   Kalamazoo, Michigan, US With Journey
790807 Dane County Coliseum Madison, Wisconsin, US With Journey
790808 Alpine Valley Music Theatre East Troy, Wisconsin, US With Journey

Thin Lizzy cancelled and was replaced by Steppenwolf

14.200 in audience

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

790810 Civic Center Lansing, Michigan, US With Journey
790811 Cobo Arena Detroit, Michigan, US With Journey

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to Pat Sexton
Thin Lizzy cancelled and was replaced by Saint Paradise

790812 Cobo Arena Detroit, Michigan, US With Journey

Ticket

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to Pat Sexton
Thin Lizzy cancelled and was replaced by Saint Paradise

There will be a short headlining tour for the boys in Canada until about 19th August
Info from Thin Lizzy Fan Club Newsletter No.8
790812? O´Keefe Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada With Journey
790813 Pinecrest Country Club Shelton, Connecticut, US With Journey
790814 Central Park New York City, New York, US With Journey
790825 Reading Festival Reading, UK Cancelled

Thanks to Tony Went
Program

Thanks to Nick Sharp
Poster

Lizzy spent a couple of weeks auditioning lots of guitarrists for a replacement for Gary Moore and finally asked Dave Flett to join them for a Japanese tour. Dave was previously with Manfred Mann Band. So, the band rehearsed for several weeks with Dave on guitar and kept Midge on keyboards and took that line-up over to Japan.
Info from Thin Lizzy Fan Club Newsletter No.9
JAPAN TOUR SEP-79
Midge Ure on keyboards and Dave Flett as temporary guitarist.

Line-up: Philip Lynott, Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Midge Ure, Dave Flett

790924 Festival Hall Osaka, Japan SOLD-OUT

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to John Hutchinson
Ticket

Advert

790925 Nakano Sun Plaza Tokyo, Japan SOLD-OUT

Advert

Thanks to Don Bolster
Poster

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

790926 Kookaido Hall Nagoya, Japan SOLD-OUT

Advert

790929 Korakuen Hall Tokyo, Japan SOLD-OUT

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Ticket

Advert

Thanks to Don Bolster
Poster

790930 Nakano Sun Plaza Tokyo, Japan SOLD-OUT

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to Yuusuke Mastuoka
Ticket

Advert

Thanks to Don Bolster
Poster

791201 Electric Ballroom Camden, London, UK Philip and Michael Schenker, Trevor Rabin jams with Wild Horses. 
Philip on two songs.
Bootleg 
Mad Axe Attack 


Thanks to Howard Jones
Photos, Ticket
791216 Apollo Theatre Manchester, UK Supported by The Physicals
Special concert for the Reading Festival cancellations.

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

791217 Apollo Theatre Manchester, UK Special concert for the Reading Festival cancellations.

791218 New Bingley Hall Stafford, UK SOLD-OUT 8000 people
Dave Flett leaves the band
Special concert for the Reading Festival cancellations.
Supported by Physicals

Thanks to Mark Long
Ticket

Thanks to Tony Went
Ticket

Thanks to Graeme Hanley
Ticket

Thanks to Andrew Belfort
Ticket

Thanks to Nick Sharp
Ticket, Poster

791220 Rainbow Theatre London, UK Phil jams with Dire Straits on one of the two shows (20 ,21). The shows was filmed by BBC2 "Arena"

Thanks to Mark
Photos

791225 Oxford street studio 21
Thanks to Graham Hart
London, UK A charity show on behalf of London´s orphans.
All-Star jam session with members of Thin Lizzy, Sex Pistols, Generation X, The Banshees, The Lydon Family.

Only 200 tickets