"John is disappointed to confirm that he will be unable to attend the Philip Lynott statue unveiling this August due to longstanding prior commitments that are keeping him in the U.S. at that time. John is devastated that he can't be there, but he wanted all of you to know that he will be there in spirit, and wishes everyone a great night at what is sure to be a very special gig. John is also really looking forward to seeing you very soon on tour and we'll keep you posted on developments as they arise."
As previously reported, a special concert celebrating the unveiling of the life size-bronze statue to the late guitar legend Phil Lynott of THIN LIZZY will be held on Saturday, August 20 at the Point in Dublin, Ireland.
The unveiling of the life size-bronze statue will take place in the late evening once all trading has ceased for the day, in the very busy trade and tourist area of Grafton Street in Dublin on Friday, August 19.
On Saturday, August 20, "The Boy Is Back In Town" (the statue unveiling tribute to the life and music of Philip Lynott) will take place at the Point in Dublin. Artists confirmed to perform at this event include GARY MOORE & Very Special Guests, DARE (the band featuring former THIN LIZZY keyboardist Darren Wharton), ERIC BELL, BRIAN DOWNEY, SCOTT GORHAM, BRIAN ROBERTSON, BRUSH SHIELS, WHEATUS, THERAPY?, BIFFY CLYRO, SKYE, NUTONIC, JOHNNY FEAN, JACK L, DANIELLE PFIFFNER, JASON SWINDLE and ALASKA LYLE. View a poster for the statue unveiling at this location.