- 12 Feb 24
Emblazoned with the Lizzy logo and the immortal "Friday night they'll be dressed to kill", the strip celebrates Philo & Co's big Dalymount Park gig in 1977
Bohemian FC continue to celebrate the musical legends who've graced Dalymount with the release of their new 2024 away kit, which features the Thin Lizzy logo emblazoned across the chest. Ten per cent of the profits from sales will go to Music Generation Dublin City to help bring music to disadvantaged and socially isolated children across the capital.
Philo, who'd celebrated his 28th birthday the day previously, and the boys played their big outdoor Phibsborough gig on August 21st 1977 with Radiators From Space, Fairport Convention, the Boomtown Rats and Graham Parker and the Rumour providing the eclectic support.
“We are delighted to unveil this jersey today following lots of work on the idea," says Bohs CEO Daniel Lambert who also happens to be the manager of Kneecap. "The Lizzy concert at Dalymount has always been mentioned in any lists of the greatest Irish gigs of all time. For Dalymount Park, it was the first concert held at our famous venue, setting the path for the many famous gigs to follow through the 80s and 90s. Thin Lizzy are one of the greatest Irish bands of all time, and for many Phil the greatest Dubliner, to pay tribute to them and the gig on the shirt is brilliant. A very special thanks to Jim Fitzpatrick for his permission to use the Black Rose throughout, and to Des Kelly Interiors for their continued willingness to work with us on unique shirts.”
Says Thin Lizzy representative Dave T: “We are very excited to launch this special shirt with Bohemian FC, celebrating one of Ireland’s greatest ever gigs by one of Ireland’s greatest ever bands. It is particularly nice to have Jim Fitzpatrick’s iconic black rose design used in the pattern. We hope that the funds it will generate for Music Generation Dublin City will inspire young kids on the same streets that Phil once walked to pursue their love of music."
Echoing those sentiments, Kieran McGuinness from Music Generation says: “Music Generation Dublin City are proud and excited to partner with Bohemians FC on this fantastic project, and create further access to music education for children and young people in Dublin. The opportunity to create a fund to support young bands and acts will ensure we get close to our goal of making sure that everyone in our community, whatever their background, gets access to music tuition... and just maybe we can help develop the next Thin Lizzy!”
Along with Lizzy's logos, the immortal "Friday night they'll be dressed to kill" line from the 'Boys Are Back In Town' is embroidered onto the neck of the shirt, which will be available from https://www.shop-bohemianfc.com If you haven't already, you can pick up their previous Bob Marley strip there as well. Bohs have also released shirts recently featuring Fontaines D.C. and Christy Dignam and Aslan.
Next up? Well, Meat Loaf headlined there in 1982 followed by a version of Black Sabbath in 1983 with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers doing the honours in 1994.
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