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7th March 2012

marco mendoza

Marco Mendoza has announced his first ever solo tour of the UK for this April.

Marco will play four dates - Sutton-In-Ashfield, Bradford, Nuneaton and London - with tickets on sale now by clicking here. The tour dates in full can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Whilst Marco Mendoza is probably best known for his role as bass player with the legendary Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake and Ted Nugent, there is much more to him than that. For over two decades now he has become the first choice collaborator for many big names, with over twenty impressive album releases and countless successful tours to his name.

In the early nineties he began his recording career with renowned Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, before starting a long working relationship with celebrated guitarist John Sykes, recording and touring with Blue Murder and Sykes' solo band throughout the nineties and eventually joining the guitarist in a reformed Thin Lizzy alongside Brian Downey, Scott Gorham and Darren Wharton. During this period he also recorded with artists as diverse as Tommy Shaw, Roch Voisine and Right Said Fred, as well as putting out a live album with his jazz trio Mendoza Heredia Neto.

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The new millenium saw some heavy touring by Thin Lizzy, with Mendoza also taking some time out to tour and record with Ted Nugent for his 'Full Bluntal Nugity' and 'Craveman' albums, whilst his appearance on David Coverdale's 'Into The Light' album eventually saw him joining Whitesnake for huge arena tours and festival dates, one of which was released as the 'Live... In The Still Of The Night' concert DVD.

During down time from Whitesnake he was also a member of the supergroup Soul Sirkus, recording an album and touring the US and UK alongside Journey members Neal Schon, Deen Castronovo and Jeff Scott Soto. Another spell with Thin Lizzy was punctuated by working with ex-Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan and George Lynch's reformed Lynch Mob, the talented bassist somehow finding time to also make his first solo album 'Live For Tomorrow' in 2007.

Having released more records with the likes of Derek Sherinian, Dolores O'Riordan, Lynch Mob, ex-Judas Priest singer Tim 'Ripper' Owens, and his own project, Casa Mendoza, 2012 sees Marco Mendoza as an indispensible member of the most successful Thin Lizzy line-up since their reformation, as well as touring his own material and performing clinics whenever possible. This is his first solo tour of the UK, so take this opportunity to see this charismatic musician up-close and personal. You won't regret it!

April 19th - The Diamond, Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 4GH
April 20th - Rio's Live, Bradford, Yorkshire, BD1 2AL
April 21st - Queens Hall, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 5LA
April 22nd - The Borderline, London, W1D 4JB
April 23rd - Spring And Airbrake, Belfast

Tickets are on sale now and you can get yours by clicking here. Hurry - they are already selling fast...


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