by / September 21st, 2010 /

THE 25TH ANNUAL VIBE FOR PHILO – Vicar Street, Dublin



Jan 4th 2011

Tickets on sale now!

Founded from a personal request by Thin Lizzy front man Phil Lynott in 1981 to “Do a Vibe for me sometime” through rain, hail, and snow, ‘The Vibe’ has kept the flag flying for Philo in his home town of Dublin each 4th January – the anniversary of his death.

The exciting news is that Brian “Robbo” Robertson will headline the 2011 event Live @ Vicar St. on Jan 4th with his new band featuring Ian Haugland (Europe), Leif Sundin (MSG), Nalle Pahlsson (Treat) and Liny Wood.

As an 18-year-old Robbo entered the world of Thin Lizzy and over four studio albums defined the Thin Lizzy twin guitar attack; wrote some of the most recognizable riffs in Rock Music (‘Are You Ready’, ‘Don’t Believe a Word’); and laid down the seminal blues guitar work of the classic ‘Still in love with You’.

Robbo has a long association with the Vibe having played the 5th, 9th, 12th, 15th, and 20th Vibes. His new album “Diamonds and Dirt” features 4 Lizzy era tracks and Robbo will be taking time out from promoting it to play in Dublin on 4th January 2011. Tickets are €40 on sale now Through Ticketmaster and other usual outlets nationwide. Booking Line: 0818 719 390.

He stated “obviously the 4th January is an emotional time for me and there’s no better way to commemorate it than being in Dublin with all those Lizzy supporters who love Phil so much, many of whom weren’t even born when he died. It’s amazing.”

Robbo’s performances at the Vibe, both on and off stage, are almost legendary at this point. His endless supply of stories and general warmth and conviviality at the after-show parties are almost as fondly remembered by supporters as his playing.

This year’s theme is Black Rose – and sees the Vibe renew its association with the artist Jim Fitzpatrick who executed the classic sleeve for the album of that name. Jim has read Philo’s poetry at several Vibes as well as regularly providing us with some classic original Lizzy artwork for Vibe visuals. This year he has kindly consented to give us an alternative take on

The Black Rose artwork in the form of a previously unpublished poster design for the album.

The venue for the 25th Vibe will see a return to Vicar Street. Due to the unprecedented number of enquiries from overseas visitors for tickets we’ve taken the unusual step of making tickets available online while were still in the process of finalising the details of the show.

Black Rose – The 25th Annual Vibe for Philo takes place at Vicar Street, Dublin , 4th January 2011. Tickets are €40 on sale now through Ticketmaster and other usual outlets nationwide. Booking Line: 0818 719 390.