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Preview: Limehouse Lizzy at South Shields Customs House

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The Boys are Back in Town

Limehouse Lizzy
South Shields Customs House
Saturday 14th January 2017

The nation’s favourite rock tribute show is returning to Tyneside this week.

Renowned for their action-packed, pyrotechnic-fuelled shows, Limehouse Lizzy will be performing the iconic rock songs of Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy at The Customs House in South Shields on Saturday 14th January.

For the last 10 years Limehouse Lizzy have played The Customs House’s first post panto gig every January and this year the band are back and celebrating 21 year together.

The Customs House Executive Director Ray Spencer said: “Limehouse Lizzy are one of the most popular tribute acts around and it’s become a bit of a tradition now that they mark the start of our new season.
“We’re delighted they are back in 2017 as we always have a great audience and fantastic feedback.”

Limehouse Lizzy have received international recognition having headlined at music festivals across Europe as well as the Virgin Atlantic music festival in Barbados and have won the PRS award For Music's Hardest Working UK Band.

The band’s Into the Limelight tour was developed to tie in with their appearance on a BBC2 documentary and they have even been recruited to record and tour by members of the original Thin Lizzy.
The show will feature Celtic inspired hits including Black Rose and Whiskey in the Jar, as well as classics including the famous single The Boys are Back in Town which launched Thin Lizzy’s global success. The show also features a tribute to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore.

Band member Wayne Ellis said: “We have been playing The Customs House for many, many years and it’s fantastic we have been opening the new post-panto season for the last decade. We love coming to The Customs House and always have a fantastic time.”

Tickets for Limehouse Lizzy are £18 in advance or £19 on the door and are available from The Customs House box office on 0191 454 1234 or online at

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