Dublin football club Bohemian FC have unveiled their new Thin Lizzy 2024 away jersey in tribute to the band’s famous 1977 gig at the club’s stadium, Dalymount Park.
The one-off jersey pays homage to the concert, and the band’s Black Rose album, in its design. A video accompanying the launch is soundtracked by Dancing in The Moonlight and takes inspiration from Phil Lynott’s iconic Old Town video locations including Dublin pub The Long Hall.
The shirt features a quote from The Boys Are Back in Town on the neck, black rose detailing, designed by the artist Jim Fitzpatrick, throughout the body and sleeve trims, and an embroidered hem tag of an original concert poster on the lower front.
The shirt is available for pre-order here.
10% of the profits from the shirt will be used by Bohemian Football Club to help bring music to disadvantaged and socially isolated children across Dublin.
This will be done in conjunction with club partners for the project Music Generation Dublin City, with support from the main club partners Des Kelly Interiors and The Record Hub.
Often called Dublin’s first major Rock festival, the day-long concert featured Radiators from Space, Fairport Convention, the Boomtown Rats, and Graham Parker and the Rumour. It took place the day after Phil Lynott’s 28th birthday and was widely advertised at the time with the line ‘celebrate Phil’s birthday’.
Speaking about the new jersey, Daniel Lambert, Bohemian FC, COO, said, “We are delighted to unveil this jersey today following lots of work on the idea. 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.”
Thin Lizzy representative Dave T said, “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.”
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