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If you were hoping to see Thin Lizzy in the UK this week...

has reported that due to a recent injury (resulting in a broken collarbone) sustained by Tommy Aldridge,

Thin Lizzy

has been forced to withdraw from a handful of live dates, including two UK shows scheduled for this week (Liverpool O2 Academy and Nottingham Rock City).

"It's a real shame that our summer touring had to start this way," said Thin Lizzy guitarists Scott Gorham and John

Sykes in a statement. "Tommy had an accident recently resulting in his collar bone being broken and we were hoping it would have healed enough for us to play all the forthcoming shows, but after recent practice sessions and visits to the specialist, it became apparent a decision had to be made to regrettably bow out of the Bilbao, Liverpool and Nottingham appearances."

Thin Lizzy will reschedule the Liverpool Academy and Nottingham Rock City shows in the autumn.