Tom Hamilton has become the latest member of Aerosmith to figure out what to do this summer. Today (April 19), it was announced that he will play bass with Thin Lizzy for a handful of anniversary shows.

“I’m really psyched to be playing these shows with Thin Lizzy during my downtime with Aerosmith this summer," Hamilton said in a statement on Thin Lizzy's website. " It’ll be great to rock out to their classic songs onstage."

Thin Lizzy has a handful of festival dates booked for this summer, including two nights in Germany where they'll be sharing a stage with Ritchie Blackmore's revamped Rainbow. They are also scheduled to appear on the Rock Legends Cruise V with such names as Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, REO Speedwagon and Don Felder from Jan. 19-23, 2017.

Mikkey Dee, formerly of Motorhead, had signed on to play drums with Thin Lizzy for these concerts, but for unnamed reasons he has had to bow out. Scott Travis of Judas Priest will occupy the drum stool for five of the dates, with Europe's Ian Haugland filling in at the Skogsrojet Festival in Rejmeyre, Sweden on Aug. 6.

"First of all, let me offer a sincere thank you to Brian Downey and Thin Lizzy for allowing me to sit in with the band!" Travis enthused. "Thin Lizzy are undisputed legends and to be a small part of their lineage is a humble honor for me. I hope to do the position good. It's gonna' be a blast!"

Thin Lizzy 2016-17 Tour Dates

6/17 -- Loreley, Germany
6/18 -– Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
7/17 -– Barcelona, Spain – Rock Fest
7/23 –- Maidstone Kent, U.K. – Ramblin’ Man Fair Festival
8/6 –- Rejmeyre, Sweden – Skogsrojet Festival
1/19-23 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Rock Legends V Cruise

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