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Hellfest have thrown out a line and we are caught (hooked was just too eazy). The excellent organisers have announced Def Leppard as the latest headliner for this years festival. They’ll be playing on Friday night along with Whitesnake and Twisted Sister.
Also featured on this year’s bill are KISS, Testament, ZZ Top, Danzig, Morbid Angel, Cradle of Filth, Immortal, Accept plus over 100 more. Tickets There is sold anyway – KISS and Def Leppard !! (and did we mention they’ll be playing Hysteria in full? Oh yes – they are. Maybe they’d like a review?
Hellfest takes place in Clisson, France from June 21st – 23rd. Tickets cost €160 for three days or €75 a day.
A big congratulations to KISS for landing at Number 3 on the Billboard 100 with their new album, Monster. This is a great achievement as the band have sold 60,000 copies of the record in the US. Here in Ireland, Tickets There has bought two copies (insert smiley face). There’s also some other results in with the band ranking high in Scandinavia and across Europe. Full details below.
|Australian Albums Chart||7|
|Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)||68|
|Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)||36|
|Dutch Albums Chart||17|
|Finnish Albums Chart||8|
|German Albums Chart||6|
|Irish Album Charts||81|
|Norwegian Albums Chart||2|
|Spanish Albums Chart||11|
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|Swiss Albums Chart||8|
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KISS have announced five Scandinavian dates for June, 2013 bringing hope that they’ll soon announce a full European tour in support of their new album, Monster. The dates are taking place in Sweden, Finaland, Norway and Denmark and go on sale Oct. 22nd except for the Swedish dates that are on sale now!
JUNE 1 – FRIENDS ARENA STADIUM – STOCKHOLM – ON SALE NOW
JUNE 3 – HARTWELL ARENA – HELSINKI, FINLAND – ON SALE OCT 22 nd
JUNE 6 – SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL – SOLVESBORG – ON SALE NOW
JUNE 8 – VIKING FEST – VIKING STADION – STAVANGER, NORWAY ON SALE OCT 22
JUNE 11 – FORUM – COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – ON SALE OCT 22
I would consider myself a fan of Aerosmith, but they’re constant bitching over the past couple of years; not to mention American Idols and complete lack of real activity have become a little tiresome. Now they’re trying to pull the finger out of their asses and get back to business and how do they go about that? By trying to undermine KISS.
In a typical Steven Tyler rant he spouts some shite about how KISS are a comic band, dismissed their back catalogue (“They’ve got a couple of hits, but they’re more, they’re comic book“) and even had the balls to suggest Joe Perry’s ‘licks’ were more credible than KISS’ (“A KISS lick and a Joe Perry lick — two different worlds“).
Mr. Tyler, I’m not saying that the time has come for you to kick that imfamous drug habbit of yours, but they are clearly affecting your judgement and perception of reality. While yourself and Mr. Perry purchased ladders that could reach the deepest creveses of your arse holes, KISS have been banging on, touring like crazy, entertaining fans and releasing awesome music. How’s that covers album fairing out for ye? I’d consider myself a half fan now but try to send your nasty over the hill vibes anywhere near the nicest rock band in the world and y’all can just go f**k yourselves. Maybe try and appeal to people with credible new music, rather than pointless insults … (basically, instead of doing what you do, try and act more like KISS )
Tickets There out. (Check out the new KISS single, ‘Hell or Hallelujah‘
Oh Yeah! KISS performed on Good Morning America this morning and they sounded wicked! Check out this awesome video of them playing new single ’Hell or Hallelujah‘ and their classic ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll All Night’. Tickets There is tentatively waiting an announcement for a 2013 European tour!
The kings of the night time world are back with screaming glory ‘n’ a vengeance! MONSTER is the twentieth studio album by iconic rockers KISS and it looks like 19 previous records, countless live shows and 39 years in the business haven’t slowed down the guys one bit. Monster is one of the biggest releases in the band’s history and it comes hot on the tails of their 2009 record, Sonic Boom (at that time, their first album in ten years) which saw the band achieve the highest US chart success of their entire career. Now the task falls on Monster to satisfy the mighty KISS army, continue their never ending – steamrolling success, fuel the ship on their second and sold out KISS KRUISE and most importantly of all, add a few more hits to the indestructible KISS KATALOGUE (yes, everything KISS related must, when possible, begin with a K).
Monster delivers everything the band promised and more. No ballads, no outside song writers and a welcome return to the band’s classic seventies sound. Harder guitars, re-introduction of groove and balls to the wall rock ‘n’ roll. Opening track ‘Hell Or Hallelujah’ screams back to the days of Love Gun and Rock N Roll Over. Shredding guitars left right and centre, a pounding riff and Paul ‘Starchild’ Stanley standing firm at the forefront delivering the best song KISS have written in years. Fortunately, it’s not alone. ‘Take Me Down Below’, ‘Last Chance’ and ‘Freak’ are all stand out tracks, vocally endorsed by Mr. Stanley, each one making a case to outshine the others.
As with Sonic Boom, Gene’s tracks take a few more listens to really get to grips with. The demon seems to be on a quest for a pounding, thunder some anthem that correctly represents his larger than life character with all the dark coattails and demonic tendencies attributed to such a legend– with the obligatory sing along catchiness we all want from KISS of course. After three days of listening, we can happily agree ‘Back To The Stoneage’, ‘The Devil Is Me’ and ‘Wall of Sound’ achieve everything you’d want from a classic Gene track. However his work with Paul on ‘Take Me Down Below’ stands out as one of the true Monster gems.
Not forgetting Tommy Thayer or Eric Singer, both deliver the goods across the board on Monster. Once again they both get a shot at the spotlight handling vocals on ‘Outta This World’ and ‘All For the Love of Rock ‘N’ Roll’ respectively. Two feel good, sing along KISS tracks that fill their space nicely (of course, this writer is tipping his hat to Outta This World more so).
Well, Monster is everything you’d thought it would be. A solid KISS album with its fair share of tunes you’d happily invite into future live sets. The whole band put in a great performance and it’s a true credit to them, especially after so many years in the business. 37 years ago they preached about rocking and rolling every day and every night and unlike most of their contemporaries, they’re still doing it to the letter. Rock on KISS!
The wait is over people! Today, KISS release their twentieth studio album ‘MONSTER’. It’s their first since 2009’s ‘Sonic Boom’ which saw them achieve their highest ever chart position in the US….just writing this, I believe Tickets There may have indicated in another article that Monster is the first album by the current line-up, of course it’s not – Sonic Boom was. Not like Tickets There wasn’t plastering Sonic Boom everywhere when it came out. Chalk that one up to Jack Daniels head.
Anyways, the album is out today – it’s going to be awesome and you may as well check out the cool trailer than band have released for it. Now, let’s wait for the 2013 European tour announcement! (will they bring Mötley Crüe over? Dare we dream??)
KISS have unveiled the artwork and tracklisting for their forthcoming album,. Monster, which is due for release on October 9th (America) and 15th (Europe). This will be the band’s first album since 2009′s Sonic Boom which re-launched the group as a global rock force and finally gave the current line-up something to hold up as their own (yes, Tickets There LOVES KISS!)
Monster has once again been fully written and produced by the band with no outside song writers getting involved. In July the band released the albums first single, Hell or Hallelujah which showed a return to their early days. Fans can hear sneak peaks of all the tracks on ITunes – but that ruins the fun a little.
|1||“Hell or Hallelujah”|
|2||“Wall of Sound”|
|4||“Back to the Stone Age”|
|6||“Long Way Down”|
|7||“Eat Your Heart Out”|
|8||“The Devil Is Me”|
|9||“Outta This World”|
|10||“All for the Love of Rock & Roll”|
|11||“Take Me Down Below”|
|iTunes and Best Buy bonus track|
|13||“Right Here Right Now”|
|Japan Bonus Track|
|14||“King of the Night Time World” (Live)|
You wanted the best!!!! KISS are coming to Europe in 2012 as Tickets There predicted. The band have been announced as one of the headliners for this year’s Sonisphere UK festival joining other acts Queen, Faith No More, Marilyn Manson, Incubus, Mastodon, Andrew WK and so on. They will headline the main stage, Friday July 6th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Thursday Feb 23rd @ 09:00am sharp.
The band are set to release their new album, ‘MONSTER’ in June and follow it with a lengthy headlining tour around the world with the European arena / festival dates expected to happen next summer. This will be KISS’s twentieth studio album and will follow 2009’s massively successful ‘Sonic Boom’.
Unfortunately for fans, Sonisphere UK will be their only European appearance this year. KISS last played Europe in 2010 on their ‘Sonic Boom Over Europe’ tour, performing 35 shows in 18 countries. In total, their next tour is expected to last almost two years. Tickets There would like to take this opportunity to bow down to KISS, declare our unworthiness and hail them as the Gods they are. Carry on my Mighty KISS!
Legendary rockers KISS are set to unleash their new album ‘MONSTER’ next year. Originally pencilled in for a later 2011 / early 2012 release, Gene Simmons recently confirmed they’ve pushed it back to the spring. It’ll be the bands twelfth studio record and the follow up to 2009’s highly successful ‘Sonic Boom’, the bands highest charted record to date.
Like Sonic Boom, Monster will be completely written by the band and produced by their amazing lead singer, Paul Stanley. So far six song titles have been confirmed and to celebrate the album, KISS will also put out KISSOLOGY Volume IV around the same time Monster hits the shelves. Oh, and of course they will be embarking on a world wide MONSTER tour! Safe to say 2012 will be their year. Track’s confirmed so far are below and we advise you keep reading some other bits of news below.
Hell or Hallelujah
Born to Be a Sinner
Out of This World (Written by/to be sung by Tommy Thayer)
Are You Ready? (Written by Simmons)
Wall of Sound
That’s Not all though…
KISS KRUISE RETURNS: As well as an album, tour and DVD set; KISS are also set to embark on a few other tasty projects next year. 2012 will see the return of their KISS KRUISE, the first of which took place earlier this month. Taking place over five days and featuring several performances by the band themselves, the KISS KRUISE is Mecca for their fans and Tickets There does not intend on missing it this time. Stay tuned for updates later in 2012.
KISS TAKE LAS VEGAS: What’s the one thing Vegas is missing? A KISS themed casino, hotel and theme park, that’s what! Well fear not, January 2012 will see the opening of the KISS: By Monster Mini-Golf, Rock & Roll All Night Café, Hotter Than Hell Wedding Chapel and will incorporate the ‘largest KISS gift show in the world’. Ahhhh hell yes!! 18 indoor glow in the dark KISS themes golf holes, KISS themed event rooms, all day DJ’s a KISS gallery and much, much more. Next stop – KISS Konquers VEGAS!
The doom and gloom of our rancid recession ridden lives aside, the mighty KISS have cheered up the millennium with the confirmed announcement that they’ll be hitting the studio in March to record a brand spanking new record for release later this year. Mr. Paul ‘Starchild’ Stanley, the nicest man in rock music and the filthiest legend going with the ladies is once again set to spear head production duties for the record after the massive success from his last baby, Sonic Boom.
KISS + New Album = New Tour!!! Fortunately, the tour isn’t all these is these days as Sonic Boom proved The lads can whip out classic rock giants like ever before and a new album means at least 10 new songs to add to your favourite KISS tracks of all time. Tickets There’s list currently includes around 18,000 songs. Not all were written or recorded by KISS but deep down we know and you know that it was KISS in another form.
Anyways, the news was confirmed by Tommy ‘the main man’ (not his actual nickname folks, just the lads being unoriginal as always – Ed) Thayer when he gave an interview to BackstageAxxess recently. Read his bible like comments below!
“The great news is that we are going in the studio again in the next month or two. We are starting to work on writing some songs, approach it just like we did with Sonic Boom and keep it all in the band in terms of the writing, with no agenda besides writing great rock n’ roll songs that we love, then rehearsing them before then recording them. It really felt good to us so we’ll go the same way this time.”
“Paul knows more what a KISS record should sound like than anybody, to be honest with you, so he is going to lead the charge and produce it again and we are all really excited about it.
“I know we are going to start working on it really soon in terms of the writing and rehearsing and we’ll probably be in the studio by March, so sometime this year I’m sure you’ll see a spanking new KISS album that’s gonna kick some butt!”
Right, enough excuses and delays. It’s time to get back to Tickets There’s roots rather than fecking editor Rob’s passions. Cap Pas Cap is a band that bored us to tears when we saw them live. Awful stuff, such a dreadfully boring show. Think they supported Jape in Tripod, but don’t quote us on that. As always with Tickets There, its second chance time so we decided Cap Pas Cap needed another looksy. Without basing the sound on performance this time, it’s actually quite ok, for what it is. In theory this shouldn’t be a MySpace review as we have seen them but it’s Friday, stick your rules!
The whole Joy Division revival thing that’s going on is getting a tad stale. Music minus the soul that makes it legendary but guised in layers of ‘this is actually something deep, deep, deep below the surface’. It’s so deep no human ear can’t detect it, that’s why we only have a few hundred part-time fans, cause they’re the ones who get it. Oh, Sex is On Fire, lets dance! What does all that rubbish mean? It means bands are able to pass of sub-standard, repetitive, entertainment lacking / un-heartfelt mush and claim it to be this enormously complex, thronged with diversity despite sounding like it was written in three seconds Here’s the thing though (don’t ya know), it’ll be respected 20 years in the future because this sh*t right here is well before it’s time.
Utter rubbish and it’s our duty (volunteers, not that anyone actually wants us doing this) to wade through all the *BS and find songs/bands that accidently slip up and write something that comes close to enjoyable music. If you’re in the right mood, Mirrors from Cap Pas Cap will help. Imagine being heavily buzzed with a whitey in a Dutch nightclub toilet with heavy trance music blaring in and no water available. If this song came on, you would kill yourself. If you’re perfectly fine and just a bit drunk around 1.30ish in the morning, then Mirrors sums up the ‘in the thick of it now’ feeling you get when the safety net of another hour or two drinking is left but you have reached the point of happy out.
‘In The Thick of it’ done, not yet. The house / pop / electro styling’s of Friends will liven things back up a bit. Can’t imagine watching it live with any great interest but hand this to the DJ and there will be muchos schmoozey posing and trance style mock dance shapes galore in Whelan’s. Not a bad tune but very, very downbeat so if you’re happy out in mid-town, find some KISS. Wait till she dumps you before hitting this needle.
Tickets There out – for now. Check out the Cap Pas Cap MySpace at Cap Pas Cap…..MySpace
*BS – BS Stands for Bullshit.
Makeup on, leather jacket and studded gloves check, hair up, pints down, KISS has arrived in London and so has Tickets There. Wembley Arena may not be the most impressive building on the planet but when several thousand KISS fans descend, it (like all venues that host the legendary American thunder Gods) turns into the Taj Mahal.
Less than a week after their spectacular show in Dublin’s O2 Arena, KISS are in London to play the first of two nights in North London’s premier hard rock venue and there was no way in hell Tickets There was missing it. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same for the support band Taking Dawn, who we managed to miss for the second time in a row. No worries though, the band everyone’s here to see are in the building and everything’s set to make this one hell of a memorable night.
Having seen KISS twice before and going though the ritual marathon Alive I-IV session in the days building up the shows, we thought we were prepared to finally get a grasp on the band and see them as four individuals in makeup playing a rock show like any other. Wrong as usual but happy to admit it. The minute you hear the ‘You Wanted the Best’ Intro, everything goes out the window. KISS’s arrival on stage feels like the second coming as Gene, Paul and Tommy appear on a lifter high above the Eric’s drum kit belting out Modern Day Delilah like they would any of their classics. Knowing some of the crowd may be uneasy with a newer number, Paul instantly calms all woes with a blistering assault on Cold Gin and no-one is left in any doubt about the power this band still commands after almost four decades in the business.
From there, the night becomes a blur of musicianship, showmanship and all out glitz, glory with the best stage show on the planet. Classics such as Deuce, Firehouse, Crazy Nights, 100,000 Years, Calling Doctor Love, Shock Me and Let Me Go Rock N Roll build the main set. On its own, a fine collection of KISS’s back catalog but topped with the additional live fire breathing, rocket firing guitars, stage risers and a bazooka, they instantly become everyone’s wet dreams.
If they left it there, fans would walk home happy. KISS doesn’t want you to be happy, they want to send you home to blinded by their power and, they do just that. All the stops are pulled out for the closing songs. Gene’s classic blood spitting, stage flying bass solo leads into a booming version of I Love It Loud from the top of the lightening rig, Paul and Tommy’s guitars set the stage ablaze with the definitive Love Gun, that see’s the entire arena mass together in their love for these iconic characters, The incredible Black Diamond and Destroyer classic, Detroit Rock City and its massive cluster of explosions and fire close the main set, setting KISS up as 2010’s conquering heroes. But they ain’t finished yet!
As if it all wasn’t enough, KISS turn up the heat and everything else with a five song encore that includes sing along favorites, Lick It Up, Shout It Out Loud, I Was made for Loving You (sang by Paul from his revolving stage in the middle of the crowd), God Gave You Rock N Roll II and the monumental, career defining Rock And Roll All Night. House lights on, a never ending mass of confetti filling the arena’s enormous space and America’s greatest rock n roll band performing one of the greatest rock songs of all time to a packed house of adoring fans! Is there any way to beat that for a closing moment? Not a chance!
You may have been wondering why, after all the fuss, the posts, the reminders and constant exclamations of excitment about KISS’s first Irish show we never followed through with the actual review. Well it;s simple, we went to see KISS in London.
Now that all the fire works and fuss is over, we’ve finally gotten round to putting pen to paper but instead of wasting the review here, we’ve given it to the good folks at Golden Plec. Check it Out!
Lights, Pyro’s, moving stage sets, explosions, blood spitting, fire breathing, flying rock stars, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and thirty seven years of classics from Americas greatest rock n roll band. KISS have finally arrived in Dublin to play their very first Irish show and give the emerald Isle branch of the KISS army a night they’ll never forget.
Describing the excitement and anticipation before a KISS show is almost as difficult as describing the magic of the performance itself. Most Irish KISS fans have only ever seen the band in pictures and on film, but those mediums only catch a glimpse of the power, the energy and show stopping, jaw dropping charisma and mesmerizing presence the band hold on stage. In reality, KISS holds a power over their fans almost unlike any other. Fictionally, they present themselves as larger than life superheroes, capable of catapulting you into another dimension of pleasure and rock n roll and in reality, they do just that.
Oh, and yes we did the make-up
Enjoy Folks, Tickets There will
One more day folks, that’s all we have to wait through before experiencing rock n roll’s finest live offspring. There’s gig and then there’s KISS. Anyone who has money, lives close to Dublin and hasn’t bought a ticket seriously needs to re-examine their lives and ask themselves so fairly invasive questions.
As if the storm wasn’t building enough, KISS have been chosen as Golden Plec’s Gig of the Week!!
Get your ticket, it’s not too late and see something very special hit Dublin tomorrow night. Dublin Rock City too much of a cliché?? Yes, that’s why KISS say Detroit
In what world is a KISS show not sold out two days before it’s due to happen?? Ireland, that’s where. We try our best to prove we’re not slow minded like the rest of the world wants to suggest but we keep shooting ourselves in the foot. Folks, Tickets There is here to help save our national dignity and encourage you all to attend this show, experience the greatest live band that’s ever existed and for once in yer recession dominated lives, enjoy yourselves.
It’s getting closer folks, the hottest band in the world are only 2 days away from what we believe is their very first show on Irish soil. That’s right, they mighty KISS have stormed their way through the opening shows of their European tour and Ireland is in for a treat as the band have brought an all new stage show an all greatest hits set-list and a hell-of-alot of pyro!!!
Here’s a taste of things to come from KISS-Online.com
You may even get to meet Tickets There