Archive for The Academy

Mastodon announce Dublin show

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , on July 10, 2014 by Tickets There

mastodonMastodon fans – your time has come. The American’s will be coming over to Dublin’s fair city, where the metal heads are so pretty and you’ll first set your eyes on a sweet…still reading?

Mastodon will be touring their new record, Once More ‘Round the Sun and they’ll be here on November 19th and they’re playing THE ACADEMY. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday July 11th at 09;00am from all usual ticketmaster outlets priced €30 .

Anthrax fans – Enjoy!

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , on July 2, 2014 by Tickets There

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To all those going to see Anthrax tonight, have a mental one. Here’s a video for ye (see, despite my own opinion of Anthrax – I’ll still help ye out ;))

Review: SLAYER – Live @ The Academy, Dublin (July 1st, 2014)

Posted in Gig Review, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2014 by Tickets There

If you’re an Irish metal fan, you can be forgiven for thinking SLAYER are the only metal band in the entire world these days. After all, the group has performed here six times in the last year and there’s still tonight’s sold out Academy show to go. While other major metal bands appear to have shrugged off Ireland on their outings over the past few years – SLAYER have been coming back again and again to assault the holy hell out of us and up mid-week drink sales by 12.7% for the entire year. That’s impressive when you consider we live in Ireland.

IMG_9505Tonight’s crowd know the deal. People hang back around Fibbers, Gypsy Rose and the bars around Abbey Street. There’s no rush – no support so nothing to do but relax and avoid the possible elevator pong music that was forced upon us last year. By ten to nine however - the bars have deserted, the Academy is rammed and the familiar opening hiss of ‘Hell Awaits’ from Decade.. comes sneering over the PA.

IMG_9557No sooner or Slayer on that it seems they’re half way into their set. ‘The Antichrist’, ‘Necrophiliac’ and ‘Mandatory Suicide’ just explode out at furious (my favourite Slayer word) speed and power. Tom gleams at the audience, nodding his approval and waits for the roars to calm down before thanking us for showing up and kicking off ‘War Ensemble’ followed by ‘Disciple‘, ‘Post-mortem’ and ‘Hate Worldwide’.

The set is incredible – almost like it’s been handpicked by fans and Slayer sound as fast, filthy and furious as ever before. ‘At Dawn They Sleep’, ‘Die By the Sword’ and ‘Spirit in Black’ pave the way for new tune, ‘Implode‘, to fight it’s corner for a regular space on Slayer’s set. As the end starts to creep nearer, Slayer start whipping out fan favourites and Tom leaves the choruses to the crowd as we begin to drown out the PA. ‘Seasons In The Abyss’ and ‘Dead Skin Mask’ follow before the band finish their main set with ‘Raining Blood’ and  ‘Black Magic’.

As with last year, the giant Hanneman banner drops and Slayer return to finish the night with ‘South of Heaven’ and ‘Angel of Death’. Slayer may have lost Jeff, the legend behind many of their most loved songs. They may also have fallen out with Dave - their founding member, drumming legend! But Gary Holt and Paul Bostaph fill those spots nicely tonight, as with last year and Tom and Kerry are still bad ass motherfuckers. Slayer are proving with every show that nothing can stop them and hopefully we’ll hear some more music from the current line-up in the near future. Failing that, we’ll probably see them again next year in the Academy – hopefully!

BEHEMOTH are Dublin bound!

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on June 25, 2014 by Tickets There

10300010_654429977959071_3646476740303071867_nIt’s just one after another this morning! Now up , Polish heavyweights – BEHEMOTH,They destroyed me at Hellfest three nights ago and I should be recovered just in time to see them this December when they play The Academy!

The guys are coming on December 11th and before you go thinking December couldn’t get any more epic, wait till you see the support. Would Decapitated and Grand Magnus help the mood? I thought so. You can also add Winterfylleth and you’ve got yourself a gig.

It all happens at The Academy on December 11th and tickets are on sale now priced €32.50 inc bkg fee from all usual outlets. Bring it! You can follow all the latest updates on the DME Event Page.

SLAYER: New Music and Return to Ireland!

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, New Music, News, Special Features with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2014 by Tickets There

img_50162014 is definitely looking much brighter than last year for the mightiest of all gods – SLAYER. Flash back to this time last year and the world was just days away from hearing the news that founding guitarist and chief songwriter, Jeff Hanneman had passed. After years battling a flesh eating virus, Jeff finally succumbed to his hidden battle with alcohol leaving the recording and touring of the band in immediate doubt. To top things off, Dave Lombardo – Slayer’s long time suffering drummer had been unceremoniously kicked out just weeks before and his permanent replacement (Paul Bostaph) was still to be announced. No founding drummer, no chief songwriter – a sad time for Slayer and their fans.

img_5062A month later Slayer took to the stage in The Academy, Dublin for the first of three Irish shows and all worries about the bands stability went out the window. They rampaged through two blinding sets in Dublin before heading to Belfast and doing it all over again. The band looked and sounded great, with Jeff’s replacement (GARY ‘THE LEGEND’ HOLT!) filling the part like a pro and Paul easily slipping back into his old chair behind the iconic Tom and Kerry. The band made little reference to Jeff’s passing, but rumours circulated that Slayer were now at an end in recording terms. Thankfully that turned out to be bullshit as they’ve just surprised the world with a brand new tune – ‘Implode’. Not a bad song at all and one that’s currently monopolizing the TT cans. Scroll down further and give it many, many spins. (You can also download it for free from Slayer.net)

img_5072TO TOP IT OFF – tickets for Slayer’s recently announced three Irish shows go on sale tomorrow morning. This time they’re hitting Belfast twice on June 29th and 30th and Dublin’s Academy on July 1st. With new material, some time between Jeff’s passing and the dismissal of Dave – things are finally in motion to move into a new era for Slayer. If ‘Implode’ is anything to go by, we have nothing to worry about. The future is blood, the future is SLAYER!

AND – to all those giving out that Slayer shouldn’t do anything without Jeff and Dave- shit up your face. A band that’s been together that long are like a family. It’s everything and you seriously expect Tom and Kerry to give up their entire lives, after three decades together because some of their family have moved on or they’ve had a falling out with someone? Life stinks, shit happens – you move on. That’s how it is so deal with it.

SLAYER!

Slayer Irish Tour Dates 2014

  • June 29th: The Limelight, Belfast
  • June 30th: The Limelight, Belfast
  • July 1st: The Academy, Dublin

Tickets on sale tomorrow morning from Ticketmaster.ie and all usual outlets.

KREATOR Announce Dublin Show

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , on April 15, 2014 by Tickets There

10154014_625857024149700_1616825165220963793_nThose of you on Facebook (ye legends) will have seen our earlier post about this and now Tickets There can confirm (almost) all the details. Yes, legendary thrash metal band, KREATOR, are coming to Dublin. DME have just unleashed the details and if you’re lucky enough to get a ticket, you’ll be seeing the guys on December 20th (SATURDAY NIGHT!) in The Academy.

Kreator are a regular fixture these days on the gig going calendar – which is pretty savage considering they’re amazing. With them will be Arch Enemy who are accompanying them for their full European tour and there’s still some special guests TBA. Door and Ticket details also still TBA. Keep checking back – every three seconds.

 

CARCASS Tickets Almost Sold Out

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , on April 15, 2014 by Tickets There

untitledTickets have been on sale for just under a month and already they’re almost gone. If you want to see Carcass this year, you best be acting quick as according to DME yesterday there were only 80 left, spread out between Into The Void, Sound Cellar and Ticketmaster.

However, if you don’t want to see quality Death metal this September then just don’t buy one. It’ll serve you right when the rest of us enjoy so tunes!

Tickets on sale now for €30 inc. booking fees.

Amon Amarth Dublin and Belfast Shows Announced

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , on February 7, 2014 by Tickets There

AmonAmarth-DeceiverOfTheGodsViking metal returns to Dublin this summer as the epic Amon Amarth are returning to the Limelight and Academy as part of their Deceiver of the Gods tour. Now I’ve never seen these guys live and I’ve kicked myself every time I’ve passed on the chance to go. Expect Tickets There making an appearance in Dublin at least.

The shows take place in August 12th (Belfast) and 13th (Dublin) and tickets go on sale today from Ticketmaster priced £27.5 and €30 respectively. Actually respectively nothing – Vikings! Never thought Ireland would be so welcome to repeated returns by these horned lunatics!

Have you seen them live? Tell me your opinion….

OVERKILL Still set to play Dublin

Posted in Gig Review, Music, News with tags , , , on January 15, 2014 by Tickets There

OKSome of you may have heard that Overkill have delayed the release of their forthcoming album and several of their March tour dates. Well fear not beloved Overkill fans from Eire, they haven’t abandoned us yet. D.M.E. confirmed this morning that their date at the Academy on March 15th will still go ahead as planned. unfortunately, Skeletonwitch are now unable to play the shows and a replacement will be announced soon. Xentrix will appear as billed.

Read the full D.M.E. statement below and on the Overkill event page.

‘Some of you may have seen the news that Overkill have cancelled their Euro tour in March. Fear not though….the UK/Ire leg stays in place and they will still hit The Academy along with Xentrix on Sat. March 15th. It does, however, mean that Skeletonwitch will no longer be on the dates. A replacement will be announced soon.’

Photos: DEATH DTA – Live @ The Academy (27th November, 2013)

Posted in Gig Review, Music with tags , , , , on January 10, 2014 by Tickets There

1509171_10152170129413200_1088135262_nTaking your sweet time is one of the simple pleasures to enjoy when you own your own blog. On that note, enjoy some snaps from DEATH DTA’s show at the Academy last year. Incredible performance that I regret not reviewing.

WARPATH & KILLFACE Added as SEPULTURA Support

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , on January 10, 2014 by Tickets There

Hats officially off to Dublin death metal merchants, WARPATH and KILLFACE this week as both bands have been added as support for  up and coming Irish visit.

1003046_582138371854899_310948386_nOn February 4th, the Brazilian legends will bring their The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart tour to The Academy for one night only and who better to welcome them to town than our own sexy Warparty and the killing crew – Face! What am I talking about? Who knows. DME host the show and tickets are on sale now priced €25 inc fees. Follow all the updates on the Facebook event page.

BREAKING NEWS: Overkill to Play Dublin

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , on January 3, 2014 by Tickets There

This is actually breaking news…. honest..

893030_572580812810655_1783382037_oThe legendary OVERKILL are coming to Dublin this year to play what we believe (correct if needed) to be their very first show on Irish soil.

They’re set to take over the Academy on March 15th to deliver a night of new material (which is awesome) and classics (which are also awesome) and bring some tasty support in the form of Xentrix and Skeletonwitch. Tickets on sale now from Ticketmaster priced €26.50 inc fees.

For all the latest, keep an eye on the Event Page.

Happy New Year from Tickets There

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2014 by Tickets There

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Bc-Y3hAIcAASH1vTickets There would like to wish all of our readers, commenters, followers and all the many amazing bands we love so much a very happy new year. 2013 was epically epic and 2014 is looking even stronger.

Before the first proper 2014 post (and yet another Tickets There reboot begins), I’d like to thank Psykosis, Warpath, Exzeltic, Overoth, Animator, Killface, Zombified, Dead Label, Gama Bomb, EHT Promotions, DME, Donnchadh from WMB Ireland, Dan and all the folks from Carnage, Slayer, Exodus, Death, Leonard Cohen, ASH, Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, KISS, Slash, Reckless Love, Crashdiet, Twisted Sister, Helloween, Napalm Death, Whitesnake, Danzig, Testament, Metallica, Jameson, Guinness, Jägermeister, Buckfast, Trooper Beer, Fibber MaGee’s, Gypsy Rose, McKenna’s Dun Laoghaire, everyone at HELLFEST, The Academy, all the cool folks in the Odyssey (except A-hole security and Stalin like measures of control) and my girlfriend (co-conspirator) Dee for an amazing year of gig going, good times and drunken shenanigans.

Aibourne Playing Dublin – Tickets There Too Selfish to care!

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, New Music with tags , , , , on August 23, 2013 by Tickets There

47396Would you look at that! TT was so wrapped up in their bullsh*t to even notice Airbourne have gone and schedule a show at Dublin’s Academy on October 22nd.  The dirty rockers are plugging their new album, Black Dog Barking which came out back in May. Haven’t seen them before but it should be a great gig. According to the article I’m currently reading / stealing from, they’re well worth checking out.. so that’s good.

For this writer, I’ll be happy so long as they play ‘Runnin’ Wild’! Tickets for their show are on sale from today priced 25 quid.

 

DEATH DTA Announce Dublin date!!!

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2013 by Tickets There

1174930_522122574523146_1925663179_nHold onto your excited caps, legendary death metallers and widely renowned inventors of the genre, DEATH, have announced a European tour and Dublin is bang smack in the middle!

The band, thrilled with the success of their recent North American DTA tour, have decided to come and visit Europe and give fans the DEATH experience they’ve craved for so long. This show will feature most of the HUMAN line-up era and they’ll mostly be playing tracks from that album, as well as other DEATH classics.

This all takes place November 27th @ The Academy. Tickets on sale next Friday, Aug 30th for €27.50

Thank you very much D.M.E. This is a very special one!

DEATH – the legend lives on!!!

In 1998, “The sound of perseverance” – the very last studio album of progressive death metal icons DEATH from Florida – saw the light of day, and in 2001 their charismatic band leader, guitar god and sound pioneer Chuck Schuldiner tragically passed away. Many years later, the towering monolith of Chuck`s and DEATH`s testimony hasn`t even faintly started to crumble, and cult albums such as “Leprosy” (1988) or “Symbolic” (1995) remain untouchable!

Whilst older generations have their (live) memories to treasure, there`s a big bunch of younger death metal freaks who could get in touch with DEATH only via DVD or Youtube – and it`s about time we changed this! Earlier this year, the “DTA” tribute tour excited thousands of American fans, and in November 2013 this awesome trek will finally make it to Europe…

The DEATH line up consists of “Human” legends Sean Reinert (drums), Paul Masvidal (guitars) and Steve DiGiorgio (bass). Max Phelps – some of you will have seen him performing live with CYNIC – will step in Chuck`s footsteps. This amazing tribute line up will perform songs from every DEATH era!

Buckcherry + Hardcore Superstar Announce Dublin and Belfast Dates

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2013 by Tickets There

1008240_491681994233871_1741880957_oLooking to get your sleaze rock buzz on? Then D.M.E. got you covered son! Buckcherry and Hardcore Superstar are coming to the Academy and Limelight 2 in November for a co-headlining show that promises to deliver a lot of riffs, a lot of sing-alongs and a sh*t ton of hairspray. (Guest list baby!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Tickets for Dublin are on sale next Wednesday, June 19th priced €25. Support comes from The Last Vegas.

  • November 27th @ The Limelight 2.
  • November 29th @ The Academy.

REPORT: Slayer – Live @ The Academy, Dublin (June 11th, 2013)

Posted in Gig Review, Music with tags , , , , , , , on June 13, 2013 by Tickets There

IMG_5078Going to see Slayer two nights in a row – one of the best decisions this writer has ever made. For the second night in a row, SLAYER raised the roof off Dublin’s Academy with what seemed like even more power and ferocity than Monday’s show (quite a feat considering the incredible performance they put on last night). There was even more banter from Tom Araya with him even (tongue in cheek) asking the crowd if there were ‘any requests?’, before he politely listened and remembered ‘we don’t do that’.

IMG_5072The set-list also saw a few changes with ‘Hallowed Point, At Dawn They Sleep, Stain of Mind, The Antichrist, Payback’ and ‘Hell Awaits’ all being dropped and replaced by ’Spirit In Blood, Die By The Sword, Postmortem, Altar of Sacrifice, Jesus Saves’ and ‘Ghosts of War’ which gave the night a fresh feeling, rather than just rehashing the same show as the night before.

Rather than go through a detailed review (again), heres what ye all want. Photos, set lists and videos – enjoy J.

Monday June 10th Videos

Tuesday June 11th Videos

SLAYER
Live @ Dublin’s Academy Set-lists
Monday, June 10th 2013 Tuesday, June 11th 2013
World Painted   Blood World Painted Blood
Hallowed Point Spirit in Black
War Ensemble War Ensemble
Hate Worldwide Hate Worldwide
At Dawn They   Sleep Die by the Sword
Stain of Mind Bloodline
Disciple Disciple
Bloodline Postmortem
Mandatory   Suicide Altar of Sacrifice
Chemical   Warfare Jesus Saves
Seasons in the   Abyss Mandatory Suicide
Dead Skin Mask Chemical Warfare
The Antichrist Ghosts of War
Payback Seasons in the Abyss
Hell Awaits Dead Skin Mask
Raining Blood Raining Blood
Encore: Encore:
South of   Heaven South of Heaven
Angel of Death Angel of Death

Dave Lombardo Officially Out of Slayer

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2013 by Tickets There

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The news we were all dreading and expecting has arrived. Dave Lombardo is officially out of SLAYER…. Again. Slayer confirmed the news last night and named Paul Bostaph as their new drummer. That’s right, it’s 1992 again.

Paul took over the sticks from Dave 19 years ago when the band had their last major falling out drummed with them on Divine Intervention, Undisputed Attitude, Diabolus In Musica and God Hates Us All before leaving due to an elbow injury which lead to a reconciliation between the band and Dave.

Dave has been absent from the band this time since February when apparent monetary disagreements left Dave out of an Australian tour. The confirmation that he is fully out will add more sadness to Slayer fans after losing founding member and legend, Jeff Hanneman earlier this month. Hopes were high that Jeff’s passing might help the lads see what’s really important and reunite as a band. Unfortunately this is not the case. Their touring line-up for 2013 will be completed by Gary Holt from Exodus filling in for Jeff.

Slayer play Dublin’s Academy on June 10th and 11th before playing Belfast on June 12. All three dates are sold out.

Last Slayer Tickets On Sale Now

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , on March 11, 2013 by Tickets There

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Apparently the last few tickets for Slayer’s June 11th show have been released. The Academy only holds 850 people (according to Wiki) so I can’t imagine there’s too many left. Go quick and enjoy the picture above while you’re doing it.  Their Dublin show on June 10th and Belfast on June 12th are both sold out.

Kreator Are Academy Bound

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , on February 19, 2013 by Tickets There

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German thrashers KREATOR are coming to Dublin in April. The ‘Coma of Souls’ legends will storm the Academy as part of their Phantom Anti-Christ tour on April 26th. Joining them on the night will be EVILE + XENTRIX. Tickets are on sale now from all Ticketmaster outlets, Into The Void records and Sound Cellar priced €27.50. This is an 18+ plus show.

  • Kreator (plus Evile and Xentrix: April 26th – The Academy. Please see the official Facebook page for more details.
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