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October 30, 2015

It’s really, really true. Hellfest 2016 have just made their first official line-up announcement which has confirmed the rumours that Black Sabbath and Rammstein will be headlining the 3 day event. A third headliner and over 20 more bands will be announced at a later date with Metallica, Tool, System of a Down and AC/DC […]

Photos: BLACK SABBATH – Live @ The Odyssey Arena (12th December, 2013)

January 10, 2014

Looking back on 2013 as we begin the new year, I cannot move Tickets There on without recognising one of the true highlights of live music I’ve ever been fortunate to witness. On the 12th day of winter – International day of heavy metal, December 12th 2013 – BLACK SABBATH finally brought their reunion tour […]

New Black Sabbath song ‘God Is Dead?’ available to stream

April 18, 2013

Well, they’re well and truly back! Tonight legendary Birmingham heavy metal godfathers, Black Sabbath unveiled the first song from their forthcoming album, 13. ‘God Is Dead?‘ is online now and ready to steam over at metal (link provided below). The song is savage! Click here to listen @ Black Sabbath play The Odyssey […]

Black Sabbath Announce 2013 Belfast Date

April 8, 2013

Heavy metal Godfathers, Black Sabbath have just announced they’re coming to Belfast this year. The legends will be playing the Odyssey Arena on December 12th with tickets going on sale this Friday priced £55 plus booking fees. Sadly, there’s no word of a Dublin gig yet…. ROAD TRIP \,,/ Ozzy, Tony and Geezer are playing […]

Black Sabbath Announce 2013 Australian Tour

October 31, 2012

Legendary heavy metal Godfathers Black Sabbath, have announced four Australian dates for 2013; sparking hopes the band intend to embark on a worldwide jaunt next year. The group performed three times in 2012 in the U.K. and US after a full scale reunion tour was cancelled due to guitarist Tony Iommi’s diagnosis (no C word […]

1,000,000 Black Sabbath Fans Can’t Be Wrong!

February 9, 2012

Black Sabbath fans around the world are currently reeling at the news that founding member; Bill Ward has dropped out of the band’s forthcoming reunion. In a public letter posted on his Facebook page, Bill announced that he could not, in good faith, continue with the current recording/touring plans until he was presented with a […]

ANIMATOR Release Debut Album ‘ Blacklisted’ TODAY!

June 13, 2013

Waterford thrash metallers, Animator, have just released their debut album through Bandcamp.  Titled BLACKLISTED, the album comes out on EBM records and has been hotly anticipated by metal heads around the country. You can stream the album for free and download for a ‘Pay what you want’ scheme. If the quality is anything compared to […]

Review: Hellfest 2014 June 20th – 22nd (Clisson, France)

June 26, 2014

Hellfest 2014 may be over, but the ninth instalment of Europe’s fastest growing heavy metal festival won’t be forgotten any time soon. Over the course of the weekend, more than 150,000 fans descended on the small town of Clisson in France to witness what can only be described as the greatest line-up any festival has ever managed […]

HELLFEST Release 2014 Booklet

May 15, 2014

God it’s sooo close! Hellfest have gone and released their official 2014 booklet (free to all attendees at the site) online so we can get a sneak preview. Reading through the names is unreal – almost every band in the world you could dream of playing the perfect festival is playing this year and the […]

HELLFEST Running Order Leaks

April 22, 2014

Hellfest 2014, potentially the greatest metal festival of all time is just two months away and that should be just enough time to narrow down your viewing choices for the weekend now that the running order has been leaked. Is it genuine? It sure seems to be and this writer is currently marking off the […]


February 17, 2014

You may have noticed Tickets There has gone a little HELLFEST mental today. Anyone wondering why needs their head examined! HELLFEST 2014 is easily the greatest line-up any festival has to offer this year. In fact it might simply be the greatest line-up for any metal festival of all time. It’s like they just announced […]

Happy New Year from Tickets There

January 2, 2014

Tickets 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, […]

Top 10 Halloween Songs: Tickets There Vs

October 31, 2012 have a list of their Top 10 Halloween songs and we’re after tripping across it (through tireless searching on Google of course…..ok, so I typed Halloween Songs and it was result number 1 or 2 or something. Well, I didn’t see you clicking it!). The list isn’t bad, has the videos etc. Included, but […]

Guns N’ Roses: 2012 Tour Dates

January 27, 2012

**Update – November 1st 2012 – Appetite for Democracy Begins & Las Vegas Commissioner Calls Ad For GUNS N’ ROSES Concerts ‘Inappropriate’ !** Last night saw Guns N’ Roses kick off their 12 date Las Vegas run at the Hard Rock Hotel. The show is part of their Appetite for Democracy residency that lasts until Nov. 24th […]

Review: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax – Live @ Sonisphere (Warsaw, Poland – June 14th, 2010)

June 19, 2010

Almost all Photo’s from Warsawa Gazeta After nearly thirty long years of calls, prayers, pleads and begging from the metal community, thrash metal’s ‘Big Four’ have finally done it. On June 14th, all four bands appeared on one stage to play together and Tickets There, along with 80,998 other metal maniacs were fortunate enough to […]

DIO – R.I.P.

May 16, 2010

Very sad that this is our first post of the week. Legendary Rainbow / Black Sabbath (Heaven and Hell) singer, Ronnie James Dio, has passed away. After rumors about the singers death were proven to be false just this morning, it’s now been confirmed the Holy Diver singer has passed on. Rest In Peace DIO. […]

666 Reasons why Dio Needs Dublin

October 23, 2009

Ronnie James Dio, Former frontman of a million great bands and current lead vocals main man with Heaven and Hell (Black Sabbath – The Dio Years) is doing a Dio (solo) tour around Europe this November and December while Tony Iommi is recovering from surgery. Tickets There is disappointed he hasn’t announced any shows in […]


August 31, 2009

What happened folks? In the mid 50’s, Mr. Elvis A. Presley walked into Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee and became the very first, the best, the symbol, legend, embodiment and icon of rock n roll. Like Sid Vicious to Punk, Frank Sinatra to big band, Johnny Cash to country and western or even Dana to […]

TURN – A History: 1998 – 2006

July 18, 2009

TURN – A History: 1998 – 2006 Dedicated to everyone that made   Oliver Cole | Ian Melady| Gavin Fox Alan Lee | Ciaran Kavanagh | Terry McGuiness |Martin Quinn | Fiona Melady “It’s All Over Now” 16th July 2006, Oliver Cole, lead singer of Turn, posts a blog on the bands MySpace announcing that […]

Save DIO’s Memorial from Evil Scum, Blasphemers and Vile Hate Filled Propagandists

May 22, 2010

According to, one of Americas forefront groups of hate are planning on picketing and consequently disrupting the Public Memorial for the legendary Ronnie James Dio on Sunday, May 30 in  Los Angeles. The good, bible abiding folks from Westboro Baptist Church have taken it upon themselves to claim Dio is currently in Hell and […]