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Review: W.A.S.P. – Live @ The Academy (Sept. 16th, 2015)

September 19, 2015

W.A.S.P. are a band that has never abandoned Ireland. Since their very first album, Blackie Lawless and co. have always made sure to include Ireland on their European tours and this is something Irish people are very grateful for. Of course they’re not the only band to include us, but while many of their Contemporaries […]

Review: Behemoth – Live @ The Academy (Dec 11th, 2014)

December 17, 2014

A cancelled gig is always a bummer which can leave a bad taste in the mouth for years to come. That’s why Behemoth fans in Ireland must tip their hats to all the folks at DME and Behemoth themselves for saving the latter’s long awaited return to Irish shores this week. Awful weather conditions meant […]

WIN: Tickets to see SAXON tomorrow night @ The Academy (CLOSED)

December 4, 2014

This competition is now closed. MCD have been extremely generous this week and have showered us with free tickets to give away and it ain’t over yet. Tomorrow night the legendary SAXON play The Academy and we want to send one lucky winner and a friend off to see them. If you’d like to be […]

WIN: 2 tickets to Electric Six @ The Academy (CLOSED)

November 26, 2014

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED Have you ever seen Electric Six live? If so, you know they’re one of the most fun nights out you can have in this grey, cold world. If you haven’t, then you need to enter this competition now and see for yourself. Yes, Dick Valentine’s beloved Electric Six are coming […]

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

July 2, 2014

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 […]

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

January 10, 2014

Taking 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.

Going to The Academy soon? Something you should see

July 25, 2013

I had the privilege of attending three shows at The Academy over the past month (I say privilege because deadly bouncers, nice bar staff and great crowds always make it a pleasure to visit) and that always leads to one thing for Tickets There – wistful smoke breaks that generally devolve into drunken lectures as […]

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

June 13, 2013

Going 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 […]

Review: SLAYER – Live @ The Academy, Dublin (June 10th, 2013)

June 11, 2013

It’s amazing how much has changed in the Slayer camp  since this show was announced. Back in March, we were all happy and safe knowing Tom Araya, Kerry King, Jeff Hanneman and Dave Lombardo were all happy and.., well happy as in Jeff was in his second year of absenteeism from the band and Dave had just […]

The Doors Alive Return To The Academy

September 7, 2012

Tickets There wouldn’t normally be ones for tribute bands, but then again The Doors Alive are not your average cover act. We were fortunate enough to catch one of their packed midnight shows at the Academy a few years back and instantly became fans. For those that weren’t alive (no pun intended) when the Doors […]

Review: ASH – Live @ The Academy, Dublin (Oct. 18th 2011)

October 19, 2011

Just four months after they tore Whelan’s apart, ASH are back and this time they’ve got an old friend with them. Back in August, fans around the world rejoiced at the news that legendary fourth member; Charlotte Hatherley was joining the band for a one off U.K. & IRE tour to mark the tenth anniversary […]

Review: The Riptide Movement – Live @ The Academy 2, Dublin (March 5th 2011)

April 7, 2011

A month! That’s how bloody long it’s taken us to knuckle down and tell you how good The Riptide Movement were at the Academy on March 5th. Whoever said Tickets There was a lazy blog owes us a serious apology. With speed like this we may even be considered for expulsion from the Irish music […]

W.A.S.P. Playing The Academy Tomorrow Night (Saturday, Nov. 27th)

November 26, 2010

That’s right folks, Blackie Lawless and the boys are hitting Dublin tomorrow night for the second time in less than a year. The boys are still touring their 2009 album Babylon but there’s plenty of older hits in there like On Your Knees, L.O.V.E. Machine, Chainsaw Charlie and many more to keep all fans happy. […]

Review: The Aftermath – Live @ The Academy (12th Feb, 2010)

February 14, 2010

Tickets There has never been good at arriving on time for anything. We’re so bad at it, people have actually stopped talking to us on different occasions because we’re so damn unreliable at turning up for nights out, days out and anything that involves being somewhere at a certain time. Despite heading straight into town […]

Live Review: Man Raze, The Academy 2, Dublin

June 18, 2009

On a quiet Wednesday night in these recession times, surprises are welcome treats to break our attention from the constant news update about how screwed we all are. Tonight there’s more than one in store as The Academy fills up with members of Whitesnake, Def Leppard and their entourages to watch Man Raze in action. […]

HALESTORM announce Academy date.

December 16, 2014

Pennsylvanian firecrackers HALESTORM are excited to announce a headline show at The Academy for 27th February. Having toured steadily for years with acts as diverse as Shinedown, Stone Sour, Disturbed, Megadeth, Papa Roach, Godsmack and countless others. Halestorm will head on the tour early next year for their own show. With two albums under their belt, […]

Win tickets to Radkey at Academy 2 tomorrow night

June 25, 2014

Looking for a chance to win two tickets to see Radkey perform tomorrow night at the Academy? Well look no further! Thanks to MCD, we’re sending one lucky winner with a friend to the show and all you have to do is answer this insanely difficult question. Please note that no hints can be found […]

Academy Awards 2013 Fever

February 24, 2013

I think we all know the film that will sweep the Academy Awards tonight! Yes, it’s Lincoln, starring Oderus Urungus from metal legends, GWAR. Anything else would be an insult to the Oscars, an abomination to human decency and potentially the beginning of Earth’s demise.

Kreator Are Academy Bound

February 19, 2013

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 […]

The Aftermath Live @ Academy 2 Tomorrow Night!

February 11, 2010

Mullingar, Longfords and Leeds leading legendary pop rock outfit, The Aftermath are coming to Dublin tomorrow night. For a measly €12 on the door of The Academy 2, you can experience some of the finest sing along guitar pop classics that this country’s produced since The Stunning. Their 2008 debut album, Friendlier Up Here was […]