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Tickets for The Answer on sale now

Posted in Competition, Gig Listing, News with tags , , , , on November 28, 2014 by Tickets There

10519768_10152943227999548_3816392784979659126_nThe Answer are coming to Dublin in 2015. Tickets went on sale today for their March 7th show at Whelan’s where they’ll be promoting their forthcoming fith album, Raise a Little Hell.

Tickets will set you back €20 incl. booking fee or you could pop over to the Irish Metal Archive and try to win yourself a pair.

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WIN: Tickets to see The Down ‘N’ Outz in Dublin

Posted in Competition, Gig Listing, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2014 by Tickets There

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Whether you’re a fan of Def Leppard, The Quireboys, Joe Elliott, Mott The Hoople or good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll, then this one is for you.

The Down ‘N’ Outz, Joe Elliott’s tribute band to his childhood icons – Mott The Hoople and all things connected to them are coming to Dublin’s Academy for the first time ever on December 18th and thanks to MCD, Tickets There want to send you and a friend to see them.

To be in with a chance of winning and hearing them play some of the best tracks from their debut album, My ReGeneration and this year’s The Further Adventures of, simply email ticketsthere@hotmail.com with your name, phone number and answer to the following question.

  • Who wrote Mott The Hoople’s biggest hit, ‘All the Young Dudes’?

The competition will remain open until December 5th. Winners will be notified on the 6th.

Thank you for reading and good luck!

 

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

Posted in Competition, Gig Listing with tags , , , , on November 26, 2014 by Tickets There

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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 to the Academy this Saturday (Nov 29th) and you and a friend could be in with a chance of seeing them live. They’re here touring their latest album, Human Zoo, but if you wish for it hard enough I’m sure they’ll throw a few greatest hits into the mix as well.

To experience it just send your name and phone number to ticketsthere@hotmail.com and answer the following question.

What is Dick Valentine’s real name?

Competition closes tomorrow evening @ 5pm. Winners will be contacted shortly after.

Win tickets to Radkey at Academy 2 tomorrow night

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

99-atxlLooking 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 in the press release below – especially not in the very first line of it…those words in red are not a hint.

  • QUESTION: Which town in America do Radkey hail from?

Please send your answer and your name and telephone number to ticketsthere@Hotmail.com by 11:00 am tomorrow morning for your chance to win.

Press Release

Radkey are a band of brothers from St Joseph, Missouri. The Radke siblings Dee (20, guitar, vocals), Isaiah (18, bass) and Solomon (16, drums) make explosive, thrilling alt-rock anthems.

Things are taking off for the three-piece. In the past few months alone, there have been electrifying performances on Later… With Jools Holland and Berlin’s JOIZ TV, a sold-out tour of the UK with fellow noise-mongers Drenge and packed shows in Germany and Holland, whilst Radio 1 tastemaker Zane Lowe has also been a vociferous supporter of the group. Radkey are a band exhilaratingly on the edge of a big breakthrough.

The three brothers’ upbringing in St. Joseph was soundtracked by their dad Matt Radke’s record collection. It was only a matter of time before they were bitten by the bug. For oldest brother Dee, it was Nirvana who made him want to pick up a guitar. Middle brother Isaiah remembers being mesmerised by the Foo Fighters’ track Monkey Wrench, “the first song I ever knew the words to.” For youngest sibling Solomon, the record that stood out was Weezer’s Blue album. It’s no surprise that each of those bands match snarling riffs with indelible pop melodies, a way of making music that Isaiah says has “burrowed its way into our brains.” The same characteristics define every Radkey song: sometimes hooks are buried in a blitzkrieg of distortion; at others, riffs are put on a leash so the melody can lead the way.
Dad Matt became their manager and soon they had booked their first gig, supporting veteran ska-punks Fishbone. Their ages ranged from 13-17 at the time, but the promoter hadn’t asked. He simply enquired as to whether they had enough material to play for 30 minutes. They lied and said they did. “We had to go away and write a bunch of songs,” says Isaiah. “There was a pretty good turnout and having our first show being supporting Fishbone helped us get other gigs.” “It was insane,” says Dee. “We played in front of 100 people and we were super nervous, but we got to hang out with them afterwards and see them argue.” Radkey have no designated peacemaker in the group: Dee claims that they have never argued about music.

From out of that triumphant first show, they perfected their live performance with more dates and kept writing new songs. By mid-2013, their intensive course in being a rock band was gaining momentum. They played their first UK show at the intimidating Download festival.

Each of their releases so far have out-swaggered its predecessor. The summer’s Cat & Mouse EP was an attention-grabbing introduction: the malevolent stomp and jittery riffs of its title track, the crackling surge of Out Here In My Head and rolling bubblegum growl of Pretty Things were the sound of the vitality of youth in all its raw power. Closing song N.I.G.G.A. (Not Okay), meanwhile, tackled the band’s shock at the casual racism in their high school and showed that it wasn’t just the music that was head-on. The Devil Fruit EP, released in October, honed and widened their sound.
Their next release is another aggressive charge forward. Feed My Brain is their most accomplished song yet, a swooping rock singalong that swings from a stripped-down, understated verse into a juddering, hooky chorus. “It’s the best song we’ve written,” says Isaiah. “Our evolution as songwriters has been on record and you can tell the difference. The more we write, the better the songs are getting.” For Solomon, Feed My Brain is a marker in the sand not just for the band’s career but for his whole life. “It’s one of the best feelings I’ve ever had, listening back to that when we finished recording it.”

They are three ambitious young men who want the next show and the next song to be better than the last. They’re in it together: there are no tyrannical egos in Radkey. “We’re not the type of band that has one guy leave and you’re fucked,” says Isaiah. “If any of us leave, we’re equally screwed.” Next, they’ll turn their sights towards their debut album. “It will have lots of loud guitars and be rocking,” adds Dee. “We wanna make it rock and make it catchy, something we can be proud of,” says Isaiah. Of course it will rock. Of course it will be catchy. These are the things that come naturally to Radkey.
EP “Devil Fruit” is out now

Very special guests on the night comes from local rock band, New Valley Wolves are Jonny Lucey and Baz Joyce. Just guitar and drums but played with the gusto of 27 charging Spanish bulls. Think bone shakin’ rock ‘n’ roll the way it’s meant to be played: Hard, Fast and Hard.
RADKEY,
With New Valley Wolves
ACADEMY 2, 26TH JUNE
For more see: www. radkey.net | http://www.mcd.ie | Ticketmaster.ie
http://www.facebook.com/newvalleywolves

COMPETITION: Win Tickets to The Treatment

Posted in Competition, Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on June 16, 2014 by Tickets There

10366024_10152192435030922_2957421579781033545_nThe Treatment will play their first ever headlining show in Dublin this Wednesday when they tear The Academy a new floor! Technically you should have bought your tickets months ago. If you didn’t – for shame! But thanks to the legends at MCD, we’re in a position to send you and a friend there for free. All you need to do is read our interview with Treatment guitarist, Tag Grey and answer the following question.

Question: What is the name of The Treatment’s new album?

Please send your name and the answer to ticketsthere@Hotmail.com for your chance to win.

Please Note: Competition closes tomorrow, June 17th at 18:00. Entrants must be 18+

 

Competition: Win Overoth’s Debut Album, ‘Kingdom of Shadows’

Posted in Competition, IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2013 by Tickets There

905603_10151522721177435_932325338_oIts competition time again, this time for all you Twitter followers. If you’d like to win a copy of Wacken Metal Battle finalists, OVEROTH’s, debut album, ‘Kingdom of Shadows’, just pop on over to twitter and start following Tickets There (twitter.com/ticketsthere)

Once we reach 700 followers (51 currently needed) we will pick a random name to win the CD.

Overoth took the crown as Irish champions of the Wacken metal Battle and will be heading to Germany in August to represent us against some of the best up and coming bands from around the world at the Wacken Open Air festival. They’ll play in the largest festival in tent in Europe to 8,000 people in the hopes of becoming world champions. Previous winners include Coldwar (2011) and Warpath (2012)

If you’re not on twitter, now is a good time to start. It’s far less invasive than Facebook and updated more regularly. Here’s a couple of links to get you started,

(Thank you to the band for letting us do this – legends!)

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Posted in Competition, General Tickets There Blog, Music, News with tags , , , , on July 23, 2010 by Tickets There


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