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Review: Snowblind & Theories Divide – Live @ The Lycan Sessions (Whelans, Nov. 6th 2014)

Posted in Gig Listing, Gig Review, Metal Club Night, Music, News with tags , , , on November 17, 2014 by Tickets There

10686920_475404685931686_8719873132712742308_nIs there anything better than a new night devoted to metal in the capital? Me thinks not. It wasn’t all that long ago that Dublin had two haunts for heavy metal. The downstairs bar in Brux (if you were looking for ridiculously egotistic metal snobs who all at one point or another had managed to ingest pool cues up their rear ends) or the classic Fibber MaGee’s, who in fairness had their moments of hesitation when it came to metal (smell of foam has officially left the building though).

Now things are different. Despite the closure of Fibbers II and the turncoat Pint, we still have Gypsy Rose, Fibbers, Brux, Club Carnage, Club Hell, Club Poison and more to keep us entertained. However – if there’s one thing the city needs is more regular nights with live bands and that’s what Whelan’s are hoping to cater for with their new monthly night, The Lycan Sessions.

IMG_0358Snowblind and Theories Divide are the first acts up to launch metal latest newest night and you’d be hard pressed to come up with better. Theories Divide are first up (at some massively unholy hour when the world wants to sleep but metal heads awake) and you just know they ooze presence. Having seen them a few times it’s obvious that they’re not going to disappear anytime soon (unless they break up for some random reason of course) and you’ll only hear more about them in the coming years.

IMG_0361Snowblind next and God! What can you say about Snowblind that falls short of naked, biased, all out love? Snowblind are just incredible. It’s rare to find a jam metal band in Dublin these days, especially one that can work a room but they do it at the drop of a hat. They’re easily one of the most talented bands in the city, perhaps the country and they gel together so well you could be forgiven for thinking they never leave the stage. Despite the talent and tightness, they still make their show seem like an easy going, on the spot jam. They kick about song ideas, glide through their numbers with casual ease and find subtle opportunities to display each of their own respective talents. Incredible as always and what a start for Whelan’s first metal night. Roll on the next session!

HELLFEST: 1 DAY LEFT BEFORE ANNOUNCEMENT & TICKETS

Posted in Gig Listing, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2014 by Tickets There

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That’s right folks, just one day left before Hellfest officially announce the line-up for HELLFEST X or HELLFEST 2015. Several names have been tipped including SLASH, KISS, JUDAS PRIEST, RAMMSTEIN, CANNIBAL CORPSE, MOTLEY CRÜE, MAYHEM, TESTAMENT, NAPALM DEATH but none are 100%. Just one day and we’ll know all.

Also tickets will be going on sale tomorrow, Nov 17th. Only three day tickets will be on sale at first with single day tickets going on sale at a later date. Also capacity will e reduced next year to make things a little more comfortable so beware there will be less tickets available.

With that said, let’s roll on the excitement!

Sepultura announce Dublin show

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , on November 11, 2014 by Tickets There

10443417_723849844350417_8668029698061792803_nRight, this time there’s no stopping Tickets There. Sepultura are making their almost annual visit to Dublin and we’re not missing another one. They rocked Hellfest this year and proved that live, they’re still an unstoppable force. They performed before a sold out crowd earlier this year and by all accounts rocked the Academy to it’s very foundations and they’re gearing up to do it all over again next August.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 14th priced €25 from all Ticketmaster outlets and online. The show happens August 10th at The Academy. Support still TBC. You can follow the Official Event Page from DME for updates.

Brazil has been delivering a brutal mix of metal, hardcore, thrash, punk and tribal that could hardly be more intense or more passionate. What had begun in Belo Horizonte in 1984 soon turned into a metal hurricane of threatening proportions and has taken on undreamt-of dimensions since the enlistment of American vocalist Derrick Green in 1998. You have to experience this band live on stage to understand the fascination that this South-American act holds. And Sepultura’s current songs always indicate the future of heavy metal.

DEATH DTA announce Dublin return

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on November 11, 2014 by Tickets There

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Last year we were in shock when Death announced they’d reformed and were coming over to Europe for a tour. Of course, no Death line-up is every going to be fully complete with the presence of a certain Mr. Schuldiner, but who worries about these things? All those Death songs were sitting dormant for long enough and needed to be aired out. So, last November they came to the Academy as Death DTA (Death to All) and put on an incredible show. No Chuck, but remaining members from the Human era with Max Phelps on vocals were spectacular. Their dedication to Death’s legacy and performance would have been more than enough to make Chuck proud – saying that as a person that never knew the man, but he would have been a right fussy fuss pot not to have enjoyed the show. Now count your lucky stars if you missed it because they’re coming back!

DEATH DTA are returning to The Academy on March 3rd to celebrate Chuck and the twentieth anniversary of the Symbolic album. The night promises to be an incredible tribute to one of metal’s pioneers and the genre/music he created with stealer musicians, savage tunes and pints a plenty. Tickets are on sale now priced €27.50 from all Ticketmaster outlets and online of course. Follow the official event page for all the scoop.

  • DME Presents: Death DTA
  • Support: Massacre, Abysmal Dawn, Loudblast
  • Date: March 3rd, 2015
  • Doors: 18:00 (18+ show)

WARPATH to headline Winter Assault 2014

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2014 by Tickets There

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10710701_659360664179478_5889293512895674715_nJD Metal Promotions have announced the headliners for this year’s Winter Assault and they haven’t disappointed. What better way to pass up three day old turkey and the dwindling stock piles of junk than by getting out into the crisp air and enjoying serious lashings of ye olde metal – WARPARTY style.

One of Dublin’s elite death metal bands, WARPATH will headline the night which will also feature Furnaze (Germany), the excellent Syphor, Axial Symmetry, Cursed Sun and more TBC.

It all goes down at Fibber MaGees on December 27th. Ticket prices and further line-up updates coming soon. Keep an eye on the Event Page for updates.

Merry f**king Christmas indeed!

HELLFEST X announcement in SIX days

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2014 by Tickets There

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The tenth instalment of everyone’s favourite heavy metal festival is set to be announced in six days time. Fans (me) have been panicked that this year’s usual September announcement had been delayed but organizers have now confirmed they will not announce a small portion of the bill this side of Christmas, but instead will announce the entire program for HELLFEST X.

Last year Hellfest IX displayed one of the greatest line-ups in heavy metal history so there’s a lot to live up to. Rumours on possible bands have been circulating since this years festival ended and they’ve only gotten more intense with announcements that Metallica, KISS, AC/DC, Slipknot, Judas Priest, Marilyn Manson, Motley Crue, Def Leppard and many, many more are all touring Europe this summer.Who will land on the mighty Hellfest bill? Keep your eyes peeled to Hellfest.fr next Monday for the official unveiling.

..or you could be lazy and just wait for us to tell you. I mean, it’s not like the official Hellfest page needs to the views to keep them in business. Yes, watch Tickets There and nothing else. In fact, forget the internet. Set up a Facebook/twitter account – subscribe to tickets there and never again worry about other pages.

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Psykosis lead Fibber MaGees Halloween Carnage

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , on October 31, 2014 by Tickets There

1601433_683717905052856_7044808280993022342_nIt’s Halloween and you know what that means – serious metal mayhem all around the capital, perhaps the country but that’s none of our business here and time strapped and under-resourced Tickets There HQ. The most exciting event to come out for this year’s ghoulish festivities is a very special Club Carnage which is happening tonight and features the most metal line-up you could ever ask for.

Psykosis will lead the event, supported by Guttrench, Theories Divide, Bäkken and Negative Nero. This will be Psykosis first Dublin show since they performed at Bloodstock 2014 and possibly their last before the release of their debut album (details coming soon). On top of all that, you’ll get mad drink offers, there’s fancy dress, hot women, hairy men and a very special €300 cash prize for best costume!

Get down there and have a laugh. Happy Halloween!

More details on the Official Event Page

1349 Announced Dublin show

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on October 17, 2014 by Tickets There

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Black metal will cast a dark spell over the capital this winter. With Behemoth already confirmed to play the Academy on Dec 11th, it appears the corpse paint may need to be purchased a little earlier than expected if you’re to catch 1349’s return to our fair country.

What dark pagan magic is this you ask? Only the mighty powers of DME and their knack for getting us destroyed at the end of every year so we don’t feel like our laziness from January – September was a total waste of time. I’m rambing, forgive me. Nice to be back announcing gigs.

Anyways, 1349 became near and dear to me after their incredible performance ah this year’s Hellfest. I had deep regrets about missing their last show in… was it the Pint? Anyways, won’t be missing this one. Get your ass down to The Voodoo Lounge, November 22nd and don’t make my mistake. Tickets on sale now priced €20. More details can be found at the Official Event page.

Slipknot / KoRn tickets on sale now

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on October 17, 2014 by Tickets There

slipknotDid your sixteen year old self leap for delight when this show was announced last week? Nu-metal or not, there is ridiculous levels of excitement for this tour. The return of Slipknot and a chance to see KoRn back on an arena stage where they belong.

Slipknot’s history is Ireland has been far rarer than KoRn’s making this an extra special show for fans. Many, like myself, will remember the disappointment of their last minute cancelation of their first Irish show way back in 2000 or 2001 after a ****ing parents group or some s**** had them banned. They made it up though when they finally made their debut appearance supporting Metallica in 2004, going on to be every bit as incredible as reports had hailed them to be. They even managed to win over the naysayers while they were at it. One final gig occurred in 2005 and it’s been silent since.

Now with a new album out (TODAY) and a new line-up, the Knot are coming back. No matter how much you (talking to the cynical older crowd here) thought you’d moved on and shrugged off that haircut, you’ll probably wish just a little bit you already had your tickets., it’s not too late my friends, it’s not too late.

it will be if you wait much longer of course so go but them. There was supposed to be a competition on Tickets There but my own honesty has made sure that’s not going to happen. if you expect Tickets There to do it for you, you’ll be waiting a long time.

Tickets available for Slipknot and KoRn’s January 14th show at the 3Arena are on sale now priced €59.50 from Ticketmaster.ie and outlets nation wide.

HELLFEST 2015 ON SALE

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on September 19, 2014 by Tickets There

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10610714_10152347943147536_7810550726646348077_nYes, can you believe that we’re already looking forward to Hellfest 2015! Of course, after all last year’s Hellfest boasted the greatest heavy metal line up in history and next year’s event is going to be the tenth Hellfest which opens the mind to all sorts of possible line-up’s. While no bands have been announced, Hellfest has released tickets with a 35% discount THIS MORNING (go, go, go).

As mentioned, no bands have been announced but Tickets There has money on Motley Crue, Judas Priest and Marilyn Manson all appearing on the bill. Apparently AC/DC are out of the picture, but who knows? Until the official word comes through it’s anyone’s guess.

The countdown has begun!

DYING FETUS announce Dublin show

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2014 by Tickets There

10525943_668070849928317_8722676904629239868_nDeath metal fans – are you ready? DME Promotions promised a brutal announcement today and they’ve really outdone themselves. On top of the stellar line-up they’ve already put in place for the end of the year (including Morbid Angel, At The Gates, Destruction, Behemoth, Kreator and many more), they’ve now gone and announced the excellent DYING FETUS are coming…and they’re not alone.

Dying Fetus will headline Dublin’s Voodoo Lounge on November 20th and supporting them will be (drum roll) GOATWHORE, MALEVOLENCE and FALLUJAH. All on one stage in one night. This is going to be an absolutely epic show!

Tickets go on sale this Monday, July 14th at 10:00am priced €25. This is expected to be a quick seller so don’t hang round. More details can be found at the official Facebook event page.

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 .

DME announce 3 new shows

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

10460644_665938743474861_8198857172944031252_oNothing like waking up on a Monday morning to discover our pioneering metal promoter have landed not one, not two – but three new shows for us to look forward to.

Over the weekend, DME announced headlining shows for Protest The Hero, Alestorm and German thrash metal legends – Destruction. All three shows are taking place between October and November and will all take place in The Voodoo Lounge, Dublin. One other detail they have in common is their on sale date. Tickets for each show go on sale this Wednesday, July 9th from Ticketmaster and all usual outlets. Details for each show including prices and support can be found below and in the Tickets There Gigz Guide.

OCT 2014/11th Destruction Voodoo Lounge €24 Support from: Shrapnel | Lost Society | Evil Invaders. DME FB Event Page
OCT 2014/15th Alestorm Voodoo Lounge €21.50 Support from: Lagerstein | Redrum | Rainbowdragoneyes. DME FB Event Page
NOV 2014/28th Protest The Hero Voodoo Lounge €23.50 Support from: The Faceless | The Contortionist. DME FB Event Page

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Happy Birthday CLUB CARNAGE – CARNAGE FEST Tonight & Tomorrow

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2014 by Tickets There

10472735_684423284957664_9086308779290459620_nThe site of countless drunken shenanigans, encounters, shots, bottles, buckie and lunacy – Club Carnage turns three today and they’re celebrating in style.

Carnage Fest is a two day event that’ll celebrate the club’s third successful year in operation and the fact that it has become the premier club night for metal fans in the capital. For three year’s they’ve promoted local bands, DJ’s, performers and provided a regular, low price, high craic night for metal fans to meet each other. Despite low turnouts from time to time, cancelations on the bill and general lack of funds these days – Carnage has remained constant and always given punters a good solid night for their buck.

Tonight’s show will be headlined by the mighty Dichotomy with Vile Regression, Dead Aeon and Visions of Apophis providing support on the upstairs stage. Meanwhile industrial fans can head to the cellar for full on DJ sessions and general urban terror dealings. Tomorrow’s show will take place upstairs and will feature sets from Motorheaders, S.F.U., Grande Royale, Devolted.

Venue is Fibber MaGees (or Fibbers if you’re inclined) and admission will be €6 each night. Usual drink promos and deals will apply. More details are available on the links below.

Happy Birthday guys and congratulations on reach three years!

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 ;))

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.

Morbid Angel Annouce Dublin show

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

10487268_657831317618937_2148311649917487708_nLegendary American metallers Morbid Angel are coming to Dublin this December!

DME have announced that the band are set to headline the Academy on December 7th for the twentieth anniversary of their classic album, Covenant. Oh – and they’ll be playing it IN FULL!!! There’ll also be a heap of classics thrown in so you’re pretty much talking about the best Morbid Angel show you could ever ask for.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, June 26th from Ticketmaster and all usual outlets priced 27.50 inc bkg fee.

Look out for the latest updates on DME’s Official Event Page.

 

 

JOE ELLIOTT’S DOWN ‘N’ OUTZ Announce Belfast & Dublin shows

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

downnoutsWell it appears the singer of my favourite band is bringing his epic Mott The Hoople tribute band to Ireland this year. The Down ‘N’ Outz are coming to the Academy in support of their new album, The Further Adventures of.. and it’s going to be f***ing epic. If you want a night of classic glam rock tunes performed by their biggest fans, then look no further.

Wed 17th Dec 2014 BELFAST LIMELIGHT
Thurs 18th Dec 2014 DUBLIN ACADEMY (IRELAND)

On sale Friday at 9am | €25 inclusive of booking fee | MCD promoted.

I’ll be there anyways 🙂  Thanks to Hellfest the album review has been delayed but you can  expect it over the coming days.

 

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+

 

Twisted Wrath Announced as Support for Anthrax

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

10444434_718103124915241_147834756539481000_nIreland’s own Twisted Wrath will support the mighty New York metal giants – Anthrax, when they play The Academy on July 2nd – the night after Slayer lay waste to the tri-colour masses.

Anthrax are touring Europe this summer and will be playing their classic album, Among The Living in it’s entirety at this show. Twisted Wrath will add a bite to the evening as they display the tunes that are making them one of then most exciting thrash bands in the country.

Tickets are still on sale priced €30.