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GUNS ‘N’ ROSES ANNOUNCE SLANE 2017

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , on December 5, 2016 by Tickets There

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Legendary (loves of my life) GUNS ‘N’ ROSES have announced their return to Slane Castle on May 27th next year – 25 years since they last played the venue. The group announced the dates this morning, along with an extensive European tour and additional US dates.

Guns ‘N’ Roses will visit Ireland as part of their Not In This Life Time tour which has seen original members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff reunite for the first time in decades. Original drummer Steven Adler has also made appearances.

Tickets on sale this Friday, December 9th @ 09:00am from €89.50 + – following packages and tickets also on sale,

Guns ‘N’ Roses: General Admin and Gold Cicrle
General Admin – €89.50
Gold Circle = €149.50

Guns N’ Roses: Golden Circle (With Early Entry) Package
€328.35

Includes

– Standing Ticket in Golden Circle to see GN’R live
– Early Entry Pass: access to the venue before standard Golden Circle ticketholders
– Limited edition GN’R VIP gift pack
– Souvenir GN’R tour laminate & lanyard
– VIP commemorative ticket
– Designated check-in with our on-site event staff
Guns N’ Roses: Welcome To The Jungle Ultimate Package
€1,075.77

– Standing ticket in the Golden Circle, with VIP riser access to see GN’R live in concert
Welcome To The Jungle Ultimate Package includes:

– Exclusive access to an intimate backstage tour – go behind the scenes and ask a select members of GN’R crew what it takes to put an elaborate production together
– Early entry before standard Golden Circle ticket holders
– Come and go as you wish from the Golden Circle to the VIP riser all night.
– Exclusive access to the elevated VIP riser located on the field with unobstructed views of the stage. Riser includes complimentary bar with beers and wine!*
– Go on stage before the show for a group photo opportunity**
– Souvenir GN’R laminate
– Limited edition GN’R VIP gift pack
– VIP commemorative ticket
– Designated entry and on site event staf

GUNS N’ ROSES – NOT IN THIS LIFETIME TOUR 2017

Europe

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Meath, Ireland

Slane Castle

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Bilbao, Spain

San Mames Stadium

Friday, June 2, 2017

Lisbon, Portugal

Passeio Martimo De Alges

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Madrid, Spain

Vincente Calderon Stadium

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Zurich, Switzerland

Letzigrund

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Imola, Italy

Greenfield

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Munich, Germany

Olympiastadion

Friday, June 16, 2017

London, United Kingdom

London Stadium

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Gdansk, Poland

Stadion Energa Gdansk

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hannover, Germany

Messe

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Werchter, Belgium

Classic

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Copenhagen, Denmark

Telia Parken

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Stockholm, Sweden

Friends Arena

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Hämeenlinna, Finland

Kantolan tapahtumapuisto

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Prague, Czech Republic

Letnany Airport

Friday, July 7, 2017

Paris, France

Stade de France

Monday, July 10, 2017

Vienna, Austria

Ernst Happel Stadion

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Nijmegen, Holland

Goffert Park

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Tel Aviv, Israel

Hayarkon Park

 

North America

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Minneapolis, MN

U.S. Bank Stadium

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Denver, CO

Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Miami, FL

Miami Marlins Stadium

Friday, August 11, 2017

Winston-Salem, NC

BB&T Field at Wake Forest University

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Hershey, PA

Hersheypark Stadium

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Buffalo, NY

New Era Field

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Montreal, QC

Parc Jean Drapeau

Monday, August 21, 2017

Ottawa, ON

TD Place Stadium

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Winnipeg, MB

Investors Group Field

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Regina, SK

New Mosaic Stadium at Evraz Place

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Edmonton, AB

Commonwealth Stadium

Friday, September 1, 2017

Vancouver, BC

BC Place Stadium

Sunday, September 3, 2017

George, WA

The Gorge

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

El Paso, TX

Sun Bowl Stadium

Friday, September 8, 2017

San Antonio, TX

Alamodome

Sunday, September 10, 2017

St. Louis, MO

The Dome At America’s Center

See the official page on MCD

GAMA BOMB Release Untouchable Glory album

Posted in Music, New Music, News with tags , on October 30, 2015 by Tickets There

12191934_10153644523173363_7906379674306705878_nAnother great announcement today for metal heads. Not only have HELLFEST gone and announced the best festival line-up you’re ;likely to see in 2016. Not only have the less metal, but equally excellent Def Leppard released their new album – but home-grown thrash metal icons GAMA BOMB have also release their new album, Untouchable Glory.

The album features twelve new tracks and it’s about to go on here at TT HQ. Another review to work on for Halloween weekend – imagine what Christmas..blah blah, blah. Gama Bomb are great so like us, go and buy their new record quick before the hipster metal heads start recommending it.

SHOP GAMA BOMB

NEW DEF LEPPARD ALBUM OUT NOW

Posted in Music, New Music, News with tags , , , on October 30, 2015 by Tickets There

defleppardselftitledcdvoverIt’s finally here, Def Leppard’s 11th studio album is available world wide from today! The self titled record has been highly anticipated by fans and is the groups first studio release since 2008’s Songs From The Sparkle Lounge (Allowing them to officially beat Metallica and Guns N’ Roses in the fastest draw competition….).

Expect a full review soon on Tickets There (don’t laugh) but on first listen it’s sounding pretty decent. Not the exact return to their 80’s style we’d been expecting and a lot more US focused than normal – but some absolute belters. May just be the best record in two decades.

Go now, buy the thing, support the Lepp and come back soon.

Slipknot announce 2016 Belfast show

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , on October 12, 2015 by Tickets There

47421aSeems to be a major heavy metal Monday this week. Not only have Exodus announced their return to Belfast and Dublin next year, but Slipknot have also just announced an Irish date for next year’s putting. Fans had found it a bit strange when the Know announced a four date UK arena tour without anything this side of the pond, but all is forgiven with the news they’ll be playing Belfast’s SSE Arena on February 15th, 2016.

Tickets go on sale this Friday priced £43.50 from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.  but for now you can keep the excitement brewing with this commercial.

EXODUS announce Belfast and Dublin return!

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2015 by Tickets There

12095252_885791658156234_3740034466003808318_oEveryone at ticketsthere.com would like to thank the crew at DME for the following announcement. You may made Monday morning worth getting up for.

Statement from DME: Monday mornings suck….on that we can all agree. So here’s some news to cheer you up! Thrash masters Exodus will return to Ireland next year! See them at Limelight Belfast on Monday 29th February and Dublin’s Button Factory on Tuesday 1st March. Tickets on sale NOW via http://www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide along with http://www.tickets.ie & Sound Cellar for Dublin.

Can you believe that? Anyone who was at that last show in the button factory will remember it as one of the greatest metal shows this country has seen in many a moon. Now they’re back and Steve Souza will be rteturning with them. Having a little difficulty containing the excitement right now. Well done all at DME!

Exodus play the Limelight, Belfast and The Button Factory, Dublin on Feb 29th and March 1st 2016 respectively. Tickets on sale now!

Visit the Official Event Page now.

Venue Change: Deathcrusher 2015 ( Carcass, Obituary, Napalm Death, Voivod & Herod) moves to Vicar Street

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2015 by Tickets There

11949424_866958103372923_6726998859918511235_nDue to unexpected circumstances, the Deathcrusher 2015 show (featuring Carcass, Obituary, Napalm Death, Voivod & Herod) will now move from The Olympia Theatre to Vicar Street. Tickets were temporarily off sale while the move was being confirmed but are back on sale now.

Original tickets are valid for the new show. Seating will be un-reserved but additional seats have been booked for current ticketholders to ensure there’s more than enough space for groups going together to find blocks for themselves).

To be fair, Vicar street will be an ever better venue for this show. Bigger bar, bigger (or wider) standing area in front of the stage and savage sound. Can’t wait!

Review: Iron Maiden – Book of Souls

Posted in Album Review, Music, News with tags , , , on August 31, 2015 by Tickets There

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Book_of_Souls_Iron_MaidenIt’s been a long wait, but Iron Maiden are finally ready to unleash their Sixteenth studio album on the world. Book of Souls is the first Maiden record since 2010’s The Final Frontier and fans are chomping at the bit to get a taste of this double disc behemoth. Like Judas Priest with Redeemer of Souls, it’s expected that this album is Maiden back on form and ready to enthral fans with a resurging comeback. We know Maiden have the 747 jumbo jet ready for a tour that’ll visit 35 countries – but does the music stand up to all the fanfare and hype?

Yes, yes it does. Opening with ‘Eternity Should Fall’, there’s a real sense Maiden have gone back to their golden age to pull out their core sound and lather it up with some modernisations. It’s a safe opening and it only gets better from here. ‘Speed of Light’ and ‘The Great Unknown’ follow and both increase the nostalgia, as well as faith in this new record. Fast, fun and full of catchy guitar hooks. ‘The Red and Black’ is a culmination of the best parts from the openers as it delivers the full frontal Maiden sing along we’ve (me) been waiting for. This track is solely written by Steve Harris and it’s a bit of a marathon at thirteen minutes, but who am I to question it? No-one, that’s who! Good work Steve, we’ll share a Trooper.

55DC97AE-iron-maiden-and-the-book-of-souls-go-jumbo-on-massive-2016-world-tour-bruce-dickinson-to-captain-pilot-boeing-747-400-to-play-in-six-of-seven-continents-around-the-glob‘When the River Runs’ continues the up-tempo feel and even ups the guitars and pace. This will be a little beauty played live, with it’s pure head banging built riffs and crashing drums. Maiden at their finest. The record’s title track starts with a more sombre tone before a punishing riff breaks through, casting you back to the Powerslave era for a healthy mix of intimidation and awe. In the song’s first half, the extended chorus seems to dominate a little bit too much and does not provide a catalyst for fans to really rally behind, but half way through the anty is upped and Maiden plough through with ferocity as the second half becomes dominated with power riffs, electrifying solos and all round epicness[ . Well done sirs – fills the 10 minutes nicely.

Ballad time? Not on your life as ‘Death or Glory’ opens with everything you could ever want, expect or ask from a Maiden tune. It’s almost like every song sees them get stronger and stronger on Book of Souls and the excitement of Speed of Light’s classic era sound becomes slightly faded as better and better tunes are propelled forward, Death or Glory has everything for everyone. Love it – no more reviewing, time to re-listen. “Like a monkey climbing out of hell”? Ok, Maiden \,,/.

iron-maidenShadows of the Valley’, and I apologise for doing this tune by tune – but how often do you get a new Maiden album to praise? Every five years or so? Yeah, exactly – keep reading.  Shadows is probably the first dip in quality, but that’s due to the repetitive style and it lacks the bite of the previous few tunes. I wonder if Maiden thought the same because the next song, ‘Tears of a Clown’ changes things completely and offers more of a nineties-era rock anthem. Thoughtful, hooky, fun and a re-affirmance that Book of Souls is probably the most exciting Maiden album in a very long time.

It all culminates  with the reflective ‘The Man of Sorrows’ and the much talked about, eighteen minute ‘Empire of the Clouds’. Both display a mesh of classic Maiden styles and deliveries, but continuing the unique themes that have steadily built up over this record. Maiden are taking stock. Lyrically, they’re looking around them at what’s come before and what the future could hold and musically is no different. Songs about everything from the dawn of creation to historical incidents are baked by a collage of previous Maiden styles all collected under an umbrella that makes Book of Souls distinctive and full.

This is an Iron Maiden album in every way, not merely a carrier for a few treats. Double albums are not easy to pull off and even when they’re done well, they can struggle to keep the listener engaged right to the end. That is fortunately not the case on Book of Souls. While some songs, like this review, could have benefited from some trimming – everything works and as the final notes of Empire of the Clouds come to a close, you sit back and truly recognize the colossal achievement this record is. This is an album Iron Maiden fans and band alike can forever be proud of.

W.A.S.P. release new song ‘Last Runaway’

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, New Music, News with tags , , , , , , on August 14, 2015 by Tickets There

GolgothaCoverNot content with metal legends Iron Maiden releasing new material today? Well the incredible, the brilliant – the wonderful W.A.S.P. have just gone and released their first song in years and years today from their forthcoming record, Golgotha.

Yes, you’ll finally get to hear a new WASP record on October 2nd. We’ve been promised it’s got a mad mix of styles and judging by the first single, Last Runaway, the rumours are true. Not your typical Blackie tune by any stretch but very enjoyable. Click on the link below to head over to Soundcloud and hear it for yourself.

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Don’t forget folks, W.A.S.P. play Dublin’s Academy on September 16th. If you’ve never seen them – buy your tickets immediately. If you have seen them, enjoy going again because there’s no way you’re missing this. Tickets on sale now.

Iron Maiden release first single from ‘Book of Souls’

Posted in Music, Music Video, New Music, News with tags , , , , , on August 14, 2015 by Tickets There

Book_of_Souls_Iron_MaidenIt’s been five long years since Iron Maiden release new material but the wait is finally over. Today, the mighty Maiden have unleashed the first single from their new album, Book of Souls.

‘Speed of Light’ is a welcome return to their 80’s form with the entire band sounding great. Bruce had to overcome a lot of personal troubles to get this release and he’s sounding mighty. But how will it go down with the Maiden faithful? Have a listen below. Book of Souls will follow on September 4th.

Stereo Nasty announce album release

Posted in Music, New Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2015 by Tickets There

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Fans of hair metal, it’s time to get the spray out! Kildare boys, Stereo Nasty have announced their debut album, Nasty By Nature, is set for release next month. If it’s first preview tune, ‘Interstellar’ is anything to go by the lads have a pretty epic record for us. It’s being released by American label, Stormspell Records, so hopefully the lads will get a nod into the tried, tested and livn’ it US market.

StereoNasty2Tickets There hasn’t had the chance to hear the album in full or see the guys live yet, but all reports from our inadequate – secret Spice Girl fan boy rivals are glowing so we’re going to trust there’s something pretty excellent on this album. Expect a review once we have a copy. In the meantime, check out Interstellar below (further, that’s the release info you’re reading).

Nasty By Nature will be available on August 8th and it’s being release on cassette, CD and digitally. You can also pre-order the record now from the Stereo Nasty official bandcamp page.

ASH announce new album details and Irish tour dates

Posted in Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on February 18, 2015 by Tickets There

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Happy ASH Wednesday indeed as the northern pop/rock legends have announced plans for their eagerly awaited new album and some very intimate tour dates for Ireland.

The band’s new album, KABLAMMO! is going to hit shelves on June 8th but you don’t have to wait that long to get a taste as the lads have just dropped their first single in agggessss for streaming. Scroll below to hear Cocoon. This will be the band’s first standard album since 2007’s Twilight of Innocents. After it’s release the band announced they’d be moving to releasing material on single format only before releasing their ‘A-Z’ series throughout 2009 and 2010.

Also, the lads have announced a UK and Eire tour. Tickets go on sale this Friday for the dates with the Irish ones being priced around €20.

18th FEBRUARY – LONDON BARFLY – **SOLD OUT**

7th JUNE – DUBLIN WHELANS

8th JUNE – BELFAST LIMELIGHT

9th JUNE – EDINBURGH LIQUID ROOM

11th JUNE – LONDON SCALA

12th JUNE – MANCHESTER SOUND CONTROL

Congratulations Hellfest!

Posted in News with tags , , on December 17, 2014 by Tickets There

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HELLFEST 2014 has one the best festival award at the French Festival awards. Congrats to all – once again, the greatest heavy metal line-up of any festival ever in this sex writer’s opinion. Well done!

Annihilator announce Irish date for 2015

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

10848850_740908152644586_6088347999351670475_oCanadian thrashers Annihilator have announced a show in the Button Factory for October 1st 2015. The legendary band will play an extensive tour and haven’t forgotten their auld Irish pals who seem like they’re in for a proper thrash metal spoiling next year.

Support details are still TBC, but tickets go on sale this Friday priced €25 from Ticketmaster, tickets.ie and Sound Cellar. Keep an eye on DME’s page for details.

Bad weather disrupts Behemoth Line-up tonight – but the show must go on!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on December 11, 2014 by Tickets There

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Sad news for fans of DECAPITATED, GRAND MAGUS and WINTERFYLLETH as they’ve been forced to drop out of tonight’s BEHEMOTH show at The Academy. Because of high winds and general horribleness, ferries have been cancelled and the bands are unable to travel over.

It’s not all bad though, thanks to some huge efforts on DME’s part, BEHEMOTH will be able to play this evening. The black metal titans cannot be stooped by mere Godly weather and will live on to reign unholy hell upon our mortal souls. In other words, they’re going to play a f**king blinder tonight.

Filling in for support tonight will be Malthusian and Aeternum Vale. You can view the fill statement from DME below about tonight’s shows. See ye all there!

Statement from DME (12/12/2014)

10402961_721389241263144_7242146594380982803_nPlease note that due to the horrific weather conditions in the UK and the subsequent cancellation of all ferries, the support bands will be unable to make tonight’s BEHEMOTH! show. However, due to monumental efforts from all involved throughout the evening and night, Behemoth will still play Dublin tonight. Support will now come from Malthusian and Aeternum Vale.

We realise this change will cause some disappointment but hope that you will understand that these are exceptional circumstances and appreciate the massive efforts made to ensure the headline band plays and the fact that that all concerned have gone beyond the call of duty both in terms of effort and finances to make Behemoth’s long awaited return to Ireland still happen.

Doors will still open at 6pm with Aeternum Vale onstage at 7.15pm, Malthusian at 8pm and Behemoth at approx. 9.15pm.

WARPATH gearing up to record new EP

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on December 4, 2014 by Tickets There

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Dublin’s beloved death metal legends, WATPATHHHHHHH!!!!….. have confirmed they will be hitting the studio in January to record a band new EP. The band had originally announced plans for a full length album but due to personal commitments in the band, this has to be put on hold. Instead the band has selected five songs that were due for album and release them separately.

According to the latest update, the Warparty will be heading to Foel Studios in the UK to record the EP in January. The studio is used to metal with Napalm Death, Cerebral Bore, Dyscarnate and Primordial among the names of previous artists to record there.

Before that, Warpath will headline the Winter Assault on December 27th @ Fibber MaGee’s. It’s officially on!

Saxon play Dublin next Friday

Posted in Gig Review, Music, News with tags , , on November 28, 2014 by Tickets There

Saxon band photoIreland hasn’t got a history of paying for the proivaleg of watching Saxons do their thing, but in this case you have Tickets There’s official seal of approval to go forth and even get a t-short. In one weelk the legendary English metal warriors SAXON will be in town performing for their legion at The Academy or current home of all things majorly metal.

The legends are coming to Dublin as part of their WARRIORS OF THE ROAD – 35TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR which will see them play 38 dates in Europe alone. Tickets are still on sale (but may not be for much longer) priced €26 inclusive of booking fee. Enjoy!

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.

Nuclear Assault, Gama Bomb and more to play Dublin

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

1973880_731919550210113_5840909587382321700_oI read this last night and my hands have just now stopped shaking enough for me to post it. DME have confirmed that Nuclear Assault are coming to Dublin in 2015 and (get ready thrash fans) they’re going to be supported by Gama Bomb, Psykosis and Animator Seriously!

All four of these bands will be playing together on one incredible night at the Voodoo Lounge on July 19th as part of Nuclear Assault’s Final Assault on Europe tour. No ticket details have been released yet but who the hell cares how much it costs? It’s happening and there’s no two ways about it. Not only Animator and Psykosis, not only Gama Bomb – but freakin’ Nuclear Assault as well! What are you even supposed to do with that?

Anyways, expect a messy Tickets There, a lot of beers, denim battle vests and savagery. If time allows, there may even be some tunes.

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!

 

Megadeth lose half their line-up

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on November 26, 2014 by Tickets There

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A very strange morning for MegadetH fans as news has come through that both drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderick have handed in their notice, reducing the group to founding members, Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson. The real reasons behind the split will no doubt emerge in time but for now Shawn is chalking it up to his own interest in pursuing other music avenues, while Chris has blamed “artistic and musical differences“.

Both members released statements in the past few hours confirming their own departure with no comments appearing from the remaining members.

Megadeth have been in the studio for the past few months working on the follow up to 2013’s Super Collider. It is not known what impact the lad’s departure will have the new record.

In the meantime, as MegadetH fans – Tickets There would like to wish Shawn and Chris well. Ye’ve been brilliant whenever we saw ye live and you’ve helped create some seriously savage Megadeth albums. All the best in the future.

Statements from both members can be found below.

Shawn Drover Quits MEGADETH
Chris Broderick – I am leaving Megadeth