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Slane 2015 officially announced

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

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It’s official, MCD have announced The Foo Fighters will headline Slane castle on May 30th, 2015.

Joining the most loveable rock band in the world at one of Ireland’s most iconic festivals will be Kaiser Chiefs, Hozier and two other bands still TBC.

Tickets go on sale Dec 1st priced €79.50 including booking fees.

Day in the sun anyone?

Graspop and Sweden Rock announce 2015 line-ups

Posted in Festival News, Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2014 by Tickets There

10686728_10152508908419077_2140990077237567170_nOh it’s getting serious now folks, First Download and Hellfest and now Graspop and Sweden Rock have unleashed the beasts for next year’s festivities. Both have fairly enticing attractions so the pressure is now on for decision making.

10686728_10152508908419077_2140990077237567170_nGraspop: 19,20,21 JUNE 15
Graspop is coming out mighty strong this year. As one of Europe’s most scared festivals, the chances of a good line-up are always pretty decent and 2015 will be no different. They’ve managed to capture most of the mouth watering touring line-up’s this year.

KISS, Slipknot and Scorpions will headline the event with serious support coming from Judas Priest, Motorhead, Alice Cooper, Exodus, KoRn, Body Count, In Flames, Lamb of God, Cradle of Filth, Arch Enemy, Cannibal Corpse, PRIMORDIAL and many, many more. Full line-up details and ticket info available here.

CA65FA5ECB43A44ASweden Rock Festival: 3,4,5,6 JUNE 15
One thing – Headliners are the best I’ve seen yet. Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Judas Priest and …ahem, ToTo will headline this four day extravaganza. That’s not all though.

Five Finger Death Punch, Backyard Babies, Opeth, Meshuggah, Hammerfall, D-A-D, Airbourne, Nuclear Assault, Exodus, H.E.A.T., The Quireboys, Exciter, Delan and again, lots more. Sweden Rock have confirmed they still have roughly 50 more bands to be announced so keep an eye on their official site for details as they unfold.

So, what are folks thinking so far?

Download 2015: Day 1 and 2 confirmed. 3rd leaked?

Posted in Festival News, Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2014 by Tickets There

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Well festival season is off to an early start this year. Yesterday the mighty Hellfest released info on over 120 bands that are set to perform at next year’s event and this week Download have been teasing out the first two days of next year’s event with the third and final day set to be confirmed tomorrow, Nov. 19th.

So far, Download have confirmed Slipknot, Judas Priest, Five Finger Death Punch and Black Stone Cherry will be the major names for Day one of the festival (June 12th 2015) followed by MUSE, Faith No More, A Day to Remember and Marilyn Manson on Saturday the 13th of June.

In a TBC post, it seems Gene Simmons, legendary bassist and singer with KISS, Gene Simmons, may have ‘accidently’ leaked the Day 03 line-up. According to his pretty genuine looking poster, the bands set to appear are KISS themselves, Motley Crue, Slash and Enter Shikari. However this hasn’t been confirmed and all will be revealed tomorrow morning at 08:00 am so stay tuned to the official website.

Over a hundred or so more bands will be announced over the coming months. Basic weekend tickets (3 nights camping) will set you back about £205. Check Ticketmaster for more options and prices. They go on sale this Thursday, Nov. 20th.

The Lycan Sessions: December line-up revealed

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , on November 18, 2014 by Tickets There

10435119_486880081450813_9020818907833401104_nThe Lycan sessions are coming back next month with two more exciting bands you need to catch. For those not in the know, The Lycan is Whelan’s newest night – dedicated to brining you some of the best live talent from around the county. Oh, and did we mention it’s all 100% HEAVY F**KING METAL? Hell yes!

The second sessions will feature the excellent Zhora and Alpheidae. Both bands will take the stage some time after midnight and play on till the wee small tiny hours that most of us hazily remember through a fog of shots and spirits. It’s free in if you get your name down on their Facebook wall now…or it might just be free in anyway. Whelan’s are merciful promoters, but do not cross them!

December 4th, Whelan’s – be there and support your local metal scene. Kisses x

HELLFEST 2015 LINE-UP ANNOUNCED

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

1496370_10152465534622536_5074085481015798646_o Hellfest have announced over 120 of the bands that are set to appear on next year’s bill which will take place between the 19th and 21st of June 2015 in Clisson, France. Headlining the event will be Slipknot, Scorpions and Faith No More. with Judas Priest, ZZ Top, Slash, Motorhead, Alice Copper, Marilyn Manson, Venom, Cannibal Corpse, Anthrax, Exodus, Mayhem and many, many more also on the  bill. This is the major portion of the festival with 30 more additions expected over the next few months.

Along with the line-up announcement, tickets for Hellfest X or Hellfest 15 are now on sale priced E150. Click this link to purchase. This is epic and tickets are likely to go quickly so get on it!

Line-up: Scorpions, Faith No More, Judas Priest, ZZ Top, Slash, Motorhead, Alice Cooper, KoRn, Limpbizkit, Nightwish, Marilyn Manson, Airbourne, Billy Idol, Anthrax, Five Finger Death Punch, In Flames, Lamb of God, Killing Joke, Ace Frehley, The Quireboys, The Answer, Life of Agony, Hollywood Undead, Godsmack, Armored Saint, Exodus, Nuclear Assault, Hirax, The Haunted, Dark Tranquility, Iron Regan, Beastmilk, Eths, No Return, Stickty Boys, Breakout Venom, Children of Bodom, Meshuggah, Arch Enemy, Satiricon, At The Gates, Cannibal Corpse, In Extremo, Bloodbath, Cradle of Filth, Triptykon, Mayhem, Finntroll, Samel, Obituary, Ensiferum, Arkona, Dying Fetus, Skyforger, Alestorm, Skinless, Craft….and so many more!

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!

Foo Fighters to headline Slane 2015

Posted in News with tags , , , , on November 12, 2014 by Tickets There

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According to Rick O’Shea, The Foo Fighters are set to headline Slane on May 30th 2015. The news apparently came from Dave G. Himself. More as we have it.

UPDATE
David Grohl himself confirmed the news live on the Rick O’Shea show. Get excited and except the official MCD announcement shortly.

Apologies to everyone who hopes to hear AC/DC, but doubt anyone will be that disappointed 🙂

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.

Into The Void announce store closure

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

246440_567305073288833_1384730772_nSad news for Dublin’s metal community as Into the Void have announced they’ll be closing doors at the end of the year. The shop opened in 2011 after the closure of Sentinel Records  in 2010. The shop is the  united effort of Sarlacc Productions, Underground Movement and Blind Men & Occult Forces as well as Sentinel Records. It has specialised in promoting underground acts since it’s inception and will leave a very deep hole for up and coming bands in the city.

They’ll be announcing a closing party soon but in the mean time make it your mission to visit the store, spend a few shillings and discover one of Irish metal’s hidden gems. We’ve lost too many haunts now so get out, support your scene and be happy. Also give them a like on Facebook to follow further updates on the store’s physical and metaphysical future.

 

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)

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

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!

The Music, CD & Record Fair this weekend

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

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Yes it’s July again and that means three days and no nights of vinyl, vinyl, vinyl …and cd’s, games, dvd’s and collectables. This weekend the three day summer CD & Record Fair is coming to Filmbase in Temple Bar and will feature some of the best independent sellers from across Ireland and the UK. Admission is just E2 in and all styles of music are catered for. Enjoy!

Reminder: Judas Priest ‘Redeemer of Souls’ Listening Party – TONIGHT

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

10337722_10152356843893965_4909218453002605802_nFor those that have been living in a cave for the past few months, JUDAS PRIEST have a new album hitting our shelves tomorrow and to celebrate, the Priest are hosting exclusive listening parties around the UK and Ireland and Dublin’s turn is tonight! At 10:00pm, The Rock Bar At Bruxelles will play the first official public airing of it and there’ll be prizes, free merch and HMV are even coming down to sell the first physical copies of the record. Get excited, you have my permission.

Redeemer of Souls is the Priest’s first album since 2008’s Nostradamus and the first not feature founding guitarist, K.K. Downing. Fear not though, the Priest seem to have only gotten stronger over the past few years. The album is absolutely mind blowingly brilliant. It’ll compete with Sabbath’s 13 for classic metal release of the decade and put Priest back on top of everyone’s agenda. Anyway, here’s the official blurb. More details can be found on the official Facebook Event Page.

JUDAS PRIEST ‘REDEEMER OF SOULS’ EXCLUSIVE ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY COME AND BE AMONG THE FIRST TO LISTEN TO THE NEW ALBUM ‘REDEEMER OF SOULS’ BEFORE IT IS RELEASED!

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PRIZES FOR ‘BEST DRESSED MEMBER OF PRIEST ON THE NIGHT’

FREE JUDAS PRIEST SHIRTS, POSTERS AND MORE!

EXCLUSIVE PLAYLIST CHOSEN BY THE BAND

SPECIAL GUEST DJ’S

 

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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