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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


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.








VADER Announce Dublin show

Posted in Gig Listing with tags , , , , , on January 23, 2015 by Tickets There

10915685_763003087101759_137786310554534813_oWhat will you be doing on March 20th? Simple, you’re going to see VADER in the Voodoo Lounge.

The death metal legends will be swinging by Eire and playing Dublin’s Voodoo Lounge as part of their Blitz! Europe In Fire 2015 tour. They’re bringing HATE and one more band TBC with them. Hopefully the TBC will be announced as one of our own home grown, but we’ll see.

Tickets go on sale Wed, Jan 28th priced €23.50 inc. fees from ticketmaster and all usual outlets. All hail the mighty Vader!

Visit the official event page for more details.

Congratulations Hellfest!

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


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!

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

Posted in Gig Review, Music with tags , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2014 by Tickets There

IMG_0781A 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 ferry cancelations this morning which left Decapitated, Grand Magus and Winterfylleth unable to reach Dublin for tonight’s show. Fortunately, with the help of a little luck and fiscal support – DME were able to get Behemoth to Dublin and fill in the support bill with locals Malthusian and Aeternum Vale. A Christmas miracle, you might say? (smug laugh).

IMG_0768The reduction in support didn’t seem to stop anyone coming tonight. The Academy is rammed from wall to wall and right from the start Behemoth ensure no-one, no matter who they originally came to see, is walking out of this venue tonight disappointed. Right from the start they have our bones trembling from their unrelenting force and stripped back, but no less imposing theatrics. There are bands out there who understand the nature of what live shows should be and go above and beyond to put on the most impressive performance and tonight that’s exactly what the Academy is treated to.

Of course, Behemoth don’t just rely on theatrics to get us going as they deliver an incredible set built from their latest album, The Satanist, as well as classics from their extensive back catalogue. ‘Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel’ opens the show and even spurs the crowd to sing it back, a rare feat for a band playing a song from a new album after twenty years on the road. ‘Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer’ swiftly follows and speeds up the pace as they hammer out incredible songs including ‘Conquer All’, ‘The Satanist’, ‘Christians to the Lions’ and many more before ‘Chant for Eschaton 2000′ closes their main set.

IMG_0774After an exhaustive set, Behemoth dim the lights and return in full black metal attire to deliver one final brooding song – the colossal closing number from The Satanist, ‘O Father O Satan O Sun’. An epic performance and easily one of our highlights of 2014. Hopefully it won’t be another ten years before we see them back in the emerald isle.


Posted in Music on December 17, 2014 by Tickets There

1015972_763893830343942_7372709963214024291_oCLUB CARNAGE are holding their annual XMAS party this Friday, Dec 19th, in Fibber MaGees and PSYKOSIS have been announced as headliners. Now, ye all know where TT stands on Psykosis but since they’ve all refused my proposal and surrogate offers, I’m no longer in the business of praising their chiselled good looks, powerful performances or ridiculously savage set of tunes. Nope, you won’t be finding us mentioning any of that ever again.

Chemical Sacrament will be playing support (dying to see them) and it’ll be a good old late one. Doors are at 10 and it’s E5 on the door. Drink promos and all the woks included as usual. This will be a busy night so get in early and enjoy!

AC/DC tickets on sale tomorrow

Posted in Music on December 16, 2014 by Tickets There


acdc2015_793x890As if you’ve forgotten, but just a reminder that AC\DC’s July 1st show at the Aviva Stadium go on sale tomorrow morning at 09:00am. If you all wouldn’t mind waiting till 09:05 I’d greatly appreciate it. Thanking everyone in Ireland in advance 😉

Of course if Ireland sells out, you can still choose from the other announced shows.

5/5/15: Arnhem, Holland – Gelredome
5/8/15: Nuremberg, Germany – Zeppelinfeld
5/10/15: Dresden, Germany – Ostragehege
5/14/15: Zeltweg, Austria – Red Bull Race Track
5/16/15: Hockenheim, Germany – Hockenheimring
5/19/15: Munich, Germany – Olympia Stadium
5/21/15: Munich, Germany – Olypmia Stadium
5/23/15: Paris, France – Stade de France
5/29/15: Barcelona, Spain – Estadio Olympic
5/31/15: Madrid, Spain – Estadio Vicente Calderon
6/5/15: Zurich, Switzerland – Letzigrund
6/19/15: Cologne, Germany – Jahnwiesen
6/21/15: Hannover, Germany – Messe
6/25/15: Berlin, Germany – Olympia Stadium
6/28/15: Glasgow, Scotland – Hampden Park
7/1/15: Dublin, Ireland – Aviva Stadium
7/4/15: London, England – Wembley Stadium
7/9/15: Imola, Italy – Autodromo
7/12/15: Gelsenkirchen, Germany – Veltins Arena
7/15/15: Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival Site
7/17/15: Oslo, Norway – Valle Hovin
7/19/15: Stockholm, Sweden – Friends Arena
7/22/15: Hameenlinna, Finland – Open Air Park
7/25/15: Warsaw, Poland – National Stadium

HALESTORM announce Academy date.

Posted in Music with tags , , , on December 16, 2014 by Tickets There

15501_10152985654104548_3232342494702236820_nPennsylvanian 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, we can expect to hear some new tunes on the road as Halestorm have been busy in the studio working on their next album release, due out spring 2015. More album details will be revealed shortly but meanwhile, fans can get a taste via some special in-studio clips at:

Tickets on sale NOW from and outlets nationwide and limited amount from Sound Cellar €23.00 includes booking fee

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, and Sound Cellar. Keep an eye on DME’s page for details.

AC/DC announce Irish return

Posted in Music on December 12, 2014 by Tickets There


You’ve probably heard, but if not then I’m glad you’re reading it here. The illustrious AC/DC have announced their return to Ireland next year after six long years of absence. The rock legends will bring their Rock Or Bust tour to the Aviva stadium on July 1st, 2015. Tickets will go on sale priced €87.50 Inc. booking fee next Wednesday, Dec, 17th.

AC/DC have had a pretty traumatic few months with illness and sadness, but that can’t stop the rock ‘n’ roll train from coming to town. Anyone that’s ever seen them can testify that the DC are as good and better as you could ever hope for.

To those who go for tickets, we salute you!

Special note to MCD – well done folks. This will be a great night out!

Joe Elliott’s Down ‘N’ Outz release new video

Posted in Music on December 11, 2014 by Tickets There

10363229_815710708485888_7507623121678684747_nJoe Elliott’s DOWN ‘N’ OUTZ will be playing their first ever show in the Republic next Thursday  and today’s news will help build the excitement.

They’ve just release the video for ‘Sea Diver’, a bonus track from their sophomore album, The Further Adventures of.. If you like Joe Elliott and/or Mott The Hoople then give this a go (or just do it anyway because you’ve been told to!

The Down ‘N’ Outz play Dublin’s Academy on Dec. 18th 2014. Tickets on sale now from

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


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


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!

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

Posted in Music on December 4, 2014 by Tickets There

1891440_853562978008591_1827805648046328188_oThis 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 that person then please send us your name, phone number and the answer to this question to

  • Before they rose to be one of the shining lights of heavy metal, Saxon used to go by a less radio friendly name. What was it?

The show is on tomorrow night so this competition will close at 2pm GMT tomorrow, Friday Dec 5th. Entrants must be over 18. Nice messages will always win you favour – it’s nice to be nice.

WIN: Tickets to see The Doors Alive tomorrow night (Closed)

Posted in Music on December 4, 2014 by Tickets There

10384212_10152163401498803_1537074215127714889_nThis competition is now closed

Another competition you say? Oh go on then. This is one you’ll have to be quick on as The Doors Alive (or as we call them – the world’s greatest Doors tribute band) are playing one of their special midnight shows at The Academy tomorrow night (Dec 5th) and thanks to MCD we have a chance to send you and a friend to see them work their magic.

To enter, simply email your name, phone number and the answer to the following question to

  • In Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, Axl Rose made an appearance as a DJ/former lead singer of a fictional 1980’s rock band that took it’s name from a Doors song. What was that song? (*hint, it’s on their debut album)
    • If that question is too difficult – or you don’t play Grand Theft Auto (for some reason) then simply send on the name of your favourite Door’s song. See, we’re nice people 🙂

Competition closes at noon tomorrow. Entrants must be over 18. Winner will be contacted by tomorrow afternoon.

And folks, even if you don’t win I can only advise you to go and see these guys. Forget your perception of tribute acts or any of that. These guys are the real deal and before you know it you’ll think you’re sitting in the Hollywood Bowl watching the real thing. An excellent, excellent band.

TURN announce 2014 show

Posted in Music on December 2, 2014 by Tickets There

TURNYahoo they’re coming back! Legendary Irish rockers TURN are coming back for a special Christmas show this year and it’s less than four weeks away.

Lead singer Oliver Cole confirmed the band will play their spiritual home venue, the Button Factory on December 27th. This is becoming a bit of an annual thing now and will be Turn’s third re-union in as many years. Unfortunately it’ll only be for the night, or maybe for a few nights if they’re feeling generous, so get in there as quick as you can.

Now I know what you’re thinking, why is this on Tickets There? Well the truth is simple and unapologetic – no matter how bad ass and hard-core metal you think we are, there’ll always be a special place for the mighty Turn – Ireland’s greatest ever everything. If you liked them in college, go! If you never got round to checking them out, go or if you’re just curious to see what Ireland’s greatest ever everything sounds/looks like – go.

Tickets on sale now from ticketmaster priced €15. See you there!

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!

Papa Roach announce Dublin show – tickets on sale now

Posted in Music on November 28, 2014 by Tickets There

untitledSlipknot, Korn and now Papa Roach. Right now there’s a multitude of twenty something people going out of their minds with excitement as late 90’s / early noughties nostalgia and dreams come through.

We all remember MTV2 and Kerrang TV when Papa Roach burst out with ‘Last Resort’ from their massive selling second album, Infest. The band continued a successful run into the early 2000’s with their third album Lovehatetragedy and it’s successful first single, ‘She Loves me not’. Since those early years, Papa Roach have publicly worked on the more serious side of their characters which has shown its fruits in their recent releases.

Now the band are preparing for the release of their eighth studio album, F.E.A.R. next January and they’ve announced a show at Dublin’s Academy on March 20th, 2015 as part of their world tour. Tickets are on sale now priced €27.50 and doors will be at 7pm (Early Show).

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

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 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!