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Rob Zombie: Dublin and Belfast Dates Cancelled!!

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on June 7, 2011 by Tickets There

(Sorry for the delay getting this updated)

It’s confirmed, Rob Zombie has cancelled his Dublin and Belfast appearances later this month ‘due to personal reasons’.  He updated his Twitter account  this morning with the following….I wouldn’t call it much of an apology, but there you go.

‘Sorry to all that we had to cancel the shows in Ireland. We will come back and make it up to everyone. Sometimes shit happens. Again sorry.

 
Yes, I know it sucks. I hate canceling shows. It is never something we take lightly. Sorry some of you don’t seem to understand.’
 
Perhaps fans would understand if they were told the reason Rob, just a thought. I mean, ticket for this show went on sale like 6/7+ months ago so there has been some anticipation and it’s just a tad shit that the rest of Europe get their shows but we lose out. Further comments removed because Tickets There should never write in anger 🙂

INTERVIEW: Mark Hamilton (ASH)

Posted in Interview, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2011 by Tickets There

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Since forming nearly two decades ago, ASH have become the brightest champions of alternative / pop / punk rock to emerge from Northern Ireland. Their career is practically one long repertoire of greatest hits and there’s no sings of stopping them, especially since they’re all at least ten years younger than any other band with similar life spans. In 2009 they embarked on the extremely adventurous challenge of releasing 26 singles within the space of 12 months, working out at a new single every fortnight. This was done to combat the boredom they had begun to encounter while strapped into the machine that is, the music business. Titled the A-Z singles, the project proved to be a massive success and not only showed that Ash could more than hold their own in the ever changing landscape of releasing music, but it also added a healthy new dose of incredible music for fans to enjoy.

2011 sees the band gearing up for a summer tour that’ll take in dates across mainland Europe, Japan the UK and Eire, including dates in Dublin, Portrush, Belfast, Sligo and Cork. We managed to catch bassist Mark Hamilton for a quick chat while the band were camped in London rehearsing (or ‘messing around’ in Mark’s words), to discuss the success and challenges of the A-Z project, the forthcoming tour, band changes, grotesque videos, debauchery filled documentaries and parenthood…not in that order.

TT:       So the tour kicks off this weekend, are you looking forward to it?

Mark:   Ah yeah, obviously there’s a lot of things to get ready. Number one we haven’t played in six months and number two we’ve got a new drummer, or a stand in drummer for this tour because Rick’s (McMurray) about to become a da.

TT:       Really? I hadn’t heard. When is the baby due?

Mark:   It’s overdue now so he’s waiting with bated breath for the baby to arrive and we’ve got in Alan (Lynn) from LaFaro, who are friends of ours from Belfast. Rick’s at home with his feet up, having his last few days of freedom before the baby arrives. I’ve got a two year old and he does not know what’s about to hit him (laughs).

TT:       Speaking of bringing in other musicians, Last year you roped in Russell Lissack from Bloc Party for your live shows. Will he be joining you for this tour?

Mark:   Russell’s got some other things he’s got to do for the next couple of weeks so unfortunately he won’t be with us for June, but he will be back in July. We’ll just be a three piece in June and then Rick and Russell will be back in July so the four of us will be back again, just in time for the show in Cork.

TT:       Before you hired Russell, did you have anyone else in mind for the spot?

Ehm, he was the first person we thought of. We knew that Bloc Party were taking a bit of a break, cause Kele (Okereke) was doing his solo album, so we’d met Russell on tour in the past and he seemed like an obvious fit. We knew that he’d played in an Ash covers band when he was younger so it seemed like such an obvious person to ask and it worked out really well. We didn’t really think of anyone else, it was just perfect. So, the answer to that’s no (laughs). The first person we thought of worked out.

TT:       You’ve mentioned before that you miss Charlotte in the band and that having another person on stage helps add layers to your live sound. Would you ever consider recruiting another musician full time or do ye want to remain a three piece?

Mark:   I think it works in the studio and creatively and stuff to just be a three piece, but it’s been fun having Russell around on tour and it’s certainly worth while having another guitar. A lot of the songs have more than one guitar and have dual guitar parts so it works live. Going forward Russell will go back to Bloc Party whenever they start up again. I don’t know, we haven’t really looked that far ahead yet.

TT:       Going back to the tour, Any hints about the set-list you’re planning or will it change from date to date?

Mark:   Ah we’re just working that out. Obviously all the core singles that people expect to hear will be in there and then we’ll mix in some of the new A-Z songs and I guess a selection of albums tracks from all the years. We’ve essentially got eight albums worth of material to choose from so…

TT:       You’re not stuck for a few tunes?

Mark:   We’re not no (laughs), everyone’s going to hear what they want. We’ll go up and play for an hour and half and hopefully everyone will be happy enough.

TT:       Have you ever considered doing a full tour of every A-Z single?

We talked about doing that once, but then we just thought it would be too much new music for people. I don’t know, we talked about it very briefly and maybe it’s something we could look at again, but I’m not sure. It would be a pretty long show (laughs). Would anyone have an attention span to listen to like, three and half hours of new music? (laughs).

TT:       Speaking of the A-Z, A few years ago you publicly announced that you would stop using conventional album formats to release your music and soon after you released the A-Z single series. Now that it’s all over, are you happy with the decision you made?

Mark:   Well, I think we said that knowing what we were going to do next, well having an idea of what we wanted to do next with the A-Z and it was the biggest artistic challenge and project we’ve ever worked on. I don’t know if we’ll every try to do something that big again because it’s essentially four albums worth of music when you count all the tracks that we didn’t use, because we recorded something like 56 songs.

It was the biggest creative challenge that we’ve ever undertaken but we’ll try to do something inventive and something different again, but maybe not quite as BIG (exhausted sounding). I don’t know how we’ll go about doing that yet. You have to come up with new ideas and the idea of releasing another 12 track album just doesn’t sound very appealing. The A-Z idea was a very daunting idea and that fact that we were going to be making it up as we were going along was quite exciting as well.

TT:       You didn’t have all the songs written in advance?

Mark:   No, not all of them all. We certainly had a bunch of then but not all. We were still writing them as they were being released.

TT:       Did you find it harder to promote the series compared to an album?

Mark:   Well the art work was very generic, it was basically just a colour and a letter (laughs). That was the thing that tied everything together. For videos we kind of picked 5 main singles and we allocated small budgets for each one. It was funded from our own pockets so there were only low budgets allocated for those (few singles) and you can’t afford to make 26 videos.

They were mostly pitched on-line and that’s the way we did it. Most of the things we did were on Facebook or social media on the net. We released through our own Atomic Heart label so we didn’t have the big machine of the record company advertising campaign behind us with back pages of the NME advertising our album ya know? It just wasn’t there any more so it was more streamlined, a different kettle of fish altogether.

TT:       You  mention that you wrote almost 50 songs for the release. Did you hold back at all for future projects or are you working on all fresh material for the next release?

Mark:   Ah no as most of them have been released in some shape or form. A lot of them have been used as bonus tracks in different ways. Some were given away as bonus tracks in Japan, a lot of them were given away as bonus tracks to subscribers on the website. Some were also given away on ITunes and websites, so they all ended up getting used inevitably. There’s probably a handful that are still left but they will get used, probably not on a new project but they’ll get used as bonus tracks in some shape of form in the future.

TT:       Did you worry at all about trying to keep people’s attention for the year while you were doing the project?

Mark:   It was much more low key because of the very nature of it, but I think our fans were very engaged with it because they had new music coming every two weeks and they had something to look forward to and that was quite exciting. Obviously we didn’t have the big public profile around the whole thing but, the core fan base were very engaged throughout. It was interesting to see how it played out.

TT:      Over the past few years you’ve been filming footage for your very own ‘slasher’ flick and last year finally saw some of this footage appear. The one question of everyone’s mind is what happens next and when do we get to see it?

Mark:   Oh yeah, there’s more. We kind of did a bit on the Binary video, but there’s a good bit more. I don’t know when it’ll drop it though, but we probably won’t wait too long. There’s a lot of the Coldplay boys in it so we’re kind of holding it until they come back with new material. Whenever their profiles back up it’ll come out (laughs).

TT:       The question of adventurous music videos has come up in the past with the video for ‘Carnal Love’ being an excellent example. Have you ever entertained the notion of exploring further into the film field?

Mark:   Carnal love, the weird food fetish one (laughs), very strange. I guess, when you start a band you don’t do it to make videos let’s say, but it’s one of those things you end up having to do. Whenever we started we thought they were really annoying, ‘oh you’ve got to make videos, you’ve got to enjoy making them and look the way the director’s making you look’. They kind of annoyed us to start with and then after a while we realized we should probably get a bit more involved in them and start, you know, have a bit of fun with them. So over time we got more involved and have more fun making them. The Carnal Love video is quite twisted (laughs).

TT: ASH fans are always speculating about another notorious video you made during the making if 1977. Any chance that’ll ever see the light of day?

Mark:   Yes actually, we had a meeting about that this morning. It was a tour documentary filmed over a year and a half  after 1977 came out and It’s been hidden away in a vault for almost fifteen years. We’ve always been wondering when we’re going to release this thing and I think we’ve worked out a way how that’s going to be done. It’ll probably be released before the end of the year.

TT:       Are the rumours about the bands various ‘Dionysian’ escapades true?

Mark:   Well, as you say at the time we didn’t want it to be released because we didn’t want out parents to disown us (laughs).

TT:       For nearly twenty years Ash’s core line up of yourself, Rick and Tim have survived massive success, line-up changes in one form or another, major label backing, DIY creativeness, constantly changing styles of popular music, all the while never losing your energy or ending up in court suing each other. What’s the ASH secret that as alluded so many other popular bands?

Mark:   Ah, I don’t know. We’re basically just mates from school. I guess it’s become like a second family and families have fights and feuds or whatever but you always get over it. When you’re younger you can be a lot more precious about your music and more stubborn and not willing to bend or try new things out. Now we’re older and we try to change and experiment more and try things out that we wouldn’t have when we were younger. For example, ‘Twilight of Innocents’ or ‘White Rabbit’, are maybe not what you’d call ‘classic Ash’.

TT:       A few years ago you set up your own record label to release music through. Have you enjoyed the freedom this has brought you?

Mark:   Oh yeah, you can do exactly what you want you know? We didn’t have to answer to anybody so in that way it was nice (laughs).

TT:       Have you found it any harder getting your name out there without the record company backing and Do you think things have changed a lot since when you first started out?

Mark:   To some degree you’ve got a prejudice there, or preconceptions of who you are. You know, we’re not a new band so we’re not going to get that media hype around us because we’ve essentially got two decades of what people think we are. So, even if we come out with new material which sounds like nothing we’ve done in the past, people will still think ‘oh it’s Ash’. To some degree you’re always going to be fighting against that, but you also have to respect that. We just have to go out there and try to think of clever ways to catch peoples imagination and that’s what we’ll keep trying to do.

The A-Z single Vol. I & II or on sale now. Catch ASH on tour in 2011 at the following dates.

03/06/11 – Rock im Park Festival, Germany
04/06/11 – Rock am Ring Festival, Germany
06/06/11 – Dublin Whelans, Ireland
07/06/11 – Portrush Playhouse, N. Ireland
08/06/11 – Belfast Empire, N. Ireland
10/06/11 – Temple House Festival, Ireland
11/06/11 – Pinkpop Festival, Holland
12/06/11 – Breda Club Mezz, Holland
14/06/11 – Abart Zurich, Switzerland
16/06/11 – Roma Vintage, Italy
17/06/11 – Rock Planet in Pinarella di Cervia, Italy
18/06/11 – Trouble Festival, Italy
16/07/11 – Naon-Mugen Festival, Japan
24/07/11 – Sheffield Tramlines Festival, UK
25/07/11 – York The Duchess, UK
27/07/11 – Coventry Kasbah, UK
28/07/11 – Bath Komedia, UK
29/07/11 – Southend Chinnery’s, UK
30/07/11 – Indiependence Festival, Ireland

Def Leppard Confirm Download Festival and US Tour with Heart

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2011 by Tickets There

Def Leppard have confirmed they will be headlining the Download Festival on Friday, June 10th followed by a 18 date US Tour with folk rockers Heart. According to Def Leppard’s official site, more dates (including some non-US) ones will be announced on Monday so stay tuned for more details.

As reported previously on Tickets There, Leppard are still due to release a live album recorded during their 2009 US tour. The album is due out in May and the title has been confirmed as Mirrorball…..we know but hey, soon there’ll be a new studio album and we can forget the title of this. One thing, it will still feature three brand spanking new studio tracks with hints that Leppard have returned to a more hard rock sound. We wait with bated breath.

Def Leppard 2011 Tour Dates

June 10 – Download Festival, England.

Def Leppard 2011 American Tour with Heart

Jun. 15 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
Jun. 17 – Tampa, FL @ 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
Jun. 22 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jun. 24 – Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
Jun. 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Jun. 29 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
Jul. 02 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Jul. 03 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
Jul. 12 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Jul. 13 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul. 15 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jul. 20 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
Jul. 24 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Aug. 10 – St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 21 – Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Aug. 27 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Aug. 31 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Sep. 14 – Portland, OR @ Sleep Country Amphitheater

Guns N’ Roses: 2011 Tour Dates

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2011 by Tickets There

For the 2012 Tour Dates Please CLICK HERE

***UPDATE – 16th Nov. *** LAS VEGAS & L.A. Tour Dates Added***

Sorry for the recent silence folks – will do a proper update this evening, For now it’s time for Los Angeles and Las Vegas to get excited cause Guns N’ Roses are coming to town. The band have announced shows for December 21st (@ The Forum, LA) and 31st (The Joint, Las Vegas) so get your Christmas and New Year’s all within a few hours’ drive of each other….and several days apart. What am I talking about? Who knows!

Oh, and Axl hasn’t ruled out the option of re-uniting with the old line-up if Guns get inducted to the Rock ‘n’ Roll hall of fame. He knows some fans want to see it and isn’t against the suggestion.

***UPDATE – 1st Nov. *** Axl Rose Battling Bronchitis – But The Show Must Go On ***

According to blabbermouth (who in turn credit it to an insider from Guns N’ Roses management) has leaked that Axl Rose has been battling bronchitis and ‘Montezuma’s Revenge’ for the past few weeks. For those of you who don’t know, Montezuma’s Revenge is a nice way of saying ‘travellers diarrhea’ which Axl himself confirmed he had in a recent posting on his twitter account.

Despite this, Axl and the Guns have been kicking ass and taking names in Orlando, Miami and they’re set to do the same again tonight in Greenville, South Carolina at a special Halloween show at the Bi-Lo Centre. The last two shows have toppled the three hour mark with Axl and DJ Ashba even stopping by a sleepy VH1 crew from ‘That Metal Show’ to give an hour long interview.

America, if you haven’t bought tickets for this tour yet then you deserve a slap!

***UPDATE – 31st Oct. *** Happy Halloween Guns N’ Roses fans ***

Wishing all you fans and the band a very Happy Halloween.Hope you like this very special Axl Rose / GN’R Logo pumpkin that cause my hand much throbbing 🙂

***UPDATE – 30th Oct. *** Full US / Canada Tour Dates ***
As promised, the full set of dates for the American / Canadian Guns N’ Roses 2011 Tour! These have been taken just now from the official Events page on the Guns N’ Roses facebook. I thought there was a couple more but God help me if I’m going to try and collect this info from blogs and such, could be there all year trying to spot the differences, changes and general silliness and unreliability that goes with a Guns N’ Roses tour. If it’s on sale @ ticketmaster, then they’re playing so buy a ticket. All the dates are linked to the general Events page.

October 31: Bi Lo Centre, Greenville, SOUTH CAROLINA
November 2: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GEORGIA
November 4: Toyota Center, Houston, TEXAS
November 5: Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TEXAS
November 8: Qwest Center, Omaha, NEBRASKA
November 9: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, OLKLAHOMA
November 12: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MISSOURI
November 13: Target Center, Minneapolis MINNESOTA
November 15: Allstate Arena, Chicago, ILLINOIS
November 17: IZOD Center, E.Rutherford, NEW JERSEY
November 19: Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CONNECTICUT
November 20: Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes Barre, PENNSYLVANIA
November 23: Times Union Center, Albany, NEW YORK
November 25: DCU Center, Worcester, MASSACHUSETTS
November 26: Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden NEW JERSEY
November 28: Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, ON CANADA
December 01: The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MICHIGAN
December 02:U.S. Bank Arena Cincinnati, OHIO
December 04: Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TENNESSEE
December 05: DeSoto Civic Center, Southaven, MISSISSIPPI
December 07: Covelli Centre Youngstown, OHIO
December 08: Conseco Field House, Indianapolis, INDIANAPOLIS
December 17: Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC CANADA

***UPDATE – 30th Oct. *** US Tour: 2 Dates in! ***

Well folks, they’re home! Guns N’ Roses kicked off their first US tour in five years on Friday night with a stunning 2.5 hour show at Orlando, Florida. The set included 23 songs, 5 solos and 2 jams. According to reports from fans Guns sounded amazing, blowing the crowd away. Just read the comments on the Orlando Sentinel for poof. Included in the set were Chinese Democracy classic including Better, There Was A Time, Sorry, Madagascar and Chinese Democracy as well as fan favourites Don’t Cry, Estranged, Rocket Queen, You Could Be Mine and of course ..the usual :). Excellent set and an excellent comeback from the band.

But they didn’t stop there, last night the band headlined Miami American Airline’s Arena and played an equally stunning show again with no muss, no fuss; just good old fashioned Guns N’ Roses rock ‘n’ roll. Long may it continue! The official GN’R facebook has lots of tasty snaps for ya’ll to check out. Also, several new Canadian dates and a handful of additional American ones have been announced over the past coule of weeks. Tickets There apologizes for the delay getting these up – work I’m afraid and lots of it has stopped us doing anything else. Never fear, we’ll get there.

***UPDATE – 12thOct. *** FAT / OBESE / VOICE LOST / UNRECOGNIZABLE / LOOKS AND SOUNDS HORRIBLE / FAT AXL ***

I think it’s time to get something straight that’s annoying Tickets There and probably a lot of other Guns N’ Roses fans. Axl Rose is not fat, obese, unrecognizable. He doesn’t look horrible, his voice isn’t gone…etc, etc. The people writing this shite are called the media (and dick heads). The media make money of Axl Rose by focusing only on the negative and tearing them to shreds. Nobody ever hears about all of the fantastic shows Guns N’ Roses play because the media couldn’t be arsed talking about them. They like the controversy, the juice and they’ll suck the blood of the this band as long as they can because, well; Guns N’ Roses are the band people love to hate.

For instance, now the tabloids and online blogs are claiming Axl is fat and unrecognizable on the current tour. He looked exactly the same last year when they played Europe – not sure what the story is but if they’re expecting to see a 49 year old man looking the same as he did in 1987 (when he was 24) then that’s really their problem isn’t it?

As for losing his voice, Guns have played four shows on their current South American tour (Rio, Santiago, La Plata and Rosario). The last three have gone extremely well and you need only listen to the videos to see for yourself. Rio was first and Axl didn’t have his best night. I believe you’ll find that most musicians will say the first night of a tour is never the best (never-f**king-ever actually). Maybe it should be taken for granted that Axl, like all humans may get nerves and needs time to warm up and get comfortable. it can’t be easy; jumping on stage, day 01 of tour and play to 300,000 people for two hours in the pissing rain. Get off his back or have the deceny to trwat every band the same if you must bitch.

As for the bands tardiness, well what can I say? Oh, I could say that after two decades of late shows you are a f**king retard of the highest proportions to expect anything else. If you seriously (and I mean seriously) expect GN’R to be punctual after two decades of controversy and late gigs then you really are a total loss and a dreg of mankind. I cannot get over the sher rampant stupidity of anyone that would expect this band to be on time after everything they’ve done to convince the whole world that they’ll never change. You are a total moron and you possibly need to be sterilized or shot to stop you from infecting the rest of the race with … well, whatever the hell is making you that thick. My god, sea lions learn faster than you, monkeys, snails, brick walls, dirt – everything in the world has more intelligence than you and your kind.

Now for Obese comments (you f**king pricks! Wonder how the public would react if you just started snapping regular punters in the streets a couple of pounds overweight and called them obese in the press? There’d be outrage! Axl doesn’t look for media attention and avoids it like the plague so why focus on him?). Below is a picture of an obese man(left) and Axl Rose from the Chile gig on October 5th 2011 (right). Does he look obese? Does he look terrible? No, he looks a lot younger than 49 and he’s rocking the place. Did you hear about that? No – why? Because of everything in the opening paragraph.

The haters have nothing better to do with their lives than stir shit. Axl doesn’t let it get to him and that’s an example for us all. Fuck the haters, do your own thing. Heeding that advise, this is my last word on it.

***UPDATE – 10thOct. *** Facebook Fun & More U.S. Tour Dates Confirmed

‘Love them / hate them – they ain’t changing no matter what’ seems to be the message coming from the Guns camp in their latest FaceBook update. In a posting on Saturday (Oct. 8th) the band reaffirmed that anyone who has trouble staying up late for a hard rock concert has no business being there (agreed). Here it is in full,

Love it Hate it Accept it Debate it – You want 8 o’clock shows go find F-R-I-E-N-D-S or hit a cinema somewhere.. or you wanna be informed go catch the 10 o’clock news.. this is Rock N’ Roll! Treat yourself don’t cheat yourself thinking you’re gonna go to school or work or whatever you “normally” do the next day. Oh and remember before you get high and never want to come down. “you can have anything you want but you better not take it from me!” This is Guns N’Roses and when the time is right the stage will ignite. Looking forward to sharing that with rockers soon

What do you say to that? Well Tickets There has to agree. We’ve been through it and you know what – Guns comes on and kick ass. if you need an early sleep or have somewhere to be – then don’t go and see Guns N’ Roses. No-one’s making you so deal with it.

New U.S. Tour Dates!

The tour dates have once again been updated. The good folks at ChineseDemocracy.com have posted the latest list….and so have we 🙂

October 28: Amway Center, Orlando, FLORIDA
October 29: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FLORIDA
October 31: Bi Lo Centre, Greenville, SOUTH CAROLINA
November 2: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GEORGIA
November 4: Toyota Center, Houston, TEXAS
November 5: Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TEXAS  
November 8: Qwest Center, Omaha, NEBRASKA
November 9: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, OLKLAHOMA
November 12: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MISSOURI
November 13: Target Center, Minneapolis MINNESOTA
November 15: Allstate Arena, Chicago, ILLINOIS
November 17: IZOD Center, E.Rutherford, NEW JERSEY
November 19: Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CONNECTICUT
November 20: Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes Barre, PENNSYLVANIA
November 23: Times Union Center, Albany, NEW YORK
November 25: DCU Center, Worcester, MASSACHUSETTS
November 26: Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden NEW JERSEY
December 01:  The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MICHIGAN
December 04: Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TENNESSEE
December 05: DeSoto Civic Center, Southaven, MISSISSIPPI
December 07: Covelli Centre Youngstown, OHIO

If you’re in doubt about the shows then fear not. They’re f**king incredible live and the sight of Axl Rose in real life, sounding and looking great is enough to wipe any nerves away. They’re like nothing else you’ll ever see live and worth every penny. Buy a ticket, go to see them and move on with your Guns N’ Roses love!

***UPDATE – 3rd Oct. (AGAIN)*** RIO Set-List***

According to one SetList.fm user, this is the set played by Guns N’ Roses at this morning’s Rock In Rio IV show. We’ll update with change if there is any. No hint of a brand new song but with a full South American tour and a North American tour to come over the next few months, we could be looking at some new stuff popping up at some stage. Tickets There will let you know of course!

Chinese democracy
Welcome to the jungle
It´s So Easy
Mr. Brownstone
Sorry
Richard F. solo
Live And Let Die
Rocket Queen
This I Love
DJ solo (NEW)
Sweet Child O’ Mine
Estranged
Better
Dizzy Reed Solo
Street of Dreams
You Could Be Mine
November Rain
Ron Thal Solo
Knookin’ On Heaven’s Door
Nightrain
Patience
Paradise City

***UPDATE – 3rd Oct.*** Guns N’ Roses ROCK RIO ***

Well folks, they’re back! Guns N’ Roses are not long off the stage from their Rick In Rio IV headlining slot. It’s very difficult to get a proper set-list at the moment but they apparently played all the tracks from the 2010 tour with the added bonus of ‘Estranged’ being played for the first time in 18 years and ‘One In A Million’.

One of the pics included above (which have all been robbed from Chinese Democracy.com Click for lots n lots more) is tonight’s sound desk set-list which includes two new totals ‘Going Down’ and ‘Riff Raff’. Whether these were played or not is still a mystery, but Tickets There doubts it as the boards and twitter would have lit up….not that they didn’t. A whooping 50% of all tweets for several hours there were Guns N Roses related – they still got it!

 

***UPDATE – 27th Sept.*** All 16 Confirmed Dates Now On General Sale***

The offical Guns N’ Roses Twitter confirmed it this morning – the 16 confirmed U.S. dates are now on sale through Ticketmaster.com

*** UPDATE – 26th Sept. *** – More U.S. Tour Dates Announced***

Guns N’ Roses have confirmed several more shows for their U.S. jaunt which kicks off in late October. Dates taken from Here Today…Gone to Hell (thank you ;)). Enjoy!

October 28th, 2011: Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
October 29th, 2011: Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
October 31st, 2011: Greenville, SC @ BI-LO Center
November 2nd, 2011: Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
November 4th, 2011: Houston. TX @ Toyota Center (NEW)
November 5th, 2011: Dallas. TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
November 8th, 2011: Omaha, NE @ Qwest Center (NEW)
November 9th, 2011: Norman, OK @ Lloyd Noble Center (NEW)
November 12th, 2011: Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
November 13th, 2011: Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
November 15th, 2011: Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
November 17th, 2011: East Rutherford, NJ @ IZOD Center (NEW)
November 19th, 2011: Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre
November 20th, 2011: Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Area (NEW)
November 25th, 2011: Worcester, MA @ DCU Center (NEW)
November 26th, 2011: Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center (NEW)

*** UPDATE – 21st Sept. *** – Guns N’ Roses Announce a SERIOUS F**KING TOUR!!!!***

For anyone that got excited yesterday, wait till you see this! Guns have outlined a 21 date US tour (with upwards of another 10 shows still to be confirmed) that’ll run from October 28th until new years eve. Lots n lots of details still to be confirmed, but here’s a little bit to wet your beak. (thank you Revolver Magazine)

10/28  Orlando, FL, Amway Center Arena
10/29  Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
10/31  Greenville, SC, Bi-Lo Center Arena
11/02  Atlanta, GA, Phillips Arena
Houston, TX
11/05  Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavillion
Omaha, NE
Tulsa, OK
11/12 Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center Arena
11/13 Minneapolis, MN, Target Center Arena
Chicago, IL, All State Arena
East Rutherford, NJ
Hartford, CT
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Worcester, MA
Camden, NJ
Detroit, MI
Cincinnati, OH
Nashville, TN
Indianapolis, IN
Denver, CO

*** UPDATE – 20th Sept. *** – Guns N’ Roses Announce a TOUR!!!!***

The day American’s have been pinning for is finally here, a full on tour of their native land is in the works and due to kick off late next month! Apologies for the delay between updates but this has brought has back. If Axl and co. are planning a major trek, then we’ll be right there with them.

The last US tour occurred in 2006 and went……well-ish…well, you can see for yourself. Hopefully this time all will be well with Guns able to give American’s the same amazing show the rest of the world have been basking in since 2007. Full list of 2011 tour dates is below with many more American ones set to be added in the coming days / weeks. Keep an eye on Tickets There for updates!

Oct. 8th – Buenos Aires (La Plata)
Oct. 10th- Santa Fe (Salon Metropolotano Rosario_
Oct. 12th- Cordoba (Orfeo Superdomo)
Oct. 15th- Asuncion (Jockey Club)
Oct. 18th- Mexico City (Sports Palace)
Oct. 19th- Mexico City (Sports Palace)
Oct. 22nd- Jalisco (Telemex Arena)
Oct. 23rd- Monterrey (Arena)
Oct. 28th- Orlando, Florida
Oct. 29th- Miami, Florida
Oct. 31 – Greenville, SC – BI-LO Center

Nov. 02 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Nov. 05 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
Nov. 12 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Nov. 13 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Nov. 15 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
Nov. 19 – Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre

*** UPDATE – 12th June *** – Guns N’ Roses Announce Chile and Argentina Tour Dates
Would love to announce that you heard it here first, but Tickets There’s been busy this week enjoying the greatest few days of 2011 (so far). While we were off our old pals, GN’R announced a couple of South American shows in October that will coincide with their already announced headlining slot at Rock In Rio IV.

That’s right, they’ll be hitting the Movistar Arena in Santiago on October 5 (Chile) and the Estadio Único de La Plata (just outside Buenos Aires) on October 8th (Argentina). Tickets are on sale for both shows later this month.

Tickets There is delighted to see the band hitting the road again so soon and hopefully we’ll have more announcements in the coming weeks.

*** UPDATE – 11th May *** – DJ Ashba Hopes Guns N’ Roses Will Play US This Year
I Read the news today Oh Boy – Mr. DJ Ashba, a man we can all agree is a legend, has spoken (a few times recently – but we’ve been lazy) about the chances of Guns N’ Roses playing the US this year. As you may have noticed, the April – May dates we posted below aren’t going ahead (unless they’re very good at keeping secrets. Who knows, maybe they’ve played a million shows but forgot to let people in or tell anyone about them).

In a comment to Metal Injection at the recent Revolver Golden Gods Awards, Ashba made the following remark about the chances of Guns N’ Roses playing more dates this year.

“Absolutely,” he replied. “We just booked [Brazil’s] Rock in Rio [festival] for October 2, but there’s talk we’re gonna be going out way sooner. And hopefully we’re gonna be [playing dates] here in the States this year. I’m hoping. That’s the plan.”

I suppose the folks in the US must be getting pretty tired of these reports but as we’ve said before, be patient. They will play eventually and it’ll be one hell of a tour when they do. Maybe everyone go out, buy a copy of Chinese Democracy, forget the old guns and embrace the new sound (or stop listening to GN’R is you can’t dig it) and the band will be there in no time.

Thanks to GNRDaily.com(the greatest GN’R site on the net) for the story.

*** UPDATE – 29th March *** – Guns N’ Roses to Headline ROCK IN RIO 4

Oh yeah, the boys (Guns N’ Roses – Duh) are going for Brazil this year to headline the Rock In Rio festival on October 2nd. They’ll be playing the festival with old pals Metallica, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and lots more. Tickets on sale now.

This is the first confirmed show by the band for 2011 with the US tour that was suggested below looking less and less likely to kick off next week (Sarcasm). Don’t worry US, they’ll play there at some point – just don’t act like a pack of assholes when they do and Uncle Axl will reward you with more frequent tours.

Don’t go getting too excited yet folks but the good lads at GNRDaily.com have posted an extensive list of rumoured US / Canadian tour dates that the legendary Guns N’ Roses just might be embarking on in 2011.

Kicking off in Atlanta on April 7th, the tour is currently scheduled to last until June with a total of 29 dates including stops in New York’s Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles Nokia Theatre.

No official word on these dates yet but Tickets There, like all Guns N’ Roses fans are hoping these are true and the US will finally get to see exactly how good the band are these days. We’ll update ye with more news as soon as we hear it.

Guns N’ Roses 2011 American / Canadian Tour Dates

April 7 – Atlanta, GA Arena at Gwinnett Center
April 9 – Orlando, FL UCF Arena
April 10 – Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
April 12 – Raleigh, NC RBC Center
April 13 – Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
April 15 – Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
April 16 – Boston, MA TD Garden
April 18 – Newark, NJ Prudential Center
April 20 – New York City, NY Madison Square Gardens
April 22 – Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
April 23 – Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center
April 24 – Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
April 28 – Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
April 30 – Toronto, ONT Air Canada Centre
May 5 – Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
May 7 – Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater
May 8 – Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
May 9 – St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
May 19 – Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
May 20 – Seattle, WA KeyArena
May 22 – Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
May 23 – Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
May 25 – Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena
May 26 – Denver, CO 1stBank Center
May 28 – Dallas, TX Verizon Theatre
May 29 – Houston, TX Toyota Center
May 30 – Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
June 3 – Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
June 5 – Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre

Judas Priest Announce Final 2011 World Tour

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2010 by Tickets There

A sad day for metal but a great day for metal fans world wide as the mighty Judas Priest have announced their 2011 world tour will be their last (the good part being the fact that we all get to see Judas Priest next year on a massive tour which is guaranteed to be chock full of the bands greatest hits).

(Message posted on the Official Judas Priest Website): After storming the world for nearly 40 years and taking their very special brand of heavy metal to all four corners of the planet, JUDAS PRIEST – one of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, have announced this will be their final world tour!!

However, the mighty PRIEST will certainly be going out strong as they rock the planet starting in 2011 on the massive EPITAPH tour – hitting all the major cities throughout the world they will be playing the songs that helped make the name JUDAS PRIEST synonymous with heavy metal!

The tour is set to kick off in Europe with 8 dates announced so far (see below). No massive streach of the imagination to figure the blank spaces in July and August will be flushed out with some American dates…but we’ll wait and see.

Jun. 09 – Sweden Rock Festival, Sölvesborg, Sweden
Jun. 11 – Sauna Open Air, Finland
Jun. 17 – Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
Jun. 19 – Hellfest, Nantes, France
Jun. 22 – Gods of Metal Festival, Milan, Italy
Jun. 25 – Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium
Jul. 23 – High Voltage Festival, London, UK
Aug. 05 – Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany

Will the Priest return to Ireland? Who cares, this will be a tour worth travelling to see. Stay tuned for more dates as they’re announced.

Def Leppard: 2011 Tour to Feature Kansas and Heart

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , on November 25, 2010 by Tickets There

Not sure what to make of this one but apparently Def Leppard’s 2011 tour (for the States presumably, official details are still pending) will feature none other than Kansas (Carry on my Wayward Son / Dust In The Wind) and Heart (?? Two folk chick singers) as co-headliners / Special guests.

Several members from Leppard have hinted over the last few months that a tour and possible album/EP release will come out in 2011 and all ‘unconfirmed reports’ aside, this seems to be 100% go and we’re just waiting for dates.

Dashed are Tickets There’s dreams that Whitesnake and the Lepp might make the 2008/9 line-up a permanent tour feature. Ah well, maybe we’ll all become Kansas fans soon, the Americans seem to like them. We’ll bring you more when we have it. I guess it’s time to call Joe Elliott up for a cooling bottle of Down ‘N’ Outz and find out exactly what’s going down.

Read more @ DefLepparduk.com

Iron Maiden 2011 Belfast Date & UK Tour Announced

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on November 11, 2010 by Tickets There

Iron Maiden have announced a UK your set to kick off next July. The jaunt is the biggest UK tour the band have played in yonks and they’re even taking time to hop across the pond and wave those flags in dear old Belfast.

So far 10 dates have been announced, stretching from late July to early August with the Belfast show slotted in for August 3rd, but unfortunately for Irish fans, you’ll be facing train and bus charges as no Dublin date has been included in their European schedule. The full list of U.K. shows can be found below,

July 20 – Glasgow SECC
July 21 – Aberdeen AECC P&J Arena
July 23 – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
July 24 – Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
July 27 – Nottingham Trent FM Arena
July 28 – Manchester MEN Arena
July 31 – Birmingham NIA

August 01 – Cardiff CIA Arena
August 03 – Belfast Odyssey
August 05 – London O2 Arena

Maiden have promised to include a healthy dose of Old and new material in the set-list as well as brining a stunning light show and the one, the only Eddie! Tickets go on sale November 20th priced £40.

For more detials, check out MCD