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The Stunning Announce December Tour

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2012 by Tickets There

Credit: Graham Smith

Irish rockers, The Stunning are coming to a theatre near…some of you this December! The band are set to finish of a very successful year celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of their classic album, Paradise In The Picture House. The band will play five dates in Kilkenny, Dublin, Cork, Castlebar and Galway. Not being lazy, the band have added some nice detail to their list of shows so we’re including as is from thestunning.net.

Sat 8 December – Set Theatre, Kilkenny. Is this the first time The Stunning have played in Kilkenny city? We believe it is. An occasion not to be missed. Tickets from: www.set.ie

Fri Dec 14th – Vicar St. Dublin. Special guests: The Pale. This is the “Paradise Revisited Show” we performed last September in the same venue. It went so well that Vicar St. have invited us back. Tickets €25 + booking fee from Ticketmaster.

Fri Dec 21st – The Savoy, Cork. “Paradise Revisited Show”. The last time we played the Savoy was four years ago so this is going to be an exciting show indeed. Tickets €25 + booking fee from Tickets.ie

Thurs 27th December – Royal Theatre, Castlebar. Mayo it’s been too long! The Stunning have performed many legendary shows in this fabulous venue and are delighted to be back to ring in some Christmas cheer. Tickets: €25 plus booking fee from Ticketmaster.

Sat Dec 29th – Seapoint Ballroom, Galway. “Paradise Revisited Show”. This is going to be a very special show indeed. The Stunning back in Seapoint for Christmas. Tickets: http://www.roisindubh.net/tickets.html

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Thin Lizzy Line-up Announce Hiatus and Name Change for New Album

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2012 by Tickets There

We were slow for this news, but it must be said. The current line-up of Thin Lizzy have announced they will cease touring under the Lizzy name at the end of this year. Once the band complete their European tour in December, they will officially drop the Thin Lizzy name and announce a new one next year. The band have recently been discussing a new Lizzy album but have now decided to release it with a fresh start.

Despite the name drop, frontman Ricky Warwick did state that this does not necessarily mean the end of Thin Lizzy outright and the line-up may tour as Lizzy again in the future. For now the band want to focus on their new record that they feel is strong enough to win over Lizzy fans and make former singer and all round Irish legend – Phil Lynott, proud.

Details will follow on Tickets There when the band announce further plans. In the meantime, catch Thin Lizzy when they play the last two Irish dates for a while,

Wed/Dec-12 Belfast, N.I. The Limelight (with Trucker Diablo supporting in Belfast)

Thu/Dec-13 Dublin, Ireland Olympia Theatre

Tickets on sale now from ticketmaster.ie priced £29.50 (BEL) | €27.50 -39.50 (DUB)

TURN Announce Additional 2012 Tour Dates

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2012 by Tickets There

The mighty TURN have expanded their list of shows this December by adding on Cork, Galway and Dundalk shows to the previously announce Button factory gig. Tickets There expects a few more announcements before they’re through with Limerick and Sligo likely to feature in (potentially) their final tour together.

The band, comprised of Oliver Cole, Ian Melady, Gavin Fox and Ciaran Kavanagh, made their live return in late August with a warm up show in Whelan’s before venturing down to Laois to play in front of a packed tent at this year’s Electric Picnic. The band currently have no plans to record new music together or continue this tour past December, so fans this could be your last chance to catch one of Ireland’s legendary live acts.

Full list of currently announced dates are below and tickets for all shows are on sale now through ticketmaster.ie (except Dundalk, but these can be purchased HERE)

Dec. 20th Roisin Dubh, Galway
Dec. 21st The Button Factory, Dublin
Dec. 27th Cyprus Avenue, Cork
Dec. 31st The Spirit Store, Sundalk

Axl Rose’s Appearance On Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Full Video)

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2012 by Tickets There

Legendary Guns N Roses frontman, Axl Rose, made a rare appearance on live television yesterday when he starred as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The private singer (and all round GOD) joked with Jimmy about his infamous ‘punctuality’, the old days when the band were starting off, his unique Halloween tree and discussed the upcoming Appetite for Democracy residency the band are playing in Las Vegas.

Guns N’ Roses are set to play 12 dates @ The Hard Rock Café in Last Vegas starting this Wednesday and running right through till thanksgiving. The Hard Rock are issuing special poker chips and an all new GN’R themed cocktail menu to celebrate the event. Several of the shows have already sold out. After that the band will move on to Indonesia and India where they’ve announced several shows with more to come (we assume – well it’s a long way for a few shows). The full list of confirmed 2012 dates can be found below – check the Tickets There Guns N’ Roses 2012 Tour Dates article for regular updates.

  • Oct 31st The Joint @ The Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov 2nd The Joint @ The Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov 3rd The Joint @ The Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov 7th The Joint @ The Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov 9th The Joint @ The Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov 10th The Joint @ The Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov 14th The Joint @ The Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov 17th The Joint @ The Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov 18th The Joint @ The Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov 21st The Joint @ The Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov 23rd The Joint @ The Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov 24th The Joint @ The Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
  • Dec 7th Bengaluru
  • Dec 9th Mumbai
  • Dec 12th Gurgaon
  • Dec 15th Lapangan D Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia

The Riptide Movement – Still Keepin’ On

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, Music, Music Video, New Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2012 by Tickets There

Dear bands everywhere – this is how it’s done!

The Riptide Movement are a band familiar to us all and well they should be. Along with a limited number of names (not starting any wars here), TRM are the epitome of hard work, performance and energy. They are a credit to the Irish music scene and spend every second they can promoting their band, making themselves sharper, song writing, rehearing, exploring new avenues of self-promotion, making videos and constantly pushing themselves higher and higher up the chain. When they do a tour, it’s not two shows, its thirty.  If they don’t have a gig – they busk. When they’re not busking they’re working behind the scenes – constantly and that work is now paying off.

The band are currently in India representing Ireland at the Rendezvous festival in New Delhi, which they’re capturing for Hot Press as their 2012 ‘Most Unusual Gig of the Year’ spot. When they get back, they start the task of promoting new single, ‘Without You’ from their second album, Keep On Keepin’ On that came out earlier this year. The promotion tour will take them around Ireland (including headlining shows at The Olympia, Roisin Dubh, The Forum and Dolan’s Warehouse) before they jet off to Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Prague, Vienna and Amsterdam.  Irish dates can be found below and you can expect to see a review of their new single…..very soon.

Oct. 27th – The Slate, Cork.

Nov. 2nd – The Roisin Dubh, Galway

Nov. 10th – The Olympia, Dublin *Almost Sold-Out

Nov. 17th – The Forum, Waterford

Nov. 24th – Dolans Warehouse, Limerick

Nov. 30th – The Palace, Navan

Congrats to the Riptide and please – Keep on setting the bar for others. If all bands worked as hard as you, there’d be a lot less X-Factor in the world.

The Rolling Stones Announce 2012 Tour Dates

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , on October 15, 2012 by Tickets There

Well this isn’t exactly unexpected, but The Rolling Stones have announced four 2012 dates in the US and UK to celebrate fifty years in the business. Rumour has it these will be followed by a large tour next year including a possible headlining spot at the world-famous Glastonbury festival, an honour the Stones have yet to enjoy.

For now, fans will have to make do as nearly 80,000 of ye will get to see the legends in action this year. This is the first Stones tour since the end of the Bigger Bang tour in 2007. The official announcement was made by video via MUZU.tv.

ENGLAND

November 25th – London, England, O2 Arena (Cap. 20,000)

November 29th – London, England, O2 Arena (Cap. 20,000)

AMERICA

December 13th – Newark New Jersey, Prudential Centre (Cap. 19,500)

December 15th – Newark New Jersey, Prudential Centre (Cap. 19,500)

The Rolling Stones – Announce Live Shows! on MUZU.TV

18 Reasons Why Axl Rose Is The Biggest Legend In Rock

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on May 10, 2012 by Tickets There

Guns N’ Roses 2012 European Tour kicks off tomorrow night in Moscow and one week from today, they’ll take the stage at Dublin’s O2 Arena with Thin Lizzy and Vengeance & the Panther Queen as special guests. It’s been two long years since their last Irish shows and this writer for one is dying to welcome them back to the Emerald isle. Home of Paradise City, Guinness and a welcoming crowd.

Old Tickets There decided to celebrate and have a bit of fun with NME’s recent ’18 Reasons why Axl Rose is a….’ can’t actually remember what they were aiming at. Either way, let’s see why Axl Rose is as big a legend as he is.

18: His Attitude

Nuff said really – Axl’s attitude is second to none. He doesn’t let people push him around or tell him what to do, something the population of the Ireland (and indeed the world) could do with a little bit more if we’re ever to convince the courts to hang / castrate the remaining members of Finna Fail, the ‘bankers’ and Dana.

17: Tommy Hilfiger-gate

Axl Rose got into a fight with Tommy Hilfiger, do you care? It lasted all of two seconds in a pub. Imagine that, a small scuffle in a pub. Tisk, Tisk, Tisk!

16: He’s not a one-woman man

Axl Rose in proper rock star fashion sleeps with a lot of women. If you were single, had lots of money and were the front man of Guns N’ Roses, you’d do the same. If not, you’d still try your darndest!  Not NME though, they have a very strict Morrissey A-Sexual policy. Keep on keepin’  down the big fella lads, he’ll only land ye in trouble with mommy.

15: Bob Guccione Jr-gate

Axl Rose got into a fight with Bob Guccione Jr. Do you care? Yes you do because that fight got taken into the awesome ’Get In The Right’. Weighting in at 850 lbs, Guns N’ Roses’. How many of you have had fights turned in to savage songs?

14: Scared of seaweed? WTF?

Apparently Axl doesn’t like seaweed….do you care? Suppose, it’s horrible slimy sh*t. Some people like to bath in it, other people like to whip themselves in worship to God or the Gods of Berlin’s nightlife. Let the man have his pet-fear. Mine is rats, some people keep those as pets. Basic message, people like / hate random sh*t – except at NME where they favor A-sexual men and a confrontation free environment….except of course when they write hate blogs J

13: His non-existent sense of humor?

He told me this joke one time, you would have sh*t yourself. Prove me wrong!

12: He’s got no Patience

Miss-heading heading here, I believe it’s Slash’s fans that have no patience. Axl will distill his talent until it’s perfect.

11: Metallica-gate

Axl Rose and Metallica do not get along so well. Guess it just p*ssed off Metallica that they had to open for Guns way back in 1992. People think it’s because of Montreal, but Metallica’s ‘A Year and a Half In the Life of’ video will show otherwise.

10: He hates poodles

Cannot blame the man, what a waste of life. Silly looking dogs for Beverly Hill wannabes.

9: Not a fan of ‘fans’ …. getting this shit kicked out of them.

A few years back, Axl stopped a show to kick out three security guards after witnessing them getting extremely rough with fans in the front row. Axl stopped the show, pointed to the three men and demanded they be removed. Once they left, Guns carried on. Uncle Axl has your back! Watch the video below if you like (you won’t find this one on NME)

8: Velvet Revolver-gate

Band members fall out. One crowd starts a new band – they have a cyber-spat. Six trolls all doing their best.

Also, Scott Weiland did make that whole comment about being remorseful towards Axl once he learned firsthand what it was like to be in a band with certain old Guns…. Ahem (link – http://gnrdaily.com/news_detail.asp?id=1984  )

7: It’s hard enough remembering lyrics…

A lot of artists use monitors for lyrics. Legendary bands and those that can afford them of course. When you write songs and make a successful career out of that art it doesn’t suddenly mean you’re memory is gifted with the space of terabyte memory stick. When Axl sits in front of one with glasses on and reads them off, then we’ll worry.

6Nirvana-gate

Nirvana is a harsh word. Basically Axl Rose told Kurt Cobain to shut Courtney Love up. Now honestly, wouldn’t we all have loved if it had worked? Maybe Kurt wouldn’t … well, you know, and maybe Courtney Love would actually have shut the f**k up. If you’re listening love, do us all a favor and shut the f**k up you twisted, dried up *insert words commonly used aside ‘epidemic of the late 1980’s* *insert word often associated with degenerate scum who ((should resort to)) sell(ing) their body for sex and almost always follows the first expletive word*

5: White dreads

Axl is so cool he braved the media and put his head in dreads! Didn’t last long, but fair play for trying something new!

4: Terrible dress sense

Terrible, sorry that’s an NME typo. Awesome was the word we were going for there. Axl’s dress sense on tour has always been something that gave Guns some of their character. Mixing and matching everything from SWAT gear, to kilts, to union jack jackets and bandanas. Axl has been at the forefront of everything that was cool about the late 80’s and 90’s and now he’s doing it for the new millennium. The infamous yellow jacket was worn at a very wet show and doesn’t make regular appearances so don’t judge an Axl by an NME.

3: ‘Chinese Democracy’

First they released the (arguably) biggest rock album in history, follow that with a massively successful EP and then two massive double albums that spawned numerous successful singles and were chock full of fan favorites. Then there was the covers album, live album, greatest hits and eventually, the most anticipated album in music history. Impressive?

During its conception, announcement and eventual release, Chinese Democracy amassed more stories than the folklore of a small European country, provided music analysts with world breaking stats (most expensive album in history..yaday..etc) and countless comparison arguments (Beatles entire recording career was completed in half the time of the recording of Chinese Democracy… Remember that?). Ex-members, managers, session players, friends and family of the band were inundated for a decade+ about the album. It’s been toured since 2002 and finally saw release in late 2008. Upon the album’s release, there were rumors that the record company had simply snapped the mix from Axl’s hand and gone ahead with the release he did not endorse. In response, Axl snubbed all partnerships and release hysteria and basically dropped off the face of the planet for several weeks before finally re-emerging to answer fans questions…directly. No middle man, nio pushy agenda ridden media drone – Axl went online directly to Guns N’ Roses fan forums and spent several hours a night for over a week talking to fans, answering their questions and giving his version of events for the first time in roughly two decades.

The album could have been the biggest seller of 2008, but due to Axl’s refusal to acknowledge its release, it managed the number 3 on the US Billboard Top 200 and debuted in the top 5 position of 26 different sales charts. In the four years since it’s release, Chinese Democracy has started to win original naysayers over with some critics begin to voice the opinion that it stands the test of time extremely well and the more you distance yourselves from the line-up controversy, the album stands out as the gem it truly is.

2: Cornrows

After trying the dreads, Axl went for cornrows and they actually looks pretty savage.

1: Guns N Roses

Love him, hate him – Axl is the spirit of Guns N’ Roses. After Izzy, Slash and Duff all quit, Axl was left without the core lineup that helped write those magic songs and make them famous. Fortunately, he was able to replace them all with extremely talented, sh*t coll musicians including Tommy Stinson from The Replacements. DJ Ashba from Sixx:AM and Beautiful Creatures. Guitar virtuoso, song writer, producer and all round legend – Ron Thal. The incredible Richard Fortus who doubles as lead and rhythm in Guns three guitar attack lineup. Richard has played The Psychedelic Furs and Thin Lizzy as well as Guns. Live drummer Frank Ferrer has been with the band since 2006 when he had to jump in to fill the gap left by Brian Mantia who left the tour after he became a father. Frank has since become the backbone to their powerful live sound and has extensive touring / recording experience. Dizzy Reed (Rock N’ Roll inductee and twenty two year Guns N’ Roses veteran) is still there providing backing vocals and keyboards with a little help from Chris Pitman who plays keyboards, bass, 12 string guitar and mellotron (sher why not?). Chris has also been involved in writing some of the highest profile tracks on Chinese Democracy as well as playing on them all.

Together they make up a band of younger, aggressive musicians who aren’t afraid to explore new sounds and shake up the confines that some fans wish to banish Guns to. Life changes, if you don’t change with it you gain two things – moss and guided tours. Guns N’ Roses are still fresh, still fighting fit and sounding better than ever. The man who wrote / co-wrote 46 of Guns N’ Roses 64 studio tracks still stands tall as leader of this great band and one of rock n’ roll’s greatest legends.

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