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Have SLAYER fired Dave?

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on February 21, 2013 by Tickets There

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Dave Lombardo received an unwelcome letter earlier, when his own band’s solicitor informed him his services won’t be required for Slayer’s upcoming Australian tour.

Dave made a statement which pointed towards his recent interest in the band’s income as the reason. According to Dave, Slayer are only taking home 10% of their touring gross which they then have to split four ways. After starting an investigation with singer Tom Araya, Dave claims to have been cut out of communication and now he’s out of the band (for now at least).

Drummer Jon Ditti will fill in for Dave for the dates listed below. Guitarist Jeff Hanneman is still inactive while recovering from an arm infection.

2/23 – RNA Showgrounds – Brisbane, Australia
2/24 – Olympic Park – Sydney, Australia
3/1 – Flemington Racecourse – Melbourne, Australia
3/2 – Bonython Park – Adelaide, Australia
3/4 – Claremont Showgrounds – Perth, Australia

*UPDATED: 23:15

Slayer have released the following statement to Blabbermouth.net

“SLAYER confirms that Jon Dette will drum for the band on its Australian tour that starts this Saturday, February 23 in Brisbane. As regards Dave Lombardo’s Facebook post, SLAYER does not agree with Mr. Lombardo’s substance or the timeline of the events, except to acknowledge that Mr. Lombardo came to the band less than a week before their scheduled departure for Australia to present an entirely new set of terms for his engagement that were contrary to those that had been previously agreed upon. The band was unable to reach an agreement on these new demands in the short amount of time available prior to leaving for Australia. There is more to the account than what Mr. Lombardo has offered, but out of respect to him, SLAYER will not be commenting further. SLAYER is grateful to its Australian fans for their understanding of this unfortunate last-minute change, and very much looks forward to seeing them at these shows.”

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Guns N’ Roses: 2013 Tour Dates

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2013 by Tickets There

**UPDATED – Feb 22nd 2013 – Guns N’ Roses Announce Lebanon Show***

Updated2013TourGuns look set to announce a date in Beirut soon. This will potentially be their first ever show in Lebanon. official details are still to be announced. For now the BEIL FORUM has been listed as the venue and March 30th is the date. More news as we have it. Thanks to GunsNRoses News for spotting this. Any Guns N’ Roses fans from the Lebanon out there? We’d love to hear what you make of this announcement.

**ORIGINAL POST***

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485981_10151369678433069_817729430_nWell, it wouldn’t be Tickets There if we didn’t have our annual GN’R tour date article, especially since the lads are actually playing and all. First off this year, the mighty Guns will be heading down-under for a headlining tour that features ZZ Top and Rose Tattoo. The line-up will perform six shows in total before GN’R head off to shows in Malaysia, Abu Dhabi and North America.

  • March 9th – Perth, WA, Australia @ Perth Arena (with ZZ Top & Rose Tattoo)
  • March 12th – Sydney, NSW, Australia @ Allphones Arena (with ZZ Top & Rose Tattoo)
  • March 13th – Newcastle, NSW, Australia @ Newcastle Entertainment Centre (with ZZ Top & Rose Tattoo)
  • March 16th – Melbourne, VIC, Australia @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl (with ZZ Top & Rose Tattoo)
  • March 17th – Melbourne, VIC, Australia @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl (with ZZ Top & Rose Tattoo)
  • March 20th – Brisbane, QLD, Australia @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre (with ZZ Top & Rose Tattoo)
  • March 24th – Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia @ Sepang International Circuit (Formula 1 GP)
  • March 28th – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates @ du Arena
  • May 24th – Pryor, OK @ Pryor Festival Grounds (Rocklahoma 2013)
  • June 8th – New York City, NY @ Randall’s Island (The Governors Ball Music Festival)

Last week Axl, Ron, DJ, Chris, Frank, Dizzy, Tommy and Richard played a surprise acoustic set for Tommy Hilfiger’s new flagship store in California. The set was as follows,

You’re Crazy
Used To Love Her
Welcome To The Jungle
Better
Sweet Child O’ Mine
Patience
Don’t Let It Bring You Down
Paradise City

Encore
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Black Sabbath Announce 2013 Australian Tour

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

Legendary heavy metal Godfathers Black Sabbath, have announced four Australian dates for 2013; sparking hopes the band intend to embark on a worldwide jaunt next year. The group performed three times in 2012 in the U.K. and US after a full scale reunion tour was cancelled due to guitarist Tony Iommi’s diagnosis (no C word here). On top of that the band ran into trouble with original drummer, Bill Ward over contractual issues. Bill still remains absent from the line-up but Ozzy, Geezer Butler and Tony will all be present and correct.

The band are currently working with Rick Rubin to complete their first original album in almost twenty years and their first with Ozzy Osbourne in 34 years. Guitars and drums have been completed with Ozzy and Geezer currently hauled up in Shangri La Studios in Malibu, California to complete vocal parts.

The Australian dates are on sale from Nov. 8th. Live Nation members can avail of a pre-sale that starts 09:00am Saturday.

Apr. 25 – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Apr. 27 – Allphones
Arena, Sydney
May 01 – Rod Laver, Melbourne
May 04 – Perth Arena, Perth