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Adler Postpone All Tour Plans

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , on May 3, 2013 by Tickets There

adler-bandAdler, the group founded by former Guns N’ Roses drummer, Steven Adler, have announced the postponement of their planned summer/Autumn US and European tour dates. In a message posted on their blog, the band announced Steven’s return to rehab as the cause. The message can be read in full below,

“We regret to inform everyone that the Summer tour and European tour has been postponed. Steven has checked into an undisclosed rehabilitation center to continue working on his sobriety. We appreciate everyones support and understanding. We hope to make the dates up soon.”

In total, 61 dates have been affected by this announcement. A list of which can be viewed here.

Adler released their debut album, Back From The Dead, late 2012 to rave reviews. The album marked a significant milestone in Steven’s career and Tickets There for one hopes this will be his last time in need of help to overcome his addictions. Good luck dude, hope to see you back on the road soon!

ADLER Announce first batch of 2013 European tour dates

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on March 7, 2013 by Tickets There

ADlerGroupThings are a little slow in the Irish metal scene this morning, but L.A. band, ADLER, have gone and announced their first batch of European tour dates. There’s no word of an Irish date yet but perhaps the good people at Dublin Metal Events, MCD or Aiken will try and get them round (hint).

Kicking off in September, The ‘Back From The Dead Tour’ has twelve European shows lined up so far, taking in France, the U.K., Holland, Italy and Switzerland. More shows are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

ADLER is Steven Adler’s latest project. They released their debut album, Back From the Dead, last year and have a whole summer of north-American touring lined up before they make it over to this side of the pond. Any fans of hair metal / hard rock would do themselves a service by checking these guys out now.

BACK FROM THE DEAD 2013 Tour – First batch of European shows announced!!

  • 21st of Sept: Forum / Vaureal , France
  • 23rd of Sept: The Railway / Ipswich , UK
  • 24th of Sept: Waterfront / Norwich , UK
  • 25th of Sept: Robin 2 / Bilson , UK
  • 26th of Sept: NQ Live / Manchester , UK
  • 27th of Sept: The Diamond / Sutton in Ashfield , UK
  • 28th of Sept : O2 Academy Islington / London , UK
  • 2nd of Oct : Melkweg / Amsterdam, Holland
  • 3rd of Oct : Effenaar / Eindoven , Holland
  • 4th of Oct : Atelier des Moles / Montbéliard , France
  • 5th of Oct : Rock  Roll Arena , Novara , Italy
  • 8th of Oct : The Gaswerk, Winterthur ,Switzerland

Visit their official website for more details.

Review: Adler – Back From The Dead

Posted in Album Review, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2013 by Tickets There

adlerbackdeadWe promised you’d hear more about these guys and it’s time to deliver. Since we last checked in on them, Adler have gone and released this perfectly excellent debut album – how dare they?. For those of you who aren’t up to speed (like us insanely super sexy glam rock fanatics), Adler is made up of former Guns N’ Roses/Adler’s Appetite sticksman, Steven Adler, Jacob Bunton (x- Mars Electric – lead vocals), Lonny Paul (x- Lynam guitar/vocals) and Johnny Martin (Bass/vocals). Anyone with any pre-notions about this album should get ready to leave them at the door.

Back From The Dead is one of the best glam rock records we’ve heard in years. Steven hasn’t tried to steer the band towards Appetite for Destruction Island in search of some remaining buried treasure they can capitalize on. Instead, Jackob Bunton and Lonny Paul have written a very impressive collection of punchy hits that deliver the perfect mix of heaviness, attitude, punk rock and hair sprayed appeal. There’s scarcely a moment to breathe on Back from the Dead as you’re pounded with one guitar driven assault after another.

ADlerGroupOpening with the title track, you’re immediately cast into seedy California as the song attempts to convey a message Steven wants to make very clear – he is back. ‘Own Worst Enemy’ and ‘Another Version of the Truth’ continue with the ass kicking style. The album’s first single, ‘The One That You Hated’ still sounds as fresh and exhilarating as it did last year and all fears are gone when it isn’t the only stand out moment on this release. Former Marilyn Manson / current Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 adds his unique touch on ‘Good to be Bad’ (and someone adds an excellent ‘should have been Axl’ backing to the chorus). While former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash lends a hand on ‘Just Don’t Ask’ (we’re assuming the wonderful Spanish guitar intro and of course his signature style solo).

‘Blown Away’ brings us well into the second half with another ballsy hard rock anthem before Adler attempt ballad territory with ‘Waterfall’. I’ll leave you to make your own minds up on that one, it will not be mentioned again here. ‘Habit’ sends us rocketing back on course followed swiftly by another ballad attempt, ‘Your Diamonds’ which is a drastic improvement on the previously mentioned effort. Finally we come to ‘Dead Wrong’, an all out warrior of wall shaking bass lines and ravenous guitar riffs and solos. An excellent closer for Back from the Dead, so good in fact you’ll just want to start all over again.

Whatever about the last twenty off years of Steven’s life, there’s no denying he has something real to hold onto here. Adler could probably have chosen another name if they wanted to be completely removed from their most famous member’s previous associations, but the name be damned. There are almost no traces of GN’R on this record. Instead you have a new band with experience behind them and an albums worth of absolute mind blowers for you. Go to Spotify, find it, listen and enjoy.

Review: Adler – Good To Be Bad (Single)

Posted in Music, Single Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2012 by Tickets There

Two songs in and things are still on the up and up. With the surprising awesomeness of their debut single, ‘One That You Hated’, it seems ADLER are not destined to be a one hit wonder. Their new song, ‘Good To Be Bad’ is heavier, crunchier and still retains that pounding sing along swagger that caught our attention last time. This time they’ve brought in the distinctive John 5 (Marilyn Manson / Rob Zombie) to add a little electro-horror flavour into the guitars.

Although Steven Adler is one of the infamous founding members of Guns N’ Roses, listeners may not be confronted with the sound they’re expecting. Rather than re-hash the classic LA hair metal style that 25 years ago made Guns the most famous band in the world, ADLER have chosen a more contemporary sound and just carry over the style of song (yup, that means solos, catchy chorus and a sprinkle of sleaze – no NU-METAL).

Their album, Back From The Dead, hits shelves next month. Pre-Orders are available now through the bands official website – Adlerrocks@Blogspot. You can download ‘Good To Be Bad’ NOW from iTunes.

ADLER ‘Back From The Dead’ Artwork Revealed & It’s Available for Pre-Order

Posted in Music, Music Video, New Music, News with tags , , , , , , on October 10, 2012 by Tickets There

This is one you can be guaranteed Tickets There will harass y’all about. Steven Adler’s (X-Guns N’ Roses / Adler’s Appetite) new band ADLER have unveiled the art-work for their debut album, ‘Back From The Dead’ and have made it available for pre-order through their Official Website. Tickets There is very happy to confirm we were the 17th sale this morning!

Pre-Orders of the album come with a special ‘unconfirmed bonus’ from the band with some lucky fans even being thrown into a draw of sorts to receive a phone call from the band – pretty sweet in fairness. For those of you who want to support retailers, the album will be officially released November 26th.

If you still need convincing of ADLER’s potential, then have a listen to their debut single ‘One That You Hated’ below. The band make their (3 times aha ha) live debut this month on the 2nd annual KISS KRUISE.

ADLER Album Details Revealed

Posted in Music, Music Video, New Music, News with tags , , , , , , on October 1, 2012 by Tickets There

You know, over the years this blog has given former Guns N’ Roses / Adler’s Appetite drummer, Steven Adler, a fair bit of stick. At the time, deservably so. Now things are different and it seems Steven is finally ready to move on from Appetite For Destruction and it’s sounding damn good. The first single from his new band (ADLER) was previewed to the world a few months back and if it’s any indication of things to come, we might actually have a real rock band to get excited about.

The album is titled ‘Back From The Dead’ and has been confirmed for release on November 26th via New Ocean Media. it features 11 tracks and guest apperances from Slash (Don’t think I need to list the references), John 5 (Marilyn Manson / Rob Zombie) and of course the band – frontman Jacob Bunton (LYNAM, MARS ELECTRIC), guitarist Lonny Paul (ADLER’S APPETITE), and bassist Johnny Martin (CHELSEA SMILES). Tracklists is below, expect to hear more from Tickets There about this one.

Back From The Dead – Tracklists

01. Back From The Dead
02. Own Worst Enemy
03. Another Version Of The Truth
04. The One That You Hated
05. Good To Be Bad (featuring John 5)
06. Just Don’t Ask (featuring Slash)
07. Blown Away
08. Waterfall
09. Habit
10. Your Diamonds
11. Dead Wrong