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UPDATED: Whitesnake & Journey Announce 2013 Belfast Date

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , on November 8, 2012 by Tickets There

The legendary Whitesnake and ‘those who shall not be named’ have announced a co-headling UK tour with a stop off at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on May 16th. Apparently those who shall not be named are closing the shows, which will give you loads of time to enjoy Whitesnake rocking the joint and then make it to the pubs long before closing. Unless… you like those who shall not be named and then Tickets There can only wish you luck. 9/Nov Update: THUNDER have been cofirmed as support in belfast as well as for the UK dates.

For those who aren’t familiar with ‘the sname’, it’s time to get educated and right proper quick like. If you think they’re just ‘Is This Love’ and ‘Here I Go Again’ then think again. Whitesnake are the blues rock bomb you’ve been waiting for. Don’t believe me? Have a listen to the tracks below and pray with me the snake will head down south for a solo show. Full list of tour dates are below the videos.

Thursday May 16th – Belfast Odyssey Arena
Saturday May 18th – Glasgow SECC
Monday May 20th – Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
Wednesday May 22nd – Metro Radio Arena Newcastle
Thursday May 23rd – Manchester Arena
Saturday May 25th – Capital FM Arena Nottingham
Sunday May 26th – Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Tuesday May 28th – LG Arena Birmingham
Wednesday May 29th – Wembley Arena London

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)

Congrats to Gargantuan – Molten Metal Battle Finalists (NI)

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on October 24, 2012 by Tickets There

Another congrats this morning thanks to Donal who filled us in on the Northern Ireland Molten Battle of the Bands semi-final. It’s been confirmed that Enniskillen locals, Gargantuan, have made it through the finals in London after picking up the top spot in Belfast last Friday.

Not a band TT has previously been familiar with bit a few spins in and they sound like pretty hard hitting death metal – expect a review in the near future. They join Dublin semi-finalists, Psykosis, and some other English bands who hope to compete in the grand final in London…… date TBC. Best of luck to both bands, TT will expect a first place finish for Psykosis and second for Gargantuan J

Hellfire()Sounds Review: Warcrux (Warcrux E.P.)

Posted in EP Review, Hellfire()Sounds : REVIEWS, Music, New Music with tags , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2012 by Tickets There

We’re a little behind on the auld review front, so let’s start with a 2011 release from Belfast metallers Warcrux. They describe themselves as a thrash / sleaze band, but we’re not getting that from the EP. All the hallmarks of later Metallica are there and there’s some goof foundations for things to come, but the sound is much more polished, less aggressive and at times – too acoustic for thrash metal. The sleaze? nah.

Kicking off with ‘Ties That Bind’, the slow acoustic build up unfortunately doesn’t lead into the typhoon of riffs and Armageddon you might expect. There’s no sign of thrash or sleaze and little to distinguish the song from any other young band trying to impersonate ReLoad Metallica. As deep as it tries to be, it just doesn’t hit the mark in any way and even the double bass drums can’t save it.

Good news, ‘Pray For Ares’ puts the EP on its feet and finally we get a little metal. The vocals don’t deliver that deathly blow this blogger thinks metal bands need, but it’s a marked improvement from Ties That Bind. Goes on for a bit, but with pints involved it could be a handy live number. ‘Leave Me To Crawl’ has another one of those melodic intros, but the band don’t mess with you this time.  James Hetfield sounds good on vocals…. Ah no, the singer improves a fair amount here. Riffs, solos, heaviness a gogo all packed into one place. Most bands would probably finish a metal EP with the ballad song but in this case, we’re glad Warcrux pounded out the metal for us.

On that note – well worth checking out. Young band who can only improve. Stay away from the acoustic guitars until you’ve completed your Kill Em All and all will be well….well as in dead since you’re killing them all. I’m killing this piece right now aren’t I? Doesn’t matter, no one’s reading anyway.

Sweet Jane: Irish Dates start this week

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2012 by Tickets There

Soulful psychedelic rockers Sweet Jane have a bunch of Irish shows coming up. Kicking off this week, the group will play six dates around the country, including shows in Sligo, Dublin, Belfast, Mullingar and Cork. Full list of dates can be found below – Go on the Jane!

Oct. 27th – The Garavogue, Sligo.

Oct. 28th – Twisted Pepper, Dublin.

Nov. 1st – John Dalys. Mullingar.

Nov. 4th – Crane Lane, Cork.

Nov 24th – Twisted Pepper, Dublin.

Dec. 13th – Auntie Annues, Belfast.

UPDATED: John Corabi to play Dublin, Galway & Belfast this November

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2012 by Tickets There

DUBLIN SHOW: X- Mötley Crüe/Union/Scream singer, John Corabi is coming to the Pint on November 15th to promote his forthcoming album, John Corabi Unplugged. He’ll be performing his new material along with hits from other bands he’s worked with over the years. Whether or not the show itself is acoustic – we’re not sure. Dublin locals, ‘Stone Trigger’ are playing and their set is acoustic – but the others seem to be electric. Tell you what, we’ll mail Johan and ask. UPDATED: The entire show (all three in fact) are Acoustic.

Also performing on the night will be Colorblind and the previously mentioned Stone Trigger.Tickets on sale now from ticketsmaster.ie and all usual outlets priced just €13.50.

Galway & Belfast Shows: John is also heading to Galway and Belfast on Nov. 16th and 17th respectively. The Belfast tickets are £14.50 on sale now from ticketmaster.ie. Supporting on the night will be Colorblind and Matty James. This show will be acoustic. Galway tickets are €13.50 with Colorblind and one other act supporting. Venues listed below.

Nov. 15th – The Pint (DUBLIN, IRE)
Nov. 16th – Monroe’s (Galway, IRE)
Nov. 17th – Auntie Annie’s (BELFAST, N.I.)

Molten Magazine Battle of the Bands – IRE/N.I. Semi Final 1 & 2 This Week (DUBLIN / BELFAST)

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2012 by Tickets There

The semi-final rounds of the Molten Battle of the Bands take place this week in Dublin and Belfast. The winners of each stage will go forward for the grand final in London to compete for the grand prize which includes,

  • Track Number 1 on Molten Underground Compilation, recorded at Envy Studios in the UK and Produced by Stefano Morabito (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour of Penance, Bloodshot Dawn).
  • Two page main feature in Molten Magazine to coincide with the compilations release.
  • A festival slot on Portugal’s SWR Festival for 2013.
  • A professional High Definition Music Video, produced by Dead Parrot Productions.
  • Fifty shirts printed for free with a 1 colour design to sell as merchandise.
  • An opening slot on a Molten Sponsored UK tour in 2013 courtesy of Chaotic Tapestry Management.

So let’s see who we have lined up for the prize,

DUBLIN SEMI FINAL (1) – The Pint, Thursday Oct. 18th

Psykosis
Awaken Dominion
Zhora
No Mans Land

BELFAST SEMI FINAL (2) – Voodoo, Thursday Oct. 18th

The Obscene Machine
Gargantuan
Red Six
Zombified

Admission is priced at £5 for Belfast and €5 for Dublin. Who does Tickets There want to win? Hmmm…. let’s think about that 🙂

ICED EARTH Announce First Ever Irish Shows

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2012 by Tickets There

American metal heavyweights Iced Earth have announced their first ever Irish gigs. The group are currently touring their latest album, 2011’s Dystopia and will arrive on these shores to play Dublin’s Button Factory (August 7th) and Belfast’s Spring & Airbrake (August 8th). Tickets for both shows go on sale this Friday @ 09:00 from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide priced €25 and £20 respectively (plus booking fees y’all).

7/08 – Dublin, IRE @ The Button Factory (Support TBC – Promoted by Dublin Metal Events)
8/08 – Belfast, N.I. @ Spring & Airbrake (Support TBC
– Promoted by The Distortion Project)

Ministry Announce Dublin and Belfast Shows

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on February 10, 2012 by Tickets There

Industrial head’s day will be made by this morning’s announcement from Dublin Metal Events. The darkened souls from Ministry will take control of Belfast’s Mandela Hall on July 17th (Belfast show being promoted by The Distortion Project )and Dublin’s wonderful Vicar Street on July 18th. Tickets for both shows go on sale Monday, February 13th @ 09:00. Prices are below. For a full list of other up and coming D.M.E. events, please check This Sexy Ass Page

17/07 – Mandela Hall, Belfast (N.I.) – £29.50 + Booking Fee

18/07 – Vicar Street, Dublin (IE) – €32.50 + Booking Fee

GUNS N’ ROSES: O2 Dublin Tickets On Sale Now

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2012 by Tickets There

For those who don’t know, Guns N’ Roses tickets for the O2 arena in Dublin on May 17th went on sale this morning. Tickets are priced €65.50 – €69.50 plus booking fee. Guns N’ Roses last played Ireland in 2010 with two sold out (awesome) shows at Dublin’s O2 Arena and Belfast’s Odyssey Arena.

Axl Rose, Frank Ferrer, Tommy Stinson, Richard Fortus, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Dizzy Reed, Chris Pitman and Dj Ashba have been building a momentum across Asia, North American and Europe over the past three years with hundreds of sold out shows, rave reviews and stellar performances. April 2012 will see the band officially inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame before they hit the road to tour the festival circuit across Europre, as well as playing several of their own shows for the mix.

The tour kicks off in Dublin on May 17th. This is your chance to catch one of rock’s greatest front man deliver one of the best live shows you’ll ever witness from one of the most legendary bands of all time. GUNS N’ ROSES: Live in Dublin May 17th. Tickets on sale now @ Ticketmaster.ie

LaFaro Release Second Album – Easy Meat (Out Today)

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , on October 3, 2011 by Tickets There

Belfast hopefuls LaFaro take their next step to world domination today with the release of their second album, Easy Meat. 18 tracks of fairly ferocious hardcore with as much tact as a rhino and more energy than Jedward, a Columbian drug farm and a 15 tonne nuclear weapon combined that’s sure to drive all ye mad things wild.

We caught their set in Whelan’s when the band supported ASH back in June (Déjà vu! – look below) and after a slow start, the lads really managed to drive things home and measure up to the powerful sound they’ve created on this album. Stand by for a full review – track list below. Get your copy today and support local artists!

LaFaro – Easy Meat: Tracklist:

1. Full Tilt
2. Langer
3. Sucking Diesel
4. Wingers And Chips
5. Scully
6. Boke
7. Yes!
8. Have A Word With Yourself
9. Easy Meat
10. Easy Peasy Meat
11. Settle Petal
12. Pat-A-Cake
13. Off The Chart
14. Hum Strum
15. Slide On
16. Christmas
17. Meat Wagon
18. Maudlin

Easy Meat is out today, October 3rd on Smalltown America.

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 🙂

ASH / LaFaro and The Plea Release FREE Tour E.P.

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2011 by Tickets There

To celebrate their Irish dates together next week, Northern Irish rockers ASH, LaFaro and the Plea (well, Donegal is north west!) and have released  special FRR three track EP contributing one track each. For Ash’s part they added a previously unreleased (outside of Japan) bonus track, ‘Running to the Ocean’, from the A-Z series while LaFaro have added ‘Party Hardy Marty’ and The Plea have stuck on ‘Praise Be’.

All three bands will be on tour together this week when Ash roll into Dublin, Portrush and Belfast. The shows will be amazing so grab your free download, get to know the support and, ahem, f**k shit up! The EP can be downloaded for free from the following link – www.ash-official.com (Free Download)

Make sure you check out Tickets There’s interview with Ash bassist Mark Hamilton before hitting this shows, just to give you an idea of what to expect (Click Here)

Def Leppard – Alice Cooper & Thin Lizzy Announce 2011 Dublin and Belfast Shows.

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on March 1, 2011 by Tickets There

Def Leppard has announced headlining shows in Dublin and Belfast with Alice Cooper and Thin Lizzy coming along as special guests. The gigs are set to take place in Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on June 7th and Dublin’s O2 Arena on June 8th.

Tickets are priced at €59.50 for Dublin and £41.50 for Belfast (+ booking fee all the way) and can be purchased from our dear old chums Ticketmaster.

ZOMBIE!!!! Dublin / Belfast Rob Zombie Poster

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

Found this on Rob Zombie’s blog and had to stick it up. This makes it real folks 😀 Rob Zombie is coming to Dublin and Belfast this June – Need I say more?

Beady Eye Announce Irish Shows

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2011 by Tickets There

Here at Tickets There, the world’s greatest music blog of all time, we believe in credit where credit’s due and Liam Gallagher so far deserves all the credit you can give him. He broke up Oasis (basically) and set out on a path to form an ever better band. Whether or not you believe he’s accomplished this (and we’ll know more next month when the album comes out), you have to give it to the man that so far he’s been doing  bang up job with Beady Eye.

Today, Beady Eye has announced their very first shows on Irish soil with two dates in Dublin’s Olympia on April 14th and 15th with a Northern gig in Belfast’s Ulster Hall on April 17th.

The buzz around the lads grows every day and things are looking good for next months debut release, Different Gear, Still Speeding.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 28th priced at €36.60 for Dublin and £30 in Belfast (plus booking fee. MCD Promotions running the gig / Ticketmaster.ie for tickets).

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