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UPDATED: DEF LEPPARD & WHITESNAKE ANNOUNCE 2015 IRISH SHOWS

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , on March 27, 2015 by Tickets There

10647129_927069097324156_852101478121906706_nTime to get majorly excited as the mighty DEF LEPPARD have announced they are returning to Ireland this December. The Lepps will be joined by their ultimate touring partners, Whitesnake and will kick off a ten date IRE & UK arena tour in Dublin’s 3Arena on December 6th, followed by Belfast’s Odyssey arena on the 7th. Support will come from Black Star Riders.

This is without a doubt the most exciting news old Tickets There has gotten in quite some time. Expect a lot of updates. LEPPARD!!!!!

Tickets go on sale 10:00 am, April 1st with the pre-sale starting on the 30th. Dublin tickets will range between €59.50 – €64.50 while Belfast tickets are all priced £49.50. Prices do not include booking fees.

December 2015:
6th – Dublin (3Arena)
7th – Belfast (Odyssey)
9th – Newcastle (Metro Radio Arena)
10th – Glasgow The (SSE Hydro)
12th – Birmingham (Genting Arena)
13th – Nottingham (Capital FM Arena)
15th – Manchester (Arena)
16th – Cardiff (Motorpoint Arena)
18th – London (SSE Arena Wembley)
19th – Sheffield (Motorpoint Arena)

Black Star Riders Announce Dublin Date

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , on April 22, 2013 by Tickets There

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Black Star Riders, the new band from members of the current Thin Lizzy line-up, have announced a Dublin date. The group will perform their first show in Dublin on December 14th at the Academy. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 26th priced €25.

BSR have recently finished recording their debut album together, All Hell Breaks Loose and have a release date pencilled in for June. They formed after decided to distance their new material from the Lizzy name for fear of upsetting hardcore TL heads. In the ranks are Ricky Warwick (vocals), Scott Gorham (guitar), Damon Johnson (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) with new addition Jimmy DeGrasso (ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH, DAVID LEE ROTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES).

Black Star Riders Unveil ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’ Artwork

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , on March 28, 2013 by Tickets There

906850_399428780156464_2129402841_oYes, another Black Star Riders story; and why not?

The new-Lizzy line-up has unveiled the impressive new art-work for their forthcoming debut album, All Hell Breaks Loose. Below is a blurb about the art-work and its origins that the band themselves posted earlier this morning. All hell breaks loose hits shelves in May, not June as previously reported by stupid Tickets There minions (me…the editor, owners and guru extraordinaire).

‘The artwork features a painting by Gil Elvgren (March 15, 1914 – February 29, 1980), the legendary US painter best known for his work on pin-up girls, advertising and illustration.

The artworks ties directly to the origins of the album title. Ricky Warwick explains “I was watching a documentary about World War II bombers and saw the name painted on the side of one of the aircraft. The name just resonated with me and it seemed to encapsulate the turmoil that we, as a society, are currently experiencing. The past few years have been such a wild ride and now with the release of the album, it sounded like a bad-ass album title that summed up what BLACK STAR RIDERS is all about.”

Last week, Black Star Riders released the first song from the new album, ‘Bound For Glory’, which you can listen to below.

Black Star Riders – ‘Bound For Glory’

Posted in Music, Music Video, New Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2013 by Tickets There

untitledMixing hardened rock ‘n’ roll spirits, working man dreams and an indestructible spirit; Black Star Riders have emerged from the most recent Thin Lizzy touring line-up to end a thirty year hiatus from releasing music and break free from the spectre of Phil Lynott (in the most respectful way possible). While Philo will always be regarded as the king of Irish rock, the rest of the world must carry on and this is exactly what Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson and Marco Mendoza planned when they toyed with the idea of new Thin Lizzy album.
After some thought, the lads decided not to tempt the lash of Philo’s holy faithful by smacking on the LIZZY logo and formed a new band to nurture and cultivate the new material. Finally, they’ve arrived. The album (All Hell Breaks Loose) is due to hit shelves in June and the band have released the first taste of their ‘new sound’. Personally, I don’t know if Lizzy fans would have minded this carrying the iconic name. Sure it’s not up there with the classics, but as rock goes you could do a hell of a lot worse. What do you think of ‘Bound for Glory’?

Black Star Riders Announce Album Details

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2013 by Tickets There

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Black Star Riders, the band featuring members of the 2012 Thin Lizzy line-up, have announced the title, track listing and release dates for their debut album. All Hell Breaks Loose is coming to a download site/record store near you in May via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Thin Lizzy decided to drop the famous name last year while recording All hell breaks Loose. The decision was announced as a way of respecting Phil Lynott’s legacy. The band includes Ricky Warwick (vocals), Scott Gorham (guitar), Damon Johnson (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) with new addition Jimmy DeGrasso (ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH, DAVID LEE ROTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) on drums.

Release dates per country can be found below. Oddly enough they have neglected to mention Ireland, something Phil Lynott would never have allowed (ahem). Black Star Riders will kick off once Thin Lizzy wrap up their current and final shows.

* May 21 – Japan
* May 22 – Sweden
* May 24 – Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Norway
* May 27 – U.K., France, BeNeLux, Poland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Greece
* May 28 – U.S., Canada, Italy, South America

The tracklist is as follows,

All Hell Breaks Loose

01. All Hell Breaks Loose
02. Bound For Glory
03. Kingdom Of The Lost
04. Bloodshot
05. Kissin’ The Ground
06. Hey Judas
07. Hoodoo Voodoo
08. Valley Of The Stones
09. Someday Salvation
10. Before The War
11. Blues Ain’t So Bad