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Going to The Academy soon? Something you should see

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1960 / 2013 – The Adelphi ‘Then and Now’

I had the privilege of attending three shows at The Academy over the past month (I say privilege because deadly bouncers, nice bar staff and great crowds always make it a pleasure to visit) and that always leads to one thing for Tickets There – wistful smoke breaks that generally devolve into drunken lectures as the night lingers on. Why? Well it’s all technically because of a garage across the street… yup.

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Picture of Mick Jagger on stage at the Adelphi in 1965

Across from the Academy is the large beige façade of Arnotts car park. A looming, dull wall with a rectangle cut out on the ground level. Not noticeable, not notable and not something younger generations of gig goers would bother passing much heed of. But for those born after the 80’s (I’m not referring to myself there I’m afraid) or to those not from Dublin, there’s something a little more special about that car park than you might realize. Before Arnotts moved in, that garage used to be the Adelphi Cinema, the original iconic live music venue in Dublin.

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A ticket stub from The Beatles 1963 Dublin show

Now I’m not going to head into some rant about the amazing acts that played there, the travesty that it was pulled down and so on; I’ll leave that to The Guardian. But many, many influential artists played very high profile shows at the height of their careers in the Adelphi. Johnny Cash, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones are just the tip of the ice berg when it comes to this famous car park. The Beatles played their only show ever in The Republic at the Adelphi. Bob Dylan brought his infamous 1966 world tour to the theatre. It was the portal for the introduction of live rock ‘n’ roll to strict, Christian Ireland.

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Back Cover of the Bob Dylan, ‘Live At The Adelphi’ Bootleg

Fortunately, for those of you who wouldn’t be arsed paying money to see it as a museum (because really, staring at an empty stage is fun and all), the outside of the building is still very recognizable when compared to its 1960’s self (pretty decent of Arnotts to keep it recognizable in fairness). So if you’re at the Academy, pop out and have a look. It’s not important, it’s not very relevant any more really – but it’s kind of cool. Standing outside a purpose built live venue, you can see the roots of live pop/rock music in Dublin and see how far things have come… well, The Academy is nothing like a car park, but you get the picture. For those of you that didn’t I’ve included some.

The Adelphi (1939 – 1995)

Notable Shows at The Adelphi Theatre

Gardaí hold the crowd back at the top of Middle Abbey St. (The Beatles, 1963)

Then and Now: Gardaí hold the crowd back at the top of Middle Abbey St. (The Beatles, 1963)

NOV 7th 1963 – The Beatles (All manner of destruction and chaos followed the Beatles when they arrived on Abbey St. to play their one and only show on Republic soil. Cars were overturned and set alight, arrests were made, chaos reigned supreme! – and I thought this was a harmless Catholic country. That’s the Devil’s music for you. Wouldn’t catch Beatles’ fans carrying on like that these days. Check out the video below of the Beatles in Ireland for their only ever Republic show.).

JAN 7th 1965 – The Rolling Stones (2 Shows)

SEP 3rd 1965 – The Rolling Stones (2 Shows – The Stone’s last performances in Ireland before their 1982 headline slot at SLANE. The shows were featured in Charlie Is My Darling, a film focused on the Stones second two day tour of Ireland in 1965).

Bob Dylan onstage @ The Adelphi, 1966

Bob Dylan onstage @ The Adelphi, 1966

MAY 5th 1966 – Bob Dylan (Bootlegs can be obtained. Apparently the crowd became rowdy during the electric part of the set – however it’s been noted that recordings that ‘prove’ this actually came from Dylan’s show in Belfast the following night.)

May 17th 1966 – Johnny Cash

May 2nd 1967 – The Beach Boys (2 Shows – The Beach Boys first show at the Dublin Adelphi was a disaster, Carl Wilson was still half way across the Atlantic.So there was only 25% of The Beach Boys for their first performance in the Ireland. This was only made worse when Bruce Johnston attempted to fill out their programme by attempting to sing ‘God Only Knows’, ( Carl Wilson’s song ) and didn’t know the words .. ! The evening performance was slightly better. Carl Wilson had been rushed through Irish customs, got to the Adelphi, picked up a guitar and shot onto the stage for half of their performance. Now they were something more like 50% of The Beach Boys … ! – READ SOURCE HERE)

May 28th 1969 – Fleetwood Mac

Other artists who played the Adelphi over the years include Igor Stravinsky, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Cilla Black, Marlene Dietrich, Louis Armstrong, Diana Ross, Helen Shapiro, Roy Orbison, Ella Fitzgerald, Cliff Richard, Dusty Springfield, The Dubliners, Tom Jones, The Ronettes and more.

Bob Dylan – ‘ Just Like A Woman’ Filmed @ The Adelphi

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Guns N’ Roses: 2012 Tour Dates

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**Update – November 1st 2012 – Appetite for Democracy Begins & Las
Vegas Commissioner Calls Ad For GUNS N’ ROSES Concerts ‘Inappropriate’
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Last night saw Guns N’ Roses kick off their 12 date Las Vegas run at the Hard Rock Hotel. The show is part of their Appetite for Democracy residency that lasts until Nov. 24th and sees the band playing on an all new stage, covering hits from their entire back catalogue.  The first set-list was much the same as fans have seen them play on their recent tours but promises have been made to shake things up from show to show. The next gig takes place tomorrow.

In other news, Las Vegas county commissioner Mary Beth Scow has deemed the advertisement for the show (based on the original Appetite for Destruction cover) Inappropriate. Fans of the movie Casiono will know what county commissioners are like and will understand. Everyone else, you should really watch it – De Niro bitches!

“I hadn’t seen the advertising before the media event,” she told the Sun. “It’s clearly inappropriate. Maybe it’s the risk of doing business with a rock band, but I guess we’ll have some remorse over this decision. It’s a lesson learned.”

The advertisements have been plastered all over Las Vegas, appearing on taxi cabs, walls, buses, billboards…etc, etc. To see some samples – click here.

**Update – October 22nd 2012 – Neil Young performs with GN’R at Bridge School Benefit**

Neil Young joined GN’R on stage at last weekend’s Bridge School Benefit to perform Neil’s single, ‘Don’t let it bring you down’. Axl never lets it Neil 🙂

**Update – October 22nd 2012 – 2012 India Shows Announced**

Guns N’ Roses have added three Indian dates to their December tour! Over the weekend, the bands announced plans to bring their tour to Bengaluru, Mumbai and Gurgaon. Tickets are on sale now

GUNS N’ ROSES INDIA TOUR – BENGALURU   :: Friday, Dec 7, 2012
GUNS N’ ROSES INDIA TOUR – MUMBAI          :: Sunday, Dec 9, 2012
GUNS N’ ROSES INDIA TOUR – GURGAON       :: Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012

**Update – October 17th 2012 – 2012 Indonesia Show Announced **

Guns N’ Roses have announced a show in Jakarta, Indonesia for December 15th. This seems to be a stand alone date for the group and will be their first ever concert in the country. Tickets There is hoping further dates will be added – but seriously doubts Ireland will benefit much from it :(. Poster and all so it’s official (oh, and the band confirmed it on their Facebook page)

**Update – October 16th 2012 – 2012 VEGAS & NEIL YOUNG**

I am very sorry to report that Tickets There has failed you folks! Seven months without an update!!!! Well, we’ve been running stories on the main page, but we  neglected this running mate for far too long and apologies for that. So, for the last two months – let’s get back into the gunners ….n roses, not to be confused with any London football clubs.

Guns N’ Roses Announce Las Vegas Residency

Guns N’ Roses have announced a 12 date residency at The Joint in Las Vegas for OCT/NOV. The Joint is the Hard Rock cafe’s venue and will host the band over 12 nights in a residency that’s been named ‘Appetite for Democracy’. The band are promosing this will be a very special event with a massive show and changes every night. What changes? We’re not sure, but it’ll be fricking sweet! Dates are listed below

  • 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

More information about these shows can be found out www.gunsnroses.com

Guns N’ Roses to perform acoustic set for Neil Young Benefit

On October 20th, Guns N’ Roses will take part in Neil Young’s 26th annual Bridge School benefit at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Neil Young and Crazy Horse will headline the event that includes the following artists – Jack White, THE FLAMING LIPS, Sarah McLachlan, FOSTER THE PEOPLE, Lucinda Williams, Steve Martin and the STEEP CANYON RANGERS, K.D. Lang and SISS BOOM BANG, and Gary Clark Jr as well as GN’R. Also, the whole thing will be streamed live for a donation of $10+. Click here for more details.

**Update – March 3rd 2012 – 2012 UK Tour Poster Added**

I’ve been hoping for something like this in A4 size in a newspaper for Ireland, but nothing yet. Ah well, U.K. fans – Enjoy! (Click to make it bigger – …that’s what she said….couldn’t resist)

**Update – March 2nd 2012 – Guns N’ Roses Confirm EURO2012 Shows and there’s way more than we thought!**

This morning, GunsNroseS.com has updated the bands full list if European shows for their summer tour. In total there’s 29 dates with more expected to be added in the coming weeks. Full list is below,

05/17 – Dublin, Ireland @ The O2
05/19 – Nottingham @ Capital FM Arena
05/20 – Liverpool @ Echo Arena
05/23 – Newcastle Upon Tyne @ Metro Radio Arena
05/25 – Glasgow, Scotland @ SECC Arena
05/26 – Birmingham @ LG Arena
05/29 – Manchester @ MEN Arena
05/31 – London @ The O2

06/01 – London @ The O2
06/04 – Rotterdam, Holland @ Ahoy Stadium
06/05 – Paris @ Palais Omnisports De Paris Bercy
06/08 – Mönchengladbach, Germany @ Warsteiner Hockeypark,
06/10 – Lyon FR @ Halle Tony Garnier
06/11 – Strasbourg FR @ Zenith
06/14 – Toulouse FR @ Zenith
06/16 – Clisson, France @ Hellfest
06/18 – Montoellier FR @ Parks & Suites Arena
06/19 – Toulon FR @ Zenith
06/22 – Milan, Italy @ Arena Fiera (Gods of Metal)
06/24 – Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting
06/27 – Basel, Switzerland @ St. Jakobshalle,
06/29 – Graz, Austria @ See-Rock Festiaval 2012

07/06 – Istanbul @ Vasil Levski National Stadium
07/08 – Sofia, Blugaria @ Sofia Rocks
07/11 – Rybnik, Poland @ Mosir Stadium
07/13 – Piešťany, Slovakia @ Letisko (Airport) (Topfest PLUS)
07/15 – Serbia @ The Exit Festival
07/17 – Split HR – Spaladium Arena
07/21 – Benicassim, Spain @ Costa De Fuego Festival

**Update – March 1st 2012 – Guns N’ Roses Announce LA Takeover & New EURO2012 Shows**

 Last night, Guns N’ Roses announced they’re bringing their critically acclaimed Up Close and Personal tour to their motherland, LA! That’s right, Guns will be getting right in your face this month as they prepare to take over several of LA’s hottest venues. So far, the Hollywood Palladium, The Wiltern and the House of Blues have been earmarked as venues but like the East coast tour, you can most likely expect a few surprise additions in the coming days.

Everything kicks off on March 9th at the Hollywood Palladium. Full list of remaining UCAP dates below, we’ll update once more shows are announced.

March 1 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
March 3 House of Blues Orlando, FL
March 5 Fillmore Miami Beach Miami, FL
March 9 Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles, CA
March 11 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
March 12 House of Blues Sunset Strip Los Angeles, CA

To top that, Guns have been confirmed for a dates in Slovakia and Serbia. Details below,

07/13 – Piešťany, Slovakia @ Letisko (Airport) (Topfest PLUS)
07/15 – Serbia @ The Exit Festival

That brings their total European count to 20 shows with still more to come! Full list below,

5/17 – Dublin, Ireland @ The O2
05/19 – Nottingham @ Capital FM Arena
05/20 – Liverpool @ Echo Arena
05/23 – Newcastle Upon Tyne @ Metro Radio Arena
05/25 – Glasgow, Scotland @ SECC Arena
05/26 – Birmingham @ LG Arena
05/29 – Manchester @ MEN Arena
05/31 – London @ The O2

06/04 – Rotterdam, Holland @ Ahoy Stadium
06/08 – Mönchengladbach, Germany @ Warsteiner Hockeypark,
06/16 – Clisson, France @ Hellfest
06/22 – Milan, Italy @ Arena Fiera (Gods of Metal)
06/24 – Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting
06/27 – Basel, Switzerland @ St. Jakobshalle,
06/29 – Graz, Austria @ See-Rock Festiaval 2012

07/08 – Sofia, Blugaria @ Sofia Rocks
07/11 – Rybnik, Poland @ Stadion Miejsk
07/13 – Piešťany, Slovakia @ Letisko (Airport) (Topfest PLUS)
07/15 – Serbia @ The Exit Festival
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7/21 – Benicassim, Spain @ Costa De Fuego Festival

**Update – February 27th 2012 – Dublin Show Flyers Now Out**  

I don’t know about my fellow countrymen, but the moment Tickets There has been waiting for is finally here. Official Guns N Roses @ The O2, Dublin May 17th flyers! (how sad are we?) TT spent the entire week between the gig being announced and then going on sale checking every single Irish paper going for adds for this show and finally there’s some out. They’re using that cool skull….that you can see right there, right there to the side and up above. Apologies for wasting your time.

UK fans are happy as Larry today as they come to terms with the fact that Guns are playing seven dates across great Britain starting in Nottingham and working their way through Birmingham, Newcastle, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow and Ye Olde London! TT may even have to break our long held ‘Don’t Travel for Guns#’ rule and visit MAD:Chester for the larf!

**Update – February 27th 2012 – 2012 UK Tour Announced**

Ticketmaster.co.uk has been updated with dates for Guns N’ Roses 2012 UK Tour. Cities includes are London, Nottingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester. Tickets are on sale now priced between £45 – £56 depending on seats / city. I’m afraid there’s still been no official word from the Guns camp about this tour, but what else is new! In 2010 it was the same so don’t panic!

Full list of date below,

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5/20 – Liverpool @ Echo Arena
05/23 – Newcastle Upon Tyne @ Metro Radio Arena
05/25 – Glasgow, Scotland @ SECC Arena
05/26 – Birmingham @ LG Arena
05/29 – Manchester @ MEN Arena
05/31 – London @ The O2

Oh yeah!

**Update – February 24th 2012 – Changes to UCAP Tour**

New date in Atlanta and the Miami sate has been pushed from Feb 29th to March 5th. All trains a running!

2/24 — Atlantic City, N.J., House of Blues
2/27: Philly @ Electric Factory,
3/01 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle (New Date!)
3/03: Lake Buena Vista @ House of Blues Orlando
3/05: Miami Beach @ Fillmore, (previously scheduled for Feb 29th)

**Update – February 21st 2012 – Guns N’ Roses Announce First Ever Slovakia show**


That’s right dear Slovakians, uncle Axl is a coming.
 Yesterday GN’R announced they will take part in the 2012 Topfest Plus festival on July 13th. A venue is still TBC but tickets go on sale Feb 27th. This will be Guns N’ Roses first ever show in Slovakia and they’ll love it!

**Update – February 20th 2012 – Guns N’ Roses Announce Manchester MEN Arena Show**

1, Guns N’ Roses have just confirmed a show at Manchester’s MEN Arena for May 29th. Tickets on sale March 2nd priced £45.80 – £51.50 plus £5.80 booking fees from ticketmaster.co.uk.

2. Ohhh, 3 new U.S. Club shows announced by Here Today, Gone to Hell. This brings the total remaining dates of the UCAP tour to six (aha, aha, ha). Cities now included are Philadelphia, Miami and Lake Buena Vista (FL).

2/21 – Detroit, MI., The Filmore (Detroit)
2/23 — Silver Spring, MD, The Fillmore
2/24 — Atlantic City, N.J., House of Blues
2/27: Philly @ Electric Factory,
2/29: Miami Beach @ Fillmore,
3/03: Lake Buena Vista @ House of Blues Orlando

Busy day in the Guns camp!

**Update – February 17th 2012 – Guns N’ Roses play Hiro Ballroom In New York and Announce Israel Show!**

Last night, the GN’R boyos played an exclusive, invite only (la-de-da) stripped back show at the Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel in New York (previously unannounced – show #4 of the UCAP special). They played a full set in the small room with the band appearing as they are, no stage shows, gimmicks, nothing. Aside from some gobshite who through a glass a Ron Thal, the show seems to have gone off exactly with another packed set that still includes – ‘I used to Love Her’ but no ‘Shacklers Revenge’ for Tickets There (sad face).

Oh, and did we mention Guns N’ Roses will play Israel at Hayarkon Park, Tel Aviv on July 3rd?. Be there or …. be at temple I suppose. Either way have a good excuse! This is the 12th show of their 2012 summer tour with many more still to come (we hope!)

A big thank you to www.chinesedemocracy.com for the pictures.

**Update – February 16th2012 – Another European Date (Spain), Return to ‘ The Ritz’ and website action!**

Another EURO-EURO date confirmed today, Guns N’ Roses are heading to Spain on July 21st to headline the Costa De Fuego Festival in Benicassim. This is the 11th confirmed date of their 2012 European tour bringing them over this side of the pond for a minimum 3 months with a promise of many more dates to follow. Who promised? Tictets There did. Latest confirmed list of dates can be found below this next bit of text from yours truly.

Last night the band played their last New York UCAP show at Webster Hall (renamed ‘The Ritz’ to celebrate the return). In an incredible move, Guns played a shocking 37 song set featuring hits from Chinese Democracy, Appetite and UYI. Among the unexpected inclusions and highlights were Schacklers Revenge, Estranged, You’re Crazy, Street of Dreams, Used To Love Her, Civil War, My Michelleand many more. The band now has dates left in Chicago, Detroit, Silver Spring and Atlantic City before preparing for the Rock N’ Roll hall of Fame induction in April and their 2012 European Tour. Busy lads! Oh, and their official website, www.gunsnroses.com went live today and you can become a fan club member! Oh yeah!

Guns N’ Roses 2012 US/European Tour (Confirmed Dates – Feb 16th 2012)

2/19 — Chicago, Ill., House of Blues
2/21 – Detroit, MI., The Filmore (Detroit)
2/23 — Silver Spring, MD, The Fillmore
2/24 — Atlantic City, N.J., House of Blues

5/17 – Dublin, Ireland @ The O2

6/04 – Rotterdam, Holland @ Ahoy Stadium
6/08 – Mönchengladbach, Germany @ Warsteiner Hockeypark,
6/16 – Clisson, France @ Hellfest
6/22 – Milan, Italy @ Arena Fiera (Gods of Metal)
6/24 – Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting
6/27 – Basel, Switzerland @ St. Jakobshalle,
6/29 – Graz, Austria @ See-Rock Festiaval 2012

7/08 – Sofia, Blugaria @ Sofia Rocks
7/11 – Rybnik, Poland @ Stadion Miejsk
7/21 – Benicassim, Spain @ Costa De Fuego Festival

**Update – February 13th2012 – Sofia Rocks Poster – How cool is that!**

Just adding this awesome poster for the Sofia Rocks festival and the full list of Guns N’ Roses 2012 dates as it stands now.

Guns N’ Roses 2012 US/European Tour (Confirmed Dates)

2/15 — New York, N.Y., The Ritz (Webster Hall)
2/19 — Chicago, Ill., House of Blues
2/21 – Detroit, MI., The Filmore (Detroit)
2/23 — Silver Spring, MD, The Fillmore
2/24 — Atlantic City, N.J., House of Blues

5/17 – Dublin, Ireland @ The O2

6/04 – Rotterdam, Holland @ Ahoy Stadium
6/08 – Mönchengladbach, Germany @ Warsteiner Hockeypark,
6/16 – Clisson, France @ Hellfest
6/22 – Milan, Italy @ Arena Fiera (Gods of Metal)
6/24 – Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting
6/27 – Basel, Switzerland @ St. Jakobshalle,
6/29 – Graz, Austria @ See-Rock Festiaval 2012

7/08 – Sofia, Blugaria @ Sofia Rocks
7/11 – Rybnik, Poland @ Stadion Miejsk

**Update – February 13th2012 – Switzerland Show Announced
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Just after we confirm there’s no new European updates, we get a f**king-nother one. Not that the good people of Switzerland are going to mind. Guns N’ Roses have confirmed a date at St. Jakobshalle, Basel for the 27th of June. The venue holds about 9,000 people and was made famous by inspiring Bob Dylan to begin his ‘Never ending tour’, which anyone that’s ever seen Bob Dylan will know is not necessarily a good thing. Give it up Bob, give it up. (excellent use of Wikipedia there TT! – Ed). Tickets are priced CHF 80.00 and go on sale…well, best we can tell is they’re on sale now – Click Here

**Update – February 13th2012 – Guns N’ Roses ‘Up Close and Personal’, 2 Dates In**

Guns N’ Roses are two dates into their ‘Up Close and Personal’ US tour. The band are playing seven American shows in much smaller venues than you’d normally see them in an effort to reconnect with fans and the band’s roots. So far the group have performed two of the three New York shows with the tour starting in Manhattan’s Roseland Ballroom before moving on to Terminal 5, which is located in Hell’s Kitchen. Both venues have an approx. capacity of 3,000. Next stop will be the show everyone’s been waiting for, a return to ‘The Ritz’ (1,500 capacity – awesome) where the band recorded their famous ‘Guns N’ Roses Live At The Ritz concert in 1988. The venue has since returned to its original name, Webster Hall but in honour of Gun’s return, they’re renaming it for one night.

So far the sets have been in the range of two hours and forty minutes with a selection of songs to please any fan (aside from ‘Chinese Democracy’ no longer appearing on the set – Boo urns!). With songs, solo’s and jams – the set features roughly 29 different moments. Standouts include ‘Estranged’, ‘Don’t Cry’, ‘Civil War’, ‘This I Love’, ‘Rocket Queen’ and ‘Better’.  Full dates for the remaining shows can be seen below and on Guns N’ Roses official website – www.gunsnroses.com

2/15 — New York, N.Y., The Ritz (Webster Hall)
2/19 — Chicago, Ill., House of Blues
2/21 – Detroit, MI., The Filmore (Detroit)
2/23 — Silver Spring, MD, The Fillmore
2/24 — Atlantic City, N.J., House of Blues

**Update – February 6th 2012 – Extra dates, update for the Polish show and more**

 Yup, new dates (Michigan!) and we’ve corrected the Polish date, it’s actually July 11th so the poster below was a fake. Just for clarity, please find the full list of dates below and I’m also including all those ones that were rumoured but haven’t been confirmed at the bottom. Shaping up very nicely!

Guns N’ Roses 2012 US/European Tour (Confirmed Dates)

2/10 — New York, N.Y., Roseland Ballroom
2/12 — New York, N.Y., Terminal 5
2/15 — New York, N.Y., The Ritz (Webster Hall)
2/19 — Chicago, Ill., House of Blues
2/21 – Detroit, MI., The Filmore (Detroit)
2/23 — Silver Spring, MD, The Fillmore
2/24 — Atlantic City, N.J., House of Blues

5/17 – Dublin, Ireland @ The O2

6/04 – Rotterdam, Holland @ Ahoy Stadium
6/08 – Mönchengladbach, Germany @ Warsteiner Hockeypark,
6/16 – Clisson, France @ Hellfest
6/22 – Milan, Italy @ Arena Fiera (Gods of Metal)
6/24 – Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting,
6/29 – Graz, Austria @ See-Rock Festiaval 2012

 7/08 – Sofia, Blugaria @ Sofia Rocks
7/11 – Rybnik, Poland @ Stadion Miejsk

 Rumoured Dates

June 5th, 2012 – Paris, France @ Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
June 10th, 2012 – Lyon, France @ Halle Tony Garnier
June 11th, 2012 – Strasbourg, France @ Zenith Strasbourg
June 14th, 2012 – Toulouse, France @ Zenith de Toulouse
June 18th, 2012 – Montpellier, France @ Park&Suites Arena
June 19th, 2012 – Toulon, France @ Zénith Toulon

**Update – February 3rd 2012 – HELLFEST!!**
Back again. Now they’ve been announced as the headliners for France’s HELLFEST Metal Festival which takes place June 15th  – 17th (Guns playing the 16th). Oh yeah baby, Europe get ready! Still no UK dates confirmed which is odd but it seems the band are intent on staying this side of the ocean for several months so we assume there’s plenty more dates to come.

**Update – February 3rd 2012 – Germany and Belgium Get Ready!**

Two more European shows confirmed folks. Guns N’ Roses have announced they’ll be playing Mönchengladbach, Warsteiner Hockeypark, Germany  on June 8th and…. They’ve also been confirmed as one of the headliners for this year’s Graspop Metal Festival in Belgium on Sunday, June 24th (bet you didn’t figure that out from the poster).

As soon as a few more date have been announced, we’ll unleash the full list but for now all confirmed dates can be found below.

**Update – February 2nd 2012 – See-Rock Festival Poster Added**
In our frustration waiting for a Dublin poster, we decided to share this one for the See Rock 2012 Festival we mentioned a couple of days ago. Guns N’ Roses and the Cult….I believe I’ll stick to Dublin and hopefully The Gods of Metal! Black Sabbath of course still not 100% but Guns, Sabbath and Motley Crue would be pretty frickin’ sweet. And where are KISS?? Them’s boys got an album a coming. More to come…

**Update – January 31sth 2012 – Guns N’ Roses Add Rotterdam Date**

According to Here Today…Gone to Hell, Guns N’ Roses will play Ahoy stadium in Rotterdam on June 4th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 3rd! ANOTHER (17:51 GMT) Guns also confirmed for the See-Rock Festival in Graz, Austria according to ther Here Today lads. Can’t find anyhting official on this yet I’m afraid but will update when I do. and old Poland poster added, not 100% this is legit!

**Update – January 31sth 2012 – Guns N’ Roses Updated Website and Add East-Coast Invasion Poster**

Well it only took three years but as we say in the world of Guns, better late than never! Guns N’ Roses have finally started to update their website www.gunsnroses.com with tour dates, news and the promise of a full update to come soon. Fans in the US will be able to purchase VIP tickets for their up coming East Coast tour (dates below) and hopefully we’ll start to see those European dates added in the near future.

Also, they’ve added a nifty poster for the EC tour and you can see that there on the left there. Pretty sweet, iconic Guns style art work. Axl really is working his way back to the top in style. Hats off to you sir!

**Update – January 30th 2012 – Guns N’ Roses Announce Small East-Coast Tour and Additional European Date**

Guns N’ Roses (thank you chinesedemocracy.com) have announced a six-date East Coast tour kicking off next month. The dates are below and tickets go on sale tomorrow. One point of interest with this tour, Guns will be returning to The Ritz in New York where they played their infamous 1988 show. The venue has since be renamed Webster Hall; but will be renamed The Ritz on the night to mark the occasion.

Guns N Roses: February 2012 East-Coast Tour:

2/10 — New York, N.Y., Roseland Ballroom 2/12 — New York, N.Y., Terminal 6 2/15 — New York, N.Y., The Ritz (Webster Hall) 2/19 — Chicago, Ill., House of Blues 2/23 — Silver Spring, MD, The Fillmore 2/24 — Atlantic City, N.J., House of Blues

On top of that, two further European dates are out. We finally have Poland and an additional date in Bulgaria. Please find details below,

Saturday, 30 June 2012, Rybnik, Stadion Miejski w Rybniku, Poland
Saturday, 8 July 2012, Sofia Rocks, in Bulgaria

**Update – January 29th 2012 – More European Dates Announced**

Guns N’ Roses fan site Here Today….Gone To Hell has added a list of confirmed European tour dates to their news section. These dates include a surprising six dates in France as well as the previously confirmed shows in Dublin and Italy (Gods of Metal)

May 17th, 2012 – Dublin, Ireland @ The O2
June 5th, 2012 – Paris, France @ Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
June 10th, 2012 – Lyon, France @ Halle Tony Garnier
June 11th, 2012 – Strasbourg, France @ Zenith Strasbourg
June 14th, 2012 – Toulouse, France @ Zenith de Toulouse
June 18th, 2012 – Montpellier, France @ Park&Suites Arena
June 19th, 2012 – Toulon, France @ Zénith Toulon
June 22nd, 2012 – Milan, Italy @ Arena Fiera Milano (Gods Of Metal)

More to come folks, more to come! Oh, and the band have also begun to update their official website (www.gunsnroses.com) for the first time since 2009. It’s all go up in here!

**Update – January 29th 2012 – Guns N’ Roses Announced as headliners for Gods of Metal**

It Begins! Guns N’ Roses have been confirmed to play the Gods of Metal festival in Italy this June. They’ll be joining other confirmed head-liners Manowar, Motley Crue and Black Sabbath. And that’s not all, there’s going to be an announcement soon about further shows in Germany, France and Poland. Stay tuned!

Denis Desmond, head of Irish concert promoter recently spoke to The Irish Times and confirmed Guns singe, Axl Rose had personally requested a date in Dublin’s O2 arena as he feels there is unfinished business with the band’s Irish fans. You know what that’s in reference to. Tickets There managed to wreck several folks heads in the pub last night with our cheers of joy over this announcement and we plan on doing the same for all of our readers over the next four months.

ORIGINAL STORY – January 27th 2011

This is becoming a tradition at this stage, but 2012 is easily kicking off with the brightest start yet. According to an announcement from Irish concert promoters MCD, Guns N’ Roses are coming to Ireland this May (17th, O2 Arena). The rumour is this is part of a large European tour that’ll carry into June at the very least.

Tickets for the Dublin show go on sale next Friday, February 3rd @ 09:00 AM GMT from ticketmaster.ie priced €64.50 plus booking fee. Tickets There is extremely excited about this and looking forward to another year of GN’R fun, dates, annoyance and mania! Join us, forever and ever and ever…..

IRISH On Tour: The Riptide Movement

Posted in Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , on June 29, 2011 by Tickets There

If you read this site when any regularity you’ll no doubt have figured out that we like The Riptide Movement. We like them so much we also think everyone else in the world should like them and this summer the band are continuing their quest to tour 24 hours a day, 7 days a week which should make a dent on humanity and see a few new fans in their pocket. As well as prestigious support slots with Bon Jovi and Bob Dylan, the band have dates lined up in Ireland, England and Belgorod with slots as this years Electric Picnic, Oxegen and Independence Festivals for good measure.

Be sure to catch the lads over the next few months as they embark on one of the longest touring schedules you’re likely to see this side of U2.

The Riptide Movement: On Tour 2011

June 29 – RDS (Dublin, Ireland)
June 30 – The Ivy House (Drumcondra, Ireland)

July 01 – Phantom’s First Friday (The Academy: Dublin, Ireland)
July 08 – OXEGEN FESTIVAL (KIldare, Ireland)
JUly 09 – The Courtyard Hotel (Leixlip, Ireland)
July 19 – The Good Ship (London, United Kingdom)
July 20 – Dublin Castle (Camden: London, United Kingdom)
July 22 – Windmill (Brixton: London, United Kingdom)
July 23 – Mau Mau Bar (London, United Kingdom)
July 23 – Ben & Jerrys Festival (London, United Kingdom)
July 24 – Ben & Jerrys Festival (Manchester, United Kingdom)
July 29 – IndiePendence Festibal (Mitchelstown, Ireland)
July 30 – Spraoi Festival (Waterford, Ireland)
July 30 – IndiePendence Festibal (Mitchelstown, Ireland)
July 31 – CastlePalooza Festival (Co. Offaly, Ireland)

August 01 – Walshes (IDP Fest. After Party: Mitchelstown, Ireland)
August 05 – Whelan’s HEADLINE SHOW (Dublin, Ireland)
August 06 – The Courtyard Hotel (Leixlip, Ireland)
August 13 – Blue Breeze Festival (Co. Offaly, Ireland)
August 26 – KnockStock Festival (Dungarvan, Ireland)
August 27 – Walshes (Mitchelstown, Ireland)

Sept 02 – Electric Picnic (Stradbaly, Ireland)
Sept 02 – Electric Picnic (Stradbaly, Ireland)
Sept 29 – Hamiltons (Belgorod, Russian Federadtion)

October 01 – Hamiltons (Belgorod, Russian Federadtion)

ICONS

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music, Ranting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 31, 2009 by Tickets There

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What happened folks? In the mid 50’s, Mr. Elvis A. Presley walked into Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee and became the very first, the best, the symbol, legend, embodiment and icon of rock n roll. Like Sid Vicious to Punk, Frank Sinatra to big band, Johnny Cash to country and western or even Dana to lunatics, Elvis was the total hero, founder and creator of rock n roll. Don’t listen to music nerds, geeks and critics (ahem), Elvis started everything. Forget who influenced him, forget who wrote for him and forget who marketed him, Elvis was it.

Ever since the Kings death, music has flourished through the efforts, talents and hard work, creativity of various people and constant changes in popular culture. From Elvis, Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis in the fifties, rock expanded and produced the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and many others throughout the early sixties. Before long Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, The Yardbirds, Jimi Hendrix, Cream and many more appeared. The Doors came out of the west coast. The Who went rock, Led Zeppelin were formed and Jefferson Airplane stayed touring after Woodstock. Just before things could get civilized, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple came out. Queen, Clapton, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Stooges, Alice Cooper, T-Rex, KISS,…the list is endless people. Then came the 80’s, when pop reached a true peak before the ever looming wave of commercialism took it’s firm grip and strangled the genre, until it’s credibility was lower than Gary Glitters. On the other hand you had Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Guns N Roses, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, U2, Judas Priest, OZZY, Slayer, Sepultura, before the end of the decade when Nirvana, The Chilli Peppers, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Blur, Oasis, The Stone Roses, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Smiths, The Pixies, Joy Division, The Happy Mondays, New Order (yes the 24 lot), Faith No More, Nine Inch Nails and then (phew this is a long one) onto Marilyn Manson, The Foo Fighters, Weezer, Korn and so on before the late nineties and boom…nothing happened……funnily enough, fuck all has happened since. How in the hell did almost five decades of amazing, astonishing and diverse creation suddenly grind to an almost complete stop?

Things seemed to fall completely off course. Metal bands suddenly merged rapidly with dance music and rap. Korn had dabbled but so did Aersomith and nothing happened to them. Instead of Angus Young and the D belting out solid, hard hitting blues rock anthems you had fat ugly guys in costumes roaring at you about being bullied and still being virgins living in their mothers houses. Metro sexual, stylish geeks whining on about falling and crying about some girl next door that Lemmy would probably kidnap and turn into a hooker on sun-set before the night’s out. These guys in fitted suits, wearing ties with spiky hair, tattoos and dog collars were mixing Kraftwork with the eighties glam rockers like Twisted Sister, Poison and the likes while wearing their hair like girls. And I don’t mean the old style of hairy bikers drooling over a bar counter girly style, I mean a female hairdresser on a night out style. Like they were trying to keep disobeying the nagging disapproval from generations past and pushing things to some ridiculous limit that nearly goes full circle.

As for Pop music, that fell into the hands of TV companies, dance got old and turned into some demented, hindered state of destruction while indie music became overwhelmed by a horde of Eco-Friendly, Voices of poverty, injustice, animal cruelty and environmentally conscious millennium hippies. Voices that turned away from Indies recreational drug use, love and loss, party image and transformed it into a voice for all the issues in the world rock stars shouldn’t give two shits about, at least not on stage. The likes of Tom Yorke, Chris Martin, Bono, Snow Patrol, Kings of Leon, Kasabian and all that other horse shit. Their songs were so impotent, corpses of tax attorneys could laugh at them. Complaining, moaning and whining about the poverty and cruelty in the world they wouldn’t think of donating their profits to. Bands that appeal to societies total dregs. Bored children, housewife’s, grandparents, indie fans, jocks and just about every member of the heard the western world boasts. Droning brought to extremes of the human soul to a point it becomes so bogged down in ego, insincerity and boredom it would fail to shock a timid kitten.

Metal fell even more of the pits as the old genres piled up with hopeless hack impersonators before bursting at the seems into millions of decaying breakaways. Nu-Metal even buckled (not a bad thing, pile of shite aswell) as Emo broke through their last stand along with nu-punk and metal became even more appealing to the ugly, fat rejects of social society and the fashionable, jock culture more than ever before. After Radiohead’s Creep on the jukebox American Idiot and the Killers would follow and all the trendy’s and Goths alike would bop along. Metal was again infiltrated by main stream culture and unlike before the last ‘icons’ weren’t strong enough to tear it right back for the people of society who used the music as it should be used. Not for pusses crying and ugly nerds to find shelter. Metal is the music for the angry soul (sounds gay I know but hey, I am smoking in case you hadn’t noticed), the serious partiers, the ‘dangerous’ people of society.

Rock N roll lost it’s fight much earlier. After the Guns N Roses era came to a close, few rock bands ever managed to reach those heights again. Don’t even bother with the Killers and The Kings of Leon…or The Strokes bitch. I’m talking about real fucking n roll. The kind of rock n roll that made all the bad things bands these days demonize like drinking, sex, destruction, rebellion and a good hearty message of Fuck You to anyone who bothered them, fun!. Elvis shock things up, the Stones defined it, Aerosmith brought it miles higher while AC/DC put the fucking boots on before Guns N Roses perfected it in every single sense of the word.

The world is losing it’s icons. Right now I can’t think of any that have come out since the early nineties. I mean a true icon of rebellion. Pete Doherty, and Amy Winehouse make a mockery of drug addicted musicians which, throughout the history of music, have written some of the most amazing music ever created. The Beatles, Jim Morrison, The Grateful Dead, Hendrix, Keith Richards, Janis Joplin, Kobain etc. Bono, Yorke and Martin take the places of people like Neil Young with his stories, Springsteen and his zest for life and Bowies ever changing persona, image and style only to replace it with gilt tripping, giver of life wannabe humanitarian ideologist façade while they doge taxes and pontificate to fans what they should do, wear, believe in, live and breath. Forget ‘think for yourself’, the message was spelled out in bold impact lettering and strangely enough, a  discontented mass fell for it, hook line and sinker.

That’s pretty much where we are in my eyes. I’ve forgotten many of the previous generation’s true greats but there’s only so much you can write in an hour and keep semi-coherent. I’ve also neglected some of the better talents to emerge on the international scene and some of the worse ones. Arcade Fire and MGMT to name a couple. But that’s how I see things, pretty much that black and white. Most of the old styles got confused, disjointed, lost in translation and overwhelmed in image, style and forced restrictions and beliefs and turned them into uninspired shells of their former selves. I’m not saying charity is bad, I’m not saying there’s no credibility in any of the new bands these days and I’m not saying looking after the environment is wrong, animals should be mistreated, people shouldn’t be nice to each other and drugs are good. I believe the exact opposite of each one and a conscious attitude is essential to the basic fabrication of mankind’s cohabitation together and civilized society. What I’m saying is people should learn this from other sources like parents and a proper education rather than one of mankind’s forms of entertainment. Aren’t we allowed to relax, switch totally off and dream sometimes with the horrors of some societies and the worlds problems being shoved in our face at every fucking turn?

Maybe there was one message spelt out by one of the golden age icons that we should listen to is the words of Jim Morrison.

“When the music’s over, turn out the lights, turn out the lights,”