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Bon Jovi to Headline Slane 2013

Posted in Gig Review, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on October 30, 2012 by Tickets There

It’s just been confirmed Bon Jovi will headline Slane 2013. The one day festival will take place on Saturday, June 15th. The announcement has just been made at Slane castle with Jon Bon Jovi himself in attendance. Tickets priced €79.50 go on slane Nov. 8thYeah, we’re disappointed as well.

Official press release:

The best just got bigger. Bringing their signature brand of rock ‘n’ roll back to the people, Jon Bon Jovi today announced from a live press conference held at Slane Castle that Bon Jovi will hit the road in 2013 to fill stadiums and arenas worldwide with “BON JOVI Because We Can – The Tour” including a headline date at the historical Slane Castle on Saturday 15th June.

TICKET INFORMATION Tickets priced from €79.50 inclusive of booking fee Limited number of seated tickets available

Tickets on sale at 8am on Thursday 8th November from Ticketmaster

In person: from 100 Ticketmaster outlets nationwide 24hr hotlines: Tel: ( ROI ) 0818 719 300 ( NI ) 0844 277 4455 Buy online:

Tickets are limited to 8 per person. Under 16s must be accompanied by parent/guardian 25 or over.

Speaking of the announcement Lord Henry Mountcharles today said: “I have seen Bon Jovi live and was deeply impressed. They are one of the most successful touring acts in rock and roll history. Over the years I have been bombarded with requests for them to play Slane. Last week one from America read “Bon Jovi at Slane?! Could my dreams have come true! “Now I am thrilled to say those dreams are a reality.” Blazing a trail across the globe, the tour will kick off in North America in February, just in time for Valentine’s Day, and travel throughout Europe, the Far East, Africa, Latin America and Australia. The band’s return to the road in 2013 will cap an incredible run which has secured Bon Jovi’s status as the essential live rock band – having performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 35 million fans, and earning the #1 grossing worldwide tour twice in just three years. “Because We Can – The Tour” will also debut brand new songs from new album What About Now, due out in Spring 2013, loading even more ammunition into the band’s huge arsenal of hits including “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” “It’s My Life,” and many more.


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)

The Fallen Drakes: Free EP Download – Limited Time Only

Posted in Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on June 4, 2011 by Tickets There

The Fallen Drakes have stuck up their début E.P., Death of an Actress on Bandcamp and it can be all yours for free! Four tracks of melodic indie / pop rock, perfect for our current heat wave and just as limited because in just a few days, the EP will disappear. Get it while you can @ The Fallen Drakes – Official Bandcamp Page.

Next month the band will release their début single, ‘Girl From New York’ at Whelan’s with an in-store appearance scheduled in for Tower Records earlier in the day. The band has been recording in The Aftermath’s studio recently with great results. Check out the E.P. now and don’t forget to come back in a few weeks for a taste of the single.

You can also catch The Fallen Drakes at the following dates between now and July,

June 11th: Temple House Festival, Sligo
June 17th: NPLD Festival, Sligo
June 30th: RDS (Supporting Bon Jovi), Dublin

July 15th: Tower Records (In-Store for Single Launch), Dublin
July 15th: Whelan’s (Single Launch), Dublin

Congratulations to The Riptide Movement and The Fallen Drakes

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on May 20, 2011 by Tickets There

Tickets There would like to wish The Riptide Movement and The Fallen Drakes on landing support slots for Bon Jovi’s two RDS shows in June. The Rip’s will be support the Jov on June 29th and The Drakes will be taking the stage with Bonny on the 30th.

Both bands are former Tickets There MySpace Review subjects and we like to think that it’s fully thanks to us that both bands have managed to carve an incredible reputation on the Irish music scene over the last year. If it wasn’t for TT the whole world would fall apart and this proves it.

If you’re one of those folks that comes here for the so called ‘facts’, then in reality both bands are getting ahead because of their powerful performances and excellent music. We wish them luck in this excellent opportunity to show up the stylings of former Ally Mc Beal cast members and Def Leppard rip-off artists with their incredible energy and talent. Hopefully the thousands of natives in attendance will take note that you don’t have to look across an ocean for decent tuneage.

Def Leppard release new song ‘Undefeated’ and Mirrorball Track-listing

Posted in Music, News, Single Review with tags , , , , , , on April 12, 2011 by Tickets There

Def Leppard has released the track listing for their first ever live album which is due out in June (or May, depending on where you live). Titled Mirrorball, the album is coming as 2 CD’s showcasing Leppard’s long and illustrious career as kings of Arena Rock both in Europe and the States. There’s also a DVD with on and off stage footage ‘AND’ three brand spanking new tracks from their next studio album which is currently due out next year (it’s Leppard, only God knows when their new albums surface).

Lead singer Joe Elliott took to the airwaves this morning to introduce the first of those new songs to the public masses. The track is titled ‘Undefeated’ and forgoing the feeling of over reaching in the songs composition; it’s not a bad wee number. The band has brought the riffs back and there’s a bit of lead here and there, but Tickets There doesn’t believe it’s lived up to it’s “Queen-type vocal thing” that Joe promised us. It’s definitely a continued step in the right direction after the band returned to their heavier sound on Songs From The Sparkle Lounge but still lacking that deadly lick that made earlier Leppard so passionate and fun. The vocals are also a little more stripped back for a Leppard song which will disappoint some fans (us) who were hoping Joe would bring that raw energy he displayed on the Down ‘N’ Outz record over to Leppard.

On saying all that, the song has its moments and it kicks the shit out of Nine Lives (fecking Country and western, come on lads! You’re not f**king Bon Jovi!). It’ll make a welcome addition to the bands set-list this summer and if the other two tracks match it then we have an exciting new Leppard release on our hands. Below is the track listing for the live album.

Disc 1:
01. Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)
02. Rocket
03. Animal
04. C’Mon C’Mon
05. Make Love Like A Man
06. Too Late For Love
07. Foolin’
08. Nine Lives
09. Love Bites
10. Rock On

Disc 2:
01. Two Steps Behind
02. Bringin’ On The Heartbreak
03. Switch 625
04. Hysteria
05. Armageddon It
06. Photograph
07. Pour Some Sugar On Me
08. Rock Of Ages
09. Let’s Get Rocked
10. Action
11. Bad Actress
12. Undefeated (new studio track)
13. Kings Of The World (new studio track)
14. It’s All About Believin’ (new studio track)


Posted in Album Review, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2009 by Tickets There


Well folks, we’re less than a week away from the release of KISS’s new studio album, Sonic Boom. Ya all excited? By the sounds of the album’s first single, Modern Day Delilah, it’s gonna be some monster of a record. To continue celebrating the release, Tickets There is reviewing four of the bands Alive records (well, the last one isn’t technically an Alive! Release but who cares). After all four have been published, we’ll start to discuss promotion methods the band have been pursuing for the release of Sonic Boom and there’ll be a few more things aswell. Once the album is out, you can expect an overly enthusiastic review  to finish things off.

So today we’re looking at Alive III, released in 1993 and recorded during the bands Revenge Tour. Like Alive II, the band worked as hard as possible not to repeat songs from the first two and it worked pretty well. Even the duplicate songs appearing here have a different overall sound to the originals and they are more than worth a listen.


Foregoing the traditional ‘You Wanted the Best’ intro, the band launch straight into Creatures of the Night, a belting little number that shouldn’t ever be forgotten by KISS-Maniacs. The sound of pyro’s exploding in the back ground is gonna set you up nicely for this one. Paul’s rough n raw voice has more in common with Gene’s than his old style. What a savage track and it’s followed by another classic in the form of Deuce. More explosions and more energy. What a fucking great tune. Every time you hear those opening bars you want to leap onto the nearest stage, kick whatever whiney singer songwriter bitch is pouring their hearts out off and start hammering into this monster. Baby if you’re feeling good!!

Next it’s time for some eighties styled pop/rock/pop KISS, I Just Wanna. Slick guitars, slick vocals, slick stick in your face. Catchy, hooky and deadly. Forget every other pop rock band out there, KISS has em licked in every way possible (including the dirty, naughty ways)…despite the silly little melody bit in the middle. Unholy is one of Gene’s more demonic numbers but still retains some of those pop characteristics we’ll see more of later on. It may be very important to point out that Alive III was recorded almost ten years after the band took the make-up and costumes off. The band decided it was time for the next level and when that came off, everything else changed. They went on to release a massive amount of hit singles that’s style was closer to Def Leppard and Bon Jovi rather than their original material. When they released Revenge in 1992, it brought a darker edge back to the old war horses, Unholy is the perfect example of this and it’s a savage wee number to boot.

Now, let’s discuss some of those puppyish numbers. Heavens on Fire is as poppy as this band get (no it’s not – Ed) and it’s also the closest thing they have to a Spinal Tap track (Livin’ In A Hell Hole anyone?). Despite all that, Heavens on Fire is one of Tickets There’s personal favorites. This is pure, good times pop rock. There’s no poverty, no preaching and not one hint of recycling, carbon footprints or depressed souls laying dormant in the unused attic, or any of that other shit bands preach about these days. Watchin’ You is next and it’s more like a blues rock classic with some good auld fashioned pop sensibilities thrown in for good measure. Gene sings and like I always say, if Gene sings, shut up and listen. Same applies for the next track, Domino. Once again Gene takes control and it’s another of those Revenge songs that shows KISS heading back in a more hard rock direction from their eighties output. Make-up or no make-up, those boys could f**king write some classics.


Another of those classics is I Was made for Loving’ You. Yes KISS did Disco in the late seventies and yes this is one of the better ones. Like I said before, if KISS do it, it’s fine. I Still Love You on the other hand is a very respectable, more serious number. Blues kind of Alt-ish-big stadium kind of rock. That make sense? Ah well, Rock N Roll All Night is next and let’s be honest, an Alive album wouldn’t be an Alive album without this track. Strange they’re playing it so soon in the set but not a bad thing. KISS mixes things up ya see 😉

Back to those lovely eighties classics. Everyone knows Lick It Up and everyone loves it. Anyone who doesn’t love it has something wrong so avoid those people. How could you not love Lick it Up? It’s so damn good it hurts!. I can understand people not liking the next track, Forever. Real stadium anthem styled ballad but a good one.  How many of you guys like to look at naked women? How many of you girls like to go home with somebody….and get naked! Take it Off , it does exactly what it says on the tin!

Now…now, now, now. Alright!….you know this one, sing it! I Love it Loud, possibly the best song Gene has ever sang on. Possibly the best song KISS ever wrote. Ok, so it’s not the best but it’s so fucking good you will happily sacrifice eighteen weeks of your life so you can continuously listen to this baby on repeat. Amazing sing along stuff. I remember I first heard this on a KISS dvd and I must have rewound it about twenty times and just listened to it all night. The live version on AIII is incredible, Hard, slow, beating and LOUD!! This brings us near to the close of the show and Detroit Rock City pops its head up to give us a smile. Great bass line over this version that’s far more prominent than the versions on the previous Alive and the Destroyer. Quite different and the band have updated it a wee bit so it sounds a little closer to their eighties style but still damn, damn good.


Second last track, God Gave You Rock N Roll II is an anthem if ever there was one. Great way to end a show as Gene and Paul swap vocals the whole through. May not be for everyone but it’s fun. Then everything closes on an the Star Spangled Banner!

So, that’s the original Alive I – III albums reviewed. Next, Tickets There is going to lie a little by doing a review of what should have been Alive IV but in fact, it ended up being released as the ‘Millennium concert’ and the Alive IV title went to the KISS symphony album. Who cares, it TT@s book, it’s the real Alive Iv ;)….and also, I never got the symphony album. Maybe I could just review the DVD, same songs. Hmmm.

Oh, and just to confirm, KISS still kept the theatrics,, despite not having the makeup.