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HMV To Reopen Six Irish Stores?

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , on May 9, 2013 by Tickets There

HMVGood news for the cheap DVD and CD consumers as Hilco look set to provide a rescue package for six of the original sixteen Irish HMV outlets.

Stores in Dublin, Galway, Cork and Limerick might re-open if the filthy, nasty, miserable auld bunch of landlord scum agree to reduced rents in favour of supporting Irish jobs and less empty premises along Irish streets. Fortunately for Ex-HMV staff, Irish landlords have a history of being very open to reducing their preposterous rents.

It’s unknown currently which stores are likely to reopen, but it was reported a few weeks back that Dublin’s Henry Street premises was likely to open its doors once again.

Is this good news? Tickets There thinks so. Smaller shops and the bands they help still have a better chance than this time five years ago as large music retailers shift their focus more to games, movies and electronics. Also more jobs for the young and less empty shops on our streets.

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The Stunning Announce December Tour

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2012 by Tickets There

Credit: Graham Smith

Irish rockers, The Stunning are coming to a theatre near…some of you this December! The band are set to finish of a very successful year celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of their classic album, Paradise In The Picture House. The band will play five dates in Kilkenny, Dublin, Cork, Castlebar and Galway. Not being lazy, the band have added some nice detail to their list of shows so we’re including as is from thestunning.net.

Sat 8 December – Set Theatre, Kilkenny. Is this the first time The Stunning have played in Kilkenny city? We believe it is. An occasion not to be missed. Tickets from: www.set.ie

Fri Dec 14th – Vicar St. Dublin. Special guests: The Pale. This is the “Paradise Revisited Show” we performed last September in the same venue. It went so well that Vicar St. have invited us back. Tickets €25 + booking fee from Ticketmaster.

Fri Dec 21st – The Savoy, Cork. “Paradise Revisited Show”. The last time we played the Savoy was four years ago so this is going to be an exciting show indeed. Tickets €25 + booking fee from Tickets.ie

Thurs 27th December – Royal Theatre, Castlebar. Mayo it’s been too long! The Stunning have performed many legendary shows in this fabulous venue and are delighted to be back to ring in some Christmas cheer. Tickets: €25 plus booking fee from Ticketmaster.

Sat Dec 29th – Seapoint Ballroom, Galway. “Paradise Revisited Show”. This is going to be a very special show indeed. The Stunning back in Seapoint for Christmas. Tickets: http://www.roisindubh.net/tickets.html

The Riptide Movement – Still Keepin’ On

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, Music, Music Video, New Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2012 by Tickets There

Dear bands everywhere – this is how it’s done!

The Riptide Movement are a band familiar to us all and well they should be. Along with a limited number of names (not starting any wars here), TRM are the epitome of hard work, performance and energy. They are a credit to the Irish music scene and spend every second they can promoting their band, making themselves sharper, song writing, rehearing, exploring new avenues of self-promotion, making videos and constantly pushing themselves higher and higher up the chain. When they do a tour, it’s not two shows, its thirty.  If they don’t have a gig – they busk. When they’re not busking they’re working behind the scenes – constantly and that work is now paying off.

The band are currently in India representing Ireland at the Rendezvous festival in New Delhi, which they’re capturing for Hot Press as their 2012 ‘Most Unusual Gig of the Year’ spot. When they get back, they start the task of promoting new single, ‘Without You’ from their second album, Keep On Keepin’ On that came out earlier this year. The promotion tour will take them around Ireland (including headlining shows at The Olympia, Roisin Dubh, The Forum and Dolan’s Warehouse) before they jet off to Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Prague, Vienna and Amsterdam.  Irish dates can be found below and you can expect to see a review of their new single…..very soon.

Oct. 27th – The Slate, Cork.

Nov. 2nd – The Roisin Dubh, Galway

Nov. 10th – The Olympia, Dublin *Almost Sold-Out

Nov. 17th – The Forum, Waterford

Nov. 24th – Dolans Warehouse, Limerick

Nov. 30th – The Palace, Navan

Congrats to the Riptide and please – Keep on setting the bar for others. If all bands worked as hard as you, there’d be a lot less X-Factor in the world.

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.)