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Photos: TURN – Live @ The Button Factory (December 21st 2012)

Posted in Gig Review, IRISH NOISE! with tags , , , , on February 19, 2013 by Tickets There

After writing about TURN back in September, I think I’ll let a few poor photo efforts sum up one of the best things in Ireland over the past 11 years for this writer; TURN live! It was a great show and I regret not reviewing at the time. Apologies to all who were misled by the misleading title.

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TURN Announce Additional 2012 Tour Dates

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2012 by Tickets There

The mighty TURN have expanded their list of shows this December by adding on Cork, Galway and Dundalk shows to the previously announce Button factory gig. Tickets There expects a few more announcements before they’re through with Limerick and Sligo likely to feature in (potentially) their final tour together.

The band, comprised of Oliver Cole, Ian Melady, Gavin Fox and Ciaran Kavanagh, made their live return in late August with a warm up show in Whelan’s before venturing down to Laois to play in front of a packed tent at this year’s Electric Picnic. The band currently have no plans to record new music together or continue this tour past December, so fans this could be your last chance to catch one of Ireland’s legendary live acts.

Full list of currently announced dates are below and tickets for all shows are on sale now through ticketmaster.ie (except Dundalk, but these can be purchased HERE)

Dec. 20th Roisin Dubh, Galway
Dec. 21st The Button Factory, Dublin
Dec. 27th Cyprus Avenue, Cork
Dec. 31st The Spirit Store, Sundalk

TURN Live @ The Button Factory – December 21st – TIX ON SALE NOW!

Posted in Gig Review, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2012 by Tickets There

Just click HERE for TURN tickets.

Oh really, we’ve written about this before? Don’t care! TURN are coming back for one last show down and Tickets There won’t rest until everyone in the country hears about it. Tickets on sale now, check out the awesomeballs poster they’ve put together for the gig and enjoy some TURNAGE (trying to do the whole TURN – TUNEAGE thing there) below.

Oh, very soon Tickets There will publish a list on the best places to find TURN material on-line so all you folks searching will be sorted – propers!

UPDATED: TURN Announce Button Factory Show

Posted in Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on September 26, 2012 by Tickets There

The wonderful TURN have announced a show in Dublin’s Button Factory for this December. It hasn’t been confirmed if more shows will be added to make this TURN’s first fill Irish tour in seven years, but they confirmed this will be their last show ever. The band announced the show through their official Facebook page. It all takes place at The Button Factory, December 21st 2012.

UPDATED (02/10):Tickets are on sale from Wednesday, Oct. 3rd from Ticketmaster.ie and all the usual outlets for €15 plus booking fees. Click here to purchase.

Last month the original lineup of TURN (Oliver Cole, Gavin Fox and Ian Melady) reformed with 2005 era bassist (Ciaran Kavanagh) to perform at Whelan’s and Electric Picnic. Fans of the band will fondly remember the Temple Bar Music Centre as being the epicentre of their early career where the band would launch their debut album plus singles and EP’s afterwards.

Review: TURN – Live @ Whelan’s (August 31st, 2012)

Posted in Gig Review, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , , on September 2, 2012 by Tickets There

Re-capturing youth? Nah; TURN fans are still too young to worry about such things. It was only seven years since their last show together and most of us remember it like it was yesterday. In their time, TURN managed to release three critically acclaimed albums, achieve success both at home and in the U.K. with fiery, brooding heavy singles such as ‘Beretta’ and ‘Beeswax’, sell out almost every venue Dublin had to offer and tour the country relentlessly, assuring their place in Irish music history. Now they’re back (for a little while at least) to play a much anticipated show at this year’s Electric Picnic and tonight’s ’secret’ warm up show.

There’s not many local bands who could pack Whelan’s with an unannounced show on the starting day of the nation’s biggest and most beloved music festival; but that doesn’t seem to stop the Kells’ legends from doing just that. Taking a break from their solo ventures, Ollie Cole, Gavin Fox and Ian Melady are back together along with former bassist Ciaran Kavanagh on guitar. As the house lights go down and the excited crowd grin from ear to ear with excitement, the four familiar figures stroll on stage and kick off the show fan favourites ‘Never Needed’ and ‘Beretta’.

Turn both look and sound sharp, losing none of their on stage performance and power. ‘Anti-Social’ thrills Whelan’s with bar staff even attempting a look in for the obligatory sing along. ‘Summer Song’ and the sombre ‘You Got Style’ move us towards Turn’s seminal years before the gentle yet booming, ‘Heart Attack’, causes the band and crowd to explode to life with Ciaran’s second guitar giving the song the extra hitch it needs to fulfil it’s true quality.

As well as losing none of their power, it also appears that Gavin and (the recently married) Ollie have also retained their classic on stage quipping and banter, joking together and sharing a dedication to Ollie’s new bride. There’s a little more nostalgia when the band pause during ‘Queen of My Heart’ to allow Ian his classic live solo, aided of course by chants of ‘IANO’ before launching into ‘In Position’, one of the band’s most accomplished songs. The thundering ‘Harder’ ups the volume a few notches before the colossal ‘Beeswax’ shreds through the PA, sounding as fresh as the day it was written. Before bowing out to travel towards Stradbally, Turn thrill fans with one final performance of ‘Another Year Over’. Obviously delighted with the turnout and success of their first reunited show, the band amble off stage, ready to take on the waiting hordes at Electric Picnic tomorrow. Whatever their plans for the future, it would be a shame if this was the last we saw of them.

Never Needed

Beretta

Anti-Social

Summer Song

You Got Style

Heart Attack

Queen of My Heart

In Position

Harder

Beeswax

Another Year Over

TURN Announce Free Whelan’s Show Tomorrow Night

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on August 30, 2012 by Tickets There

I cannot get over this news, but on top of TURN reforming for Electric Picnic this weekend; the band have just announced a free headlining show in Whelan’s tomorrow night (yes, FREE!)

Whelan’s have just sent their newsletter out and confirmed the whole thing. TURN live on stage almost seven years since their last performance. Oliver Cole, Ian Melady, Gavin Fox and Ciran Kavanagh will revitalize the classic turn sound with a brooding double guitar density and four capable singers for harmonies…yadayadayafa – I almost too excited to write this properly (almost – feck off).

If you’re skipping the picnic then make sure you head along tomorrow night and catch one of Irelands greatest live forces tear Whelan’s apart!

TURN Set to Re-Unite For Electric Picnic

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2012 by Tickets There

A very exciting moment for Tickets There as our favorite Irish band of all time, TURN have announced they are officially rehearsing again and preparing to play Electric Picnic this year. Lead singer and guitarist Oliver Cole posted the following message on his facebook page confirming the news in the last hour,

Well it’s true. Gavin, Ian, Ciaran and myself have been rehearsing with Turn for electric picnic this year.

We play the Cosby tent at 5.30 on Saturday.

It’s gonna be awesome. It sounds so good. Expect a greatest hits set. It’s good to rock

The legendary Kell’s rockers formed in the late nineties and went on to produce a number of hit singles, several EP’s and three critically acclaimed albums before calling it a day in 2006. Now they’re coming back – as a foursome. Founding members, Oliver Cole, Gavin Fox and Ian Melady are all confirmed to take part, as is 2005 era bassist, Ciaran Kavanagh,also playing an unconfirmed role in the reunion.

So far only an appearance at the Picnic has been confirmed, but in subsequent comments to the post, Oliver stated there could be a couple more …()… Will keep everyone abreast of goings on’.

Are you excited? Hell yeah you are and this is going to make it even better – Ollie has also confirmed it’ll be a full on greatest hits set for the show so all you EP heads make sure you’re there on Saturday and see one of the best live bands we’ve ever produced, ply their trade as it should be – in front of thousands.

Tickets There will make sure we keep you updated on this. Good times! Anyone want to refresh some details about the band, here’s your chance,

TURN – A History: 1998 – 2006 https://ticketsthere.com/2009/07/18/turn-a-history-1998-%e2%80%93-2006-2/