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Bloodstock M2TM Final Line-Up Complete

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2014 by Tickets There

1798641_279019888917045_606263842_nAnother weekend, another semi-final for the Bloodstock M2TM Irish leg. After 72,823 preliminary rounds, just under half a million entrants and literally hundreds of euro taken in by Fibber MaGees – the final is finally (not semi-finally) upon us.

On Friday night, Theories Divide, Dead Label! and Killface beat out competition from Skewered, Aeolian, Crossfire and Legion of Wolves to take their places in the Bloodstock M2TM Irish Final where they’ll compete against Semi-Final A winners Psykosis, AeSect and Alpheidae.

All six semi-final winners will compete in the grand final this Saturday at Fibbers for their chance to play this years Bloodstock Festival. Doors on the night will open at 8.00pm. Good to luck to all and c’mon my favourites Psykosis, Killface and AeSect!…and Dead Label :p All the details can be found on the Facebook Event Page.

Seriously though – these competitions are a great way of discovering new bands (and established bands) from around the country. The more rounds – the more new names you can add to your playlists.

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DME To Announce Announcement about an up and coming Announcement

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music with tags , , , , , , , on May 6, 2014 by Tickets There

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Exciting news for Dublin metal fans as our main supplier of non-Point Depot filling mania have some exciting news to announce. Unfortunately though, fans will have to wait days to find out what the news is as DME are only in a position to hint that they will announce an announcement over the coming week.

Inpatient fans flooded the DME Facebook page this morning and inundated head honcho, Fergal ‘H’ with names, hoping desperately to receive a confirmation. Using a sophisticated formula, assisted with lashings of logic, history, hope and pant wetting excitement – fans proposed names, tours, possibilities, theories, counter-theories, arguments and naked hostility in the hopes and forcing DME into a position where it no longer makes sense to keep things secret. Unfortunately the responses were giving away no clues, but that didn’t stop the guessing.

It’s got to be Cannibal Corpse, Revocation and Aeon”, proclaims Stephen from Ballybrack. “They’re playing Europe in October, November and December and they’ve days off before the tour, after Helsinki, Gothenburg, Madrid, Lilli, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Nova Gorica and Uden. Plus six of those dates fall on a full moon which is 85.72% of the free days which corresponds to the number of full moons on free days on two of the past three times they’ve played here. It’s fucking obviously got to be them!”.

DME were not immediately available for comment on the matter, but Paul from Raheny offered a different opinion.

2014-evile-724x1024Cannibal Corpse me bollocks”, he writes. “Everyone knows they never play shows in Ireland that close to Cambodia’s Coronation Day when the year is dividable by two. It’s more than likely the Evile show is just being pushed out another twenty four months and reduced down to €0.36 entrance”.

With days to wait, the comments section on DME’s wall is likely to get more and more vicious as impatience, hormonal angst and metal hostility fuse together in a possible rampage of internet troll-ism and terror. Facebook admins are advising patient followers to temporarily disable alerts for new messages until the full announcement has been revealed.

Orange Goblin & Saint Vitus Announce Belfast and Dublin Shows

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , on May 1, 2014 by Tickets There

1625599_694012890662627_6827623111735849378_nDoom metal fans are in for a treat this October as Orange Goblin & Saint Vitus have announced Dublin and Belfast will feature on their co-headlining tour.

The shows ware to mark Saint Vitius’ 35th anniversary and they’ll be performing their 1986 record, Born Too Late, in its entirety. Orange Goblin just promise to show up and kick ass (and maybe drop in a few tunes from their unreleased eight album which is due out later this year.

Tickets go on sale May 7th from all usual DME event outlets. Dublin is priced €25. Belfast TBC.

Thu 30th – Button Factory, Dublin, REP. OF IRELAND

Fri 31st – Limelight 2, Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND

Bass Player Colony Collapse Threatens Irish Music Scene

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on May 1, 2014 by Tickets There

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Over the past three weeks, a noticeable shortage of Irish bass players has emerged. Several bands have taken to Facebook, their websites and twitter feeds to literally beg for replacement players. Atominated, Stone Trigger and even our new favourites – Stereo Nasty are all in dire need for the 4-6 stringers, but bass players are keeping quiet and out of sight leading many to believe we are now experiencing a catastrophic bassist colony collapse in Ireland.

IMG_8856Taking to Tickets There, Rory – a self-confessed bass player from Clondalkin, admitted that the musicians have finally had enough of the reckless mocking they’ve had to endure ever since they put down those €100 beginner fender guitars and moved on to the “far more complicated” fender copy bass. Mocking remarks, such as “you’ll never get laid playing bass”, “bass players are just bad guitarists” and “I’m sleeping with your lead guitarist… and singer” have taken their toll according to Rory.

We’ve simply had enough”, he adds. “Bass players provide the backbone to everything. Without us, where would the band be? ..and Justice For All – that’s where and look how shit that was”.

Mass hibernation, 24 hour long funky bedroom solo-performances and a sharp drop in bass sales is expected to widely impact live performances, album recordings and the record industry on a whole according to Rory, but singers, guitarists and even drummers are in disagreement.

IMG_8857We hadn’t actually realized our bass player was missing”, admits Tommy from Stone Trigger. “We hit the studio and recorded all the solos, lyrics, drum beats and thought we were good to go. It was only when our producer mentioned bass that we copped on he’d left. We contacted the guy who used to play for us and it turned out he’d left six months beforehand. Fortunately the crowd never seemed to notice”.

Bass players from around the country are expected to make a final stand by marching down the Liffey to the O2 this Saturday. Over a dozen marchers and spectators are expected to attend with Gardi already scaling up a riot control / counter terrorism squad in case marchers get out of hand. “Mostly it’ll be a peaceful protest, but there could be an element that’ll get out of hand and maybe lurk and leer too much” adds Rory.

There are no traffic restrictions expected to be put in place for Saturday’s march.

‘Super Duper Alice Cooper’ Coming to Dublin

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , on April 15, 2014 by Tickets There

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Holy smokes, look what was just announced for next week – Alice ‘The Coop’ COOPER will be (technically, make sure you read the fine print and understand that statement is not factual) in cinema’s across Ireland!

PR Blurb…..now: The story of the rock legend that is Alice Cooper is told in a new documentary called “Super Duper Alice Cooper” and is set for a special one off screening at Omniplex cinemas on Thursday 24th April at 8pm..

Super Duper Alice Cooper is the story of Vincent Furnier, a preacher’s son who struck fear into the hearts of parents everywhere as Alice Cooper, the ultimate rock star of the bizarre. From the advent of Alice as frontman for a group of Phoenix freaks in the sixties to the hazy decadence of celebrity in the seventies to the winking comeback as glam metal godfather in the eighties, the movie pitches Alice against Vincent in a battle for each other’s souls.

Told in the form of a “doc opera,” Super Duper Alice Cooper is a dizzying blend of documentary and rock opera that combines audio interviews with a bounty of Alice Cooper archive footage; concerts, TV appearances, movie cameos, newspaper headlines, magazine spreads and many other visual elements have been cut out, layered and collaged like a cinematic View-Master. Alongside the hits that defined an era, overlooked gems of Alice Cooper’s body of work have been dug up and melded into montages that soundtrack his life.

HELLFEST TICKET UPDATE

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2014 by Tickets There

HELLFESTYou may have noticed Tickets There has gone a little HELLFEST mental today. Anyone wondering why needs their head examined! HELLFEST 2014 is easily the greatest line-up any festival has to offer this year. In fact it might simply be the greatest line-up for any metal festival of all time.

It’s like they just announced every great band in the world that didn’t play in 2013. Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Slayer, Sepultura, Soundgarden, Emperor, Rob Zombie, Deep Purple, Soulfly, DEATH DTA, Carcass, Opeth – the list is endless and everyone seems to know.

Hellfest are officially sold out of three day passes and day passes EXCEPT (get excited) for Sunday, June 22nd. If you want one of your last chances to catch Sabbath, Soundgarden, Megadeth, Emperor, Iced Earth, Annihilator, Behemoth, Opeth, Paradise Lost, 1349, VREID and many, many more – then book now.

Rumour mill has it that Into The Void records will/might have more passes soon. TT will keep you updated as we have it. The countdown has begun….er, time I booked flights. To book your tickets or view the full line-up – check out the Official HELLFEST 2014 Homepage

UPDATED: Sinate Announce Irish Shows

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2014 by Tickets There

1653730_531185490330330_1957489433_nNew Zealand thrash / death metallers SINATE have announced two Irish shows as part of their 2014 European tour later this year.

The group will first be heading to the lovely Belfast before making their way to Dublin the following night to hit up (where else?), Fibber MaGees. Locals Syphor will support both dates with additional guests in Dublin including Legion of Wolves and 2 more TBC.

  • 22nd of August – Limelight 2, Belfast (Changed from Charlie’s Bar – Enniskillen).
  • 23rd of August – Fibber MaGee’s – Dublin.

Tickets will set you back €8. JD Metal Promotions are arranging the show and you can follow updates on the Facebook Page.