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Congrats to Gargantuan – Molten Metal Battle Finalists (NI)

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on October 24, 2012 by Tickets There

Another congrats this morning thanks to Donal who filled us in on the Northern Ireland Molten Battle of the Bands semi-final. It’s been confirmed that Enniskillen locals, Gargantuan, have made it through the finals in London after picking up the top spot in Belfast last Friday.

Not a band TT has previously been familiar with bit a few spins in and they sound like pretty hard hitting death metal – expect a review in the near future. They join Dublin semi-finalists, Psykosis, and some other English bands who hope to compete in the grand final in London…… date TBC. Best of luck to both bands, TT will expect a first place finish for Psykosis and second for Gargantuan J

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Congrats to Psykosis – Molten Metal Battle Finalists

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , on October 23, 2012 by Tickets There

Finding it unusually hard to find out what happened at the Dublin and Metal Molten Battle of the Bands Semi-Finals, but it appears Psykosis have triumphed in Dublin so Tickets There is sending out our congrats to the lads on a well-deserved place in the London Final. We know you’ll do us proud lads!

For those who don’t know, Psykosis are one of the most prolific thrash metal bands on the Dublin scene, easily tipping up there as one of the best in the country. Proper, full on riffs, tunes with fun, screaming and metal themes (like toxic fugitives and early morning terrors). They’ll be headlining the November Thrash metal Mania at The Pint so pop in and check them out along with the equally awesome Exzeltic.

CRONIN Announce Dublin Show & English Tour

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, New Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2012 by Tickets There

The Cronin brothers are at it again – but not with the Aftermath?? You can read the official bio below, we’re just here to let you know their new project, CRONIN, will be playing their debut Dublin show on November 11th as part of the Mercantile’s Sunday Roast. After that the boys are heading across the water for four shows. Full list of dates below & you should check out the band’s Official Facebook page and their debut EP here.

Nov. 11th – The Mercantile, Dublin (IRE)

Nov. 15th – The Boogaloo Bar, Highgate, London (UK)

Nov. 17th – The Grove Inn, Leeds (UK)

Nov. 18th – Old Star Pub, Kilham, North Yorks (UK)

Nov 20th – The Blues Bar, Harrogate (UK)

Cronin is the new project of Irish brothers Johnny and Mick Cronin who were the driving force behind Irish Mod pop rockers The Aftermath, with whom they achieved 3 top 20 singles and a place in the Hot Press best 250 Irish albums ever list.

With this new project they will be making music with no specific genre as they float from soul to elecro to brooding Gothic tones.

The music with be made with collaborations with friends and hero’s such as Terry Edwards (Tindersticks), Steve Wickham (The Waterboys) & Shane MacGowan (The Pogues) already making contributions to an album that is due in early 2013.

DUFF McKAGAN PLAYS WITH GUNS N’ ROSES IN LONDON

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2010 by Tickets There

Can barely believe it myself folks but original Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan got up on stage with the band tonight to play You Could Be Mine, Lies favourite Nice Boys, Knockin’ On Heavens Door (featuring Duff on Guitar) and Patience (featuring Duff on Tambourine) at the second sold out night in London’s O2 Arena.

Apparently Axl Rose announced “There Was This Guy At The End Of My Hallway Playing All This Loud Music & Shit. Who The Fuck? Oh! It’s Duff!”. So it seems Mr. McKagan was staying at the same hotel as Axl and the two decided on giving their UK fans a little treat.

This is mega for anyone underestimating the significance. It’s the first time since 93 that Duff and Axl have played together live and might signal an end to the bitterness and rivalry at last. No-ones calling for a reunion, but it would be nice if those guys could patch things up. They did great work together and should get along. Fair play to both Axl and Duff tonight and to Tommy and the rest of the guys for standing back and letting the crowd lap it up. Christ I’d give almost anything to have been there!

Duff ain’t the only X-guns to take the stage with the new line-up. Original guitarist Izzy Stradlin played several shows with Guns in 2006.

Set-list with full Duff details (thank-you Blabbermouth)

01. Intro
02. Chinese Democracy
03. It’s So Easy
04. Mr. Brownstone
05. Sorry
06. Shackler’s Revenge
07. Richard Fortus Solo
08. Live And Let Die
09. Instrumental Jam
10. This I Love
11. Better
12. Rocket Queen
13. Dizzy Reed Solo
14. Street Of Dreams
15. You Could Be Mine (w/ Duff McKagan on bass)
16. The Ballad Of Death
17. Sweet Child O’Mine
18. Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)
19. Axl Piano Solo
20. November Rain
21. Bumblefoot Solo
22. I.R.S.
23. Nice Boys (w/ Duff McKagan on guitar)
24. Knocking On Heaven’s Door (w/ Duff McKagan on guitar)
25. Nightrain

Encore:

26. Don’t Cry
27. Madagascar
28. Patience (w/ Duff McKagan on tambourine)
29. Whole Lotta Rosie
30. Waiting On A Friend (jam)
31. Paradise City