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BLACK SABBATH, RAMMSTEIN & MANY MORE ANNOUNCED FOR HELLFEST 2016

Posted in Festival News, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2015 by Tickets There

untitledIt’s really, really true. Hellfest 2016 have just made their first official line-up announcement which has confirmed the rumours that Black Sabbath and Rammstein will be headlining the 3 day event. A third headliner and over 20 more bands will be announced at a later date with Metallica, Tool, System of a Down and AC/DC all getting nods from fans.

Along with the headliners, Hellfest have also announced Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – further adding fuel to the potential Big 4 rumors. And just in case that wasn’t enough for you, they’ve also thrown in KoRn, Volbeat, Gorjira, King Diamond, Twisted Sister, Testatment, Over Kill, Napalm Death, Decide, Dark Funeral, Vader, Voivod, Sick of it All, Down, The Melvins and many, many, many more. Visit www.hellfest.fr for full details.

Hellfest 2016 is officially the best heavy metal event of the summer we’ve seen so far. With more than 75% of passes already sold, the time to pull the finger out is upon you!

Slipknot announce 2016 Belfast show

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , on October 12, 2015 by Tickets There

47421aSeems to be a major heavy metal Monday this week. Not only have Exodus announced their return to Belfast and Dublin next year, but Slipknot have also just announced an Irish date for next year’s putting. Fans had found it a bit strange when the Know announced a four date UK arena tour without anything this side of the pond, but all is forgiven with the news they’ll be playing Belfast’s SSE Arena on February 15th, 2016.

Tickets go on sale this Friday priced £43.50 from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.  but for now you can keep the excitement brewing with this commercial.

EXODUS announce Belfast and Dublin return!

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2015 by Tickets There

12095252_885791658156234_3740034466003808318_oEveryone at ticketsthere.com would like to thank the crew at DME for the following announcement. You may made Monday morning worth getting up for.

Statement from DME: Monday mornings suck….on that we can all agree. So here’s some news to cheer you up! Thrash masters Exodus will return to Ireland next year! See them at Limelight Belfast on Monday 29th February and Dublin’s Button Factory on Tuesday 1st March. Tickets on sale NOW via http://www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide along with http://www.tickets.ie & Sound Cellar for Dublin.

Can you believe that? Anyone who was at that last show in the button factory will remember it as one of the greatest metal shows this country has seen in many a moon. Now they’re back and Steve Souza will be rteturning with them. Having a little difficulty containing the excitement right now. Well done all at DME!

Exodus play the Limelight, Belfast and The Button Factory, Dublin on Feb 29th and March 1st 2016 respectively. Tickets on sale now!

Visit the Official Event Page now.

Tower Records sell out of Metallica stock after Glastonbury performance

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2014 by Tickets There

20120502060717631Tower Records have confirmed this morning that they have completely sold out of Metallica stock after the band’s headlining performance at Glastonbury on Saturday night. Don’t panic though – fortunately a re-order was logged last week which should be filled tomorrow morning.

“We had to re-order all of our Metallica stock, as well as additional items we don’t normally carry”, confirmed James O’Brien, Tower manager. “Glastonbury supporters had been turning up all week to purchase Metallica stock and burn it outside in a large eco-friendly bonofire to protest the band’s inclusion as a Glasto headliner. Vegans, PETA, feminists, Apple product users, they all showed up to denounce the band. Once Metallica played though, they started buying the stuff to bring home – fucking eejits. Win win for us”.

Buying frenzy at Tower Records, Dublin yesterday

Buying frenzy at Tower Records, Dublin yesterday

In an apparent breakdown of popular culture, it seems the hipster world is now divided as thousands of bearded, legging wearing big wheel bicycle envy sufferers have cast aside their Arcade Fire albums to proclaim they are and always have been metal devotees.

“I saw Anvil when it was released, I’ve always been so into metal” claims twitter user @transformersshouldalwayshavebeenacartoon from Suffolk. In a series of tweets the user proclaims that heavy metal is a forgotten art for those who choose to use large music to show their feelings. “The guitars represent pain and the vocals represent more pain. The drums are also pain but the bass is the light. Metal is so diverse – the black album is like OK Computer or Funeral. I always preferred their earlier stuff though”.

Other metal bands, including Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax and Sepultura are expected to benefit greatly from the hipsters immediate need to prove how metal they are and while older Metallica fans are responding quite negatively and sarcastically to the hipster world’s sudden interest in the group, Anthrax fans are embracing them with one twitter user – @iloveANTHRAXthismuch|____________________| claiming this is a “good day for metal”.

Glastonbury organizers have also confirmed this morning that next year’s event will include a dedicated heavy metal tent called ‘They only sing about cruelty, they don’t actually do it – so you can enjoy them Stage’ and have booked Cannibal Corpse, Emperor, Exhumed, Mayhem and Exodus to perform. Ed Sheeran has also announced plans to release the first singer / songwriter metal album. The world waits with baited breath….

Megadeth Cancels Immediate Tour Plans

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , on May 22, 2014 by Tickets There

WB1G8752Due to the passing of Dave Ellefson’s brother earlier this week, Megadeth has decided to cancel all immediate touring plans and won’t hit the road again until June 20th when their tour picks up in Montebello, QC for the Amnesia Rockfest. This sadly means no Deth for yours truly at Hellfest, but I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to Dave and his family.

Full statement from Megadeth.com can be viewed below and the list of dates that will go ahead can be found here.

Los Angeles, CA (May 21, 2014) – Megadeth has cancelled immediate tour plans as bassist David Ellefson and his family mourn the loss of his brother, who passed away on May 19, in Minneapolis, Minn. after battling cancer. A private family funeral service will be held.

The band sends their deepest condolences and prayers to David during this time and ask that the fans please do the same.

Pyskosis Announce Album Title

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on April 22, 2014 by Tickets There

10270769_10152859221929762_6396454584800178621_nIt’s been promised, it’s been recorded and now we’re on the home stretch in the build up to one of the most exciting releases you could ask for – the debut album from Psykosis. Those who read Tickets There might have picked up a certain affection we hold for the band. It’s not a warm, embracing, loving affecting you understand – it’s more a hostile, cannibalistic, whiskey fuelled sense of ridiculous manslaughter mayhem sort of affection. Today that affection is growing as the album name and possible art work hint have been unveiled by the band.

‘Welcome to the Psykoward’ is the title suggested for the Dublin band’s first full length release. The date is sketchy, but it’s being promised to appear this summer and the band are continuing on with live shows in the mean time. You can catch this in Fibber MaGee’s this Friday when they compete in Quarter Semi-section Alpha Final ABB 123z of the Bloodstock completion. After that they’re supporting M.O.D. on June 24th before the highly anticipated and long time coming Evile, eventually take the stage of the Voodoo lounge on September 26th.

This promises to be one of the most exciting releases of the year so you can almost maybe bet money Tickets There will have regular updates*

*Don’t bet money – you know what we’re like.

HELLFEST Running Order Leaks

Posted in Festival News, Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , on April 22, 2014 by Tickets There

Hellfest-2014-Programme-640x898Hellfest 2014, potentially the greatest metal festival of all time is just two months away and that should be just enough time to narrow down your viewing choices for the weekend now that the running order has been leaked. Is it genuine? It sure seems to be and this writer is currently marking off the must see’s according to it. To see the leak daily breakdown’s, pop over and give struggling metal site http://www.metalorgie.com/ (they probably don’t get half the traffic we do :))

For anyone who hasn’t realized it, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Slayer, Megadeth, Soundgarden, Aerosmith, Emperor, Carcass, Death, Monster Magnet and hundreds of others will be descending upon Clisson, France to raise…nah, no need to say that. They’re going to be there., they’re going to put on the greatest three days of live music we’ve ever seen and we’re going to return to our respective homes as pale, shallow vessels of our former selves. We shall never skip an opportunity about that one weekend in 2014 where heavy Metal and heaven met on a field for three days and how it was the peak in our otherwise unfulfilling lives. ..>Well, it is Tuesday after a bank holiday – I’m allowed to be depressing.

Three days passes are sold out, one day passes for the Friday and Saturday or sold out, but if you want to see Emperor, Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Soundgardern and more – you can still purchase Sunday passes from THIS LINK – DO IT NOW FFS!