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Meat Loaf: Farewell Tour Confirmed for Dublin & Belfast

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on February 25, 2013 by Tickets There

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MeatloafWord is in folks, MCD have confirmed Meat Loaf will be playing Belfast’s Odyssey Arena and Dublin’s O2 Arena on May 14th and 17th respectively. Tickets are priced €58.70 for Dublin (no confirmation on Belfast prices yet) and go on sale this Friday, march 1st at 09:00 am.

This will be Meat Loaf’s last visit to Ireland, a country he credits amongst other in Europe as keeping his career going throughout the 80’s and early 90’s. He visit as part of his ‘Last At Bat’ Farewell tour (as previously reported here).

  • May 14th 2013 – Meat Loaf: Belfast Odyssey Arena
  • May 17th 2013 – Meat Loaf: Dublin O2 Arena

If you’re planning on going then don’t forget to check out our 7 Essential Meat Loaf Accessories to bring with you.
 

GUNS N’ ROSES LIVE IN DUBLIN TONIGHT

Posted in Gig Review, News with tags , , , , on May 17, 2012 by Tickets There

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The wait is almost over folks. Tonight, GUNS N’ ROSES return to the O2 arena, Dublin. With support from Thin Lizzy and Vengeance and the Panther Queen.

6.30: Doors
7.00: Vengeance and the Pantger Queen
8.30: Thin Lizzy
(times subject to change)
9.15: GUNS N’ ROSES

As we told you back when this show was announced, Guns may be late on stage do 1- pace your drinking, 2- take in the sights n sounds of the lovely O2 Arena, enjoy the hell out of Lizzy and 4 – BRING TAXI MONEY !!

Guns are playing roughly 23 songs in their set, including Chinese Democracy gems and greatest hits! Axl, DJ, Ron, Richard, Frank, Tommy, Chris and Dizzy have been enjoying the relaxing city of Dublin over the past few days, tone for us to have a good time.

If you’re going, have a great night. If you’re not, well – tickets are still on sale. Don’t miss you’re chance to catch these legends!

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GUNS N’ ROSES: O2 Dublin Tickets On Sale Now

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2012 by Tickets There

For those who don’t know, Guns N’ Roses tickets for the O2 arena in Dublin on May 17th went on sale this morning. Tickets are priced €65.50 – €69.50 plus booking fee. Guns N’ Roses last played Ireland in 2010 with two sold out (awesome) shows at Dublin’s O2 Arena and Belfast’s Odyssey Arena.

Axl Rose, Frank Ferrer, Tommy Stinson, Richard Fortus, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Dizzy Reed, Chris Pitman and Dj Ashba have been building a momentum across Asia, North American and Europe over the past three years with hundreds of sold out shows, rave reviews and stellar performances. April 2012 will see the band officially inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame before they hit the road to tour the festival circuit across Europre, as well as playing several of their own shows for the mix.

The tour kicks off in Dublin on May 17th. This is your chance to catch one of rock’s greatest front man deliver one of the best live shows you’ll ever witness from one of the most legendary bands of all time. GUNS N’ ROSES: Live in Dublin May 17th. Tickets on sale now @ Ticketmaster.ie

Review: Eric Clapton – Live @ The O2, Dublin (May 9th, 2011)

Posted in Gig Review, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2011 by Tickets There

Up front and honest, Tickets There have never been very knowledgeable fans of guitar god, Mr. ‘Slowhand’ himself – Eric Clapton. Aside from a handful of standout classics from his long and very illustrious career, we are unfamiliar with the legend on an album to album basis. Not that this interfered with tonight’s show at the O2 Arena however as we were treated to two hours of ‘incendiary’ (all young writers like to stick that word in ever since we all saw Almost Famous – finally justified to use in this instanceJ) guitar playing, amazing musicianship from two of the best key belters you’ll ever find; not to mention the presentation of the entire night. Great showmen will always leave you feeling happy, but inspiring musicians will leave you feeling gobsmacked. Eric is of course the epitome of the latter experience.

Arriving early is a necessity tonight as Mr. Clapton has brought the excellent Andy Fairweather Low and his band, The Low Riders along for the tour. Apparently everyone else feels the same as the Low Riders are greeted by a full house for their guest spot. Andy is best remembered for his time with the British pop rockets, Amen Corner but he’s matured with the years to become a shinning example of excellent live musicianship fuelled by an experienced, seasoned love from blues rock. Andy’s onstage banter and accompanying selection of early rock classics, blues numbers and his own material make for a perfect warm up show. It may have been several decades since Andy last played the capital, but tonight’s reception will surely entice him to visit again soon.

With a short interval for set-up, Eric Clapton and band arrive on stage very unceremoniously to a roaring house. Clapton’s live shows have never focused their performances on gimmicks, theatrics or OOT novelties. Rather they centre on the incredible skill of the performers and tonight is no exception. Backing musicians Willie Weeks (Bass), Steve Gadd (drums) and accompanying singers all provide an excellent rhythm section, while keyboardists Chris Stainton and in particular Tim Carmon,  push things over the edge and nearly steal the show with their awe-inspiring talent and control of their instruments. Of course, no-one in the world is going to upstage tonight’s star! Clapton wastes no time displaying his almost effortless control of the guitar with note perfect performances of Key To The Highway, Going Down Slow and Hoochie Coochie Man. His cover of Bob Marley’s classic ‘I Shot The Sheriff’, thrills greatest hits fans while Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out brings a little happy swagger back into the night.

A man of few words, Eric takes the chair for a number of acoustic tracks including Gary Moore’s Still Got The Blues, When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful and a reworked blues version of Layla. Aside from the regular thank-yous, Eric doesn’t communicate much with the crowd but does take the sitting down opportunity to joke he always “dreamed of becoming a DJ”. It may not have landed the laughs that Andy Fairweather Low had managed but it’s enough to show the legend is enjoying himself tonight.

Strapping the electric on, Eric returns to full form for an explosive version of Cream’s classic Badge before blowing the crowd away with a powerful performance of Wonderful Tonight. Of course, no Clapton show would be complete without his classic version of John Cale’s Cocaine which ends the main set and brings the arena to its feet. Just in case the crowd hasn’t yet understood that we’re in the presence of one of the greatest guitarist of all time, the band arrive back for one final blue performance of Crossroads. With that, Eric waves and the band are gone in the same unceremonious fashion they arrived. But they’ve done their job tonight. Crowd happy, TT happy. Now when’s he coming back?

View the SetList @ Swear I’m Not Paul Music BLog

Def Leppard – Alice Cooper & Thin Lizzy Announce 2011 Dublin and Belfast Shows.

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on March 1, 2011 by Tickets There

Def Leppard has announced headlining shows in Dublin and Belfast with Alice Cooper and Thin Lizzy coming along as special guests. The gigs are set to take place in Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on June 7th and Dublin’s O2 Arena on June 8th.

Tickets are priced at €59.50 for Dublin and £41.50 for Belfast (+ booking fee all the way) and can be purchased from our dear old chums Ticketmaster.

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

Meat Loaf Announces Dublin & Belfast Shows

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , on September 7, 2010 by Tickets There

The legendary (all intellectual properly rights respected) Loaf is returning to Ireland for the gazillionth time this year. The man who was a staple of Tickets There’s youth has announced shows in Dublin’s O2 Arena on December 18th and Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on the 20th.

Responsible form two of rocks greatest albums, Bat Out of Hell and its sequel, Bat out Of Hell II, Meat Loaf possesses one of the finest voices in music and delivers his performances with more power than the bikes he sings about.

Well worth catching and with tickets for Dublin priced at a mere €59.60+, you can’t go too wrong. Tickets for both shows go on sale this Friday @ 09:00am

Check out The Meat and Angelina Jolie below,

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