Archive for The Academy

W.A.S.P. release new song ‘Last Runaway’

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, New Music, News with tags , , , , , , on August 14, 2015 by Tickets There

GolgothaCoverNot content with metal legends Iron Maiden releasing new material today? Well the incredible, the brilliant – the wonderful W.A.S.P. have just gone and released their first song in years and years today from their forthcoming record, Golgotha.

Yes, you’ll finally get to hear a new WASP record on October 2nd. We’ve been promised it’s got a mad mix of styles and judging by the first single, Last Runaway, the rumours are true. Not your typical Blackie tune by any stretch but very enjoyable. Click on the link below to head over to Soundcloud and hear it for yourself.

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Don’t forget folks, W.A.S.P. play Dublin’s Academy on September 16th. If you’ve never seen them – buy your tickets immediately. If you have seen them, enjoy going again because there’s no way you’re missing this. Tickets on sale now.

Review: Behemoth – Live @ The Academy (Dec 11th, 2014)

Posted in Gig Review, Music with tags , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2014 by Tickets There

IMG_0781A cancelled gig is always a bummer which can leave a bad taste in the mouth for years to come. That’s why Behemoth fans in Ireland must tip their hats to all the folks at DME and Behemoth themselves for saving the latter’s long awaited return to Irish shores this week. Awful weather conditions meant ferry cancelations this morning which left Decapitated, Grand Magus and Winterfylleth unable to reach Dublin for tonight’s show. Fortunately, with the help of a little luck and fiscal support – DME were able to get Behemoth to Dublin and fill in the support bill with locals Malthusian and Aeternum Vale. A Christmas miracle, you might say? (smug laugh).

IMG_0768The reduction in support didn’t seem to stop anyone coming tonight. The Academy is rammed from wall to wall and right from the start Behemoth ensure no-one, no matter who they originally came to see, is walking out of this venue tonight disappointed. Right from the start they have our bones trembling from their unrelenting force and stripped back, but no less imposing theatrics. There are bands out there who understand the nature of what live shows should be and go above and beyond to put on the most impressive performance and tonight that’s exactly what the Academy is treated to.

Of course, Behemoth don’t just rely on theatrics to get us going as they deliver an incredible set built from their latest album, The Satanist, as well as classics from their extensive back catalogue. ‘Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel’ opens the show and even spurs the crowd to sing it back, a rare feat for a band playing a song from a new album after twenty years on the road. ‘Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer’ swiftly follows and speeds up the pace as they hammer out incredible songs including ‘Conquer All’, ‘The Satanist’, ‘Christians to the Lions’ and many more before ‘Chant for Eschaton 2000′ closes their main set.

IMG_0774After an exhaustive set, Behemoth dim the lights and return in full black metal attire to deliver one final brooding song – the colossal closing number from The Satanist, ‘O Father O Satan O Sun’. An epic performance and easily one of our highlights of 2014. Hopefully it won’t be another ten years before we see them back in the emerald isle.

HALESTORM announce Academy date.

Posted in Music with tags , , , on December 16, 2014 by Tickets There

15501_10152985654104548_3232342494702236820_nPennsylvanian firecrackers HALESTORM are excited to announce a headline show at The Academy for 27th February.

Having toured steadily for years with acts as diverse as Shinedown, Stone Sour, Disturbed, Megadeth, Papa Roach, Godsmack and countless others. Halestorm will head on the tour early next year for their own show.

With two albums under their belt, we can expect to hear some new tunes on the road as Halestorm have been busy in the studio working on their next album release, due out spring 2015. More album details will be revealed shortly but meanwhile, fans can get a taste via some special in-studio clips at: https://www.youtube.com/user/HalestormRocks.

Tickets on sale NOW from ticketmaster.ie and outlets nationwide and limited amount from Sound Cellar €23.00 includes booking fee

Bad weather disrupts Behemoth Line-up tonight – but the show must go on!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on December 11, 2014 by Tickets There

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Sad news for fans of DECAPITATED, GRAND MAGUS and WINTERFYLLETH as they’ve been forced to drop out of tonight’s BEHEMOTH show at The Academy. Because of high winds and general horribleness, ferries have been cancelled and the bands are unable to travel over.

It’s not all bad though, thanks to some huge efforts on DME’s part, BEHEMOTH will be able to play this evening. The black metal titans cannot be stooped by mere Godly weather and will live on to reign unholy hell upon our mortal souls. In other words, they’re going to play a f**king blinder tonight.

Filling in for support tonight will be Malthusian and Aeternum Vale. You can view the fill statement from DME below about tonight’s shows. See ye all there!

Statement from DME (12/12/2014)

10402961_721389241263144_7242146594380982803_nPlease note that due to the horrific weather conditions in the UK and the subsequent cancellation of all ferries, the support bands will be unable to make tonight’s BEHEMOTH! show. However, due to monumental efforts from all involved throughout the evening and night, Behemoth will still play Dublin tonight. Support will now come from Malthusian and Aeternum Vale.

We realise this change will cause some disappointment but hope that you will understand that these are exceptional circumstances and appreciate the massive efforts made to ensure the headline band plays and the fact that that all concerned have gone beyond the call of duty both in terms of effort and finances to make Behemoth’s long awaited return to Ireland still happen.

Doors will still open at 6pm with Aeternum Vale onstage at 7.15pm, Malthusian at 8pm and Behemoth at approx. 9.15pm.

Saxon play Dublin next Friday

Posted in Gig Review, Music, News with tags , , on November 28, 2014 by Tickets There

Saxon band photoIreland hasn’t got a history of paying for the proivaleg of watching Saxons do their thing, but in this case you have Tickets There’s official seal of approval to go forth and even get a t-short. In one weelk the legendary English metal warriors SAXON will be in town performing for their legion at The Academy or current home of all things majorly metal.

The legends are coming to Dublin as part of their WARRIORS OF THE ROAD – 35TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR which will see them play 38 dates in Europe alone. Tickets are still on sale (but may not be for much longer) priced €26 inclusive of booking fee. Enjoy!

WIN: 2 tickets to Electric Six @ The Academy (CLOSED)

Posted in Competition, Gig Listing with tags , , , , on November 26, 2014 by Tickets There

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THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

Have you ever seen Electric Six live? If so, you know they’re one of the most fun nights out you can have in this grey, cold world. If you haven’t, then you need to enter this competition now and see for yourself.

Yes, Dick Valentine’s beloved Electric Six are coming to the Academy this Saturday (Nov 29th) and you and a friend could be in with a chance of seeing them live. They’re here touring their latest album, Human Zoo, but if you wish for it hard enough I’m sure they’ll throw a few greatest hits into the mix as well.

To experience it just send your name and phone number to ticketsthere@hotmail.com and answer the following question.

What is Dick Valentine’s real name?

Competition closes tomorrow evening @ 5pm. Winners will be contacted shortly after.

Sepultura announce Dublin show

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , on November 11, 2014 by Tickets There

10443417_723849844350417_8668029698061792803_nRight, this time there’s no stopping Tickets There. Sepultura are making their almost annual visit to Dublin and we’re not missing another one. They rocked Hellfest this year and proved that live, they’re still an unstoppable force. They performed before a sold out crowd earlier this year and by all accounts rocked the Academy to it’s very foundations and they’re gearing up to do it all over again next August.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 14th priced €25 from all Ticketmaster outlets and online. The show happens August 10th at The Academy. Support still TBC. You can follow the Official Event Page from DME for updates.

Brazil has been delivering a brutal mix of metal, hardcore, thrash, punk and tribal that could hardly be more intense or more passionate. What had begun in Belo Horizonte in 1984 soon turned into a metal hurricane of threatening proportions and has taken on undreamt-of dimensions since the enlistment of American vocalist Derrick Green in 1998. You have to experience this band live on stage to understand the fascination that this South-American act holds. And Sepultura’s current songs always indicate the future of heavy metal.

DEATH DTA announce Dublin return

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on November 11, 2014 by Tickets There

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Last year we were in shock when Death announced they’d reformed and were coming over to Europe for a tour. Of course, no Death line-up is every going to be fully complete with the presence of a certain Mr. Schuldiner, but who worries about these things? All those Death songs were sitting dormant for long enough and needed to be aired out. So, last November they came to the Academy as Death DTA (Death to All) and put on an incredible show. No Chuck, but remaining members from the Human era with Max Phelps on vocals were spectacular. Their dedication to Death’s legacy and performance would have been more than enough to make Chuck proud – saying that as a person that never knew the man, but he would have been a right fussy fuss pot not to have enjoyed the show. Now count your lucky stars if you missed it because they’re coming back!

DEATH DTA are returning to The Academy on March 3rd to celebrate Chuck and the twentieth anniversary of the Symbolic album. The night promises to be an incredible tribute to one of metal’s pioneers and the genre/music he created with stealer musicians, savage tunes and pints a plenty. Tickets are on sale now priced €27.50 from all Ticketmaster outlets and online of course. Follow the official event page for all the scoop.

  • DME Presents: Death DTA
  • Support: Massacre, Abysmal Dawn, Loudblast
  • Date: March 3rd, 2015
  • Doors: 18:00 (18+ show)

Mastodon announce Dublin show

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , on July 10, 2014 by Tickets There

mastodonMastodon fans – your time has come. The American’s will be coming over to Dublin’s fair city, where the metal heads are so pretty and you’ll first set your eyes on a sweet…still reading?

Mastodon will be touring their new record, Once More ‘Round the Sun and they’ll be here on November 19th and they’re playing THE ACADEMY. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday July 11th at 09;00am from all usual ticketmaster outlets priced €30 .

Anthrax fans – Enjoy!

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , on July 2, 2014 by Tickets There

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To all those going to see Anthrax tonight, have a mental one. Here’s a video for ye (see, despite my own opinion of Anthrax – I’ll still help ye out ;))

Review: SLAYER – Live @ The Academy, Dublin (July 1st, 2014)

Posted in Gig Review, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2014 by Tickets There

If you’re an Irish metal fan, you can be forgiven for thinking SLAYER are the only metal band in the entire world these days. After all, the group has performed here six times in the last year and there’s still tonight’s sold out Academy show to go. While other major metal bands appear to have shrugged off Ireland on their outings over the past few years – SLAYER have been coming back again and again to assault the holy hell out of us and up mid-week drink sales by 12.7% for the entire year. That’s impressive when you consider we live in Ireland.

IMG_9505Tonight’s crowd know the deal. People hang back around Fibbers, Gypsy Rose and the bars around Abbey Street. There’s no rush – no support so nothing to do but relax and avoid the possible elevator pong music that was forced upon us last year. By ten to nine however – the bars have deserted, the Academy is rammed and the familiar opening hiss of ‘Hell Awaits’ from Decade.. comes sneering over the PA.

IMG_9557No sooner or Slayer on that it seems they’re half way into their set. ‘The Antichrist’, ‘Necrophiliac’ and ‘Mandatory Suicide’ just explode out at furious (my favourite Slayer word) speed and power. Tom gleams at the audience, nodding his approval and waits for the roars to calm down before thanking us for showing up and kicking off ‘War Ensemble’ followed by ‘Disciple‘, ‘Post-mortem’ and ‘Hate Worldwide’.

The set is incredible – almost like it’s been handpicked by fans and Slayer sound as fast, filthy and furious as ever before. ‘At Dawn They Sleep’, ‘Die By the Sword’ and ‘Spirit in Black’ pave the way for new tune, ‘Implode‘, to fight it’s corner for a regular space on Slayer’s set. As the end starts to creep nearer, Slayer start whipping out fan favourites and Tom leaves the choruses to the crowd as we begin to drown out the PA. ‘Seasons In The Abyss’ and ‘Dead Skin Mask’ follow before the band finish their main set with ‘Raining Blood’ and  ‘Black Magic’.

As with last year, the giant Hanneman banner drops and Slayer return to finish the night with ‘South of Heaven’ and ‘Angel of Death’. Slayer may have lost Jeff, the legend behind many of their most loved songs. They may also have fallen out with Dave – their founding member, drumming legend! But Gary Holt and Paul Bostaph fill those spots nicely tonight, as with last year and Tom and Kerry are still bad ass motherfuckers. Slayer are proving with every show that nothing can stop them and hopefully we’ll hear some more music from the current line-up in the near future. Failing that, we’ll probably see them again next year in the Academy – hopefully!

BEHEMOTH are Dublin bound!

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on June 25, 2014 by Tickets There

10300010_654429977959071_3646476740303071867_nIt’s just one after another this morning! Now up , Polish heavyweights – BEHEMOTH,They destroyed me at Hellfest three nights ago and I should be recovered just in time to see them this December when they play The Academy!

The guys are coming on December 11th and before you go thinking December couldn’t get any more epic, wait till you see the support. Would Decapitated and Grand Magnus help the mood? I thought so. You can also add Winterfylleth and you’ve got yourself a gig.

It all happens at The Academy on December 11th and tickets are on sale now priced €32.50 inc bkg fee from all usual outlets. Bring it! You can follow all the latest updates on the DME Event Page.

SLAYER: New Music and Return to Ireland!

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, New Music, News, Special Features with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2014 by Tickets There

img_50162014 is definitely looking much brighter than last year for the mightiest of all gods – SLAYER. Flash back to this time last year and the world was just days away from hearing the news that founding guitarist and chief songwriter, Jeff Hanneman had passed. After years battling a flesh eating virus, Jeff finally succumbed to his hidden battle with alcohol leaving the recording and touring of the band in immediate doubt. To top things off, Dave Lombardo – Slayer’s long time suffering drummer had been unceremoniously kicked out just weeks before and his permanent replacement (Paul Bostaph) was still to be announced. No founding drummer, no chief songwriter – a sad time for Slayer and their fans.

img_5062A month later Slayer took to the stage in The Academy, Dublin for the first of three Irish shows and all worries about the bands stability went out the window. They rampaged through two blinding sets in Dublin before heading to Belfast and doing it all over again. The band looked and sounded great, with Jeff’s replacement (GARY ‘THE LEGEND’ HOLT!) filling the part like a pro and Paul easily slipping back into his old chair behind the iconic Tom and Kerry. The band made little reference to Jeff’s passing, but rumours circulated that Slayer were now at an end in recording terms. Thankfully that turned out to be bullshit as they’ve just surprised the world with a brand new tune – ‘Implode’. Not a bad song at all and one that’s currently monopolizing the TT cans. Scroll down further and give it many, many spins. (You can also download it for free from Slayer.net)

img_5072TO TOP IT OFF – tickets for Slayer’s recently announced three Irish shows go on sale tomorrow morning. This time they’re hitting Belfast twice on June 29th and 30th and Dublin’s Academy on July 1st. With new material, some time between Jeff’s passing and the dismissal of Dave – things are finally in motion to move into a new era for Slayer. If ‘Implode’ is anything to go by, we have nothing to worry about. The future is blood, the future is SLAYER!

AND – to all those giving out that Slayer shouldn’t do anything without Jeff and Dave- shit up your face. A band that’s been together that long are like a family. It’s everything and you seriously expect Tom and Kerry to give up their entire lives, after three decades together because some of their family have moved on or they’ve had a falling out with someone? Life stinks, shit happens – you move on. That’s how it is so deal with it.

SLAYER!

Slayer Irish Tour Dates 2014

  • June 29th: The Limelight, Belfast
  • June 30th: The Limelight, Belfast
  • July 1st: The Academy, Dublin

Tickets on sale tomorrow morning from Ticketmaster.ie and all usual outlets.

KREATOR Announce Dublin Show

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

10154014_625857024149700_1616825165220963793_nThose of you on Facebook (ye legends) will have seen our earlier post about this and now Tickets There can confirm (almost) all the details. Yes, legendary thrash metal band, KREATOR, are coming to Dublin. DME have just unleashed the details and if you’re lucky enough to get a ticket, you’ll be seeing the guys on December 20th (SATURDAY NIGHT!) in The Academy.

Kreator are a regular fixture these days on the gig going calendar – which is pretty savage considering they’re amazing. With them will be Arch Enemy who are accompanying them for their full European tour and there’s still some special guests TBA. Door and Ticket details also still TBA. Keep checking back – every three seconds.

 

CARCASS Tickets Almost Sold Out

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

untitledTickets have been on sale for just under a month and already they’re almost gone. If you want to see Carcass this year, you best be acting quick as according to DME yesterday there were only 80 left, spread out between Into The Void, Sound Cellar and Ticketmaster.

However, if you don’t want to see quality Death metal this September then just don’t buy one. It’ll serve you right when the rest of us enjoy so tunes!

Tickets on sale now for €30 inc. booking fees.

Amon Amarth Dublin and Belfast Shows Announced

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , on February 7, 2014 by Tickets There

AmonAmarth-DeceiverOfTheGodsViking metal returns to Dublin this summer as the epic Amon Amarth are returning to the Limelight and Academy as part of their Deceiver of the Gods tour. Now I’ve never seen these guys live and I’ve kicked myself every time I’ve passed on the chance to go. Expect Tickets There making an appearance in Dublin at least.

The shows take place in August 12th (Belfast) and 13th (Dublin) and tickets go on sale today from Ticketmaster priced £27.5 and €30 respectively. Actually respectively nothing – Vikings! Never thought Ireland would be so welcome to repeated returns by these horned lunatics!

Have you seen them live? Tell me your opinion….

OVERKILL Still set to play Dublin

Posted in Gig Review, Music, News with tags , , , on January 15, 2014 by Tickets There

OKSome of you may have heard that Overkill have delayed the release of their forthcoming album and several of their March tour dates. Well fear not beloved Overkill fans from Eire, they haven’t abandoned us yet. D.M.E. confirmed this morning that their date at the Academy on March 15th will still go ahead as planned. unfortunately, Skeletonwitch are now unable to play the shows and a replacement will be announced soon. Xentrix will appear as billed.

Read the full D.M.E. statement below and on the Overkill event page.

‘Some of you may have seen the news that Overkill have cancelled their Euro tour in March. Fear not though….the UK/Ire leg stays in place and they will still hit The Academy along with Xentrix on Sat. March 15th. It does, however, mean that Skeletonwitch will no longer be on the dates. A replacement will be announced soon.’

Photos: DEATH DTA – Live @ The Academy (27th November, 2013)

Posted in Gig Review, Music with tags , , , , on January 10, 2014 by Tickets There

1509171_10152170129413200_1088135262_nTaking your sweet time is one of the simple pleasures to enjoy when you own your own blog. On that note, enjoy some snaps from DEATH DTA’s show at the Academy last year. Incredible performance that I regret not reviewing.

WARPATH & KILLFACE Added as SEPULTURA Support

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , on January 10, 2014 by Tickets There

Hats officially off to Dublin death metal merchants, WARPATH and KILLFACE this week as both bands have been added as support for  up and coming Irish visit.

1003046_582138371854899_310948386_nOn February 4th, the Brazilian legends will bring their The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart tour to The Academy for one night only and who better to welcome them to town than our own sexy Warparty and the killing crew – Face! What am I talking about? Who knows. DME host the show and tickets are on sale now priced €25 inc fees. Follow all the updates on the Facebook event page.

BREAKING NEWS: Overkill to Play Dublin

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , on January 3, 2014 by Tickets There

This is actually breaking news…. honest..

893030_572580812810655_1783382037_oThe legendary OVERKILL are coming to Dublin this year to play what we believe (correct if needed) to be their very first show on Irish soil.

They’re set to take over the Academy on March 15th to deliver a night of new material (which is awesome) and classics (which are also awesome) and bring some tasty support in the form of Xentrix and Skeletonwitch. Tickets on sale now from Ticketmaster priced €26.50 inc fees.

For all the latest, keep an eye on the Event Page.