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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 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 & usual outlets nationwide along with & 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.


Annihilator announce Irish date for 2015

Posted in Gig Listing, News with tags , , , , , on December 16, 2014 by Tickets There

10848850_740908152644586_6088347999351670475_oCanadian thrashers Annihilator have announced a show in the Button Factory for October 1st 2015. The legendary band will play an extensive tour and haven’t forgotten their auld Irish pals who seem like they’re in for a proper thrash metal spoiling next year.

Support details are still TBC, but tickets go on sale this Friday priced €25 from Ticketmaster, and Sound Cellar. Keep an eye on DME’s page for details.

ICED EARTH Announce 2014 Dublin Show

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , on April 22, 2013 by Tickets There

733987_470450613023676_1082888200_nLegendary American metallers ICED EARTH have announced a full European tour for 2014. The 34 date tour will visit England, Belgium, Spain, Ireland, Romania, Turkey, Croatia, Greece, Bulgaria. Germany and several other stops. We can expect them January 13th at The Button Factory. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, April 25th priced €25. (Keep an eye on D.M.E. Event Page for more on support bands)

ICED EARTH are excited to announce the first part of their 2014/2015 World Tour, with the tour kicking off on January 9, 2014 in Saarbrücken, Germany. Tickets and VIP packages for these shows will be on sale by the end of April 2013.

The band has been hitting it relentlessly, with the recent studio album “DYSTOPIA” being the most toured album in the band’s illustrious history.

One of the many highlights of the “WORLD DYSTOPIA TOUR”, a headline show at the historic Kourion Amphitheatre in Cyprus was recently released as BluRay, DVD and in many other formats, entitled “LIVE IN ANCIENT KOURION”.

The band is currently writing a new studio album with a slated release date for late 2013.

They will be recording and mixing in between a string of European festivals this summer.

Photos: TURN – Live @ The Button Factory (December 21st 2012)

Posted in Gig Review, IRISH NOISE! with tags , , , , on February 19, 2013 by Tickets There

After writing about TURN back in September, I think I’ll let a few poor photo efforts sum up one of the best things in Ireland over the past 11 years for this writer; TURN live! It was a great show and I regret not reviewing at the time. Apologies to all who were misled by the misleading title.







Lordi Return to The Button Factory in May

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , on February 19, 2013 by Tickets There

858563_444373348964736_486886228_oFinnish Eurovision legends, Lordi, will return to Dublin’s The Button Factory on May2nd as part of their ‘Tour Beast or Not Tour Beast’ European trek this year.  The band are set to release their new album, ‘To Beast or Not to Beast’ (see where the tour tile is coming from?) in March.

Tickets are on sale now from all Ticketmaster outlets, Into The Void Records and Sound Cellar priced €25. Since we didn’t get to see GWAR last time, this will just have to do. Follow the official Dublin Metal Events Event Page on Facebook for latest details on support.

GWAR: D.M.E. Add Dublin Gig Poster

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , on September 27, 2011 by Tickets There

This may not really be news – but who cares! Dublin Metal Events have added a poster to the event page for GWAR’s Dublin show which happens January 17th @ The Button Factory. Click on the wee thumbnail image and you’ll get the bigger version (Internet for dummies 101 right there). For all those as excited about this gig as we are, enjoy this little taste 🙂

Tickets for the gig are on sale now through (other outlets to be confirmed) priced €25 (plus booking fees)

Le Galaxie Announce FREE Show in Dublin’s Button Factory – Friday, Sept. 23rd

Posted in Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , on September 20, 2011 by Tickets There

The excellent Le Galaxie round of a great summer of promotion for their incredible Laserdisc Nights II album this week when they play a free show in The Button Factory. This will be the band’s first Dublin show since the album was launched back in June and promises to be a late night of drinking, dancing and major tunage.

Helping the band along on the night will be Three Trapped Tigers, Diamond Dagger, Seams and Nanobot.

It all kicks off at 8pm sharp and again, it’s completely free so get their early!

W.A.S.P. Playing The Academy Tomorrow Night (Saturday, Nov. 27th)

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2010 by Tickets There

That’s right folks, Blackie Lawless and the boys are hitting Dublin tomorrow night for the second time in less than a year. The boys are still touring their 2009 album Babylon but there’s plenty of older hits in there like On Your Knees, L.O.V.E. Machine, Chainsaw Charlie and many more to keep all fans happy.

Gig’s happening in the Academy and if the crowd at Exodus last week is anything to go by, then recession or no recession: this show will be packed.

Dublin Metal Events presents W.A.S.P. tomorrow night in The Academy, Middle Abbey Street Dublin tomorrow night with tickets priced at €23.50. Support from Shadowside.

That’s not all folks, D.M.E. have a pretty savage winter lined up for all you heads out there meaning Fibbers, Brux and Gypsy Rose won’t be going out of business any time soon. Here’s just a few of the shows they’ve got planned.

Napalm Death – The Village (Dec 1st 2010)
Support by: Immolation, Macabre & Waking The Cadaver

Municipal WasteWhelan’s (Dec 4th 2010)
Support by: Saviours & Ramming Speed

DecapitatedThe Village (Dec 11th 2010)
Support by: Nephridium and Zealot Cult

Anathema – The Village (Dec 18th 2010)
Support by: North Atlantic Oscillation

Entombed – The Village (Jan 29th 2011)
Support by: Morphosis & Two Tales of Woe

Nile – The Button Factory (Feb 11th 2011)
Support by: Melechesh

Accept – The Village (Mar 19th 2011)
Support by: TBC

Children of Bodom / Amon Amarth – Vicar Street (April 5th 2011)
Support by: TBC

All details for each show can be found on Dublin metal Events Official Website (Click here).

Meanwhile Tickets There will be the ones robbing the Exodus / WASP poster tomorrow!


Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , on November 9, 2010 by Tickets There

As the white mist creeps over the black lit swamp, the blurry figure of Jape maestro Richie Egan can at long last be seen emerging, synth clutched tightly. At long last the excellent Jape are blowing of the cobwebs for a full blown tour with Fionn Regan and ASIWYFA(they really should be called ASIWYFA for short. From now on, tell everyone we said it first!). Now the tour we already reported on and we don’t repeat news here (*coughs) so you’re guessing there’s another reason for all this unnecessary gibberish.

Jape have announced a headlining show at Dublin’s Button Factory for December 17th. No word on support, tickets are even a flyer yet but you know TT, we’ll update this post as soon as the details come in. Click here to see

Ham Sandwich – White Fox (Album Review)

Posted in Album Review, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2010 by Tickets There

They’re back, one of Irelands most hotly tipped bands Ham Sandwich have returned with their sophomore album, White Fox. It officially hits stores in two days but seeing as they’re lovely folks, they’ve allowed State Magazine to post the whole thing online for free streaming. It’s been so long since we reviewed an album here at Tickets There, we’re not even sure whether we know how anymore (or ever did for that matter – Ed.), but over the next few paragraphs we’re going to do our best to tell you exactly how good this album is.

The Naturist was a lovely single in May and now it’s a lovely opening to the album. There’s nothing bad about this song and almost six months after it’s release, it’s as appealing, fresh and loveable as ever. Can’t think of a nicer way to start things off or prepare you for the heavier, faster sounds of the album’s title track, White Fox. It’s upbeat and edgy but broader and more dynamic than Ham Sandwich’s older sound, yet still retaining that energy we love about them.

Ant’s gives of the impression it’ll be a duet folk number like something from the sixties before unveiling its self fully and transforming into one of the most powerful pieces on the record. Niamh Farrell really out does herself vocally, giving the song a very strong performance that really drives this piece home. OH-OH’s dance floor driven poppiness is a welcome boost to the albums energy before the soothing sounds of Models brings us to the half way point. So far, so damn good.

The Fog again gives the album a good belting number, this time coming from the drums. A hard, quick paced beat with picking guitars provides an excellent base for the tracks clap along breaks. Like Ant’s, The Fog grows and develops with each new verse and chorus to become one of the albums standout’s. It’s also one older fans will find comfortable as the sound is similar to previous Sandwich favorites like Click Click Boom and Words.

Long Distance, In December and Animals provide more room for relaxation. Filled with melodic guitars, soft drums and soothing vocals, the songs almost run in to each other but in a very welcome form. They may not be the unquestionable stand outs of this record but their presence would only be missed if they changed. Floors finishes of the record on a very soulful note with Niamh and the band giving a very atmospheric, subtle performance. A nice way to end a very welcome return by Ham Sandwich,

Simply put, White Fox if a lovely album from start to finish. The heavier style from Carry The Meek is all but gone but instead the band can now offer a very personal, mature sound in their writing. An excellent return from one of Ireland’s brightest groups.  

Don’t forget, Ham Sandwich will officially launch White Fox on October 30th at The Button factory. Click Here for Detials.

ROAD RECORDS: Farewell Party Tomorrow Night!

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2010 by Tickets There

Road Records may be gone but you didn’t think they’d leave without one final shindig did you? Tomorrow night, the Button factory opens up for a gig that looks better by the minute (off course it had to be held when Tickets There is away at our first festival in 5/6 years and off course it has to include two of our favorite Irish bands of all time!).

Leading proceedings will be Dublin’s much loved, The Redneck Manifesto. The instrumental band will tear the place apart if there’s anything left after legendary post punk, garage rock thrashers Female Hercules reform to kick some serious record buying public ass!

Also set to perform are Legion of Two, Patrick Kelleher and His Cold Dead Hands, Cian Nugent and Road Records gurus Dave & Julie may even take to stage to belt out a few classic tunes to finish things off in proper Road fashion.

If you’re in town and you regret (like us) not getting a chance to pop in before the shutters were officially closed, then head along and show you’re gratitude for their years of excellent service and craic. Tickets are a measly €16 so no excuses! (Rednecks and Female Hercules for god’s sake!!!)

Tickets There would like to wish Dave and Julie the best of luck tomorrow night; I hope ye have a blast!

More detials below and @ Road Records Blogspot

U:mack present
Road Records Farewell Party

The Redneck Manifesto
Female Hercules
Legion Of Two
Patrick Kelleher and his Cold Dead Hands
Cian Nugent
& Road Records DJ’s
The Button Factory
Friday Sept. 10 2010
Doors 8pm till late
Tickets €16 From City Discs, Sound Cellar & online at

IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year 2009!

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , on October 20, 2009 by Tickets There


(taking out the word ‘Launched’ from Hotpress. There’s only so many ways to write these things)

Hey folks,

Just a quick word before you’re sent off to a real website for all the juicy details. The IMRO (Irish Music Rights organization) have launched their Live Music Venue of the year award. Each year the organization asks its members to vote for Irelands leading live music venue and according to the facts, there’s over 400 venues that qualify for this prestigious title.

Ireland has a long history of fantastic live music and many of our venues are just incredible. Vicar Street managed to pick it up last year but since they don’t seem to have a lot of bands there any more, TT is hoping The Olympia or The Button Factory grab it this year. Only members can vote so if you can, be sure that you do (sounds like Yoda).

Now, Click here to visit Hotpress and see the actual story.

*UPDATED: ASH – DUBLIN & BELFAST Shows Announced!!

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , on October 12, 2009 by Tickets There


Can you believe it, just as Tickets There is reveling in the grips of an ASH buzz, the hard rock / alternative indie / dance attack trio go and announce two Irish shows due to take place in November!!

The lads player Dublin’s Button Factory on November 25th before heading to Belfast’s Spring * Airbrake on the 26th.

Tickets for the Belfast date are on sale now and priced £18.50.