Archive for The Olympia

Venue Change: Deathcrusher 2015 ( Carcass, Obituary, Napalm Death, Voivod & Herod) moves to Vicar Street

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2015 by Tickets There

11949424_866958103372923_6726998859918511235_nDue to unexpected circumstances, the Deathcrusher 2015 show (featuring Carcass, Obituary, Napalm Death, Voivod & Herod) will now move from The Olympia Theatre to Vicar Street. Tickets were temporarily off sale while the move was being confirmed but are back on sale now.

Original tickets are valid for the new show. Seating will be un-reserved but additional seats have been booked for current ticketholders to ensure there’s more than enough space for groups going together to find blocks for themselves).

To be fair, Vicar street will be an ever better venue for this show. Bigger bar, bigger (or wider) standing area in front of the stage and savage sound. Can’t wait!

ASH Dublin tickets on sale now!

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , on August 7, 2015 by Tickets There

ASHASH are coming back. They play the Olympia on December 15th and tickets are on sale NOW go, go, go – ticketmaster.ie

Just weeks after their incredible Whelan’s performance to launch their latest album, Kablammo – the NI trip have announced a new Irish show as part of their UK/EIRE tour. If you haven’t heard Kablammo yet then you’re seriously missing out. It’s easily one of the best albums the group have ever released. Listen, go see ASH and enjoy life.

Tickets on sale now priced €23.00

Carcass, Obituary, Napalm Death, Voivod & Herod – Dublin tickets on sale now!

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2015 by Tickets There

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11227924_10207012701133248_8985075238766734762_nJust say that to yourself – Carcass, Obituary, Napalm Death and Voivod. Can you believe that for a line-up? Now I know Tickets There has been quiet on the writing front, but you can bet your ass we were watching updates on this one – like every other death metal fan in Ireland. This is a truly unmissable tour and probably the most exciting event on a well packed metal calendar for 2015.

Any one of the bands can come to Dublin and sell out a decent venue, but all of them together! You can bet tickets won’t hang around long so here’s the facts. It happens on October 26th at the Olympia and tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide, online, on tickets.ie and from Sound Cellar. They’re priced €44.05 and you can follow all updates from DME on the official event page.

Carcass, Obituary, Napalm Death, Voivod – Christ! This will be epic!

Thin Lizzy Line-up Announce Hiatus and Name Change for New Album

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2012 by Tickets There

We were slow for this news, but it must be said. The current line-up of Thin Lizzy have announced they will cease touring under the Lizzy name at the end of this year. Once the band complete their European tour in December, they will officially drop the Thin Lizzy name and announce a new one next year. The band have recently been discussing a new Lizzy album but have now decided to release it with a fresh start.

Despite the name drop, frontman Ricky Warwick did state that this does not necessarily mean the end of Thin Lizzy outright and the line-up may tour as Lizzy again in the future. For now the band want to focus on their new record that they feel is strong enough to win over Lizzy fans and make former singer and all round Irish legend – Phil Lynott, proud.

Details will follow on Tickets There when the band announce further plans. In the meantime, catch Thin Lizzy when they play the last two Irish dates for a while,

Wed/Dec-12 Belfast, N.I. The Limelight (with Trucker Diablo supporting in Belfast)

Thu/Dec-13 Dublin, Ireland Olympia Theatre

Tickets on sale now from ticketmaster.ie priced £29.50 (BEL) | €27.50 -39.50 (DUB)

The Riptide Movement ‘Without You’ Official video

Posted in Music, Music Video, News with tags , , , , on October 25, 2012 by Tickets There

With little over two weeks to go to their almost sold out show at Dublin’s Olympia, The Riptide Movement have release an official video for their new single ‘Without You’. The song comes from their second album, ‘Keep On Keepin’ ON‘ which was hailed by critics as one of the best albums of 2012. Tickets There has been enjoying the track for several months now and it’s still the perfect relaxing tune for mornings. So, don’t be shy – click play and enjoy some homegrown talent.

The Riptide Movement – Still Keepin’ On

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, Music, Music Video, New Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2012 by Tickets There

Dear bands everywhere – this is how it’s done!

The Riptide Movement are a band familiar to us all and well they should be. Along with a limited number of names (not starting any wars here), TRM are the epitome of hard work, performance and energy. They are a credit to the Irish music scene and spend every second they can promoting their band, making themselves sharper, song writing, rehearing, exploring new avenues of self-promotion, making videos and constantly pushing themselves higher and higher up the chain. When they do a tour, it’s not two shows, its thirty.  If they don’t have a gig – they busk. When they’re not busking they’re working behind the scenes – constantly and that work is now paying off.

The band are currently in India representing Ireland at the Rendezvous festival in New Delhi, which they’re capturing for Hot Press as their 2012 ‘Most Unusual Gig of the Year’ spot. When they get back, they start the task of promoting new single, ‘Without You’ from their second album, Keep On Keepin’ On that came out earlier this year. The promotion tour will take them around Ireland (including headlining shows at The Olympia, Roisin Dubh, The Forum and Dolan’s Warehouse) before they jet off to Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Prague, Vienna and Amsterdam.  Irish dates can be found below and you can expect to see a review of their new single…..very soon.

Oct. 27th – The Slate, Cork.

Nov. 2nd – The Roisin Dubh, Galway

Nov. 10th – The Olympia, Dublin *Almost Sold-Out

Nov. 17th – The Forum, Waterford

Nov. 24th – Dolans Warehouse, Limerick

Nov. 30th – The Palace, Navan

Congrats to the Riptide and please – Keep on setting the bar for others. If all bands worked as hard as you, there’d be a lot less X-Factor in the world.

The Riptide Movement Announce Olympia Date

Posted in Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , on June 7, 2012 by Tickets There

With their highly acclaimed sophomore album, ‘Keep On, Keepin’ On’ notching up 6 weeks on the Irish albums chart (to date, stand by for tomorrow) and a heavy summer of touring ahead of them; it seems there is no stopping The Riptide Movement!

For several years, the RTM have played every stage this country has to offer including ridiculously regular busking appearances and non-stop festival touring. After all those years of hard work, the Riptide can notch themselves up on the Irish scene as they confirm their largest headlining appearance to date at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on November 10th. Tickets are on sale now prices €16.85 – €19.50 & booking fees.

In case you’re not in Dublin, not around or whatever else, you can also catch them at any of the following dates. Keep on Checkin’ Tickets There for an album review soon (we finally got of our hol*s and picked up a copy – Ed.)

Friday June 15 Shortts Bar Waterford, Saturday June 16 Mc Hughs Drogheda, Thursday June 21 The Roisin Dubh (Hot Press Freezer Sessions) Galway, Saturday June 23 Westport Festival Mayo, Sunday June 24 FortStock Festival Monaghan, Friday June 29 Sea Sessions Donegal, Sunday July 01 Sea Sessions Donegal, Thursday July 05 Empire Music Hall Belfast, United Kingdom Tickets Sunday July 15 Donegal Festival Donegal, Saturday July 21 Bray Festival Bray, Friday July 27 Knockanstockan Festival Wicklow, Saturday Aug 04 On Teeling Sligo, Saturday Aug 25 Tall Ships Festival Dublin, Saturday Sep 01 Electric Picnic Stradbally, Saturday Nov 1o The Olympia Theatre, Dublin.

 

Thin Lizzy Announce 2012 Dublin Gig

Posted in Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2012 by Tickets There

Thin Lizzy will return to their spiritual homeland this August with a freshly announced show at Dublin’s Olympia. The show takes place on 16th of August with tickets going on sale Friday, march 9th priced €35.50.

The current line-up of the band features classic members Scott Gorham and Brian Downey, as well as Rick Warwick on vocals, Darren Wharton on Keyboards, Damon Johnson on guitars and Marco Mendoza on bass. They last played Ireland in June 2010 when they opened for Alice Cooper and Def Leppard at the O2. If that show was anything to go by, this date will be a blinder.

DATE: August 16th VENUE: The Olympia TICKETS: €35.50 – on sale March 9th @ 09:00 from Ticketmaster outlets

Happy Mondays Add Extra Dublin Date

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

Due to the overwhelming demand on tickets this morning, MCD have announced the Happy Mondays will play an additional date at the Olympia on Monday, May 14th, the night before the previously announced date. Tickets are on sale now priced €49.65 plus booking fee from ticketmaster.ie

Remember, this is the original line-up you’re buying so if you say them in the Olympia in 2007 (incredible show), prepare to see the 100% authentic, full Ryder experience!

MAD4IT!

Happy Mondays Announce Olympia Date (Updated)

Posted in INTO-NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , on January 30, 2012 by Tickets There

**UPDATED – 31st January 2012 – TICKET INFO**

Tickets are priced €49.65 incl. booking fee and on sale this Friday, February 3rd at 10am from Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.ticketmaster.ie
Original Post Below…

Happy Mondays indeed! News has just reached Tickets There (cheers Bru) that the original Happy Monday’s line-up are playing a number of dates in May and yes, there’s an Dublin one!. May 15th. The MADFORIT-MunDAYS will hit Dublin’s Olympia theatre for a nice of thrills, pills and dare we say –  bellyaches? Oh fact, this will be the Monday’s first Irish gig since 2007 when they also played the Olympia on their Uncle Dysfunktional (savage album) tour!

Expect to see Shaun, Paul, Bez, Rowetta and the gang have also been tipped to land support for the reformed (and far less fun) Stone Roses when they return to Manchester stages later this year. If this will go ahead or not is still to be confirmed. The full list of dates announced so far can be found below, we’ll follow up with price and sale date for Dublin as soon as we know it.

Oh, and did we mention they’re bringing Inspiral Carpets as support? You like that, don’y you 🙂

May 2012 – Happy Mondays May 2012 Tour Newcastle O2 Academy (3) Glasgow 02 Academy (4) Manchester Arena (5) Sheffield O2 Academy (6)] Bournemouth O2 Academy (9) London O2 Academy Brixton (10) London O2 Academy Brixton (11) Birmingham O2 Academy (12) Dublin Olympia (15) Leeds 02 Academy (17) Nottingham Rock City (18)

Review: Suede – Live @ The Olympia, Dublin (May 24th, 2011)

Posted in Gig Review, Music with tags , , , , , on May 26, 2011 by ticketssteve

Suede kicked of their 3 night residency of reunion gigs in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre by performing their genre defining, seminal, 1993 self-titled debut album Suede in its entirety. Eighteen years later, the songs are still fresh and authentic.  Although this is not the original line-up (with original guitarist turned super-producer Bernard Butler having refused the invitation to play. He instead opted to re-master tonight’s material and follow up album Dog Man Star) their was a certain amount of romance, in the air as the band took to the stage

Dublin quartet Sweet Jane had the unenviable job of support act, on such an emotional occasion for Suede fans. But they steadily won the crowd over, with their dark ephemeral, wall of sound. Lydia Des Dolles voice is a cross between Hope Sandoval and Bilinda Butcher while guitarist Danda Paxton’s voice adds a dark colour to the mist of grime   Their musical influences include The Jesus and Marychain, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Iggy Pop and The Ramones.

The crowd sing lustfully along to a Sex Pistols track, as the lights dim and Suede swagger onto the stage, dressed head-to-toe in black. Led by drummer Simon Gilbert who appears to have been in cryostasis, all these years. In fact most of the band seem to have preserved themselves remarkably well.  Brett Anderson strides onto the stage last, to thunderous applause.  The years have been, especially kind to Anderson, who is just as thin as he was in 1993.

From the first note of “So Young” its obvious that this is no mere, money collecting exercise, by a band riding this years nostalgia wave. Suede, clearly have a point to prove, and prove it they do. Anderson’s voice is impeccable through the entire show, as he prances and pogo’s nonstop. Fan favourite “Animal Nitrate” is the first of many songs to benefit from the addition of Neil Codling on guitar. Though the highlight for many seemed to be, being given “the finger” by Anderson.

However, the man with the most to prove is Richard Oakes, having replaced the architect of Suede’s sound, Bernard Butler. Oakes has often been the fan’s whipping boy for Butler’s departure, rather than the rest of the band. By the time the band play the rousing “Moving” Oakes, has dispelled these misgivings totally, with precise renditions of the guitar parts. He is clearly enjoying himself, especially on songs like “Sleeping Pills and “Metal Mickey”.

Anderson’s voice goes Bowie on the outro of “Pantomime Horse” as he goes down on his knees and repeats “have you ever tried in that way…”  Anderson bounds the stage, like a man possessed, on “The Drowners” going into the crowd at one point. The fan’s are also treated to Anderson’s signature claps, on this track.

“Metal Mickey” and “Animal Lover” whip the crowd into a frenzy, before the band depart, leaving Anderson and Codling to deliver the albums closing track “The Next Life” This sparse piano balled perfectly suits the intimate surroundings of the Olympia.

After a short break, Suede return to play some fan-favourite B-sides “My Insatiable One” and “For The Birds” Disappointingly, the band opt to ignore calls to play “Killing of a Flash Boy” Opting instead to give fan’s a taster of whats to come, in their “Coming Op” gig. Firstly with “Thrash” The crowd go manic as Anderson, once again throws himself into the crowd. They finish the night with “Beautiful One’s” where Anderson encourages the crowd to “Sing it!” repeatedly. Once again Anderson bounds into the pit for the final bars, before the band disappear into the night. Just like the characters from their songs.

Beady Eye Announce Irish Shows

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2011 by Tickets There

Here at Tickets There, the world’s greatest music blog of all time, we believe in credit where credit’s due and Liam Gallagher so far deserves all the credit you can give him. He broke up Oasis (basically) and set out on a path to form an ever better band. Whether or not you believe he’s accomplished this (and we’ll know more next month when the album comes out), you have to give it to the man that so far he’s been doing  bang up job with Beady Eye.

Today, Beady Eye has announced their very first shows on Irish soil with two dates in Dublin’s Olympia on April 14th and 15th with a Northern gig in Belfast’s Ulster Hall on April 17th.

The buzz around the lads grows every day and things are looking good for next months debut release, Different Gear, Still Speeding.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 28th priced at €36.60 for Dublin and £30 in Belfast (plus booking fee. MCD Promotions running the gig / Ticketmaster.ie for tickets).

Rob Zombie Confirms Dublin and Belfast Dates

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , on December 20, 2010 by Tickets There

Yes it’s true!! the legendary Rob Zombie is coming to Dublin and Belfast in 2011!! This morning the band have confirmed they will play The Olympia Theatre in Dublin on June 28th and the Ulster Hall in Belfast on June 29th. .

Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, December 22nd priced €39.20 and £30 respectively.

This is a show Tickets There has begged for and at long last it’s happening. Do us a favour and head on over to MCD(Rob Zombie Page) and thank them for us 😉