Australian hard rock juggernauts AIRBOURNE have announced two Irish dates as part of their upcoming No Guts No Glory Tour 2010. AIRBOURNE will play the Ulster Hall Belfast on December 5th and Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on December 7th. Tickets priced from £22.50 for Belfast and from €23 including booking fee for Dublin are on sale now.
A number of VIP tickets are available via the following link:
For Ulster Hall tickets:
Telephone: 02890 334455
Book On Line: www.belfastcity.gov.uk/ulsterhall
In Person: Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall Box Office,10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday. Address: Belfast Waterfront, 2 Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3WH
There’s something about the kind of potent rock and roll fury that Airbourne cranks out, all cylinders firing, that makes you want to chug a beer straight down your throat and punch the air as though it’d touched your wife inappropriately. It sounds crude, we admit. But that’s the thing about these Aussie pub rock rebels. Their music, like new album No Guts. No Glory., are perfect soundtracks for drunken debauchery, and ‘that’s what we’re here for, mate,’ says rowdy lead guitarist and vocalist Joel O’Keeffe.
Inspired by the likes of Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Angel City, Rose Tattoo, AC/DC and Motorhead, Airbourne have been waving the rock and roll flag for Australia since 2003, and in the process, winning fans and awards, like the one they took home in 2008 from the Metal Hammer Golden Gods, where the band’s album Runnin’ Wild was named the year’s Best Debut Album. They hail from Warrnambool, a small drinking town on the southwestern coast of Victoria, Australia, and they’ve steadily gained an immense following among fans of infectious, high energy, whiskey-soaked, whiplash-inducing working man’s rock. The band’s new album is a mandatory addition to any self-respecting jukebox’s library.
‘Basically, we’ve never been about having a specific message; we don’t talk about politics or social injustices in our songs. There are other bands out there to take care of that,’ says Joel O-Keeffe, who, like brother and Airbourne drummer Ryan O’Keeffe, has been playing guitar since he could walk. ‘With us, it’s not like that. It’s just rock and roll. We want people to have a good time, no matter what. Have a drink, play it really loud, and kick back.’