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  • 21 Oct

    €15 / 8pm / Live Music / 21 Oct

    Glasshouse perform Aphex Twin

    Glasshouse perform their renowned rendition of Aphex Twin, richly arranged by Aran O’Grady. Enjoy this lush and soaring take on a highly influential figure in electronic music. The concert features chamber ensemble and electronics.

    About Glasshouse

    Glasshouse are a music ensemble and production organisation based in Dublin. We present concerts as a group and commission new work by Irish artists. We create unique live experiences in singular locations.

    Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

    Doors 8pm // Over 18's

    Tickets €15 on sale now from Whelanslive.com

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  • 22 Oct

    €17 / 7:30pm / Fleetwood Mac Tribute / 22 Oct

    Mack Fleetwood

    We're delighted to have Mack Fleetwood back at Opium Live for a special reopening party on Oct 22nd. Tickets are on sale now."

    Europe’s premier tribute to the supergroup FLEETWOOD MAC, bring you on a magical musical journey from the Peter Green blues era to the multi-platinum selling band that still tour today.

    MACK FLEETWOOD bewitch their audience with authentic renditions of all your favourite classic FLEETWOOD MAC hits. Their love of the material and musical prowess shines through each song.

    MACK FLEETWOOD deliver their professional spellbinding show with energy and verve. They are selling out major music venues, enthralling crowds and receiving rave reviews where ever they go.

    Book early to be sure not to miss this opportunity for a truly brilliant time with one of the best tribute bands ever.

    Never Break The Chain

    Website | Facebook | Twitter

    Doors 7:30pm // Over 18's

    Tickets €17 on sale now from Whelanslive.com

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  • 23 Oct

    €16.50 / Live Music / 23 Oct

    Abuse Your Illusion

    Abuse Your Illusion are an experienced and energetic 6 piece Dublin based band formed in early 2014.

    The band play Guns N Roses classics from the iconic Appetite For Destruction, Lies, Use Your Illusion I & Use Your Illusion II albums.

    Delivering a high volume, high octane Guns N Roses show that is interfused with the iconic ballads and the little extras, recreating the magic that will take you back to the early 90s GNR shows, typically running 2-3 hours .

    The bands is focussed on attention to detail ensuring that all the classic Guns N Roses tunes are delivered with passion, energy and accuracy with front man Neil Bailey providing the all important Axl Rose swagger and attitude.

    Pounding rhythm is provided by Christian Stynes (Steven Adler) supported by Paul Ryan (Duff) pumping out bass from his 80s fenders and trusty Gallien & Krueger amp that made Duff’s sound famous.

    Manning the Marshalls and wielding the iconic Les Pauls are Trev Mooney (Izzy) & Dan Cassoni (Slash).

    The line up is completed by the magic of Conn Rogers (Dizzy Reid) on keys delivering those classic melodies, harmonies and backing vocals.

    Doors 7:30pm / Strictly over 18's

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  • 25 Oct

    €15 / 8pm / Live Music / 25 Oct

    Glasshouse & R.Kitt perform Léiriú

    Glasshouse & R.Kitt perform Léiriú, the new composition by R.Kitt & Aran O’Grady. Léiriú is inspired by the fading nightlife of Dublin City. It is at once a celebration of club culture, and a lament for the homogenisation of Dublin’s nighttime scene. The concert features a novel instrumentation of amplified chamber ensemble and electronics.

    Developed with the support of the Arts Council of Ireland.

    About Glasshouse

    Glasshouse are a music ensemble and production organisation based in Dublin. We present concerts as a group and commission new work by Irish artists. We create unique live experiences in singular locations.

    Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

    Doors 8pm // Over 18's

    Tickets €15 on sale now from Whelanslive.com

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  • 29 Oct

    €15 / Live Music / 29 Oct

    Stomptown Brass

    Following a blistering national tour last Autumn, 8-piece Urban Street Funk band STOMPTOWN BRASS are back with a brand new show to kick off the year!

    Since their inception, Stomptown Brass have shocked and delighted audiences across Ireland and abroad. Through countless festival appearances and themed shows, they have built and maintained a status as one of the country’s most unique and dynamic ensemble acts. Blending cinematic soundscapes, driving rhythms and groovy drops, the impressive band line-up of two Drummers, two Trombones, two Trumpets, one Sax and a big dirty Tuba are known to put on a serious racket to get any crowd on their feet.

    When the band aren’t performing raucous slots at festivals such as Electric Picnic, Another Love Story, Kaleidoscope, Sea Sessions, Indiependence or Longitude, they’re known to create unique and spectacular theatrical productions to captivate fresh audiences.

    In ‘Requiem for the Truth’, the band held a New Orleans jazz funeral for the truth, selling out back-to-back shows at Dublin Fringe, Norway Fringe, Cork Jazz and Waterford Imagine Arts festivals, along with two nights at Dublin’s Pepper Canister Church, each night parading the truth in its coffin to a location nearby for a street party.

    With ‘Curious Eyes & Ears’, the band produced a multi-faceted kids show that demonstrated the foundations of music theory in a novel and interactive way, after hosting a national kids competition to perform with the band on stage at Meeting House Square in Temple Bar, Dublin.

    STOMPTOWN BRASS are back to kick off the campaign for their debut album (set to drop in 2021) with a headline show in the newly renovated OPIUM in Dublin. With even more drums and a brand new set of cinematic brassy tunes, this is not a show to miss!

    Doors 8pm / Strictly over 18's

    Tickets €15 on sale now from Whelanslive.com

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  • 29 Oct

    €27.45 / 11pm / Club / 29 Oct

    Deborah De Luca

    Extremely limited final tickets on sale now. All tickets purchased from the previously scheduled date are valid.

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    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required | Strictly No Refunds

    Tickets €27.45 on sale now from Eventbite

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  • 30 Oct

    €19.50 / POSTPONED / 30 Oct

    The Spitfires

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    Movement, progression and utilising opportunities have been ever-present in The Spitfires’ camp since their emergence back in 2012 and what a journey that has been thus far…

    Three self-financed albums, a diary logged with live shows and an ever-rabid fanbase continues to see the youthful trio looking forward on their self-built wave of positivity…”it’s not where you’ve been that matters, it’s where you’re heading that’s important” – for The Spitfires that means right now with imminent new album, Life Worth Living.

    It’s release marks the start of a relationship with the similarly minded Acid Jazz Records whilst realising their hopes and aspirations both on a creative and personal level. The sound of a band who have made significant strides artistically, absorbing influences, inspired by events and inspirations before melding into their own forms and sounds. Whether within its less frenetic and introspective moments or its more provocative outings, Life Worth Living is chock full of tunes, an album that is forthright and self-assured.

    Having amassed a loyal support, the band have tasted chart success with their previous releases emerging with their own political, acute social commentary. The impassioned rhetoric has prompted support slot invitations from amongst others, Paul Weller and The Specials. Emboldened with genuine passion and pop nous, this fiercely independent trio look set to break out to a wider audience with Life Worth Living

    A diverse mixture of unadulterated joy and melancholy, laughter and tears, frustration and tranquility it mirrors what turbulent times we live in but at its heart is the most important message; a sense of hope that things and events will improve and we all need to aspire to the pertinent title of the album. A message that is important , irrespective of time and place no more so than now. Life Worth Living, available on all formats is released on 19th June through Acid Jazz Records.

    Doors 7:30pm / Strictly over 18's

    Tickets €19.50 on sale now from Whelanslive.com

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  • 30 Oct

    €12.50 / 7:30pm / Live Music / 30 Oct

    TV Smith

    Black Dog Music Ltd proudly presents TV Smith (Solo Acoustic) + Live & Electric ADVERTS classics with PARANOID VISIONS & special guests LEE HARVEY in Opium Dublin, Wexford Street on Sat 30th October 2021. Tickets are available to purchase from opiumlive.ie costing €12.50 inclusive of booking fees.

    TV Smith was founder member, singer and songwriter for the Adverts, who formed in late 1976, and became one of the leading bands in the first wave of British punk rock. In early 1977, they performed regularly at the newly-opened Roxy Club in London, and gained cult success with the Stiff Records single "One Chord Wonders." Their next release, "Gary Gilmore's Eyes" became a hit record, leading to many radio and TV appearances and extensive media interest. A further single, “No Time To Be 21,” also entered the charts, and the band spent the rest of the year playing live, including major tours with The Damned and Iggy Pop. The album that followed in early 1978, "Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts," is still considered a genuine classic of the era and is often cited as one of the twenty best punk albums ever released.

    The Adverts released one further album, “Cast Of Thousands,” before their split in 1979. Slammed by the critics at the time, the album was re-released recently on Fire Records to universal acclaim, and described by Mojo magazine as “the long lost punk album that rivals The Clash’s ‘London Calling’.”

    Immediately after the break up, TV formed TV Smith's Explorers, who achieved a U.K. hit in 1980 with the single “Tomahawk Cruise” and released one album, “Last Words Of The Great Explorer” a year later. Lack of commercial success led to the band being dropped by their record label and their subsequent split. TV re-entered the live arena in 1986 with Cheap, before performing his first gigs as a solo artist in the early ’90’s. He has gone on to release a succession of critically-acclaimed albums, including “March Of The Giants” (1992), “Immortal Rich” (1995), “Generation Y” (1999), “Not A Bad Day” (2003), “Misinformation Overload” (2006), “In The Arms Of My Enemy” (2008), and “Coming In To Land” (2011). He has also been involved in a number of collaborations with other bands, most notably with German superstars Die Toten Hosen, who performed as TV’s backing band on the album “Useless.”

    At the request of his fans, in 2013 TV released “The Acoustic Sessions,” an album of solo performances, recorded live in the studio with renowned producer Jon Caffery. Vive Le Rock magazine called it “an album that sits alongside the Angry Brigade output of Pete Townsend, Roger Waters and Lou Reed, but hits you with the wallop of bare knuckle punk.” Late 2014 saw the release of a new TV Smith album entitled “I Delete," his sixteenth as a solo artist, which has been acclaimed by critics and fans alike.

    Fiercely independent and determinedly embodying the original spirit of punk rock, TV continues to tour the world, bringing his epic solo show to ever-increasing audiences. Remarkably, he plays his concerts without a setlist and every performance contains a different selection of songs chosen on the night. He plays more than 120 gigs a year and has performed all over Europe, as well as the USA, Japan, Australia, South America, Russia – and even Heligoland.

    Not content with playing live, TV has also has written about his on-the-road experiences in five books of highly popular Tour Diaries, described by “Sandman” and “American Gods” author Neil Gaiman as, “hilarious, honest and incredibly true.” The fifth and final volume, “Book Of The Year,” contains a write-up of every one of the 130 gigs TV played in 2013. In Autumn of 2016, TV’s first ever book of lyrics will be published by Foruli Codex. Exquisitely designed by Cure designer Andy Vella, and entitled “The Alternative Top 50,” the book comprises fifty of what are arguably TV’s best lyrics. It will be available as a conventional paperback, as well as an exclusive collectors’ hardback edition which includes a 10’ vinyl single that TV has recorded with Henry Rollins.

    A full-length BBC 4 documentary on TV Smith titled “We Who Wait: TV Smith & The Adverts” is still available for viewing on YouTube.

    This show has been funded with special thanks to the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media: Live Performance Support Scheme.

    Website | Facebook

    Doors 7:30pm // Over 18's

    Tickets €12.50 on sale Fri 8th Oct, 10am from Whelanslive.com & Tickets.ie

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  • 5 Nov

    €16.50 / 8pm / Live Music / 5 Nov

    Lethal Dialect

    Lethal Dialect has announced a headline show at Opium, Dublin on 5th November 2021. His new album "Songs of a Dead Dreamer" is out in September. Tickets are on sale now from Whelanslive.com & Ticketmaster.ie.

    Support from COSTELLO & G.I.

    Instagram | Facebook | Bandcamp | Youtube

    Doors 8pm // Over 18's

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  • 5 Nov

    €16.50-€30 / 11pm / Club / 5 Nov

    Ben Nicky

    Sequence Events & TEG MJR Eire presents

    MISFITS DUBLIN

    Ben Nicky

    + DAVID RUST, PAUL WEBSTER & SUITOR

    DOORS 11PM

    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required | Strictly No Refunds

    Tickets on sale now from Whelanlive.com

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  • 12 Nov

    €16.50–€22 / 11pm / Club / 12 Nov

    DVS1

    Sequence Events & TEG MJR Eire presents

    DVS1

    + TBA

    + SUPPORT

    DOORS 11PM

    ***COVID-19 CERT REQUIRED***

    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required | Strictly No Refunds

    Tickets on sale now from Whelanlive.com

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  • 12 Nov

    €19.50 / 8pm / Live Music / 12 Nov

    JyellowL

    Dublin’s rising star JyellowL has just announced a brand new tourin celebration of his debut album 2020 D|VISION!

    Doors 8pm / Strictly over 18's

    Tickets €19.50 on sale now from Whelanslive.com

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  • 13 Nov

    €22.90 / Live Music / 13 Nov

    True Tides

    True Tides have announced a headline show at Opium, Dublin on 13th November 2021. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am from Ticketmaster Ireland.

    True Tides are Cian, Conor and Eoghan MacSweeny. The 3 brothers have been playing music together their whole lives, developing an energetic sound with a sharp-edged pop dynamic driven by guitars and electronics with layered vocal harmonies at its core. They played their first show in January 2018 and signed with Faction Records.

    True Tides have been receiving rave reviews for their high energy live performances and song-writing brimming with catchy melodies and irresistible hooks. Their last single ‘Automatic’, co-produced with Chris Bubenzer of Diffusion Lab, achieved widespread national and local airplay from its release in August and continues to receive regular rotation on national radio.

    They sold out their first headline show in the Soundhouse, Dublin and went on to support All Tvvins at Cork Opera House, Delorentos on their Irish tour and the Coronas for their sold-out shows at the Olympia and Ulster Hall, Belfast. They also played the main stage at Castlepalooza and Indiependence Music Festivals and the 2FM Rising stage at Other Voices, Dingle.

    Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

    Doors 7:30pm // Over 18's

    Tickets €22.90 on sale Fri 10th Sept, 9am from Whelanslive.com

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  • 20 Nov

    €15.35 / Live Music / 20 Nov

    Tebi Rex

    Tickets go on sale Friday 23rd July at 10am

    Tebi Rex announce a headline show at Opium Rooms, Live in Dublin on 20th November 2021. Tickets go on sale Friday 23rd July at 10am from Ticketmaster.

    Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Spotify | youtube

    Doors 8pm // Over 18's

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  • 25 Nov

    €18.50+b.f. / Live Music / 25 Nov

    Lil Darkie

    Lil Darkie is coming to Europe. He is an American artist, looking to entertain Europeans. That is all he would like to say.

    Doors 7pm / Strictly over 18's

    Tickets €18.50+b.f. on sale now from Whelanslive.com

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  • 26 Nov

    €16.50–€24.75 / 11pm / Club / 26 Nov

    Bryan Kearney

    Sequence Events & TEG MJR Eire presents

    Bryan Kearney

    SEEOSEE

    DOORS 11PM

    ***COVID-19 CERT REQUIRED***

    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required | Strictly No Refunds

    Tickets on sale now from Whelanlive.com

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  • 11 Dec

    €19.50 / Live Music / 11 Dec

    The Seattle Grunge Experience

    The Seattle Grunge Experience are the ultimate live tribute to the Seattle Grunge scene of the 1990s. Each show features over 2 hours of music by Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden and more performed live & loud. Expect songs like Teen Spirit, Jeremy, Black Hole Sun, Man In The Box, In Bloom, Even Flow and many more played back to back and packed into an all killer no filler show. This is the biggest Grunge Night of the year!

    ---Please note that this show is expected to sell out so early booking is advised---

    Website | Facebook | Twitter

    Doors 7:30pm // Over 18's

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  • 18 Dec

    €27.90 / Live Music / 18 Dec

    HamsandwicH

    One of Ireland’s most enthralling live acts in recent times, HamsandwicH have just announced a nationwide tour which is set to take place across Ireland from November 2021 to January 2022.

    HamsandwicH have been one of Ireland’s most steady indie band’s over the years as many music acts as well as trends have come and gone. Not only has HamsandwicH survived but have thrived as the band prepares to release their fourth album.

    Doors 7:30pm / Strictly over 18's

    Tickets €27.90 on sale now from Ticketmaster.ie

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  • 19 Dec

    €27.90 / Live Music / 19 Dec

    HamsandwicH

    One of Ireland’s most enthralling live acts in recent times, HamsandwicH have just announced a nationwide tour which is set to take place across Ireland from November 2021 to January 2022.

    HamsandwicH have been one of Ireland’s most steady indie band’s over the years as many music acts as well as trends have come and gone. Not only has HamsandwicH survived but have thrived as the band prepares to release their fourth album.

    Doors 7:30pm // Strictly over 18's

    Tickets €27.90 on sale now from Whelanslive.com

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  • 7 Feb

    €23.50 / 7pm / Live Music / 7 Feb

    The Bronx

    American punk rock band The Bronx have announced a date in Opium, Dublin on Feb 7th 2022. Tickets are on sale now from Eventbrite, Tickets.ie and Whelanslive.com

    WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

    Doors 7pm // Over 18's

    Tickets €23.50 go on sale now from Whelanslive.com

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  • 9 Feb

    €25 / 7pm / Live Music / 9 Feb

    Arcturus

    Norwegian avant-garde metal legends Arcturus will come to Opium, Dublin on 9th February 2022 as part of their ’31st’ anniversary celebrations. Special guests will be Denmark’s Iotunn. Tickets on sale 8th October @ 10am.

    Bandcamp | Facebook | Instagram

    Doors 7pm // Over 18's

    Tickets €25 go on sale on Fri 8th Oct, 10am from Whelanslive.com

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  • 11 Feb

    €16.35 / Live Music / 11 Feb

    Christian French

    MCD proudly present Christian French live at Opium, Dublin on Friday 11th February 2022. Tickets €16.35 incl. booking fee on sale 10am Thursday 1st July from Ticketmaster.ie

    Doors 7pm | Age of admission: 18+

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  • 18 Feb

    €15 / Live Music / 18 Feb

    Rory & the Island

    Irish artist Rory and the Island has just released the video for his brand new summer single “Donna Don’t Take My Summer” - out now.

    Speaking of the video Rory and the Island said: "This is one of the cheekiest videos I ever did, as the majority of it was filmed on my phone at 5am in Glasgow city centre on the set of the new Indiana Jones movie before the cast and crew arrived! They had recreated New York City circa 1970 and it fit perfectly with the song lyrics, but I was chased away by security in the middle of it, and rightly so!"

    This colourful upbeat retro pop tune is a huge departure for Rory and the Island with nods to the New York Disco scene of the late 1970s, channeling artists such as Quincy Jones, KC and the Sunshine Band and Nile Rogers.

    The single is released ahead of Rory and the Island returning to the live music scene with two sold out shows in the Dublin Castle Camden, London on 13th and 14th August, and follows his two most recent singles hitting the Number 1 spot on iTunes Ireland in 2021.

    Recorded in Distant City Studios in Yorkshire, “Donna Don’t Take My Summer” was mixed by Joss Worthington and Paul Gallagher, then remastered by John Davies who has received huge acclaim for his recent work with The Killers, U2 and Years & Years.

    Donegal singer/songwriter Rory Gallagher, who has been releasing and producing his own music since 2011 under the project name Rory and the Island has had quite the 17 months since the global pandemic began. After moving his family to Edinburgh in Scotland to open a brand new live music bar in the city called "The Wildcat" in March 2020, the venue never saw it's official opening night due to Covid19 and Rory Gallagher found himself locked down in a new city and very very lost.

    Like most musicians Rory and the Island began live Facebook gigs every week and opted for "escapism" in his shows making them very colorful, upbeat and quirky as opposed to holding a mirror up to the depressing situation. Rory and the Island gradually built up 30,000 facebook followers with some of his shows averaging up to 50k views on FB watch playback during the week during the Spring.

    As he has done all of his life, Rory and the Island decided to keep playing original music in among all the requests he was getting from the public, and two of his new songs "When the Lights go Down" and "Miss This" both then charted at Number 1 on iTunes Ireland in the past year.

    This huge outpouring of new interest has led to Rory and the Island having 7 sold out shows coming up in Ireland and the UK, with his Dublin and Belfast shows in Opium and the Blackbox selling out in less than 48 hours.

    Rory Gallagher was previously the lead singer and bass player with Donegal indie-Pop Punk trio The Revs - 20 years ago in the summer of 2001 The Revs had a huge hit with their debut single "Wired to the Moon" which stayed in the Irish charts for 9 weeks and led to the band winning best newcomer at the Meteor and Hot Press awards in Dublin and saw the band go on to sell over 20,000 albums and play Slane Castle, Oxygen and the Reading and Leeds festivals in England.

    “Donna Don’t Take My Summer” the brand new single from Rory & The Island is out now across all digital platforms.

    Website | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube

    Doors 7:30pm // Over 18's

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  • 13 Mar

    €23.50 / 6.30pm / Live Music / 13 Mar

    Steve’n’Seagulls

    Live Free Tourbookings, Shizznigh Promotions & Rackus Rattus Promo Co presents

    Steve'n'Seagulls

    LION TAMER TOUR 2022

    WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

    Doors 6:30pm // Over 18's

    Tickets €23.50 go on sale now from Whelanslive.com

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  • 26 Apr

    €29.50 / Live Music / 26 Apr

    Stoner

    Rad stays rad. A few ideas are timeless. Stoner is Brant Bjork (guitar/vocals), Nick Oliveri (bass/vocals) and Ryan Gut (drums), and from flowing jams to all-out punker blasts, they know what they’re doing.

    It ain’t anybody’s first time at the dance, and you don’t call your band Stoner if you’ve never heard the word before. Stoner, however straight-ahead their moniker, encompass varied styles and the songwriting of Bjork and Oliveri – both founders of Kyuss, also Mondo Generator, Ché, Fu Manchu, Bloodcot, and more between them. Atop the classic-style swing and flow from Gut (also of Bjork’s solo band), Stoner keep it casual and wear the name as only those who helped create the sound could.

    Doors 7pm / Strictly over 18's

    Tickets €29.50 on sale now from Whelanslive.com

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  • 30 Apr

    €21+bf / 7:30pm / Live Music / 30 Apr

    Róisín O

    The incredible Róisín O will be performing at Opium, Dublin on the 30th of April 2022. Don't miss out on this one, tickets on sale Friday 22nd Oct, 9am

    WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

    Doors 7:30pm // Over 18's

    Tickets €22.50 go on sale on Fri 22nd Oct, 9am from Whelanslive.com

    Proudly promoted by TEG MJR EIRE

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  • 5 May

    €22.90 / 7:30pm / Live Music / 5 May

    Twin Atlantic

    Twin Atlantic Return Reinvented With New Look Lineup & New Album ‘Transparency’ out January 7th

    New Single ‘One Man Party’ out now

    ‘Free’ - 10 Year Anniversary Tour Dates Announced!
    May 2022 UK Headline Tour

    Twin Atlantic have just announced a headline show at Opium, Dublin on 5th May 2022. Tickets go on sale Friday 10th September at 9am from Ticketmaster Ireland. The band have also announced details of their brand new album Transparency - out January 7th - marking the start of a new chapter in the Scots’ prolific career, which also sees the departure of drummer Craig Kneale.

    The announcement follows their recent charismatic, swaggering new track ‘Bang On The Gong’ - which embraced a fun and exciting direction for Twin Atlantic. Today sees the sequel in brand new single ‘One Man Party’. Medicine, mimosas, panic attacks - a split personality having a party, set to frantic beats and sleazy synths. Watch the brilliant one-take sequel video, directed by Nick Afchain.

    ‘Transparency’ is Sam McTrusty spilling his guts on everything from marriage, male friendship and the absurdity of social media to parenthood, medication and his mum. Written in strained circumstances and recorded remotely with Sam’s mate and mentor Jacknife Lee, the album arrived more by accident than design when the world went into lockdown last spring. ‘Young’ is a finger-pointing, post-Brexit rant at people who vote without considering the consequences. ‘Dirty’ is a piss-take of Sam himself, the singer in a band sipping Champagne who would have appalled his younger self. The Talking Heads-y ‘Dance Like Your Mother’ is about being in a rock band who want their fans to dance, and ‘Instigator’ deals with the pressure he feels as a frontman.

    Sam says; “After the challenges put in front of everyone in 2020 and 21 I did what I’ve always done in moments of turmoil, stress or anxiety and started to write songs. It slowly evolved into an album and something we feel puts a new stamp on our band which really excites us.”

    The band recently delivered a triumphant UK tour, welcoming hungry fans back with a rapturous sold out headline show at London’s Electric Ballroom. The band today announce a fresh run of May 2022 shows, including London’s Roundhouse, and Glasgow iconic Barrowland, to celebrate 10 years of their career-changing Free album.

    Sam comments; “We’ve very rarely ever been a band who look back, but during the lockdown, ‘Free’ turned 10 years old. It hit another landmark of selling 100,000 copies in the UK. To celebrate that, we wanted to do something in return and finally play an album from start to end live. Can’t wait to see you all there!”

    The new record also sees the departure of drummer Craig Kneale, who says; “It is with a heavy heart and so many great memories that I've decided to step back from Twin Atlantic. I love this band and still believe that big things lie ahead - but this feels like the right time for me to jump off and try something new. To have been able to travel the world and play music with my best friends for 15 years has been the greatest privilege. To everyone that’s supported the band over the years - you are the fuel that makes this all mean something. Thank you. What a joy it’s been to be in a band with Sam, Ross & Barry. It still feels like a dream. Craig x”

    For an album made quietly in lockdown, Transparency is begging to be played loud and live. Bold, adventurous, and a load of fun. This is just the start of a new era for Twin Atlantic.

    Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

    Doors 7:30pm // Over 18's

    Tickets €22.90 on sale Fri 10th Sept, 9am from Whelanslive.com

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  • 14 May

    €25 / 6pm / Live Music / 14 May

    MGLA

    Polish black metal force MGLA returns to Ireland for 3 shows in May 2022. Tickets on sale 22nd September @ 10am.

    13th – Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick
    14th – Opium, Dublin
    15th – Limelight 2, Belfast

    Website | Facebook | Instagram

    Doors 6pm // Over 18's

    Tickets €25 inc bkg fee on sale 22nd September @ 10am from Ticketmaster, tickets.ie, Whelanslive.com & Sound Cellar.

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  • 22 May

    €16 / Live Music / 22 May

    Donny Benét

    Konichiwa.
    Santorini.
    Working Out.
    These songs represent just a small taste of the enigma that is Donny Benét.

    Hailed and panned by critics as “Prince on a serious budget cut” Donny Benét is best described as the favourite nephew to Uncles Giorgio Moroder, Alan Vega and Michael McDonald.

    Residing in Sydney, Australia, Benét writes, performs and records entirely by himself at the renowned Donnyland Studios. Vintage synthesisers and drum machines are used exclusively to present Benét’s views on life, love and relationships through the power of song.

    Benét’s 2011 breakthrough album “Don’t Hold Back”, confused and intrigued many, establishing him as a cult figure in the Australian music scene. The piece de resistance came in the form of the 2018 album The Don. Donny’s latest singles Second Dinner and Girl of My Dreams provide a small taste of his recently released and highly anticipated album Mr Experience.

    A breakthrough set at the Pohoda Festival in 2018 led to constant international touring throughout 2018/19 with Donny building new audiences across Europe and the US.

    Don is joined by his band of professionals, The Donny Benét Show band when performing live.

    “Jeffrey Lebowski, it is “The Dude”, Donny Benét, it is “The Don”. Quite simply.”

    Doors 8pm // Strictly over 18′s

    Tickets €16 on sale now from Whelanslive.com

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  • 17 Sep

    €25 / Live Music / 17 Sep

    Primordial & Mourning Beloveth

    Primordial will play Opium, Dublin on Saturday 17th Sept 2022 w/ very special guests Mourning Beloveth. Both bands will perform sets including rarely (if ever) played tracks!

    Tickets €25 inc bkg fee on sale now from Ticketmaster, tickets.ie, Whelanslive.com & Sound Cellar.

    Doors 6pm // Over 18's

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