We currently only take lunch and dinner reservations for the restaurant via open table for drinks or group enquiries please contact bookings@opium.ie

  • 1 Oct

    €15 / 8pm / Queen Tribute / 1 Oct

    Qween

    Qween are Europe’s most authentic Queen Tribute.

    Qween’s live two hour production of Queen’s greatest hits preserves the image, sound, and stage personas of classic Queen.

    We will, we will, ROCK YOU!

    COVID-19 CERT
    Inline with Government restrictions this gig will be limited capacity and patrons will be required to provide proof of immunity (Being fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within previous 6 months).

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

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    Doors 7:30pm // Seated Event // Over 18's

    Tickets on sale now from Whelanslive.com

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  • 7 Oct

    €16.50 / The Opium Sessions / 7 Oct

    Mary Coughlan

    Black Dog Music Ltd proudly presents THE OPIUM SESSIONS taking place across five nights in Opium Dublin, Wexford Street from 7th to 10th October 2021. Tickets are available to purchase from opiumlive.ie costing €16.50 inclusive of booking fees.

    Kicking off the series, Irish singer Mary Coughlan will headline 7th October. She will perform songs from her latest album ‘Life Stories’ which went straight to number 1 on the iTunes chart. With amazing reviews including a four-star rating in Business Post, Sunday Times, and Irish Times. Support comes from Roo Elizabeth.

    COVID-19 CERT
    Inline with Government restrictions this gig will be limited capacity and patrons will be required to provide proof of immunity (Being fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within previous 6 months).

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

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    Doors 7:30pm // Seated Event // Over 18's

    Tickets on sale now from Tickets.ie

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  • 8 Oct

    €16.50 / The Opium Sessions / 8 Oct

    Paranoid Visions

    Black Dog Music Ltd proudly presents THE OPIUM SESSIONS taking place across five nights in Opium Dublin, Wexford Street from 7th to 10th October 2021. Tickets are available to purchase from opiumlive.ie costing €16.50 inclusive of booking fees.

    On Friday, 8th October is Irish punk band Paranoid Visions with special guests The Nilz. Appeared on the East and West coasts of America, Canada, Japan, and all over Europe at headline shows and performing at some of the biggest festivals in the world (Rebellion, Riot Fest, Punk Rock Bowling, ’77 Fest, Amnesia to name but a few).

    COVID-19 CERT
    Inline with Government restrictions this gig will be limited capacity and patrons will be required to provide proof of immunity (Being fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within previous 6 months).

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

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    Doors 7:30pm // Seated Event // Over 18's

    Tickets on sale now from Tickets.ie

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  • 9 Oct

    €16.50 / The Opium Sessions / 9 Oct

    Sack + The Pale

    Black Dog Music Ltd proudly presents THE OPIUM SESSIONS taking place across five nights in Opium Dublin, Wexford Street from 7th to 10th October 2021. Tickets are available to purchase from opiumlive.ie costing €16.50 inclusive of booking fees.

    Sack is a Dublin-based 5-piece band comprising Martin McCann on vocals, John Brereton (guitar), Tony Brereton (drums) Derek Lee (bass) and Ken Haughton (guitar). The band celebrated their brand-new single ‘What A Way To Live’ last month which is already making waves at Irish Radio. Sack will perform a special show on Saturday, October, 9th with special guests The Pale. The Pale also returns with a brand-new single entitled ‘Dog For Life’. This will be the first track taken from the band’s first-ever best of compilation album entitled ‘Paleanthology’, due for release 22nd October.

    COVID-19 CERT
    Inline with Government restrictions this gig will be limited capacity and patrons will be required to provide proof of immunity (Being fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within previous 6 months).

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

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    Doors 7:30pm // Seated Event // Over 18's

    Tickets on sale now from Tickets.ie

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  • 10 Oct

    €16.50 / The Opium Sessions / 10 Oct

    A Lazarus Soul (Acoustic)

    Black Dog Music Ltd proudly presents THE OPIUM SESSIONS taking place across five nights in Opium Dublin, Wexford Street from 7th to 10th October 2021. Tickets are available to purchase from opiumlive.ie costing €16.50 inclusive of booking fees.

    A Lazarus Soul (acoustic) will perform live at Opium Rooms with special guests Zeztra on Sunday, 10th October. 2019 saw the release of their fifth album ‘The D They Put Between The R & L’, it brought them to universal acclaim. With a more Irish folk influence than its post punk predecessors, it was an album the nation took to its heart. Join them in this special performance in Opium Rooms.

    COVID-19 CERT
    Inline with Government restrictions this gig will be limited capacity and patrons will be required to provide proof of immunity (Being fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within previous 6 months).

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

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    Doors 7:30pm // Seated Event // Over 18's

    Tickets on sale now from Tickets.ie

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  • 16 Oct

    €19.50 / Live Music / 16 Oct

    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

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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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  • 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

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  • 30 Oct

    €19.50 / Live Music / 30 Oct

    The Spitfires

    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

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  • 5 Nov

    €15 / 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.

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    Doors 8pm // Over 18's

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  • 6 Nov

    €16.35 / Live Music / 6 Nov

    Wayward Sons

    Wayward Sons have announced a November 2021 UK & Ireland tour; their first headline jaunt on these shores in three years.

    The quintet - led by Planet Rock’s very own Toby Jepson (vocals/guitar) alongside Sam Wood (guitar), Nic Wastell (bass), Dave Kemp (keys) and Phil Martini (drums) - will play a total of 10 shows next autumn.

    The trek opens at Dublin Opium on Saturday 6th November and calls in at Belfast, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Nottingham, Bristol and London before concluding at Wolverhampton KK’s Steel Mill on Thursday 18th November 2021.

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    Doors 8pm / Strictly over 18's / I.D. required

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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.

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    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.

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    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

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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---

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    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

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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

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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.

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    Doors 7:30pm // Over 18's

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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

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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.

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    Doors 7:30pm // Over 18's

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

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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,

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  • 15 Oct

    €25 / Live Music / 15 Oct

    Primordial & Mourning Beloveth

    Primordial will play Opium, Dublin on Saturday 15th October 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, WAV box office & Sound Cellar.

    Doors 6pm // Over 18's

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