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

  • 10 Jun

    €25.40 / 10:30pm / Club / 10 Jun

    Jenny Greene

    RESCHEDULED DATE, ORIGINAL TICKETS VALID

    TEG MJR Eire presents

    Jenny Greene

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    Jenny Greene is a household name in Ireland, with years of DJing across Ireland's largest venues and festival lineups under her belt.

    Jenny brings her explosive solo show to Dublin's Opium Venue for one night only!

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    DOORS 10:30PM

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

    Tickets on sale now from Ticketmaster.ie

    Less Info

  • 11 Jun

    €20 / 6:30pm / Live Music / 11 Jun

    Winterfylleth

    DME by arrangement with Doomstar Booking presents

    Winterfylleth

    plus support

    GAEREA & THE CRAWLING

    UK black metallers Winterfylleth make a welcome return to Irish shores in June 2022.

    Special guests will be Portugal’s Gaerea & Ireland’s The Crawling

    Doors 6:30pm // Over 18's

    Tickets €20 from Ticketmaster, tickets.ie, Whelanslive.com & Sound Cellar.

    Proudly promoted by DME

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  • 12 Jun

    €25 / 7pm / Live Music / 12 Jun

    Blues Pills

    DME proudly presents

    Blues Pills

    plus support

    *Announcement* The awesome Blues Pills will make a long awaited return to Irish shores in June. See them at Limelight Belfast on the 11th and Opium, Dublin on the 12th. Tickets on sale this Thursday at 10am from Ticketmaster for both shows (and opiumlive.ie & tickets.ie for Dublin).

    Blues Pills announce European Summer–Festival Tour 2022

    The wait is over and Blues Pills finally return to stages all over Europe. The tour includes some of the biggest festivals from Donington’s legendary Download, to the massive Hellfest and the alternative rock twins Southside / Hurricane in Germany, as well as selected club shows to present their latest third album Holy Moly! and other fan favorites.

    The band comments: “It is two years ago when we started our new album campaign with the release of the Proud Woman single and the pandemic stopped all live activities. We can’t wait to finally present the Holy Moly! songs live and celebrate the power of music with you. Music is an universal language of love and peace – something that is well needed. Looking forward to see you soon. Peace!”

    Infamous for their charismatic performances, the rock quartet Blues Pills had a fast journey of international success. They went straight from dirty, crowded bars to playing at some of Europe’s biggest festivals such as Download, Rock am Ring, Wacken Open Air and Roskilde. Their self-titled debut album went straight into the European charts and hit #4 in Germany and their second album Lady in Gold landed a #1 in Germany. Blues Pills is a heavy dose of pure rock power, and with hundreds of thousands of sold records and one of today’s strongest rock vocalists, this band is here to stay.

    Under the layers of heavy psychedelic blues rock and Elin Larsson’s soulful and powerful voice, often compared to Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse and Adele, the core of Blues Pills has always been the restless search for change. Change in the human mind and the musical influences they embraced themselves with, from blackened soul to the trippy rides through 60’s rock music and the devils blues. In 2020 Blues Pills released their critical acclaimed self-produced and recorded album Holy Moly! mixed by Grammy Award winning Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iggy Pop, Adele, Black Sabbath, Rival Sons, Hozier et al).

    CONNECT

    Website | Linktree

    DOORS 7PM

    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required

    Tickets on Mar 17th, 10am from Whelanlive.com & Tickets.ie

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  • 17 Jun

    Rescheduled to Aug 25th / Live Music / 17 Jun

    Remi Wolf

    THIS GIG HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED
    NEW DATE: Thur 25th Aug
    ORIGINAL TICKETS ARE STILL VALID
    SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED

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    Singular Artists proudly presents

    Remi Wolf

    plus support

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    Singular Artists proudly presents Remi Wolf live at Opium Dublin, Friday 17 June ‘22. Tickets will go on sale from www.singularartists.ie this Friday 4 March ‘22 at 9am

    It’s difficult for Remi Wolf to describe her sound. Within the span of three-minutes, a Remi Wolf track will ricochet between funk, soul, indie and emo with all the predictability of a pinball. Her vocals oscillate between screeching falsetto and melody-anchoring alto, pendulum-swinging the scales in little more than a breath.

    It’s a far cry from that which has become par-for-the-course in pop music, but that Remi Wolf has never been one to follow the rules.

    It’s possible Wolf favours rebellion now because her early musical trajectory hits all the conventional mileposts of a well-rounded artist. There were the grade-school performances and open mics that wowed crowds in her Palo Alto hometown; the self-taught songwriting, experimental recording and tertiary music education via USC. Perhaps the most pivotal moment was making $200 in two hours of soulful busking in high school, when Wolf realised people would happily pay to hear her perform.

    “Before I really fell in love with writing, I loved performing,” she says. “That’s always been my home base, it lights something up in my soul that is never lit up at any other time in my life. It’s a very powerful thing — the most expressive I feel like I will ever get.”

    Audiences “immediate response” to her talent instilled in Wolf a sense of confidence that carried her through music school and into a post-grad stint gracing local Los Angeles venues. Her college experience consisted of skipping class to jam with her 10 musical roommates, and soon she’d linked with co-producer, Jared Soloman. Together, they compiled influences in the likes of Tool, Weezer, Ween and Erikah Badyu and committed an experimental artist project, throwing caution — and strategy — to the wind with the impulsive release of their first track, “Guy.”

    “I had no plan at all, I was just playing shows and taking whatever opportunities came my way,” says 25- year-old Wolf. “I was learning to play drums and would write on the guitar with all these chord shapes people just weren’t using, different structures. It made me nervous, but I always just had a vision.”

    “Guy” would mark a watershed moment for Remi Wolf, the artist. It secured her a spot opening on tour for indie-pop darling, Still Woozy, a manager, and an entry point to consecutive critically-acclaimed EPs, You’re a Dog and I’m Allergic to Dogs — mostly created in makeshift studios with Soloman and limited gear. Apple would later recruit Wolf to soundtrack an iPhone commercial, and she’d receive major co-signs from the likes of Dominic Fike and Cautious Clay.

    These achievements have served as both prelude and platform for her debut album, Juno, her post-pandemic offering. The project is an exploration of the instability Wolf felt during lockdown, bouncing between houses all while attempting sobriety. The project is also the first time Remi Wolf has had the resources to outsource the more technical elements of the production process, as well as access to high quality equipment. For a DIY-minded artist who has bootstrapped her way into the industry, this has taken some adjustment.

    “I’ve had to let go a little bit of control and let people help me to execute my ideas,” she explains, “I have to trust other people to help me while not confining myself to any expectation other than pushing myself and the boundaries of what I’ve done before.”

    Not only does her first full-length project articulate Wolf’s maturation, but manages to maintain the genre- bending spontaneity and soul of her previous work. The singer-songwriter’s improvisational sonic instincts best speak to her talent and bolster her longevity, but it's her childlike charisma — on-stage and off — coupled with devil-may-care attitude that indicates her potential for profound impact.

    Remi Wolf would rather rewrite the rules than play by them, and for that you can credit her rebel heart.

    “Sometimes I just feel like I want to be different and rebellious and a contrarian to what’s going on. It's insane to think I can make the music I want to make and pay my bills and be validated for my labor, but I think mainly I want my music to be important to people. I want people to make memories with my songs.”

    CONNECT

    Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Spotify

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    DOORS 8PM

    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required

    Tickets on sale now from Whelanslive.com

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  • 18 Jun

    €17.50 / 7:30pm / Live Music / 18 Jun

    Happy Birthday Macca

    I Heart presents

    Happy Birthday Macca

    Come and celebrate Pauls 80th Birthday with music by

    Mc Cartney - All The Best (the band)

    and special guests

    DOORS 7:30PM

    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required

    Tickets on sale now from Whelanlive.com

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  • 6 Jul

    €21.50 / 7pm / Live Music / 6 Jul

    Key Glock

    Live Free Tourbooking proudly presents

    Key Glock

    (Paper Route Empire)

    Key Glock hails from South Memphis, Tennessee, a hotbed of hip-hop and the home of Three 6 Mafia, his greatest influence. Born Markeyvius LaShun Cathey in 1997, Glock first got behind the mic in 9th grade, recording the song "Actin'." Borrowing the beat from Gucci Mane's "Don't Deserve It," he called out the "frauds" who rap without an authentic backstory to back up their boasts. Key Glock subsequently joined his cousin Young Dolph on tour and later signed to his label, Paper Route Empire. He dropped his debut mixtape, Glock Season, in 2017, followed by Glockoma and Glock Bond, which featured the freestyle hit "Russian Cream." Streamed over 43 million times on Spotify, "Russian Cream" proved that Key Glock was a force to be reckoned with.

    Glock and Dolph joined forces on 2019's Dum and Dummer, which hit No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart. The following year, in 2020 he released his solo mixtape, Yellow Tape, a real and raw production that connected with audiences and fans everywhere. Several months later, he released his second mixtape of 2020, Son of a Gun, debuting at No. 37 on the Billboard 200. In 2021, Glock and Dolph teamed up again for Dum and Dummer 2 and it debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200. That same year, Glock released Yellow Tape 2 featuring the singles "Da Truth," "Toolie" and "Ambition for Cash."

    The COVID-19 pandemic has made it tough for artists worldwide. Glock and Dolph canceled their tour due to COVID-19, but Key Glock was hit harder in November 2021 when Young Dolph tragically lost his life in Memphis. He channeled his grief by returning to the studio in January 2022. The resulting album, Proud, lays bare his feelings about losing his mentor -- "I lost my dog, I lost my mind, no lie, I'm really lost inside." In a 2022 tweet, Glock even hinted at leaving the music game to pursue acting, writing, "Doing music don't hit da same for me anymore." Fortunately for fans, he's committed to The Yellow Tape Tour, which is already underway.

    DOORS 7PM

    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required

    Tickets on now from Whelanlive.com & Tickets.ie

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  • 23 Jul

    €29 / 7:30pm / Live Music / 23 Jul

    The Beat

    Whelanslive present

    Legendary 2-Tone Ska Reggae Group

    The Beat

    led by vocalist Dave Wakeling

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    The Beat formed in 1979 and released their debut single, an infectious cover of the Smokey Robinson classic Tears of A Clown on 2-Tone Records which went straight into the UK national charts at #6. Along with their contemporaries The Specials, Madness and The Selecter, The Beat became an overnight sensation.

    Over the course of the next five years The Beat released three studio albums I Just Can't Stop It, Wha'appen and Special Beat Service. The Beat toured the world alongside artists such as The Clash, The Police, The Specials, Pretenders, REM, Talking Heads, and David Bowie.

    The Beat enjoyed a series of classic hit singles between 1979-1983 such as Mirror in the Bathroom, Best Friend, Can't Get Used to Losing You, Hands Off...She's Mine, Too Nice To Talk To, Drowning, Doors of your Heart, Save it for Later, I Confess, Stand Down Margaret and Twist and Crawl.

    Get tickets for one of the most popular and influential bands of the 2-Tone Ska movement.

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    DOORS 7:30PM

    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required

    Tickets on sale now from Whelanslive.com

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  • 30 Jul

    €20+bf / 5pm-8pm / Drag + Dinner / 30 Jul

    Dine with Davina

    Dine with Davina

    Devine Dining & Drag Experience

    Join Davina Devine in Opium with some special guests for a new fun night out! Come #DineWithDavina for some fun Drag & Dinner!
    Last Saturday of the month 5-8pm!
    Planning a Birthday, Special Occasion or just fancy some drag’n’drinks?? Then pop along we’ll feed you, make you laugh and make you wanna dance!

    DOORS 5PM-8PM

    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required

    Tickets €20+bf, sold in Tables of 2, 4 & 6, on sale now from Whelanlive.com

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  • 5 Aug

    €20-€25 / 7:30pm / Live Music / 5 Aug

    Reggae Ireland Festival w/ Mellow Mood

    ReggaeIreland proudly presents

    Reggae Ireland Festival

    featuring

    Mellow Mood, Bajjna & more

    The Italian reggae band Mellow Mood formed in 2005. Over the past few years, they gained widespread recognition and became one of the most important acts of the European reggae scene.
 Their latest and fifth studio album (“Large”) was released in 2018. Mellow Mood’s latest single “I And I Chant” featuring Emeterians was released on December 10th, 2021 via La Tempesta Dub/Ineffable Records.

    Mellow Mood have consistently re-invented themselves to stay at the forefront of a new reggae generation. Their individuality has seen them share the stage with the likes of Manu Chao, the Grammy nominated band SOJA and Jamaican reggae artists like Damian Marley and Popcaan.

    DOORS 7:30PM

    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required

    Tickets on sale Mon 9th May from Whelanlive.com

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  • 7 Aug

    €25 / 7:30pm / Live Music / 7 Aug

    China Crisis

    Whelanslive.com presents

    China Crisis

    plus support

    The early 1980’s heralded a second Liverpool-based musical renaissance responsible for producing not just new wave legends OMD, but also the diverse likes of Echo and the Bunnymen, Teardrop Explodes, A Flock of Seagulls and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Amongst these lauded Merseyside acts was China Crisis, emerging in 1981 from their native Kirkby as the song writing duo of vocalist/keyboardist Gary Daly and guitarist / vocalist Eddie Lundon, who over the years have been accompanied by a gifted and creative but ever-mutable group of musicians both on stage and in their recordings. Citing influences as varied as Davie Bowie, Stevie Wonder and Eric Satie, it’s not entirely surprising that their sound was distinctive amongst their peers, often combining elements of jazz, reggae, country and other styles with their own unique melodies and harmonies. With their philosophy that “the song is the most important thing”, China Crisis didn’t just stretch the creative limits of the technology of the time, but incorporated horns, strings, woodwinds, pedal steel, and did whatever they sensed would serve to create the best possible outcome for a given song. The result of their effort was a clearly identifiable China Crisis sound that stood out from the crowd and garnered the band eleven UK Top 50 singles and three UK Top 40 albums, as well as commercial success in Western Europe, Australia and the Americas.

    That the China Crisis sound is enduring is demonstrable well into the 21 st Century, not just through the continued fidelity of their longtime fans but the fact that a whole new generation of musicians and listeners are becoming China Crisis devotees. In 2015 Gary and Eddie released the seventh China Crisis studio album to great acclaim via the fan-funded PledgeMusic marketplace, a work referred to as at once “adventurous and contemporary” and “intimate”, and a return to the band’s “heady” songwriting strengths. That same year the band were approached by Sir Robin Millar to participate in a special compilation album, 80’s Re:Covered (featuring top 80’s artists covering some of their own favourite songs from earlier decades), contributing a cover of the Carole King classic “It’s Too Late” performed in the style of their own hit “Christian”. Meanwhile China Crisis classics have been sampled into modern singles by the likes of French Montana and Action Bronson, and the band’s “Wall of God” was included in the hit film Gone Girl, all introducing their music to a whole new audience. The band have undertaken extensive touring to support these endeavours, selling out China Crisis shows throughout the UK as well as in the US, Canada, Holland, the Phillipines and elsewhere, holding special events such as their performance of “Flaunt the Imperfection Live” at Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre in honor of the 30th anniversary of the album of the same name, and participated in multiple-headliner tours with the likes of Howard Jones, Midge Ure and Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins. 2018 marked the 35th anniversary of the esteemed album Working with Fire and Steel – Possible Pop Songs Volume Two, more celebration of the lifetime body of work of China Crisis will surely be in store.

    DOORS 7:30PM

    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required

    Tickets on sale now from Whelanlive.com

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  • 25 Aug

    €16.50 / 8pm / Live Music / 25 Aug

    Remi Wolf

    RESCHEDULED DATE, ORIGINAL TICKETS VALID

    Singular Artists proudly presents

    Remi Wolf

    plus support

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    Singular Artists proudly presents Remi Wolf live at Opium Dublin, Thur 25th Aug ‘22. Tickets will go on sale from www.singularartists.ie this Friday 4 March ‘22 at 9am

    It’s difficult for Remi Wolf to describe her sound. Within the span of three-minutes, a Remi Wolf track will ricochet between funk, soul, indie and emo with all the predictability of a pinball. Her vocals oscillate between screeching falsetto and melody-anchoring alto, pendulum-swinging the scales in little more than a breath.

    It’s a far cry from that which has become par-for-the-course in pop music, but that Remi Wolf has never been one to follow the rules.

    It’s possible Wolf favours rebellion now because her early musical trajectory hits all the conventional mileposts of a well-rounded artist. There were the grade-school performances and open mics that wowed crowds in her Palo Alto hometown; the self-taught songwriting, experimental recording and tertiary music education via USC. Perhaps the most pivotal moment was making $200 in two hours of soulful busking in high school, when Wolf realised people would happily pay to hear her perform.

    “Before I really fell in love with writing, I loved performing,” she says. “That’s always been my home base, it lights something up in my soul that is never lit up at any other time in my life. It’s a very powerful thing — the most expressive I feel like I will ever get.”

    Audiences “immediate response” to her talent instilled in Wolf a sense of confidence that carried her through music school and into a post-grad stint gracing local Los Angeles venues. Her college experience consisted of skipping class to jam with her 10 musical roommates, and soon she’d linked with co-producer, Jared Soloman. Together, they compiled influences in the likes of Tool, Weezer, Ween and Erikah Badyu and committed an experimental artist project, throwing caution — and strategy — to the wind with the impulsive release of their first track, “Guy.”

    “I had no plan at all, I was just playing shows and taking whatever opportunities came my way,” says 25- year-old Wolf. “I was learning to play drums and would write on the guitar with all these chord shapes people just weren’t using, different structures. It made me nervous, but I always just had a vision.”

    “Guy” would mark a watershed moment for Remi Wolf, the artist. It secured her a spot opening on tour for indie-pop darling, Still Woozy, a manager, and an entry point to consecutive critically-acclaimed EPs, You’re a Dog and I’m Allergic to Dogs — mostly created in makeshift studios with Soloman and limited gear. Apple would later recruit Wolf to soundtrack an iPhone commercial, and she’d receive major co-signs from the likes of Dominic Fike and Cautious Clay.

    These achievements have served as both prelude and platform for her debut album, Juno, her post-pandemic offering. The project is an exploration of the instability Wolf felt during lockdown, bouncing between houses all while attempting sobriety. The project is also the first time Remi Wolf has had the resources to outsource the more technical elements of the production process, as well as access to high quality equipment. For a DIY-minded artist who has bootstrapped her way into the industry, this has taken some adjustment.

    “I’ve had to let go a little bit of control and let people help me to execute my ideas,” she explains, “I have to trust other people to help me while not confining myself to any expectation other than pushing myself and the boundaries of what I’ve done before.”

    Not only does her first full-length project articulate Wolf’s maturation, but manages to maintain the genre- bending spontaneity and soul of her previous work. The singer-songwriter’s improvisational sonic instincts best speak to her talent and bolster her longevity, but it's her childlike charisma — on-stage and off — coupled with devil-may-care attitude that indicates her potential for profound impact.

    Remi Wolf would rather rewrite the rules than play by them, and for that you can credit her rebel heart.

    “Sometimes I just feel like I want to be different and rebellious and a contrarian to what’s going on. It's insane to think I can make the music I want to make and pay my bills and be validated for my labor, but I think mainly I want my music to be important to people. I want people to make memories with my songs.”

    CONNECT

    Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Spotify

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    DOORS 8PM

    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required

    Tickets on sale now from Whelanslive.com

    Less Info

  • 27 Aug

    €20+bf / 5pm-8pm / Drag + Dinner / 27 Aug

    Dine with Davina

    Dine with Davina

    Devine Dining & Drag Experience

    Join Davina Devine in Opium with some special guests for a new fun night out! Come #DineWithDavina for some fun Drag & Dinner!
    Last Saturday of the month 5-8pm!
    Planning a Birthday, Special Occasion or just fancy some drag’n’drinks?? Then pop along we’ll feed you, make you laugh and make you wanna dance!

    DOORS 5PM-8PM

    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required

    Tickets €20+bf, sold in Tables of 2, 4 & 6, on sale now from Whelanlive.com

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  • 9 Sep

    €30 / 8pm / Live Music / 9 Sep

    Magnum

    SD Entertainment proudly presents

    Magnum

    THE MOSTER ROARS TOUR 2022

    plus guest

    Pat McManus Band

    It’s a sign of definite quality when a band can look back at a career which started as early as 1972 (!) and are still capable of thoroughly awing their fans with every new album. Magnum deliver this kind of quality on a regular basis and are set to prove their outstanding position once again with their latest studio offering ‘The Monster Roars’. Even after difficult months marked by pandemic-related concert cancellations, contact restrictions and uncertain perspectives for the whole music industry, the English rock act have succeeded in creating a vibrant, homogeneous work that impresses its listeners from the first to the last note and includes a number of surprises.

    ‘The Monster Roars’ kicks off with a real bang: opening with the title track, Magnum make it unmistakably clear that the group’s current line-up consisting of Bob Catley (vocals), Tony Clarkin (guitar), Rick Benton (keyboards), Dennis Ward (bass) and Lee Morris (drums) is bursting with enthusiasm. Especially the signing of American bassist Dennis Ward (ex-Pink Cream 69, Unisonic, Place Vendome) has proved to be an absolute stroke of luck. “Unfortunately, we haven`t been able to play live with Dennis yet as all concerts had to be cancelled or postponed due to the lockdown. But we’ve already rehearsed intensively with him and were delighted to discover that he not only plays a first-rate bass but also provides fantastic backing vocals,” explains Tony Clarkin and adds: “Dennis has catapulted the band to another level in a number of ways. We`re looking forward to our first live shows with him and are certain that our fans will be as excited about Dennis as we are.”

    The title track, however, is only the prelude to a recording that features solid rock numbers such as ‘Remember’, ‘The Present Not The Past’, ‘The Day After The Night Before’ and ‘That Freedom Word’ as well as atmospheric ballad track ‘Walk The Silent Hours’ and midtempo ‘Can’t Buy Yourself Heaven’, with the anthemic ‘All You Believe In’ bringing to mind Queen and ‘No Steppin’ Stones’ sparkling with an amazing brass section. Magnum’s lyrics are also (almost) all about the present, as song titles such as ‘Your Blood Is Violence’, ‘Come Holy Men’ or ‘Can`t Buy Yourself Heaven’ prove. Clarkin: “This album is more about social subjects, including political issues.” No doubt about it: ‘The Monster Roars’ is a well-tempered mixture of typical Magnum trademarks, contemporary influences and trailblazing approaches which are guaranteed to win the band lots of new fans.

    ‘The Monster Roars’ will be available from 14 January 2022 on Steamhammer/SPV as a CD DigiPak, 2-LP gatefold, limited box set and – exclusively from the Steamhammer online shop – CD/LP and T-shirt bundle. The first single (including lyric video) ‘I Won’t Let You Down’ will be released on 12 November 2021. The second single ‘No Steppin’ Stones’, also supported by a lyric video, is scheduled to follow five weeks later, on 17 December 2021. The cover artwork, which is rather unusual for Magnum, was photographed by Rob Barrow, brother of former Magnum bassist Al Barrow, and is continued in the conceptual booklet.

    And last but not least: In addition to the twelve songs on the regular album, Magnum offer three bonus tracks as part of a limited box set, including a new version of ‘Days Of No Trust’, the opener of their 1988 album classic ‘Wings Of Heaven’, and new remastered version of ‘Sweets For My Sweet’, their very first single release from 1975, as well as a previously unreleased track from the same era. So there`s lots of exciting stuff to be discovered on ‘The Monster Roars’. As we’ve come to expect from this exceptionally creative band!

    DOORS 8PM

    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required

    Tickets on now from Whelanlive.com & Ticketmaster.ie

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  • 10 Sep

    €25 / 7:30pm / Live Music / 10 Sep

    Qween

    RESCHEDULED DATE, ORIGINAL TICKETS VALID

    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!

    Website | Facebook | Instagram

    Doors 7:30pm // Over 18's

    Tickets 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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  • 23 Sep

    €22.50 / 7pm / Live Music / 23 Sep

    Obscura

    DME Promotions presents

    Obscura

    plus support

    PERSEFONE + DISILLUSION

    Fri 23rd Sept 2022 | Opium

    Germany based tech metal masters Obscura return to Dublin with special guests Persefone & Disillusion.

    Just recently, virtuosic extreme metallers, OBSCURA, have announced the completion of their sixth studio album “A Valediction” that will see the light of day on November 19th and obviously, the German combo around mastermind and founder Steffen Kummerer is more eager than ever to finally hit the stages again.

    Together with Andorra’s prog masters PERSEFONE and Germany’s progressive melodic death metallersDISILLUSION, OBSCURA will kick-off their “A Valediction” European Tour 2021 on the day before their album release and conclude the extensive run including 22 international dates with a spectacular home game in Munich on December 11th.

    "Europe, we will hit the road in November and December presenting our brand new album ‘A Valediction’! We celebrate the release of our sixth full-length album with an extensive setlist, a major stage production and exceptional lineup. Join us in this new chapter, reserve your tickets and don’t miss out on the tour of the year!”, states OBSCURA‘s frontman Steffen Kummerer.

    “Since the first time we met Obscura at UK Tech Fest years ago, there’s been a great relationship between both bands! When the chance to join forces on a tour happened, we knew we had to jump in. Obscura is a big reference when it comes to technical death metal and we think that this tour package, combined with the release of new music from both bands, will offer an intense and diverse musical landscape at every show. We are so excited to get back on the road with such an amazing band”, adds PERSEFONE.

    “Disillusion is very excited to be touring Europe with the fabulous Obscura and Persefone at the end of the year! After the long break due to the pandemic, it feels great to get back on stage and feel the vibe of the live atmosphere. Above all, we are tremendously happy that many of our fans will experience their first Disillusion live concert, as we are visiting many countries for the first time. Let’s keep fingers crossed that this will be happening!”, concludes DISILLUSION.

    Twenty years active; six highly prized albums; over 600 shows on four continents. “A Valediction” finds OBSCURA turning the page to a new chapter in the band’s evolution. A year in the works, the songwriting sessions followed a new approach, where the framework was relaxed, allowing new inspirations, imagining, and opportunities to arise. Songs like the opening epic ‘Forsaken,’ the ’80s-tinted ‘When Stars Collide’(featuring Soilwork/The Night Flight Orchestra frontman Björn Strid), the brutal groove of ‘Devoured Usurper,’ the ethereal artistry of ‘Heritage,’ and the fleet-fingered title track benefitted compositionally (refined structures) and aesthetically (more dynamism) from OBSCURA’s restyled songwriting stratagem.

    In 2021, the group continue to be a beacon for change. No doubt OBSCURA’s new stats will amaze, but what they’re focused on is the release of “A Valediction” and then taking it on the road. Several high-caliber tours of Europe, North America, and Asia are planned through to 2023, with routes are in the works for the band to visit Australia, South America, and beyond. Truly, there is no band quite like OBSCURA. “A Valediction”proves that persistence, perseverance, and enterprising minds can achieve anything. Welcome to the next level!

    Doors 7pm // Over 18's

    Tickets €22.50 from Ticketmaster, tickets.ie, Whelanslive.com & Sound Cellar.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

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  • 24 Sep

    €20+bf / 5pm-8pm / Drag + Dinner / 24 Sep

    Dine with Davina

    Dine with Davina

    Devine Dining & Drag Experience

    Join Davina Devine in Opium with some special guests for a new fun night out! Come #DineWithDavina for some fun Drag & Dinner!
    Last Saturday of the month 5-8pm!
    Planning a Birthday, Special Occasion or just fancy some drag’n’drinks?? Then pop along we’ll feed you, make you laugh and make you wanna dance!

    DOORS 5PM-8PM

    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required

    Tickets €20+bf, sold in Tables of 2, 4 & 6, on sale now from Whelanlive.com

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  • 1 Oct

    €24.50 / 7:30pm / Live Music / 1 Oct

    Cash Returns

    The Award Winning Johnny Cash & June Carter Tribute Show

    Cash Returns

    'CASH RETURNS' - has been hailed hands down the greatest and most exciting Johnny Cash & June Carter Tribute in the UK, Ireland and beyond by Man In Black fans everywhere.

    ​It is regarded as one of the best touring live music shows in the country with a fan base that grows daily with them having recently picked up 'Best Tribute Band' at the 'HOT COUNTRY TV AWARDS' and Best Tribute Show at the 2022 'Northern ireland Country Music Awards', for the second year running.

    The show is fronted by the award winning JP Mac as Johnny Cash, whose baritone voice and tone is scarily uncanny to the Man in Black's himself with even an official accolade of support coming from Johnny Cash's very own Drummer of near 40 years W.S (Fluke) Holland, who was completely blown away and regarded their tracks as 'quite amazing' on his radio show in Tennessee.

    ​ 'Fluke' Holland also added:

    "IF ANYONE HEARS JP MAC THEY WILL KNOW WHY HE IS AN AWARD WINNING JOHNNY CASH ACT - I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS GUY PLAY IN PERSON" (Click play on link below to listen to WS 'Fluke' Holland on JP )

    JP is then joined on stage by Karen Martin as June Carter who brings all the vibrancy and onstage sassiness of June Carter complete with fantastic vocals. Combined, JP and Karen along with their fantastic live band truly bring their audiences with them to a place and time when the iconic Cash & Carter reigned supreme and will in no doubt leave you singing and dancing along with them in the aisles and on the dance floors.

    CASH RETURNS have been playing in festivals, hotels and theatres throughout all of Ireland, UK and Europe for the past 9 years, while also having appeared on various radio slots BBC, RTE 1 and national TV appearances, RTE, TG4 & NVTV.

    The show is currently playing to sell out audiences all over the UK, Ireland and Europe. If you go along to one of their shows you will hear all the show stopping classics such as, 'Folsom Prison Blues', 'Get Rhythm', ' Walk the Line', 'Hurt' and of course the duo hit 'Jackson'.

    While Cash Returns brings the classic sound of the Man In Black to todays audiences they have also had fantastic recent success by both creating new songs and covering other existing songs in the same iconic sound with their hit singles 'Hotel Yorba' , and 'The Highway Man Blues', that both made the Top Ten in the Irish Country Charts.

    So if you're a real Johnny Cash and June Carter fan, you simply cannot afford to miss this spectacular show when it rolls into town.

    Doors 7:30pm // Over 18's

    Tickets €24.50 from Whelanslive.com

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  • 3 Oct

    €25+bf / 7:30pm / Live Music / 3 Oct

    The Menzingers

    Demented Promotions presents

    The Menzingers

    plus support

    Joyce Manor & Sincere Engineer

    The Menzingers finally return to Dublin for an Irish exclusive two night run in Opium on October 3rd/4th!

    DOORS 7:30PM

    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required

    Tickets on sale now from Whelanlive.com & Eventbrite.ie

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  • 4 Oct

    €25+bf / 7:30pm / Live Music / 4 Oct

    The Menzingers

    Demented Promotions presents

    The Menzingers

    plus support

    Joyce Manor & Sincere Engineer

    The Menzingers finally return to Dublin for an Irish exclusive two night run in Opium on October 3rd/4th!

    DOORS 7:30PM

    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required

    Tickets on sale now from Whelanlive.com & Eventbrite.ie

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  • 8 Oct

    €19.50 / 7:30pm / Live Music / 8 Oct

    The Seattle Grunge Experience

    The Seattle Grunge Experience return to Opium to play the best of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden & more. Over 2 hours of Grunge hits played live & loud. The Seattle Grunge Experience expertly recreate the authentic sounds of the biggest Grunge bands from the 90s and have even been known to include some Foo FIghters, Hole, Neil Young and Audioslave into their all killer no filler live shows. This show may sell out.

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

    Website | Facebook | Twitter

    Doors 7:30pm / Strictly Over 18s / ROAR / ID Required

    Tickets on sale now from Whelanlive.com

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  • 11 Nov

    €30 / 7pm / Live Music / 11 Nov

    Godflesh

    DME Promotions presents

    Godflesh

    plus support

    SUGAR HORSE

    Fri 11th Nov 2022 | Opium

    GODFLESH will make a long awaited return to Irish shores in November 2022. See them at Opium, Dublin on the 11th and Limelight 2, Belfast on the 12th.

    Godflesh are an English experimental metal band from Birmingham. They were formed in 1988 by Justin Broadrick (guitar, vocals and programming) after Broadrick left the first recorded line up of Napalm Death on the SCUM album and G. C. Green (bass) and temporarily disbanded in 2002. Melding influences ranging from electronic music to dub, Godflesh’s innovative music is widely regarded as a foundational influence on both industrial metal and post-metal.

    Signing to Earache Records in the late 1980s, the band released their debut, Streetcleaner (1989) to critical acclaim. After releasing 1992’s Pure and 1994’s major label debut Selfless, they started experimenting with live drums, as well as hip hop and breakbeat influences. The resulting releases, Songs of Love and Hate(1996) and Us and Them (1999), were followed by Hymns (2001). Broadrick ended Godflesh in 2002 shortly after Green’s departure and pursued various other projects, including Jesu. Broadrick and Green reformed Godflesh in 2010 releasing A World Lit Only by Fire (2014) and later Post Self (2017).

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    Website

    Doors 7pm // Over 18's

    Tickets €30 from Ticketmaster, tickets.ie, Whelanslive.com & Sound Cellar.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

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  • 20 Nov

    SOLD OUT / 8pm / Live Music / 20 Nov

    Rainbow Kitten Surprise

    MCD proudly presents

    Rainbow Kitten Surprise

    plus support

    As if channeling another dimension where genres simply don’t exist, Rainbow Kitten Surprise find harmony in unpredictability, weaving together lyrical poetry, hummable melodies, and a rush of instrumental eccentricities. They quietly built an audience with Seven + Mary [2013] and RKS [2015] before serving up their 2018 full-length debut for Elektra, “HOW TO: FRIEND, LOVE, FREEFALL” – produced by Grammy Award-winner Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Sleeper Agent).

    Igniting a two-year whirlwind, it brought the band’s total stream tally well past one billion, while they garnered widespread praise from Billboard,TIME, Vice, and NPR who described their sound as “…a mix of jam and indie and whatever else you can throw into the soup…very earnest, beautiful, political, loving rock n’ roll.”

    Meanwhile, “Fever Pitch” marked their first Top 10 at AAA. Not to mention, they’ve  performed on “CBS This Morning Saturday,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” PBS’s “Austin City Limits,” and graced the bills of Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Osheaga, to name a few. Moving 80,000 tickets, they embarked on the sold-out Friend, Love Freefall Tour earmarked by a packed night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and three consecutive gigs in Athens, GA—as chronicled on their first official live album, Live From Athens Georgia, which came out in 2021.

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    Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

    DOORS 8PM

    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required

    Tickets on sale now from Whelanlive.com

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  • 21 Nov

    €24.50 / 7pm / Live Music / 21 Nov

    Gashi

    Live Free Tourbooking proudly presents

    Gashi

    Genre-bending pop artist GASHI is set to make his Irish debut this November with an appearance at Opium, Dublin. The show, taking place on Mon 21st November 2022, kicks off his extensive UK and European tour.

    Born in Libya, GASHI spent much of his young life as a refugee, moving from country to country. His family eventually settled in Brooklyn, NY, where he was introduced to music at a very young age. GASHI absorbed a melting pot of musical influences throughout his youth, resulting in the formation of his own unique sonic palette that blends together different genres of music. His dynamic sound led him to be signed by JAY-Z to Roc Nation and has allowed GASHI to collaborate with a wide range of talents ranging from Chris Brown to Travis Scott and Sting to Dua Lipa.

    GASHI continues to defy and bend genres throughout his discography and has trophied countless global anthemic hits as well as critical acclaim. As a proud Albanian native, GASHI often draws on the infectious sound of the Balkans that has charmed and seeps through as the gold standard in pop.

    Today, GASHI is the only male Albanian artist to chart on Billboard charts multiple times. In the last couple of years alone, GASHI has released two studio albums, sold out venues across the globe, and has accumulated over 1 Billion Streams with over 300 million video views worldwide. The New York Times cited GASHI as the “trap Phil Collins” and received co-signs from peers including Travis Scott and A$AP Rocky affirmed GASHI “as one of the dopest artists to come out of New York”. A trajectory that is supersonic and an impact that is undeniable, this is GASHI.

    DOORS 7PM

    Strictly Over 18s | ROAR | ID Required

    Tickets on now from Whelanlive.com & Tickets.ie

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