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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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Doors 7:30pm // Over 18's

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

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