Opium Live • Mon 4th December 2023 • 7:00pm
Boris Grebenschikov or ‘BG’ as he is known is also known is ‘The Russian Bob Dylan’, but he’s much more than that. To Russian speakers everywhere he is their Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Marc Bolan and Christy Moore all in one man.
I would describe him more accurately as the ‘Poet Laureate of the Russian speaking peoples’. Everyone knows BG!
He is an anti Putin, anti war Russian dissident living in London (since 2020) and playing to the Russian and Ukrainian diaspora globally since he can no longer play in his home country. He has been denounced as a traitor in the Russian Duma and recently appeared on the BBC’s ‘Hardtalk’ with Zeinab Badawi.
He is about to release ‘Heal The Sky’ a compilation album featuring tracks from friends and luminaries such as Dave Stewart, Jackson Browne, Transglobal Underground, Lisa Gerard, Christy Moore, The Waterboys, Crowded House and many more. All proceeds go to The Ukrainian Children’s Hospital in Kiev.
BG has toured internationally, playing sold out concerts, in the US and Europe, filing the Beacon Theatre in NY, Théatre de la Ville in Paris and The Royal Albert Hall in London.
With his legendary band ‘Akvarium’ and more recently with an international line up as BG+ he has challenged repression and enriched real Russian culture for 50 years.
General admission: €50
TRC Card Discount: €27.50 (TRC Card & Ukrainian Passport to be shown at the door)
Tickets available online from Whelanslive.com
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.