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[KEN O’DUFFY / SAVILLE] plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Ken O’Duffy, performing under the moniker ‘The Citizen’, plays his first headline solo gig upstairs at Whelans on Friday June 1st, 2018. Ken has played in various bands since the mid-1980s. In the noughties Ken released three critically acclaimed albums with Dublin band Saville, and more recently in 2015 and 2016 he released Songs of Absolution and The Autumn House with The Citizens (featuring ex-members of Saville). Songs of Absolution was described by the Evening Herald as, “the Sistine Chapel of pop through a glass darkly”. Over the last couple of years Ken has been playing solo gigs, honing the songs which will appear on his first solo album recording for which will begin in July 2018. Reviews for Songs of Absolution “an album of rare quality” – Irish Times **** “compelling proof of their outrageous talent” – Evening Herald **** “excellent debut” – Mail on Sunday **** “pop perfection” – Hot Press ****


€10 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F) – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets. Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required


Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos