Whitney Announce Headline Dublin Show

+ special guest: Shiv
The Academy

Rescheduled to February 27th 2023
Tickets €25 Incl. booking fee
Doors 7pm | Over 18's | ID Required
All Original Tickets Remain Valid

Whitney Announce Academy Show For February 27th 2023

"Due to unforeseen circumstances we have to move our upcoming tour to early 2023. We’ve rescheduled as many shows as possible. Please hold on to your tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled shows. If your show was not rescheduled you will receive an automatic refund at point of purchase. We look forward to seeing you in February." 

Chicago rock outfit Whitney have today announced a show in Dublin’s Academy for Sunday, November 27th 2022. It will be the band’s first performance in Ireland since they played the famous Other Voices festival in Dingle in 2019. This time around, they will be playing brand new tracks from their upcoming album Spark which is expected for release later this year.

Led by Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek, Whitney came together as a band in 2015 following the breakup of the band Smith Westerns. After two albums together, Ehrlich and Kakacek could hear the staggering differences in the songs they were writing for their third album as Whitney, SPARK—the buoyant drum loops, the effortless falsetto hooks, the coruscant keyboard lines. They suddenly sounded like a band reimagined, their once-ramshackle folk-pop now brimming with unprecedented gusto and sheen. But could they see it, too?

In the ad hoc studio the Chicago duo built in the living room of their rented Portland bungalow, a shared 2020 escape hatch amid breakups and lockdowns, Julien and Max decided to find out. Somewhere between midnight and dawn every night, their brains refracted by the late hour and light psychedelics, they’d play their latest creations while a hardware store disco ball spun overhead and slowed-down music videos from megastars spooled silently on YouTube. Did their own pop songs—so much more immediate and modern than their hazy origins—fit such big-budget reels? When the footage and the tunes linked, Julien and Max knew they had done it, that they’d finally found Whitney’s sound.

Max and Julien are back in Chicago now, sharing a cozy walkup with a little studio, where they’re already building songs for the next Whitney album. Now that they let the past burn, everything is new for Max and Julien. SPARK is not only Whitney’s best album; it is an inspiring testament to perseverance and renewal, to best friends trusting each another enough to carry one another to the other side of this season of woe.


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