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Considered as being one of the most highly regarded sonic psyche-frazzling bands in today’s cult rock genre, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats will be bringing their heaviness and blood-drenched pop to Ireland’s capital for one night with special guests Blood Ceremony. 


Uncle Acid and The Dead Beats with special guests Blood Ceremony live in Dublin’s Academy Green Room on January 20th, 2019.

Tickets €20.00 Inc. booking fee go on sale Monday, April 30th at 10 am from Ticketmaster

In an age when the word is over-used, Uncle Acid is indeed a true cult. Everything they do is covert, their movements crepuscular, the loyalty they inspire fervently.

UK’s scuzziest ambassadors of blood-curdling fuzz, UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS, prepare to hit the roads of Europe this winter in support of their much anticipated fifth album, due out this autumn. Dates for mainland Europe and Scandinavia were announced last week. Now they add a UK leg in January

2019. Support will come from occult rockers BLOOD CEREMONY. Their last release, ‘Lord of Misrule’, was one of the top releases of 2016, and new material is on the horizon.

Uncle Acid states: “These will be our first European shows in two years and we’re hungry to get back out and lay waste to many of our favourite cities. You will enjoy the show experiencing the latest PsychoVision screen technologies with piles of cranked up, ear-splitting valve amplification to melt your minds. The nightmare shall resume!

Every sneering melody and every piece of artwork is loaded with meaning, designed to be pored over. Their press coverage is deliberately limited but doesn’t prevent them selling out US tours or joining Black Sabbath at their personal request. They only reveal what they want to reveal: chiefly that Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats began as a studio project circa 2009 in Cambridge, the wild concept of Kevin Starrs. The rest is academic.

Because Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats exist in their own self-created world, hoovering up trash/pop culture and spitting it back out in hot chunks of finely-hewn riffola and righteous rock ‘n roll noise. Make no mistake though they are a pop band too: a pop band of the most fuzzed-up, subversive kind. One with three-part harmonies that sing of death and murder. But a pop band all the same.

Win passes to Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats in Dublin’s Academy Green Room on Sunday, January, 20th 2019 by simply answering the following question:

Q – What was the title of Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats last studio album, released in 2015?

Simply click here and submit your answer under the Uncle Acid announcement. Tag a friend that you will bring to the show and make sure you like & follow Overdrive. +18 only.


Oran O’Beirne