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Alec Benjamin

Thu 28th Nov From €22 SOLD OUT

Concerts

MCD Presents
Alec Benjamin
The Olympia Theatre
Thursday 28th November 2019

**SHOW UPGRADED FROM THE ACADEMY. SOLD OUT. SPECIAL GUEST BOY IN SPACE**

Due to demand, Alec Benjamin's show in The Academy Dublin on Thursday 28th November has been upgraded to The Olympia Theatre.

All previously purchased Academy tickets remain valid, and will be located in the Stalls standing area.

Extra tickets now completely sold out.

Tickets priced from €22 inclusive of booking fee and €1 restoration levy went on sale via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330, however are now completely sold out.

The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.

Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult. Standing tickets are recommended only for those over 14 years of age. Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served. 

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Doors open 7pm. SPECIAL GUEST BOY IN SPACE. Approximate stage times will be posted here once we receive them from production.
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Alec Benjamin simply refers to himself as a ​“narrator​.” Inspired by Eminem, Paul Simon, and Citizen Cope, the Phoenix-born, Los Angeles-based songwriter fashioned a cinematic, lo-fi sound that stirred up a buzz online right out of the gate, landing him a major label deal by the age of 18. A day after he turned in his first album, he was dropped by the label he thought would take his artist project to the moon. However, it was going to take a lot more to stop him. Alec immediately hit the road for a self-booked European tour in May 2016. He performed ​“parking lot shows”​ for fans outside of Shawn Mendes and Troye Sivan concerts, handing out business cards to leave a tangible keepsake for those listening and building his brand from the ground up.

Shortly after the tour, he jumped in the studio with Jon Bellion and ended up earning a co-write on the pop star’s debut album, “New York Soul (Part II). This session would also open the door for Alec to join Bellion on tour directly after. With an insatiable urge to rise to the top, the tenacious prodigy found himself back performing in parking lots when he wasn’t on-stage opening for Bellion. Knowing that some of those fans would search for him after the performances, Alec made it his mission to consistently uploaded one new song every two weeks to his YouTube channel and build a catalogue his fans could listen to. Within the span of six months, he logged over 165 shows and amassed 150K YouTube subscribers simply through perseverance and a D.I.Y. attitude.

Alec managed to hit even bigger strides in 2017 when his viral hit “I Built A Friend” ignited online, clocking nearly four million Spotify streams in under a year and earning airplay for millions of Americans on the national TV show, ​America’s Got Talent.

In 2018, “Let Me Down Slowly” was the first single off Alec’s debut album Narrated For You that heralds a new chapter for the extraordinary story teller. Balancing relatable yet mature lyrical content with vitalizing production, he pleads, ​“Now, I’m slipping through the cracks of your cold embrace, oh please, please, could you find a way to let me down slowly?” ​atop a sentimental yet powerful drum-guitar ensemble.

This year, Alec released “Let Me Down Slowly” this time featuring pop sensation Alessia Cara, listen here.

While his story is certainly one of a kind, Alec’s narrative is only just beginning.

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BOY IN SPACE BIO:

ROBIN LUNDBÄCK, PROFESSIONALLY KNOWN AS “BOY IN SPACE,” WAS BORN, RAISED AND CURRENTLY LIVES AND MAKES MUSIC IN ALINGSÅS, SWEDEN.TO BE “IN SPACE” IS TO EXIST IN THE IN-BETWEEN.IT’S NOT QUITE THE BEGINNING BUT IT’S SO FAR FROM THE END. IT’S STANDING APART FROM THOSE WHO’VE FOUND THEIR CONVENTIONAL FIT IN THIS WORLD, AND RECOGNIZING THAT TO BE DIFFERENT IS TO BE SPECIAL. IT’S THE COURAGE TO DEPART THE FAMILIAR TO A DESTINATION UNKNOWN.THE “SPACE” IS THE THE INTENSITY OF YOUTH. THE COLD STING OF HEARTBREAK. THE SUFFOCATION OF BETRAYAL. AND THE FIERY PASSION OF YOUNG LOVE.

IN HIS OWN WORDS:

"I’M A BOY IN SPACE. I’M SCARED OF SPIDERS. I HAVE TRUST ISSUES. I HAVE A PUG NAMED NALA. I DON’T UNDERSTAND PEOPLE THAT DON’T LIKE CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM. SOMETIMES I WISH I COULD BE NORMAL. MOST OF THE TIME I’M GRATEFUL THAT I’M NOT. MY BRAIN FEELS LIKE A ROLLER COASTER RIDE THAT NEVER ENDS. MY BEST SONGS I ALWAYS WRITE UNDER ONE HOUR.ALTHOUGH MY SONGS CAN BE SAD, I’M ACTUALLY A PRETTY HAPPY GUY (MOST OF THE TIME). I WISH I HAD A SPACESHIP SO I COULD FLY TO THE MOON AND WRITE A SONG LOOKING DOWN ON EARTH. MY BIGGEST DREAM IS TO CREATE MUSIC THAT I LOVE AND SHARE IT WITH PEOPLE I KNOW WILL LOVE IT TOO."

www.boyinspace.com for more info!

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