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Mt. Joy

What was first a bedroom project was now a band that Rolling Stone called “your new folk-rock heroes”, the Philadelphia quintet, Mt. Joy burst onto the scene back in 2016.

Following on from their recent sold-out headline Dublin gig and currently on tour supporting heavy weights Greta Van Fleet, Mt. Joy has just announced their biggest Irish headline gig in the National Stadium (Upgraded to 3Olympia Theatre), Dublin on Wednesday 12th June 2024.

Consisting of Matt Quinn [vocals, guitar], Sam Cooper [guitar], Sotiris Eliopoulos [drums], Jackie Miclau [keys, piano], and Michael Byrnes [bass]— take their name from the quiet rural town in southwest Pennsylvania, about four hours from their Philadelphia base. Forming in 2016, they made their mark two years later when their self-titled Mt. Joy debut album spun off “Silver Lining,” an uplifting power ballad that went to #1 at AAA radio (Billboard Adult Alternative Airplay) and has eclipsed over 120 million Spotify streams to date. Their second album, Rearrange Us drew widespread critical raves. Over the past four years Mt. Joy has amassed over half a billion streams and has earned acclaim from NPR, Billboard, Rolling Stone, The Line of Best Fit, and more. The band has performed at a variety of festivals such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo and has toured with The Lumineers, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, The Revivalists, and The Head and The Heart. Additionally, the band has performed on Stephen Colbert, CBS Morning, Samantha Bee, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, and Conan.

​​Across various cultures and belief systems, the colour orange symbolises sunshine, creativity, heat, freedom, fascination, and fire. Mt. Joy channels this bright, bold, and brilliant energy on their 2022 third full-length offering, Orange Blood, released in June 2022. Orange Blood explores a sonic spectrum of eloquent daydreams, blissful guitar-propelled psychedelic rock, and artful alternative alchemy syphoned from sessions in the Southern California desert under a watchful sun. When the global pandemic upended the band’s tour with The Lumineers in 2020, Matt and Sam retreated into the desert. Holing up in a house with Matt’s girlfriend and brother, shroom-fuelled detours, late-night conversations about life, and a thirst for reprieve brought Orange Blood to life.

“Our last album was a breakup record,” notes Matt. “It had a darker feel. When we were in Joshua Tree, there were so many sad things in the world. We wanted to build something that found beauty in the fact the world has always been crazy. We were trying to find a way to be present enough to appreciate our surroundings even if they’re in decay.” Returning to Philadelphia, they put the finishing touches on the album in a house with the full line up and long time producer and collaborator Caleb Nelson.

VENUE: 3olympia Theatre

LOCATION: Dublin

Events may be subject to last-minute cancellations or changes. Verify event details before making plans.
Mt. Joy What's On In Dublin 1

Mt. Joy

What was first a bedroom project was now a band that Rolling Stone called “your new folk-rock heroes”, the Philadelphia quintet, Mt. Joy burst onto the scene back in 2016.

Following on from their recent sold-out headline Dublin gig and currently on tour supporting heavy weights Greta Van Fleet, Mt. Joy has just announced their biggest Irish headline gig in the National Stadium (Upgraded to 3Olympia Theatre), Dublin on Wednesday 12th June 2024.

Consisting of Matt Quinn [vocals, guitar], Sam Cooper [guitar], Sotiris Eliopoulos [drums], Jackie Miclau [keys, piano], and Michael Byrnes [bass]— take their name from the quiet rural town in southwest Pennsylvania, about four hours from their Philadelphia base. Forming in 2016, they made their mark two years later when their self-titled Mt. Joy debut album spun off “Silver Lining,” an uplifting power ballad that went to #1 at AAA radio (Billboard Adult Alternative Airplay) and has eclipsed over 120 million Spotify streams to date. Their second album, Rearrange Us drew widespread critical raves. Over the past four years Mt. Joy has amassed over half a billion streams and has earned acclaim from NPR, Billboard, Rolling Stone, The Line of Best Fit, and more. The band has performed at a variety of festivals such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo and has toured with The Lumineers, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, The Revivalists, and The Head and The Heart. Additionally, the band has performed on Stephen Colbert, CBS Morning, Samantha Bee, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, and Conan.

​​Across various cultures and belief systems, the colour orange symbolises sunshine, creativity, heat, freedom, fascination, and fire. Mt. Joy channels this bright, bold, and brilliant energy on their 2022 third full-length offering, Orange Blood, released in June 2022. Orange Blood explores a sonic spectrum of eloquent daydreams, blissful guitar-propelled psychedelic rock, and artful alternative alchemy syphoned from sessions in the Southern California desert under a watchful sun. When the global pandemic upended the band’s tour with The Lumineers in 2020, Matt and Sam retreated into the desert. Holing up in a house with Matt’s girlfriend and brother, shroom-fuelled detours, late-night conversations about life, and a thirst for reprieve brought Orange Blood to life.

“Our last album was a breakup record,” notes Matt. “It had a darker feel. When we were in Joshua Tree, there were so many sad things in the world. We wanted to build something that found beauty in the fact the world has always been crazy. We were trying to find a way to be present enough to appreciate our surroundings even if they’re in decay.” Returning to Philadelphia, they put the finishing touches on the album in a house with the full line up and long time producer and collaborator Caleb Nelson.

VENUE: 3olympia Theatre

LOCATION: Dublin

Events may be subject to last-minute cancellations or changes. Verify event details before making plans.
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