The Icicle Works winter tour kicks off in November which sees a date at Birmingham’s O2 Academy 2, and Ian McNabb follows up with some solo dates including a visit to The Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath a month later.
“We’ll be as we are when all the fools who doubt us fade away…” – The Icicle Works ‘Hollow Horse’ 1984
Prophetic lyrics, when you consider the fact that over three decades later, the band are still on the road.
Named after the 1960 short story “The Day The Icicle Works Closed” by science fiction author Frederik Pohl, The Icicle Works joined Liverpool’s early 1980s ‘neo-psychedelia’ wave and quickly became part of the cult-like renaissance movement that included Echo And The Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes, Wah!, Heat, and OMD. Almost immediately The Icicle Works scored a string of highly rated hit albums and singles all over the world.
Despite personnel changes along the way, the current line-up have been together since 2006, and original front man (singer / guitarist Ian McNabb) believes they’re stronger and better than ever before – after honing the set and the performance for the past 10 years, that’s to be expected.
Following the inclusion of the bands hit “Whisper To A Scream” in the latest series of Netflix’ ‘Stranger Things’, the band is currently enjoying a bit of a global revival!
McNabb’s latest solo album “Star Smile Strong” was released in 2017 to rave reviews.The Icicle Works show’s are always an experience for all those who genuinely love great music, and greater musicianship.
Anyone heading along to a gig can expect a 2.5 hour extravaganza that incorporates the music of The Icicle Works and Ian McNabb.
Fri 3rd Nov Holmfirth Picturedrome (West Yorkshire)
Sat 4th Nov Fibbers (York)
Fri 10th Nov The Craufurd Arms (Wolverton)
Sat 11th Nov O2 Academy 2 (Birmingham)
Thu 16th Nov Komedia (Brighton)
Fri 17th Nov St John’s Church – Farncombe (Godalming)
Sat 18th Nov Norwich Arts Centre (Norwich)
Fri 24th Nov The Forum (Darlington)
Sat 25th Nov O2 ABC (Glasgow)
Sun 26th Nov The Assembly (Aberdeen)
Sat 9th Dec O2 Academy 1 & 2 (Liverpool)
Ian McNabb solo dates;
Fri 8th Dec Brudenell Social (Leeds)
Wed 13th Dec Hare & Hounds (Birmingham)
Fri 15th Dec The Craven Arms (Skipton)