Exclusive free CD at Christmas shows!
To celebrate 20 years of the legendary IQ Christmas shows, the band will be distributing a free Christmas-themed ‘Archive Collection’ CD to everyone attending the concerts in London and Zoetermeer in December.
This will be a strictly limited edition release, available only at these dates in December:
December 9th – Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK
December 16th – De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Holland
In the run up to the Christmas shows IQ return to Scandinavia to play two concerts in October:
October 13th – Bryggarsalen, Stockholm, Sweden
October 14th – John Dee, Oslo, Norway
Work commences on new album
Meanwhile IQ head back to the rehearsal studio to begin writing the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2014 studio album, ‘The Road of Bones’.
“That was an important and very successful album for us,” explains singer Peter Nicholls, “both musically and in terms of the reception it received. For this next
album there’s no shortage of new ideas for us to sift through and develop over the coming months. At present, there’s around 100 minutes of music in various stages of development. Not all of it will make it onto the album, in fact with IQ the hardest decision is often which material to leave out. The current plan is for us to begin recording in the first half of next year.
“We aim to road test some of the new works in progress at the Christmas gigs in London and Zoetermeer. Playing these new pieces, albeit in an unfinished state, is always a valuable exercise for us - it helps give us a sense of what’s working and what isn’t, and I think it’s fun for the audience to get some idea of where we’re heading with the new songs.”