The Icicle Works bring their 30th anniversary tour to Manchester and Liverpool

LIVERPUDLIAN neo-psychedelia pioneers The Icicle Works have re-formed for their 30th anniversary tour, which is visiting Manchester and Liverpool.

The Icicle Works rose to fame in 1983, when they scored a hit with Love is a Wonderful Colour.

Their self-titled debut album was also a success on both sides of the Atlantic, achieving gold record status in Canada.

The Icicle Works – led by charismatic frontman Ian McNabb – released a series of albums between 1983 and 1988 until they broke up after their swansong, Blind.

The other two members of the band were Chris Layhe (bass and vocals) and Chris Sharrock (drums), the latter enjoyed great success playing in Oasis.

Ian and The Icicle Works will be touring the UK extensively in 2011 for their 30th anniversary.

This includes dates at Manchester Club Academy (0161 832 1111) on Friday and Liverpool’s O2 Academy on Saturday (0844 477 2000).

Tickets are £18.50, and are also available from and by calling 0844 811 0051.