Ian McNabb of The Icicle Works will make a rare U.S. appearance early next year with a one-off concert in Atlanta, a performance that the show’s promoter says will be the singer’s first American date in more than a decade and only his second on these shores since the early 1990s.

The concert is set for Jan. 11 at The Earl in Atlanta, and tickets are on sale now.  Though he is currently mounting an Icicle Works 35th anniversary tour in the U.K., this will be a solo concert.

The McNabb-fronted Icicle Works released five albums between 1984 and 1990, scoring a Top 20 hit in the U.K. with “Love is a Wonderful Colour” and cracking the Top 4o in the U.S. with “Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream).” After the band split, McNabb performed in the ’90s with The Wild Swans, The Lightning Seeds and The Waterboys, and recorded his own solo albums, including one, Head Like a Rock, on which he was backed by Neil Young’s legendary band Crazy Horse.

McNabb put together a new lineup of The Icicle Works in 2006, and the band has been performing since then. He released his most recent solo album, Our Future in Space, this past January.





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