April 26, 2013 - Dru Cultuurfabriek, Ulft (NL)
The well-known British prog rock band IQ mostly try out newly written songs before releasing a new studio album. This was also the case when I saw them perform at the DRU Cultuurfabriek in Ulft. It was the only Dutch concert before the new album will be released, probably later this year. Therefore it was rather crowded in the venue, but there was still enough room to move around.
Without an interruption the new piece was followed by It All Stops Here, a great IQ classic. Erosion was introduced and explained by singer Peter Nicholls. This song's about the many problems the world has to face, about 'a real fucked up world' as Nicholls called it. This piece was welcomed with a lot of cheering and applauding which isn't that strange since it's an awesome track. The last newly written composition got the rather weird working title El Bastardo starting with images taken from Dracula (1931) featuring Béla Lugosi projected at the back of the stage. This piece had a somewhat strange kind of Greek sound which could have been taken from the movie Zorba The Greek (1964)! After this song Mr. Nicholls told the audience that the band didn't mind people filming parts of the show with their mobile phones. However, he asked them gently but firmly not to upload the new material to the internet because it just concerned a raw version of the new song. Well, I guess his request won't have much effect because I'm quite sure that it already can be watched on YouTube, just as the false start of Leap Of Faith...
Henri Strik (edited by Peter Willemsen)
Setlist IQ:More 7
Stronger Than Friction
One Fatal Mistake
It All Stops Here
Leap Of Faith
The Enemy Smacks
No Love Lost
Pictures IQ by Arthur Haggenburg
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Line up IQ:(left to right)
guitars, backing vocals
lead and backing vocals
bass, bass pedals, backing vocals
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