Icarus Line have grabbed a new drummer right before visiting the UK for a nationwide tour.
As Spinal Tap so comically observed, drummers can be difficult to keep hold of. Returning with their new album, The Icarus Line were ready to head back out on the road after a lengthy hiatus.
However their rhythm keeper thought otherwise. Packing his bags and issuing a notice of resignation right before the Los Angeles group were due to fly out to Europe, The Icarus Line were thrown into chaos.
Taking advice from the UK, the band simply got on the flight and hoped for the best. Somehow, during the flight, the Los Angeles outfit recruited a new drummer – Sammy Fayed from Bixby Knolls – and by the time they landed had brain stormed a new set.
Three days rehearsal in London got The Icarus Line ready for a full European tour, before packing the van and driving out to Berlin.
Heading back to the UK, The Icarus Line have begun a series of nationwide shows. The band are on typically bracing form, completing their first visit to British shores in some time.
Tonight (October 12th) the band are set to play King Tuts in Glasgow, before travelling down the Yorkshire. Shows continue with a visit to Wakefield on October 13th, before hitting the capital for a one off date.
Playing the Lexington in London, the Icarus Line will be joined by Tenebrous Liar for a lone date in the capital. Ending the tour in Leeds with a visit to the Brudenell Social Club, the Los Angeles group will then pack their bags from home.
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The Icarus Line are set to play the following shows:
12 Glasgow King Tuts
13 Wakefield The Hop
14 London Lexington
15 Leeds Brudenell Social Club