2017 will mark the 40th anniversary since Iva Davis formed Icehouse originally as Flowers in Sydney.
Davies and then bass player, now manager Keith Welsh met when Iva worked at a squash court owned by Keith’s mother. The pair shared a love of Roxy Music, Bowie, T-Rex and Lou Reed and decided to form their own band.
The debut album ‘Icehouse’ was released by Flowers in 1980 and reached no 4 in Australia but when the band decided to take the act international they were confronted with another band called Flowers already and simply reversed their band name and album title.
Every album Icehouse released in Australia was 1980 to 1990 was a top 10 album, highlighted by the no 1 masterpiece ‘Man Of Colours’ (1987) that also gave the band two Top 10 US hits ‘Crazy’ and ‘Electric Blue’.
Icehouse will perform for One Electric Day in Werribee outside Melbourne in November and then start the Icehouse 40 Years Live tour in Sydney in January.
Icehouse 40 Years Live dates
January 13, Sydney, Enmore Theatre
February 1, Perth, Crown Theatre
February 9, Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre
February 24, Brisbane, Convention Centre
March 17 and 18, Hobart, Wrest Point Entertainment Centre
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