by Paul Cashmere, Noise11
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 number 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 from 1980 to 1990 was a top 10 album, highlighted by the number 1 masterpiece Man Of Colours (1987) that also gave the band two Top 10 US hits Crazy (1987 / #14) and Electric Blue (1987 / #7).
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
- 01/13 - Sydney - Enmore Theatre
- 02/01 - Perth - Crown Theatre
- 02/09 - Adelaide - Thebarton Theatre
- 02/24 - Brisbane - Convention Centre
- 03/17 - Hobart - Wrest Point Entertainment Centre
- 03/18 - Hobart - Wrest Point Entertainment Centre