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IQ announce 40th anniversary show

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Neo-proggers IQ have announced a live show to celebrate their 40th anniversary next year. They will play London's Islington Assembly Hall on September 4.

"Crikey, 40 years (well, next year)! We'd love to see you all there to celebrate with us," the band say.

At the same time the band's 2009 album Frequency has been reissued

"We’ve finally got the rights back from Inside Out - it was licensed to them on its original release and has been unavailable for a while," says guitarist Mike Holmes. "It’s been going for stupid money on eBay which seems wrong to us so we’ve given it a proper release on GEP.

"It’s got the new six-panel ‘eco’ packaging but the main addition is a live version of The Province, the 14 minute track from the album, recorded on the Frequency tour in 2009."

Frequency will be available on vinyl for the first time as a double 12” disc, gatefold sleeve, 4 page lyric book in a choice of blue splatter or red vinyl, as well as the CD version.

IQ will also play their traditional Christmas show at London's 229 Venue on December 

Get tickets for the Islington Assembly show (opens in new tab).

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Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.