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IQ announce new Ever live stream

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British prog rockers IQ have announced they will host a new live stream later this month, having discovered a live performance of the band performing their 1993 album Ever in Aschaffenburg, Germany from 2018.

The band previously hosted a live stream of a show from their recent Resistance tour in May.

"When we put the 'Show of Resistance Live Stream’ together in May this year we really expected to be back gigging by now - everyone did," exclaims guitarist Mike Holmes. "We had more gigs planned and we were quietly confident that we’d be flying out to Spain, Italy, Poland and the Netherlands to tread the boards once again. 

"Instead we find ourselves cancelling more shows and rebooking other gigs a year in advance - we’re all in a kind of ‘gig limbo’ and no one really knows when we can get back out there.

"The ‘Show of Resistance’ stream was a great way to connect with everyone, and it felt so good to be able to share some kind of live music experience again - to chat with other people while watching the show after so long really felt like ‘Yes, we’re not all on our own, people are still there’ and it was actually quite cathartic.

"After the positive feedback we’ve had since then we’ve been looking through some of the archives to see what else we can do to reconnect and we’ve found some footage of the band playing the whole of the Ever album live in Germany in 2018. The audio was released as part of the Ever 25th Anniversary package, but the video has never been used or seen until now, so we’re hoping that it will be something people will enjoy, and that we can all share the live experience together again."

The ‘Ever Live Stream’ will be broadcast on YouTube Live on Saturday 24th October at 8pm (BST).

IQ recently announced a 40th anniversary live show at London's Islington Assembly hall for September 2021.

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.