13 April – Manchester, Academy
14 April – Newcastle, Riverside
15 April – Sheffield, The Corporation
16 April – Buckley, Tivoli
17 April – Norwich, Waterfront
19 April – London, O2 Academy Islington
Dirkschneider’s latest tour started in February and has already sold out several venues. Canadian metallers Anvil are main support until 24 April.
This will be I.C.O.N’s third tour of 2016 so far, having toured the UK in February and about to play six shows in Europe 17-25 March all in support of their second album ‘The Blacklist’, released June 2015 on Metalbox Recordings. The band also toured Europe as Special Guests of Operation: Mindcrime in December 2015.
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“pure undiluted metal…rock solid riffs and forceful intent”
Zero Tolerance magazine. Live review
“ICON are all about big, fat slabs of metal and tonight just underlined that fact. The riffs packed a punch, the drums shook the foundations and the band were tight and purposeful.”
Powerplay magazine. Live review
“A brilliant and highly energetic set from a band that clearly want to keep the original, no frills metal sound alive, and are definitely achieving it.” Metal Gods TV. Live review
“I.C.O.N has an uncanny ability to write great songs, as asset that a lot of their peers lack, and their songwriting has grown even stronger on the new record. I’ve listened to this album non-stop for a week and it just doesn’t get old.” 10/10 Metal Temple, Greece
“This is pure Heavy Metal with outstanding guitar riffs, and this must-have release has a sound that goes from the early Black Sabbath era with a contemporary touch to a lighter version of Pantera.” 86/100 Metal To Infinity, Belgium