IAMX (SUPPORT: NEMO) KUFA/LUXEMBOURG 21.03.2010
by Tanja Reiser
It was quite a
long queue that awaited us at the entrance of the Kufa in Esch/Alzette
on this rainy evening. One saw a lot of glitter and heard that people
had some expectations and eventuel set lists were discussed.
For some years
already Iamx, the outstanding project of Chris Corner, have Luxembourg
as fix point on their tour schedule and we are more than happy about
it! It´s a very coridal relation between band and audience that
makes them coming back and us waiting in the rain!
was this eve´s support. Fairytale meets Electro might describe
the tunes of James Cook and his lovely violin player. They had to fight
hard with technical problems but as they had won the audience´s
heart they were supported by a big bunch of applause.
to the main act you should first be informed that Tom Marsh and Dean
Rosenzweig were replaced by Alberto Alvarez (guitars/vocals/bass) and
Jon Harper (drums) by the beginning of this year.
on stage, offering a touch of Venice, a lot of gold and the usual
“duck tape enhanced glamour” was a perfect entourage for
the performance of Chris and his mates. We received the band with an
enthusiastic outcry and the party was on. Dancing, clapping hands and
singing along until one is close to exhaution - one could say that the
audience was definitely having fun!Chris´outfit change gave an
additional touch of style to the show. For several songs the support
act also joined Iamx to give a special note to one or the other song
and once more they were very welcomed by the audience. From powerful to
fragile, from inapproachable to right into our hearts, Iamx captivates
you and doesn´t let you go until the last note has faded! Even
thow the set list should let no wish open one heard screams for
“Missile” and “Simple Girl” and I personally
would have been even happier to hear “Your Joy Is My Low”.
Anyway the show was great and I´m convinced that nobody left the
venue disappointed by what he/she witnessed. After attending several
Iamx gigs I must say that this band, especially it´s charismatic
leader still fascinates me and leaves me speechless.
get a golden megaphone and join our most precious harlequin by
screaming it out: “If you´re not with us you´re
The set list:
The Great Shipwreck Of Life
Nature Of Inviting
My Secret Friend
Spit It Out
You Can Be Happy
Think Of England
Kiss And Swallow
The Negative Sex
Kingdom Of Welcome Addiction