2017 will be 25 years since Ian’s first ever album with his band Pele. Fireworks is a classic debut album bursting with energy and melody which gained Ian’s songwriting it’s first ever set of fans when the band toured the land constantly in the early 90’s.
Fireworks was released on Polydor/M&G and produced 4 singles, 3 of which were playlisted on BBC Radio 1.
The tracklisting is:
- Raid The Palace
- Fair Blows The Wind For France
- Sly Times
- Kings Ransom
- Swinging From a Tree
- Time is Money
- Monkey Scream
- Oh Lord
The CD copy also has these extra tracks:
- Still In The Air
- The Boar Song
- It’s A War Of Nerve
- Policeman (demo)
- Holy Organ (unused demo)
- Sunshine (unused live demo)
- Raid the Palace (7″ version)
To celebrate the anniversary the album will be re-issued & re-mastered with a beautiful souvenier booklet and free extras CD.
Ian and his 6 piece band will also recreate the madness of those early shows by playing the album in full on a UK tour next Spring to coincide with the actual anniversary. Fireworks is only 38 minutes long so all the best of the rest of Ian’s career will feature in this very special show.
Leeds: Brudenell Social Sat. 11th March
Sheffield: The Greystones Fri. 17th March
Manchester: Ruby Lounge Sat. 18th March
Wolves: Slade Rooms Fri. 24th March
Stockton On Tees: Georgian Theatre Sat. 25th March
Scotland Cumbernauld: Weavers Sat. 1st April
Bristol: Thunderbolt Fri. 7th April
London: The Islington Sat. 8th April
Portsmouth: Wedgewood Rooms Sat. 13th May
All tickets available right now from www.amsterdam-music.com/live
You can watch the 12 piece band rocking ‘I Did It For Love’ from the brand new Companeros Tour DVD right now.
Song number 3 on the night you can hear Amsterdam on top form from the last night of the tour. The full DVD is a 17 track thrill of a ride, order your copy now!
Order the DVD before July 29th and get a free CD with the 4 fabulous songs we didn’t use on the album.
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Ian & Amsterdam are out and about playing select full band & acoustic shows in the UK & Ireland for the rest of 2016. People are still loving the Companeros album which shows no sign of slowing down!
A couple more dates will be added and the much promised live DVD will be out this Summer. It looks fantastic, the first real visual testament to the power of Amsterdam live.
All tickets are available right now from: https://amsterdam-music.com/live/
Doncaster The Leopard Friday 9 July (solo/special guest of Martin Black)
Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room. Friday 15 July. (Acoustic show)
Nibley Festival (Cotswolds) Saturday 2 July (Full Amsterdam Band)
Daytime show on stage 12.30am
Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms Saturday 2 July (Full Amsterdam Band)
Dublin Workmans Club. Saturday 1 October. (Acoustic)
Carlingford, County Louth, The Loft. Sunday 2 October
Clitheroe The Grand. Saturday 26th November. (4 piece acoustic). Special guest of Martin Stephenson & The Daintees
LIVERPOOL ARTS CLUB. SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER.
14 piece Amsterdam band show. Not to be missed.
2016 Christmas Extravaganza Announced
Ian Prowse and the 13 piece Amsterdam band have announced their legendary end of year knees up already!
Tickets have just gone on sale for this unmissable show which sees the gathering of the tribes for fans of Ian and his music.
The 13 musicians includes a horn section, a celtic soul section, backing singers and court jester Mikey. The show takes place in the brilliant Arts Club venue and last years show was a sell out.
Special guest this year is Liverpool legend Digsy and his band The Sums.
A DVD from last years gig is now being prepared and will be released in the Summer.
2016 finally starts for Ian and the gang this month with a Scottish show and a festival date.
The tour is continuing the great success of the Companeros album which has had nothing but brilliant reviews across the board.
The dates include Ian’s first North East show in 8 years as well as trips to London, Chester and Portsmouth for the full Amsterdam extravaganza.
Acoustic shows will see Ian joined by some mighty musicians in Darwen in Lancashire, Appletreewick in Yorkshire and on the Wirral.
All tickets from www.amsterdam-music.com/live
Dumfries The Venue Saturday 12 March (Full Amsterdam show)
Liverpool Unity Theatre Saturday 19th March (Acoustic Festival)
Hartlepool Fishermans Arms Saturday 2nd April (Acoustic)
Chester Telfords Warehouse Thursday 7th April (Full Amsterdam Band)
London The Islington Saturday 9th April (Full Amsterdam Band)
Darwen Library Theatre, Lancashire, Friday 15th April (Acoustic)
Thornton Hough Village Hall (Merseyside) Saturday 16th April (Acoustic)
The Cruck Barn, Appletreewick, Yorkshire Friday 29th April (Acoustic)
Nibley Festival (Cotswolds) Saturday 2nd July (Full Amsterdam Band)
Daytime show on stage 12.30am
Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms Saturday 2nd July (Full Amsterdam Band)