Kilimanjaro presents:

Rescheduled – IAM{X}

The Echo Echo Tour

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    Thu 16 April 2020

  • Doors open: 19:00

  • £30 adv + cmsn

  • Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Islington, London, N1 2UN.

Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult

Due to the current global health crisis, IAM{X}, originally planned for 16 April 2020 has been rescheduled. IAM{X} will now take place at Cadogan Hall on 15 October 2020. Your tickets will be valid for the new date at the new venue. If you cannot make the new date, a refund will be available from point of purchase.

If you have any concerns or questions please do get in touch to [email protected]. We appreciate your patience during this very busy time.


Anyone that has experienced the genre-defying world of Chris Corner, is guaranteed to be enchanted by his electronic yet organic sound, combined with deeply emotional vocal performances that range from dark and visceral to angelic falsetto. Sex, sweat, intense ballads and irresistible beats have become IAMX’s trademark.

With his upcoming release Echo Echo, Corner has turned all this on its head.

“A thing I always intended to do is an acoustic album. All my songs start on the guitar or the piano and only later become the monsters you hear on the records. This is about stripping them back and laying bare the origins of the songwriting,” says Corner, who started teaching himself acoustic guitar as a child, inspired by songwriting and guitar techniques of some his heroes; David Sylvian, Julian Bream and Simon & Garfunkel.

Corner went on to become a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer. Being the cofounder of his first project, Trip Hop pioneers Sneaker Pimps, set the stage for worldwide commercial success. But Corner quickly shied away from fame and became better known as an elusive fiercely independent artist, obsessively focussed on his
solo project IAMX, and proud of the eight album releases to date.

The concept and sound of Echo Echo was created in collaboration with three time Grammy Award winning producer David Bottrill (Tool, Peter Gabriel, Muse) at Corner’s recording studio in Pioneertown, California – an internationally renowned music mecca in the Mojave Desert.

“David and I decided to create a record that had a wide, full production quality to it, but by only using an acoustic guitar and vocals. We came up with a technique using multiple effects, loop pedals and layered vocals to achieve this. It was a priority to be able to translate this into a live situation, so the setup had to be tweaked repeatedly. We eventually found something that I could play comfortably on stage without losing any of the beautiful sonic complexity”

The result is a powerful yet intimate and often heart-wrenching collection of reworks from the IAMX back catalogue. “The album started out as an EP, but it soon became clear that I had to represent a broader selection of the songs. We chose songs both randomly and songs that I instinctively felt could translate into that format. David would throw titles at me and I would just start to play something on the guitar. If it worked we went with it. there was no deeper narrative just gut reaction and experiment.

His eleven acoustic re-imaginings turn electronic classics like Kiss And Swallow into intricate soundscapes that twist your perception and show you a completely different dimension of the music. From “The Background Noise”, which gets an injection of flamenco and quirky Morricone influence, to the epic group therapy session “I Salute You Christopher” (which includes multiple voices of his own fans), or the African Soukous phrase layering guitar work on “I Come With Knives”, the album overflows with invention and inspiration, all within the confines of an acoustic guitar and voice.

The album name is a phrase from the song Kiss and Swallow. “It was the first IAMX song, the first IAMX album….the first step into the unknown as a solo artist. Its deeply dear to me and it deserves a special thank you for bringing me here.”

Estimated Times

All times are subject to change on the night

19:00 – Doors, Bar and Margins Cafe serving hot homemade food open

22:30 – Curfew

Union Chapel Bar open after the show.

Margins Cafe

Margins Cafe will be serving delicious, hot, homemade food at this event. All profits support The Margins Project, which works with people who face homelessness and crisis and is based here at the Chapel.

 

Important:

You must also have a ticket for this event to eat at Margins Cafe.

The Cafe opens to all ticket holders when the chapel doors open, scheduled to be 19:00 for this show.

We’re also taking limited early dinner reservations at 18:30 for this event. Be quick it can fill up fast!

 

How to book early dinner reservations:

You can book for dinner when buying your ticket through our site.

If the option doesn’t appear then it means dinner is fully booked.

If you have already purchased your ticket for this show you can check availability and book for all dates here.

If there are no tables available it will say ‘We are sorry but this event has sold out.’

 

Information for people with a reservation:

You’ll get an email with full details shortly before the event, however, you just need to come to the black gate to the left of the main entrance, marked Early Dinner Reservations at 18:30 and show your reservation and gig ticket.

 

Menu:

The menu will be displayed here; it normally goes up a couple of days before the show.   There will always be at least two hot meals, one of which will be veggie, to choose from, plus lighter bites such as quiche and salad.  Check out the sample menu here.

Disabled Tickets and Essential Companions

We do not have separate tickets for disabled customers – just buy a standard ticket above. Essential companions do not need a ticket, but you do need to inform us in advance if you are attending with an essential companion.

We will happily reserve a suitable space for disabled patrons with specific access requirements. Please be in contact to inform us of any specific requirements you have and the size of your party. We will reserve a space for you in the auditorium and make the appropriate notes for our staff so they can provide any necessary assistance.

[email protected] | 020 7226 1686 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm).

NB: Please note that we are unable to accept calls from withheld numbers.

For more information regarding disabled access at Union Chapel, please click here.

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