Iona - New Tour Dates, More
Date: Saturday, December 24 @ 00:30:00 UTC
Topic: Band News (tours, comings/goings, etc)

Iona write: "Christmas greetings from the Iona/Open SKy Records office! Time has flown recently in Iona-world and the office has been very busy processing your many CD/DVD orders in time for Christmas [...] The free Best of Iona CD offer is now ended as we have run out of Best of cds - we appreciate all the orders that have come in over the past few weeks (and so does our local village post office outreach service!). We have lots more gigs now confirmed for 2012 with more to be added soon [...] and in a few days time the band will be playing their first ever gig in Sweden! So grab a drink and a mice pie and read on....

"Don't forget to tune into our friend Stephan Gluck's 2 hour "Iona Boxing Day Special" at 9pm (German time, i.e., one hour later than UK time [and in the US, 1pm Pac/4pm Est]) on Monday [December 26]! Hours 2 and 3 of Stephan's "Rock Art" show will be devoted to Iona's music, including an in depth interview with Dave. You can catch the live stream at

"NB. News just in from our friend Ralf Koch from Radio Jade (also in Germany): "We are just working on a second airplay for Stephan's Iona Special: it looks good that it will be played on Radio Jade around xmas, too. I'll keep you posted about the date :-) So far I already introduced the album again on my best-of-2011-special on my last Blizzard show." |

"Big thanks to those of you who have helped with publicity by joining our Street Team. We still need more help, especially for the forthcoming UK and USA gigs! If you could put up a poster or two / distribute a few flyers to help spread the word about Iona gigs please email us at band (at) with Iona Street Team in the header. Thanks - we appreciate your help! Here are the latest gig details we have. We hope that more dates for 2012 will be confirmed soon.

2011 == SWEDEN ==

Friday, 30th December
Livets Ord (Word of Life Church), Uppsala, Sweden
19:00 until 20:30 (Doors open: 18.30)
+46 (0) 18-489 80 00
Contact: Mats Rosenblad +46 (0) 18-489 80 09 ,
+46 (0) 73-270 62 94 mats.rosenblad (at)

2012 == UK ==

Thursday, 1st March at 19:00
St Gregory's Centre, The Chapel,
Christ Church University,
North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU

Friday 2nd March
The Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill,
West Sussex, RH15 9NN
plus support Julie Hall. doors 7.00pm for an 7.30pm start.


Thursday 15th March
Basel - more details soon!!

Friday 16th March
Kulturhalle Glärnisch, Glärnischstrasse 3,

Saturday 17th March
Centre de Vie,
CH-2000 Neuchâtel

== UK ==

Thursday 31st May
Beverley Memorial Hall, 73-75 Lairgate, Beverley,
East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8HN
£14.00 (£10 student/unwaged)
tickets available soon from

Saturday 2nd June
Wiston House, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3DZ.
Iona performing at The Oasis Tea Tent - exact time tbc. For tickets / details go to

Sunday 3rd June
The Stables Theatre, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon,
MK17 8LU
Website: Box Office - 01908 280800, Email: stables (at)

== USA ==

Saturday, 23rd June
Second Baptist Church of South Hadley, 589 Grandby Road South Hadley, MA 01075
7:30pm , Doors 6:30pm 413-536-0626
Tickets-$20.00 Adv./$25.00 Door
Buy tickets online now @

Sunday, 24th June
Lowell Memorial Auditorium
50 East Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01852 (Boston area)
4:00pm, Doors 3:00pm
Box Office-978-454-2299 $27 Adv./ $37 Gold Circle
Purchase tickets online now @ info (at)

Monday, 2nd July, 7.30pm
Way of The Lord
804 131st Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55434-3219
Doors 6:30pm
Tickets & more info coming soon
Promoter: Tim Ostendorf, webmaster (at), 612-366-1416

Tuesday, 3rd July
Stonebrook Church, 3611 Eisenhower Avenue
Ames, IA 50010 515-232-6290
7:30pm, Doors 6:30pm $20 Adv, $25 Door
scott (at)
Tickets can be purchased through

Wednesday, July 4th
River of Life Ministries (Church), 3801 Blairs Ferry Road, NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 319-393-3709
info (at) 319-656-2350
6:30pm, Doors 5:30pm $20 Adv./$25.00 Door

Thursday, July 5th
Cornerstone Festival, Cornerstone Farm, 23325 N Cornerstone Road, Marietta, IL 61459-9352
(8pm-10pm exact to TBC)
Purchase Festival Tickets now @ For info contact-773-989-2087

"Some Sad News, And Your Support Needed: A few weeks ago Don and Lynne Hart (friends of Dave and Debbie Bainbridge and also Iona fans) contacted us with the awful news that their 17 year old son Dave Hart had commited suicide. Understandably Don and Lynne and their family and Dave's friends are devastated and our hearts and prayers go out to them. They are keen to raise awareness of the issues surrounding teenage suicide and also to raise money for a great organisation that works in this area called Papyrus-UK - Prevention of Young Suicide (see To this end they have released a song that their son Dave wrote with his friend Jake Allen, called 'Home.' The track is available to download for only 69 pence from Amazon or 79 pence from iTunes. Please help to support our friends in this terrible time for them. It will be incredibly appreciated.

"Go to:"

"You can also see a video of the song at:"

[Source: Iona newsletter]

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