Iggy And The Stooges Set To Celebrate The Life Of Ron Asheton With Ann Arbor Concert
Iggy and the Stooges fans have been buzzing since last Friday when it was announced that they would be returning to the Ann Arbor concert stage with a special performance at the Michigan Theater, April 19, 7:30pm.
“The Stooges and I wanted to do a concert in memory of Ron and his music. We’ve chosen to do this in Ann Arbor where our group, our attitudes and our ideals were forged. It really was the birth of a movement. We’re planning to involve musicians across the spectrum from classical to youth groups and have a fucking big blast in memory of Ron. Teenage musicians from the Neutral Zone, Ann Arbor’s teen center will open performing early Stooges songs. I may join them on vocals if they don’t have somebody who can kick my ass. Deniz Tek from Radio Birdman who was Ron’s closest friend in music outside the group is going to join me for a couple of Ron’s best numbers. Henry Rollins who articulates so many things about music so well has volunteered to MC and try yet again to defeat me in a musical duel. He may think he’s got a better chance now that I’m 64, and he’s only 50, we shall see. Henry was given his pick of Stooges songs to perform and he chose a great one.
The full and present Iggy and the Stooges line up will then perform a full set, songs from The Stooges, Fun House, Raw Power – James Williamson – guitar, Scott Asheton – drums, Iggy Pop – vocals, Mike Watt and Steve Mackay, Bass and Sax respectively.”
– Iggy Pop
Reserved seats, $59.50 & $39.50 plus a limited number of gold circle seats, go on sale Friday February 18, 10am. Buy tickets at Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations. By phone at 800-745-3000. Proceeds from this concert will benefit the
Ron Asheton Foundation.
- Iggy and The Stooges
- Henry Rollins
- Plus Deniz Tek and special guests
April 19, 7:30 pm
Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor
On sale Friday February 18, 10am