Iggy and the Stooges have confirmed that they will perform at this year's Territorios Sevilla Festival in Seville, Spain on May 19th! More information is available at TerritoriosSevilla.com and tickets can be purchased at Codetickets.com.
This past weekend, London's The Sunday Times featured Iggy Pop talking about his daily routine, including macrobiotic diets, smoking jackets and the loony tunes that pay the bills. Here's an excerpt:
For some reason, I don’t like taking a shower in the morning. I always leave it till the middle of the day. If I get sent moisturiser, I’ll try it, but with my skin I might as well use leather polish. I think I’ve left it too late. Afternoons are when I get creative, but first of all I look at The New York Times, then read a little — at the moment I’m ploughing through Democracy in America, by de Tocqueville. At school I was hoping to go into politics, but after Kennedy was assassinated, things got too paranoid. Vietnam was just… a mess. I was actually called up for the draft, but we didn’t get along. I think I was the kind of guy they’d only call up as a last resort.
Late afternoon is when I get down to music. I’ve boom boxes in every room and I play whatever I’m working on. Admittedly, some of my best songs have come out of my looniest times. I lose my mind for a bit and a great song appears. A song that’s living, breathing and paying my bills. Maybe I wasn’t such a loony after all!
I finish off with another 15 minutes of exercise and then dress for dinner. If we’re going out, I’ll wear a suit, but at home I prefer a smoking jacket and a nice pair of slippers. Nothing else — no shirt, no pants, no underwear. Just the smoking jacket and slippers.
Read more at The Sunday Times.
Iggy and the Stooges have confirmed that they will play at the MINI United Festival in Le Castellet, France, near Marseille, on May 11th! Tickets can be purchased at MINISpace.com.
For me, Michael was the original cool guy. He was a tall, handsome man who looked great on stage with his bass strapped on, and I always admired his poise and showmanship. He played with a fluid, effortless style that rolled under the beat. The lines he played were always distinctive, like somebody singing. He had a lot of positive energy. Michael had a wonderful smile, and a kind of unflappable manner. I never saw him too upset about anything. He was a nice guy, and although he had plenty of attitude, he wasn't a prick about it like so many musicians can be. Check out his playing on Looking At You (Original 'A-Square' Single Version). Especially the bass note he plays just before the end. Wow. He belongs in the Hall Of Fame, along with his whole group, for their contributions to American music and its politics. He was and they were hugely charismatic and influential. Their beliefs and approach had to do with things much larger than music and these things are coming to light more and more today on the world revolutionary stage. There is no band that I know of as dangerous as the MC5 and their manager, John Sinclair. I loved Michael. My condolences to his family, friends, and group and my thanks to him and the MC5 for their generosity and inspiration to me and The Stooges.
Iggy and the Stooges have confirmed they will play at Castello Scaligero Di Villafranca in Verona, Italy on July 27th. Tickets will go on sale at TicketOne.it.
You now have three more chances to catch Iggy and the Stooges rock this summer! The band has announced three additional concert dates, and has confirmed the exact date of the performance at the Sofia Rocks Festival in Bulgaria:
- May 24 - Rock Coast Festival - Spain (More Info)
- July 6 - Cruilla Festival - Spain (More Info)
- July 8 - Sofia Rocks Festival - Bulgaria (More Info)
- July 29 - Greenville Festival - Germany (More Info)
Iggy and the Stooges will perform at the Sofia Rocks Festival, which will be held on July 7th and 8th in Sofia, Bulgaria. The band's specific date has not been announced yet. Tickets will go on sale at Eventim.bg on February 10th.
Iggy and the Stooges will be performing at the VOLT Festival in Sopron, Hungary on June 30th! Get your tickets at the VOLT website.
Iggy and the Stooges will play at the OFF Festival in Katowice, Poland on August 4th, one day earlier than originally planned. Tickets are available now!
Record Store Day is proud to announce the appointment of IGGY POP to the post of Record Store Day 2012 Ambassador.
A person should have a personality. You won't get one dicking around on a computer. It helps to go somewhere where there are other persons. Persons who are interested in something you are. That's how a record store or any shop that's got some life to it should work. It's not about selling shit. I got my name, my musical education and my personality all from working at a record store during my tender years. Small indie shops have always been a mix of theater and laboratory. In the 50's and 60's the teen kids used to gather after school at these places to listen free to the latest singles and see if they liked the beat. You could buy the disc you liked for 79 cents and if you were lucky meet a chick. Clerks in these places became managers, (like Brian Epstein), label heads, (Jack Holzman) and Faces on album covers (like me).
Personally I feel best in a store that, while staying small and socially relaxed, still keeps a complete variety of music types and non musical recordings on offer. I'm aware though that a lot of great places are genre-specific, like dance hall shops in Jamaica or Compas here in Little Haiti. In Europe and on the West coast the same goes on for Punk and Goth. All of this is cool and has a much bigger future than most people realize today. When the record and record store businesses began to die at the turn of the new century, they deserved it because they got too big too boring and too plastic.
As Record Store Day Ambassador for 2012 I feel like a representative from some exotic jungle full of life and death and sex and anger, called upon to wear a leopard skin and translate joy to the world of the dead. --IGGY POP
The godfather of punk and his band, Iggy and the Stooges, and cult bands Suicide and Death in Vegas open the long list of performers who will play at the OFF Festival from August 3 to August 5 at the Three Ponds Valley in Katowice. Tickets for the 2012 OFF Festival are available now!
Iggy And The Stooges
Ladies and gentlemen, we’re proud to announce that Iggy and The Stooges will perform at the OFF Festival! Pleas of their loyal fans have not gone unheard. They’re coming so that we can try to outscream Iggy during “Raw Power,” “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” and “Search and Destroy.” They’re coming to show the youngsters playing the OFF Festival stages how it’s done. Iggy and The Stooges – pioneers and punk-rock legends, synonymous with on-stage antics and the sheer vital force of rock and roll. Oh, how we want to be dogs right now – announcements like these truly deserve a howl of joy!