Its existence having been revealed to the world via a one-two punch of an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and exclusive profile in The New York Times, it can now be announced that Iggy Pop’s new album Post Pop Depression (Rekords Rekords/Loma Vista/Caroline International) will be supported by a very limited run of one-time-only live performances in specially selected venues. The Post Pop Depression tour will mark the sole occasion that the album lineup of Iggy, producer/guitarist/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/bandleader Joshua Homme, Homme’s Queens Of The Stone Age bandmate and Dead Weather-man Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders—augmented by QOTSA multi-instrumentalist Troy Van Leeuwen and journeyman guitarist/bassist Matt Sweeney—will perform this material, as well as classics spanning Iggy’s legendary solo career, in a live setting.
Tickets for the North American leg of Iggy’s Post Pop Depression tour will be on sale to the general public January 30, with pre-sales commencing January 28. Tickets for the European leg will be on sale beginning January 29.
In the wake of the Late Show debut and release of first single “Gardenia” and the Post Pop Depressionpre-order going live, a second advance track “Break Into Your Heart” has been premiered. Both tracks will be delivered instantly with pre-order from iTunes or on vinyl. Iggy and the band’s web exclusive performance of “Break Into Your Heart” previously witnessed only by the Late Show studio audience has also been unveiled.
Post Pop Depression is equal parts a dream come true for co-creator Homme as it is a record that defiantly takes its place in Iggy’s storied discography alongside the twin towers of The Idiot and Lust For Life–two records and the mythic Berlin era of their creation canonized as much lyrically (“German Days”) as sonically (“Sunday”) on this new record. The album is a singular work that bears its creators’ undeniable sonic DNA while sounding like nothing they’ve done before. It’s a record that wouldn’t exist without either Pop or Homme–and one that probably shouldn’t in theory if you really think about it–but it does, and we and rock ‘n’ roll are all the better for it.
POST POP DEPRESSION
03/28/16 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater
03/29/16 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
03/31/16 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
04/02/16 – Denver, CO – Ellie Caulkins Opera House
04/04/16 – Minneapolis, MN – Northrop Auditorium
04/06/16 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theater
04/07/16 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theater
04/09/16 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
04/11/16 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theater
04/12/16 – New York, NY – United Palace Theater
04/15/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Academy of Music
04/19/16 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
04/28/16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theater
05/04/16 – Stockholm, Sweden – Cirkus
05/05/16 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Falconer
05/07/16 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
05/08/16 – Hamburg, Germany – Mehr! Theater
05/10/16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Heineken Music Hall
05/13/16 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
05/15/16 – Paris, France – Le Grand Rex