Iggy Pop is bringing his Post Pop Depression tour to London.
Living up to its tagline of “one night only, one time only” the Godfather of punk’s show at Royal Albert Hall on 13 May 2016 will be the only UK stop on his international trek in support of his forthcoming album, also named ‘Post Pop Depression’.
Due for release on 18 March, the singer’s 17th studio album was co-created by Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, who will be taking part in this tour. Rounding out the live band are Dean Fertita, also from Queens Of The Stone Age, and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders, who both also appear on the new release.
‘Post Pop Depression’, which was recorded in secret and self-financed by Pop and Homme, aims to continue where Pop’s two landmark solo albums ‘The Idiot’ and ‘Lust For Life’ left off.
“Where those records pointed, it stopped,” Homme told the New York Times. “But without copying it, that direction actually goes for miles. And when you keep going for miles you can’t see these two records any more.”
Homme also promised that the live shows in support of the album would be special events.
“There won’t be hardly any shows, and they won’t be in big places, and you won’t be able to get a ticket,” he told the newspaper. “So almost everyone won’t see it. It will be like trying to catch smoke in your hands. And that makes it even better. It will be special, and it will be over in the blink of an eye.”
- Tickets to Iggy Pop’s Royal Albert Hall show go on sale on 29 January 2016 at http://postpopdepression.com.