Iggy And The Stooges To Honor Ron Asheton In Tribute Concert Tonight
If it wasn’t already clear to those who have seen or heard Iggy Pop during the past four decades, his latest moves confirm he’s not one to back down from a challenge.
The punk pioneer and sonic provocateur returns to the Michigan town that spawned his band the Stooges to pay tribute to fallen band mate Ron Asheton in an ambitious, eclectic show in Ann Arbor. The Tuesday concert comes on the heels of a surprise appearance April 7 on “American Idol,” where the 63-year-old Pop sang “Real Wild Child,” writhed shirtless among enthusiastic contestants and shimmied up to host Jennifer Lopez.
Despite the differences, the two appearances underscore a career of avoiding the expected. For the Michigan show, there’s also determination born of a desire to give his late friend a proper musical send-off. He’s excited to hear and play Stooges’ songs with the band as well as other musicians such as Henry Rollins, and even a classical ensemble.
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Sirius XM will broadcast the Ron Asheton tribute concert on Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30 pm ET on Faction, Sirius channel 28 and XM channel 52. The concert will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, April 20 at 12:00 am ET, Sunday, April 24 at 9:00 pm ET and Thursday, April 28 at 8:00 pm ET. For more information, please visit www.siriusxm.com/faction.