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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
The documentary “William S. Burroughs: A Man Within” is now available on DVD! The film includes interview footage about Burroughs with contributors including Iggy Pop, John Waters, Laurie Anderson, David Cronenberg, Gus Van Sant, and more, along with narration by Peter Weller and a soundtrack by Patti Smith and Sonic Youth. Get your copy today!
Iggy and the Stooges will return to Ann Arbor to play the Michigan Theater in a special concert tribute to the late Ron Asheton. The concert is set for Tuesday, April 19th, and will benefit the Ron Asheton Foundation and the Humane Society of Huron Valley. On drums will be Ron’s brother, Scott Asheton, with Ann Arbor native Deniz Tek joining on guitar. Henry Rollins will emcee the evening and also will perform.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 18th at Ticketmaster and all Ticketmaster locations. The event, which has been in the works for some time, will bring the Stooges to their old stomping grounds of Ann Arbor, site of the band’s founding more than 40 years ago. Stay tuned to IggyandtheStoogesMusic.com for additional announcements.
Mike Watt will join MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer and Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins for a one-night-only Hellride concert. The trio will reinterpret the music of the Stooges “in a John Coltrane way” this Saturday, February 12th at the Central Aid & Social Pleasure Club in Santa Monica, CA. Visit CentralSAPC.com for more information.
In his column for L.A. Weekly, Henry Rollins has featured three great sophomore albums — the Stooges’ “Fun House,” The Doors’ “Strange Days,” and The Velvet Underground’s “White Light/White Heat.” For the Stooges, he wrote: “How the Stooges could have topped their self-titled first album is beyond me: It is perfection, but it is quite restrained compared to the feral, unleashed-from-its-cage hungry animal that is Fun House. …The first few seconds of the opening track, “Down on the Street,” are the definition of disinterested badassity. …This album is as brutal as a hyena with its jaws clamped on the throat of an impala. …It is a perfect album, timeless, peerless.” Read more at LAWeekly.com.
Iggy and the Stooges have announced two more concert dates, extending their tour into Germany this August! The band will play the Taubertal Festival in Rothenburg, Germany, on August 12th, and the Open Flair Festival in Eschwege, Germany, on August 13th. You can visit each of the festival websites for more information and to buy tickets!
Iggy and the Stooges rocked the final show of the Big Day Out Festival in Perth, Australia! You can view more photos from the show, held on February 6th, at Getty Images.
Iggy and the Stooges, along with other artists, have provided signed collectibles to be auctioned to raise money for victims of the Queensland Floods that devastated the state during December 2010 and January 2011.
The Stooges have provided two t-shirts signed by the entire band, along with a set of drumsticks signed by Scott Asheton, for Queensland Music Network’s Rock N Roll Auction. Bidders can check out the Stooges auctions at RocknRollAuction.com.au, and start placing bids through eBay. All profits will go to The Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal.