About Iggy and the Stooges (Updated 12/2/2013)
Once upon a time there was a band named The Stooges. No, we're not talking about the 3 Stooges. That's a TV thing. We're talking about the group that brought to life the underbelly of sex, drugs and rock & roll. Which is to say they were lewd, vulgar and any other synonym we could probably stuff in this biography.
Their initial trip around the sun lasted just three albums before the Stooges disbanded, but then a funny thing happened – Iggy Pop became a cultural icon. So there they were again in 2007, some 30 years after their last release ("Raw Power" in 1973), putting out an album titled "The Weirdness." The project was culled from 22 new songs written by Pop and the Ashetons and bowed in March 2007, followed by a major world tour.
It was the reunion of the band that proved to be the catalyst for Iggy and the Stooges playing anywhere and everywhere. They spent Iggy Pop's 60th birthday on the stage of San Francisco's Warfield Theater, toured with the Lollapalooza Festival and ended up making the rounds on no fewer than five continents. But tragedy struck when guitarist Ron Ahseton was found dead in his home on January 6, 2009 at the age of 60. In an official statement, the band called him "irreplaceable."
In May 2009, the band continued on with James Williamson returning as guitarist. The band earned induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the following year, and in February 2013, Iggy Pop reunited with the Stooges to release "Ready to Die."
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date city state venue 3/1/2013 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 3/25/2013 Torrensville SA Thebarton Theatre 3/27/2013 West Melbourne Festival Hall 4/2/2013 Moore Park Hordern Pavilion 6/1/2013 Houston TX Eleanor Tinsley Park 6/20/2013 London London Royal Festival Hall 6/28/2013 Oslo 03 Sentrum Scene 6/30/2013 Marmande Plaine de la Filhole 7/9/2013 Argeles-sur-Mer Pyrenees-orientales Parc de Valmy 8/6/2013 Berlin BE Zitadelle Spandau 8/9/2013 Vienna 9 Sick Travellin' Tour @ Arena 8/24/2013 Toronto ON Fort York National Historic Site 8/25/2013 Toronto ON Fort York National Historic Site 9/21/2013 Byers CO May Farms 9/21/2013 Byers CO May Farms
date city state venue 9/15/2012 Chicago IL Humboldt Park 9/16/2012 Chicago IL Humboldt Park 10/12/2012 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/14/2012 Austin TX Zilker Park
date city state venue 4/19/2011 Ann Arbor MI Michigan Theater 9/7/2011 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Palladium 9/10/2011 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 9/12/2011 San Francisco CA The Warfield 9/13/2011 San Francisco CA The Warfield 12/1/2011 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Palladium 12/4/2011 San Francisco CA The Warfield 12/6/2011 San Francisco CA The Warfield
date city state venue 8/27/2010 Atlantic City NJ House of Blues Atlantic City 8/29/2010 Chicago IL Aragon Ballroom 8/31/2010 Boston MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 8/31/2010 Boston MA House of Blues Boston