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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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Iggy and the Stooges Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 09/21/2013 Byers CO May Farms 09/21/2013 Byers CO May Farms 08/25/2013 Toronto ON Fort York National Historic Site 08/24/2013 Toronto ON Fort York National Historic Site 08/09/2013 Vienna 9 Sick Travellin' Tour @ Arena 08/06/2013 Berlin BE Zitadelle Spandau 07/09/2013 Argeles-sur-Mer Pyrenees-orientales Parc de Valmy 06/30/2013 Marmande Plaine de la Filhole 06/28/2013 Oslo 03 Sentrum Scene 06/20/2013 London London Royal Festival Hall 06/01/2013 Houston TX Eleanor Tinsley Park 04/02/2013 Moore Park Hordern Pavilion 03/27/2013 West Melbourne Festival Hall 03/25/2013 Torrensville SA Thebarton Theatre 03/01/2013 Los Angeles CA Staples Center
Iggy and the Stooges Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 10/14/2012 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/12/2012 Austin TX Zilker Park 09/16/2012 Chicago IL Humboldt Park 09/15/2012 Chicago IL Humboldt Park
Iggy and the Stooges Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 12/06/2011 San Francisco CA The Warfield 12/04/2011 San Francisco CA The Warfield 12/01/2011 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Palladium 09/13/2011 San Francisco CA The Warfield 09/12/2011 San Francisco CA The Warfield 09/10/2011 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 09/07/2011 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Palladium 04/19/2011 Ann Arbor MI Michigan Theater
Iggy and the Stooges Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 08/31/2010 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 08/31/2010 Boston MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 08/29/2010 Chicago IL Aragon Ballroom 08/27/2010 Atlantic City NJ House of Blues Atlantic City