IGGY AND THE STOOGES will return to Australia in March 2013 for three headline shows. Sweetening the deal even further, they will be supported by The Beasts of Bourbon. Nothing could be finer. Really.
Iggy Pop along with the awesome James Williamson back on guitar will be joined by drummer Toby Dammit, bassist Mike Watt and sax player Steve Mackay.
James Williamson has been back in the saddle for a couple of years, and this fact, combined with the irrepressible force of Iggy Pop is going to blow any other international " rock " touring acts for 2013 out of the water (except Redd Kross). This is REAL rock & roll and if you ain't too scared to admit that a 65 year old can run rings around younger purveyors of the genre then you will be in for an experience of a lifetime.
The last time I witnessed Iggy & The Stooges was in 2010 at ATP and was one of James Williamson's first shows back... put it this way, Iggy had to be removed from the stage by security after a blistering set that practically set fire to the joint and had the rock & roll heavyweight champion of the world jumping off speaker boxes into the crowd, generally running amok and kicking ass while he and The Stooges played some of the greatest songs ever written to a seething mass of people that was transformed into one giant rock & roll creature in the process. Somebody's gotta save your soul....let it be The Stooges.
Along with headline shows in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney the legendary IGGY AND THE STOOGES will also top the bill at Bluesfest in Byron Bay.