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Iggy Pop: Austin City Limits TV Appearance To Air October 29

Iggy Pop
Austin City Limits TV Appearance To Air October 29 
UK Music Video Award-Winning Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall Concert Video Out October 28
Triple Vinyl Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall Out February 10, 2017

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On Saturday, October 29, Austin City Limits TV will air a once in lifetime performance by the immortal Iggy Pop backed by the crack outfit led by Joshua Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age. This chance to witness one of the barely two dozen shows supporting Iggy’s wildly acclaimed Post Pop Depression (Rekords Rekords/Loma Vista/Caroline International) should not be missed. Accompanied by Post Pop Depressionco-creator Homme and his A-Team of his Queens Of The Stone Age cohorts Dean Fertita and Troy Van Leeuwen, Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys and journeyman bassist/guitarist/producer Matt Sweeney, Iggy rages through a once in a lifetime set  focused almost entirely on the new album and his two 1977 David Bowie-produced classics, The Idiot and Lust For Life. 

The day before the ACL TV broadcast, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release the UK Music Video Award-Winning Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall on DVD, Blu-ray, DVD+2CD and Digital. This film captures the penultimate performance of the historic limited run of Post Pop Depression shows as Iggy, Homme and crew peeling the paint off the bones of one of the world’s most prestigious venues with an utterly electrifying performance. Reaction to the show was equally over the top from the crowd (as seen in the video) as from the UK media: The Independent hailed the show as “as downright brilliant a rock n roll show as it is possible to see, the NME called it “one of the most memorable gigs of the year… the performance of a lifetime,” and the Guardian raved “a five-star spectacle that proves just how peerless Iggy Pop is.” That unforgettable evening’s performance of Lust For Life classic “The Passenger” can be viewed at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9srgtTTVwk
http://www.vevo.com/watch/GBC251602299

Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall will also be available as triple vinyl concert album, out February 10, 2017 via Rekords Rekords/Loma Vista/Caroline International.

Post Pop Depression is equal parts a dream come true for co-creator Homme as it is a record that defiantly takes its place in Iggy’s storied discography alongside the twin towers of The Idiot and Lust For Life–two records and the mythic Berlin era of their creation canonized as much lyrically (“German Days”) as sonically (“Sunday“) on this new record. The album is a singular work that bears its creators’ undeniable sonic DNA while sounding like nothing they’ve done before. Entering the U.S. chart at #17, Post Pop Depression instantly became the highest U.S. charting album of Iggy’s storied and tumultuous career—an all-too-rare instance of commercial reception to one of Iggy’s finest works matching an enthusiastic critical response that included:

“Post Pop Depression runs the gamut from quiet introspection to brash rebellion — and stands tall as some of Pop’s most essential work in years.” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“There exists nobody on Earth quite like Iggy Pop, and his great new album is further proof.” — NEW YORK

“Picks up where Lust for Life left off… At once brutally effective and utterly clear: a crystalline hammer.” — THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Iggy in finer form than ever and Homme’s distinctive driving guitar melodies firmly anchoring his florid vocals. Basically: it’s shit hot stuff” — NOISEY

“The 68-year-old proto-punk icon will not be stopped… Awesomely gnarled” — ROLLING STONE

“A legendary rock n roll character like no other… one of the most vital and engaged works of his career” — TIME

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IGGY POP “SUNDAY” VIDEO UNVEILED;
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“right at home alongside classics such as ‘The Passenger.’”—THE CURRENT

“Channeling Pop’s high point as a solo artist… the classic ’70s albums The Idiot and Lust For Life, ‘Sunday‘…  unabashedly recalls that era with its skeletal yet punchy drumming, sculpted guitar and avant-garage edge.”—NPR

“Homme’s steady, signature riffing casts a brilliant rhythm while Iggy Pop’s classic voice exudes David Bowie in this song… A truly fantastic track, that stands by itself as a tremendous piece of work”—POPMATTERS

“scorching”—ROLLING STONE

Having recently wrapped up a unanimously acclaimed North American tour, Iggy Pop and Joshua Homme proudly release the video for “Sunday,” the standout third single from Iggy’s critically acclaimed and career-high-charting Post Pop Depression (Rekords Rekords/Loma Vista/Caroline International).

Directed by Andreas Neumann, produced by Joshua Homme and Neumann, and edited by Tony Hays, the video gives fans an inside look at Post Pop Depression from its creation at Rancho De Luna up until the band’s first public performance at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles. Featuring behind-the-scenes footage from early rehearsals, the inaugural live show and sweeping ariel shots of lush, tropical Miami greenery juxtaposed with blistering scenes of the Joshua Tree desert, it strikingly embodies the two worlds of these unstoppable forces of nature that have brought us “one of the most vital and engaged works” (TIME) of Iggy Pop’s career.

Watch HERE.

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ENTERS U.S. CHART WITH MULTIPLE CAREER HIGHS:
#8 BILLBOARD TOP ALBUMS
#1 BILLBOARD ROCK, ALTERNATIVE & VINYL CHARTS
#17 BILLBOARD TOP 200 CONSUMPTION CHART

TOP 10 DEBUTS IN 11 COUNTRIES

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“Post Pop Depression runs the gamut from quiet introspection to brash rebellion — and stands tall as some of the Pop’s most essential work in years.”–ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“There exists nobody on Earth quite like Iggy Pop, and his great new album is further proof.”—NEW YORK

“At once brutally effective and utterly clear: a crystalline hammer.”—THE NEW YORK TIMES

“The 68-year-old photo-punk icon will not be stopped… Awesomely gnarled”—ROLLING STONE

“A legendary rock n roll character like no other… one of the most vital and engaged works of his career”—TIME

Iggy Pop’s brand new Post Pop Depression has generated many of the most over the top real-time rave reviews of his storied career. And now the people have spoken in resounding unison with the critics:

Post Pop Depression, released March 18 on Rekords Rekords/Loma Vista/Caroline International, has entered the U.S. chart at a career high of #17—plus #8 on the Album Sales Chart and #1 on the Rock, Alternative and Vinyl Sales Charts–representing not only Iggy’s biggest across the board debut, but by far the highest any of his records has climbed on the Billboard 200 since 1986’s Blah Blah Blah peaked at #75.

The global community is unified in its love for Post Pop Depression: The album entered at #3 in Finland, #4 in France, #5 in the UK and Austria, Netherlands and Belgium, #6 in Ireland, #7 in Australia, #8 in Germany, #9 in Canada, #10 in Norway, and hit the top 20 in Sweden, Japan, Italy and New Zealand—all, like the U.S., career highs for an Iggy album in those territories.

Post Pop Depression is being supported by a very limited run of one-time-only live performances in specially selected venues. Heralded by an intimate preview performance at Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom and a two-pronged tour de force that decimated this year’s SXSW festival in Austin TX, the Post Pop Depression tour began in earnest March 28 at the Paramount Theater in Seattle WA and plays the Keller Auditorium tonight in Portland OR. This once in a lifetime jaunt marks the sole occasion that the album lineup of Iggy, producer/guitarist/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/bandleader Joshua Homme, Homme’s Queens Of The Stone Age bandmate and Dead Weather-man Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders—augmented by QOTSA multi-instrumentalist Troy Van Leeuwen and journeyman guitarist/bassist Matt Sweeney—will perform this material, as well as classics spanning Iggy’s legendary solo career, in a live setting.

Post Pop Depression is equal parts a dream come true for co-creator Homme as it is a record that defiantly takes its place in Iggy’s storied discography alongside the twin towers of The Idiot and Lust For Life–two records and the mythic Berlin era of their creation canonized as much lyrically (“German Days”) as sonically (“Sunday“) on this new record. The album is a singular work that bears its creators’ undeniable sonic DNA while sounding like nothing they’ve done before. It’s a record that wouldn’t exist without either Pop or Homme–and one that probably shouldn’t in theory if you really think about it–but it does, and we and rock ‘n’ roll are all the better for it.


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POST POP DEPRESSION TOUR

03/29/16 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
03/31/16 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
04/02/16 – Denver, CO – Ellie Caulkins Opera House
04/04/16 – Minneapolis, MN – Northrop Auditorium
04/06/16 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
04/07/16 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
04/09/16 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
04/11/16 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
04/12/16 – New York, NY – United Palace Theatre
04/15/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Academy of Music
04/19/16 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
04/28/16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre
05/04/16 – Stockholm, Sweden – Cirkus
05/05/16 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Falconer
05/07/16 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
05/08/16 – Hamburg, Germany – Mehr! Theater
05/10/16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Heineken Music Hall
05/13/16 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
05/15/16 – Paris, France – Le Grand Rex

IGGY POP: POST POP DEPRESSION TOUR

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POST POP DEPRESSION

LIMITED RUN OF ONE-TIME-ONLY LIVE DATES ANNOUNCED
TICKETS ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC JANUARY 30

ALBUM OUT MARCH 18

BREAK INTO YOUR HEART” AND “GARDENIA” BOTH AVAILABLE INSTANTLY WITH PRE-ORDERS

LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT WEB EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE HERE

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“Post Pop Depression… picks up where Lust for Life left off… The lyrics reflect on memories, hint at characters and offer advice and confessions; they can be hard-nosed, remorseful, flippant, combative or philosophical.”—THE NEW YORK TIMES

“A slice of stratospheric punk-funk”—ROLLING STONE

“‘Gardenia’ has the same sort of mean, skeletal, machinelike groove that so many of those great old Iggy songs had… over this sort of spartan groove, he sounds awesome.”—STEREOGUM

“Iggy in finer form than ever and Homme’s distinctive driving guitar melodies firmly anchoring his florid vocals. Basically: it’s shit hot stuff and this album cannot come soon enough”—NOISEY

“Pop gave the song a relatively restrained and poignant performance. The single, from his wonderfully titled new album Post Pop Depression,’ continues the bleak, grooving moods from his great David Bowie collaborations, and it’s perhaps his catchiest new tune in a generation.”—THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Glorious… ’Gardenia’ itself feels like a callback to the glory days of new wave, with Iggy’s trademark low voice channeling the spirit of his dearly departed friend David Bowie. Homme provides backing vocals and typically excellent guitar work.”—PASTE

Its existence having been revealed to the world via a one-two punch of an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and exclusive profile in The New York Times, it can now be announced that Iggy Pop’s new album Post Pop Depression (Rekords Rekords/Loma Vista/Caroline International) will be supported by a very limited run of one-time-only live performances in specially selected venues. The Post Pop Depression tour will mark the sole occasion that the album lineup of Iggy, producer/guitarist/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/bandleader Joshua Homme, Homme’s Queens Of The Stone Age bandmate and Dead Weather-man Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders—augmented by QOTSA multi-instrumentalist Troy Van Leeuwen and journeyman guitarist/bassist Matt Sweeney—will perform this material, as well as classics spanning Iggy’s legendary solo career, in a live setting.

Tickets for the North American leg of Iggy’s Post Pop Depression tour will be on sale to the general public January 30, with pre-sales commencing January 28. Tickets for the European leg will be on sale beginning January 29.

In the wake of the Late Show debut and release of first single “Gardenia” and the Post Pop Depression pre-order going live, a second advance track “Break Into Your Heart” has been premiered. Both tracks will be delivered instantly with pre-order from iTunes or on vinyl. Iggy and the band’s web exclusive performance of “Break Into Your Heart” previously witnessed only by the Late Show studio audience has also been unveiled HERE.

Post Pop Depression is equal parts a dream come true for co-creator Homme as it is a record that defiantly takes its place in Iggy’s storied discography alongside the twin towers of The Idiot and Lust For Life–two records and the mythic Berlin era of their creation canonized as much lyrically (“German Days”) as sonically (“Sunday“) on this new record. The album is a singular work that bears its creators’ undeniable sonic DNA while sounding like nothing they’ve done before. It’s a record that wouldn’t exist without either Pop or Homme–and one that probably shouldn’t in theory if you really think about it–but it does, and we and rock ‘n’ roll are all the better for it.

IGGY POP
POST POP DEPRESSION TOUR

03/28/16 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
03/29/16 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
03/31/16 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
04/02/16 – Denver, CO – Ellie Caulkins Opera House
04/04/16 – Minneapolis, MN – Northrop Auditorium
04/06/16 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
04/07/16 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
04/09/16 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
04/11/16 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
04/12/16 – New York, NY – United Palace Theatre
04/15/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Academy of Music
04/19/16 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
04/28/16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre
05/04/16 – Stockholm, Sweden – Cirkus
05/05/16 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Falconer
05/07/16 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
05/08/16 – Hamburg, Germany – Mehr! Theater
05/10/16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Heineken Music Hall
05/13/16 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
05/15/16 – Paris, France – Le Grand Rex

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POST POP DEPRESSION OUT MARCH 18 ON REKORDS REKORDS/LOMA VISTA/CAROLINE INTERNATIONAL

PRODUCED BY JOSHUA HOMME

GARDENIA” SINGLE OUT NOW, AVAILABLE INSTANTLY WITH ALL PREORDERS

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“A lot of geezers my age don’t work out of their comfort zone anymore because once you become legendary you don’t want people challenging you.”–Iggy Pop

The existence of the sublimely secretive desert opus conceived by Iggy Pop and Joshua Homme was confirmed yesterday to an unsuspecting studio and home audience of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

And now the world at large can know: March 18 will see the release of Post Pop Depression (Rekords Rekords/Loma Vista/Caroline International), the 17th Iggy Pop album, and a worthy addition to the 22 album legacy spawned with the immortal trilogy of The Stooges, Fun House and Raw Power, spanning massively influential solo outings including 1977’s opening 1-2 combo of The Idiot and Lust For Life, and 1990’s gold-certified Brick By Brick.

The first Iggy Pop album co-created with producer/guitarist/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/bandleader Homme, Post Pop Depression began with a succinctly worded text from Iggy to Joshua, and was realized in seclusion with Homme’s enlisted aid of his Queens Of The Stone Age bandmate and Dead Weather-man Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders. Both became instantly integral in creating and shaping the Detroit meets Palm Desert by way of old Berlin vibe of Post Pop Depression: Interweaving with and augmenting even more superhuman than expected Iggy vocal performances and Homme’s tapestry of guitar, bass, piano and backing vox, Fertita’s talent for wringing the most out of only the most essential notes worked in seamless tandem with Helders’ pushing himself and his new bandmates to unforeseeable heights and depths.

The result would be a timeless work, one that sounds as if it’s always been there, has existed before any of the musicians were even born-yet imbued with the ramshackle energy of a garage band that threw itself together yesterday.

Post Pop Depression is now available for pre-order via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and the Iggy Pop webstore, with all pre-orders immediately receiving “Gardenia,” debuted by Iggy, Joshua and crew on the Late Show. “Gardenia” is also available on all streaming platforms.

“I wanted to be free,” recalls Iggy of the earliest germ of the partnership with Homme that culminated inPost Pop Depression. “To be free, I needed to forget. To forget, I needed music. Josh had that in him, so I set out to provoke an encounter-first with a carefully worded text, followed by a deluge of writings all about me. No composer wants to write about nothing. He got revved up and we had a great big rumble in the desert USA.”

“This was to go where neither of us had gone before,” adds Homme. “That was the agreement. And to go all the way.”

Post Pop Depression is equal parts a dream come true for co-creator Homme as it is a record that defiantly takes its place in Iggy’s storied discography alongside the twin towers of The Idiot and Lust For Life-two records and the mythic Berlin era of their creation canonized as much lyrically (“German Days”) as sonically (“Sunday“) on this new record. The album will be supported by a tour realizing Homme’s ambition to assemble a live outfit worthy of both bringing the new album and doing justice to the gems and wreckage of the Ig’s sprawling solo catalogue: The core band that recorded the album will be expanded by QOTSA’s Troy Van Leeuwen and journeyman guitarist Matt Sweeney.

Post Pop Depression is a singular work that stands proudly alongside the best works of either of its principles, from The Stooges to Queens Of The Stone Age, bearing its creators’ undeniable sonic DNA while sounding like nothing they’ve done before. It’s a record that wouldn’t exist without either Pop or Homme-and one that probably shouldn’t in theory if you really think about it-but it does, and we and rock ‘n’ roll are all the better for it.

IGGY POP
POST POP DEPRESSION

(Rekords Rekords/Loma Vista/Caroline International)

01. Break Into Your Heart
02. Gardenia
03. American Valhalla
04. In The Lobby
05. Sunday
06. Vulture
07. German Days
08. Chocolate Drops
09. Paraguay
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