Godfather of punk Iggy Pop presents songs from his new album Post Pop Depression (March 2015), and classic tracks spanning Iggy’s impressive career in an exclusive concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
This show, the only Post Pop Depression tour concert in the UK, is a one-time opportunity to see material performed live by the supergroup album lineup of Josh Homme and Dean Fertita from Queens Of The Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys’ drummer Matt Helders.
Post Pop Depression, co-created by Josh Homme, takes its place in Iggy’s storied discography alongside such albums as The Idiot and Lust For Life. A work which bears its creators’ undeniable sonic DNA, while sounding like nothing they’ve done before.
The event was filmed and released as 'Post Pop Depression: Live at the Royal Albert Hall' on CD, DVD and Blu-ray on 28 October 2016.
"There was a febrile atmosphere even before this show began, and the bare-chested singer went on to produce an embarrassment of riches. Very occasionally a concert happens that feels life changing for everyone involved: the artist, the audience, even the bouncers given the unenviable task of keeping a lid on the whole thing. Iggy Pop is 69 and, after a lifetime of service to rock’n’roll, has been left with a damaged back and constant pain, but he was determined to go out with a bang. His only standalone British show of the year had a febrile atmosphere before it even began. From the moment Pop lurched on stage and burst into Lust for Life, it was electrifying. ...in a tuxedo for about five minutes and bare chested the rest of the time — throwing himself into the crowd, being molested by one young woman after another, and witnessing countless people clambering on stage and, having got there, freezing in awe until being pulled off by harassed bouncers. ...Iggy Pop at the Albert Hall was a concert that will go down in history."
(Will Hodgkinson, The Times, 16 May 2016)
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