Iggy Pop and The Stooges Reschedule Tour Dates
Iggy Pop and the Stooges have rescheduled their west coast concerts after Iggy broke his foot in Romania on Aug. 27. The shows originally scheduled for September have been postponed until later this year.
The Los Angeles gig at the Hollywood Palladium has been bumped to Dec. 1, 2011 and the San Francisco shows, both at the Warfield, will take place on Dec. 4 and Dec. 6 respectively. The Las Vegas date at the Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is yet to be rescheduled.
Iggy hates to have to cancel or postpone anything, but due to his injury it was highly recommended that he refrain from performing for six to eight weeks. Since Iggy has never been known to rest entirely it seems likely that he’ll continue to work on new material. He told Rolling Stone earlier this month that he’s been trading stuff by MP3 back and forth with Stooges guitarist James Williamson.
“We actually did get together this spring. He came to my house in Miami and we wrote 10 things. I think we like about half of them. One of the songs, ‘Requiem For A Heavyweight,’ is a really nice piece of music that James wrote on the dobro. We played it at a tribute concert to (former Stooges guitarist) Ron Asheton in Michigan earlier this year. I was so nervous that I sang the first half of it an octave too high by accident. I sounded like I was the singer in America. I've always liked ‘Sister Golden Hair’ and ‘Horse With No Name,’ but I'm not that guy.”