Iggy Pop Announces ‘Austin City Limits’ Air Date, Triple Live Album
Iggy Pop will appear on Austin City Limits this Saturday, even as a triple-vinyl version Post Pop Depression: Live at the Royal Albert Hall is being prepared.
He'd earlier announced a 22-song video release of the performance from Royal Albert Hall, and that's set to be issued this Friday on DVD, Blu-ray, DVD+2CD and digital. The new vinyl edition follows on Feb. 10, 2017 via Rekords Rekords/Loma Vista/Caroline International.
As with Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Pop will be joined on this weekend's Austin City Limits episode by Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age in one of barely two dozen shows supporting Pop's acclaimed Post Pop Depression project. They made what was Pop's inaugural appearance on the show just days before the album arrived. Dean Fertita and Troy Van Leeuwen, also of Queens of the Stone Age, will be featured as well – along with Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys) and Matt Sweeney.
In each of these sets, Pop focuses primarily on Post Pop Depression, throwing in classics from a pair of David Bowie-produced classics – The Idiot and Lust for Life. (Live at the Royal Albert Hall was advanced by a raucous, crowd-pleasing performance of "Passenger," from the latter album.) Post Pop Depression, Pop's first solo album since 2012's Apres, entered the Billboard charts at No. 17, becoming his best-performing U.S. album ever.
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