Iggy and the Stooges have just unveiled “Burn,” the first full taste of the all-new studio album, Ready To Die, out April 30 on Fat Possum and you can hear it below.
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The follow-up to the first record ever to bear the Iggy and the Stooges logo-the immortal 1973 proto-punk masterpiece Raw Power–Ready To Die finds Iggy Pop, guitarist James Williamson and drummer Scott “Rock Action” Asheton reunited for a full album of all-new material for the first time in 40 years, with Mike Watt filling in for the late Ron Asheton on bass. “Burn” opens the record in suitable fashion, doing the legacy of its predecessor proud with guitar pyrotechnics recalling those halcyon opening salvos of “Search & Destroy,” a sublime vocal paean to the goddess of beauty, and a relentless rhythmic thud that anchors and propels the proceedings.
Iggy and the Stooges have unveiled the initial coordinates of the Ready To Die live assault: On March 13 in Austin, Texas, Iggy and the Stooges will burn a swath through the annual SXSW Festival, with a one-off show at House of Vans at the Mohawk presented by Fat Possum. The Austin show will be the public’s first chance to hear any of Ready To Die played live–and U.S. fans’ last chance to see Iggy and the Stooges before they return to American stages this summer following a slew of overseas dates.
Iggy and the Stooges Live 2013
03/13 Austin, TX – SXSW @ Mohawk (Vans/Fat Possum)
03/25 Adelaide, Australia – Thebarton Theatre
03/27 Melbourne, Australia – Festival Hall
03/30 Byron Bay, Australia – Byron Bay Bluesfest
04/02 Sydney, Australia – Hordern Pavilion
06/08 Long Beach, CA – Ink-N-Iron Festival
06/24 Zagreb, Croatia – INmusic Festival
06/26 Goteborg, Sweden – Stora Scenen pa Liseberg
06/28 Borlänge, Sweden – Peace And Love Festival
06/30 Marmande, France – Garorock Festival
07/04 Rome, Italy – Rock in Roma
07/09 Argelès-Sur-Mer, France – Parc de Valmy
07/11 Milan, Italy – City Sound