A serious FOMO inducing clip has appeared online, showing a live performance by Iggy Pop and Josh Homme. The pair, along with a full band, played Iggy Pop’s iconic Lust For Life at what was reportedly a warm up gig at The Teregram Ballroom in Los Angeles. Having recently announced their collaborative album, Post Pop Depression, the show comes just a week ahead of the expected album release from the band.
Scheduled to drop on March 18, they have also announced a run of live shows starting later in the month. And if the video from their secret show is anything to go by, they will not disappoint. Homme and Mr Pop we joined by Dean Fertitia (Queens of The Stone Age and The Dead Weather) on guitar and keyboards, with contributions from Arctic Monkeys‘ drummer Matt Helders for the record.
Appearing on stage, Iggy has lost none of his legendary energy, despite his 68 years. Tearing around with the same frenzied moves that spawned an entire generation of frontmen, the familiar riff (also appropriated by a number of bands) is accompanied by screams, and a crowd pretty much going nuts.
The band also reportedly performed tracks from their new album at the show. Post Pop Depression has now been made available to stream in full ahead of its release, via NPR. The nine tracks are the first music to be released by Iggy Pop since 2013, and predominantly deal with the question of his own validity in today’s world.
The band’s short run of tour dates will take them all over the world, apparently opting for smaller venues over vast arenas. Homme has been reported as saying that they will only perform in “small, beautiful theaters where their presence might still seem disruptive.”
Image: Queens of The Stone Age