By Rebecca Brando
Iconic rock and roll legend, Iggy Pop will perform tonight at the Hollywood Palladium and return in May as co-headliner of the Cruel World festival in Pasadena to complete his historic five venue West Coast tour in support of his latest record “Every Loser”.
The allstar band lineup consists of Duff McKagan (Guns N Roses), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Jamie Hince (The Kills), along with producer/guitarist Andrew Watt.
The show set list includes songs from Iggy’s new LP, and classics from The Stooges and his solo career. Iggy started his show at the Orpheum by delivering the spoken-word interlude “The News for Andy” and then onto “Neo Punk and “Frenzy” from Every Loser, before belting out his hit “Raw Power.” The show included Stooges classics like “TV Eye,” “Loose,” and “Search And Destroy.”
To celebrate the tour, Pop has partnered with San Francisco pop artist Zoltron to create five unique serigraph prints - one for each venue. The artist who also goes by "z"is known for documenting the counterculture and collaborating with artists like Roger Dean and Debbie Harry of Blondie.
Photos of Iggy Pop West Coast Tour posters: By Zoltron
Zoltron worked closely with renowned photographer Paul McAlpine who toured with Iggy on and off for decades, and pulled from a series of incredible photos from his multi-decade Iggy archives. This capture is from the 1977 Idiot Tour (with a keyboardist named David Bowie..)
For each subsequent show on the tour, they chose a source image photos from various IGGY eras in the 60s, 70s, 80s all the way up to recent tours with Joshua Homme and the Post Pop Depression dream team.
San Francisco pop art artist Zoltron has caught the eye of the Victoria & Albert Museum, San Francisco de Young Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. LACMA and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - all of these museums have added his work over the past four years. It is safe to say Zoltron is the leader of the gig serigraph renaissance which originated in San Francisco over the Summer of Love in the 1960s. See Iggy Pop & The Losers at the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, April 27 at 7pm. Iggy's forthcoming 19th studio album 'Every Loser,' out January 6.
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Note: Tickets for this show are General Admission Standing Room only.
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