The Stooges Hit the Road

The Stooges Hit the Road
Since reuniting for 2007's The Weirdness, Iggy Pop and his Stooges have kept a relatively low profile this year, presumably taking it easy and cashing in on seniors' discounts wherever possible. Well, now they are finally pulling their old bones off the couch again and hitting the road.

With new bassist Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE, etc.) in tow, Iggy and company have announced their summer tour plans, which finds them playing both Toronto and the smoked-meat Mecca that is Montreal. If you are worrying whether all the years have taken their toll on the guys and changed the band for the worse, Iggy told Billboard a while back that you shouldn't.

"All the same passions and problems are there, but the problems are in a more muted style," he said. "I'm still the showoff in the group that gets all the attention. Everyone has their role. It's pretty much the way it was in high school."

If you would like a very detailed inside look of what the tour will be like for the band themselves, you can view Watts's tour diary, where he discusses such things as rocking the blue boliersuit, Yasunari Kawabata and chorizo sandwiches.

Here are the Stooges tour dates:

7/04 Skaanevik, Norway - Skaanevik Blues Festival
7/06 Empuriabrava, Spain - Doctor Loft 05:00 Festival
7/13 Rouen, France - La Grande Armada
7/19 Angouleme, France - Garden Nef Party Festival
7/26 Lahti, Finland - Race and Rock Festival
8/02 Camden, NJ - Download Festival
8/03 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
8/06 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
8/08 New York, NY - Terminal 5
8/10 Baltimore, MD - Virgin Festival
8/24 London, England - Get Loaded in the Park
8/28 Berlin, Germany - Zitadelle
8/30 Konstanz, Germany - Rock am See
9/13 St. Nolff, France - St. Nolff Festival
9/16 Gelsenkirchen, Germany - Amphitheater
9/18 Hamburg, Germany - Stadtpark
9/20 Prague, Czech Republic - HC Sparta Arena
9/22 Saint Petersburg, Russia - Lodovy Dvoryetz
9/24 Moscow, Russia - B1
9/27 Cannes, France - Palais des Festivals

Iggy & Stooges "1969, Down on the Streets" (Pukkelpop 2007)