April 22, 2013
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Emerson Brown, NPR


   

NPR MUSIC AND WNYC'S SOUNDCHECK PRESENT 'FIRST LISTEN LIVE'
WITH IGGY & THE STOOGES, APRIL 28, 5PM (ET) LIVE FROM NEW YORK CITY

NEW ALBUM 'READY TO DIE' AVAILABLE TO HEAR NOW
AS NPR MUSIC 'FIRST LISTEN' AND SOUNDCHECK 'CHECK AHEAD'

NPR Music and WNYC's Soundcheck will present and broadcast a "First Listen Live" concert from Iggy and The Stooges, Sunday, April 28, beginning at 5PM (ET). The exclusive performance will be available for live streaming at NPR.org/music, Soundcheck.org and from other public radio stations (check local listings).

Iggy and The Stooges will perform songs from the new album Ready to Die - available April 30 - and classic favorites, during the special performance that will offer the ultimate perspective of the band, featuring singer Iggy Pop, returning original guitarist James Williamson, saxophonist Steve Mackay, bassist Mike Watt and tour drummer Larry Mullins. Audiences worldwide will experience the show as it happens through the broadcast, hosted by All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen and Soundcheck's John Schaefer. The concert will also be archived at NPR Music and the Soundcheck website for on-demand viewing: http://n.pr/17dKrYc

Everyone can prepare to shout along during the show by previewing Ready to Die via NPR Music's "First Listen" program and Soundcheck's "Check Ahead". "Though Iggy and The Stooges have made a great record here, be sure to look out for that tour," says Boilen. "The live show is where the classic riffs from Ready to Die will truly hit the gut."

Fans in the New York City can area can also learn about opportunities to attend the show as part of the live broadcast audience by tuning into Soundcheck, following @Soundcheck or through the Iggy and the Stooges Facebook page.

Soundcheck is WNYC's on-air and online destination for new music, live performances and engaging conversations with artists, critics and tastemakers. Listeners start the conversation at Soundcheck.org and continue it with host John Schaefer every weeknight at 9PM (ET) on 93.9 FM.

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