April 22, 2013
Emerson Brown, NPR
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'
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.
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