Iggy Pop’s Post Pop Depression – Live at the Royal Albert Hall will premiere on the Eagle Rock YouTube channel from 19:30 BST on Wednesday, 13 May and will be available to stream for free around the world. You can watch set a reminder and watch the performance here from Wednesday night on.
Released by Caroline International/Loma Vista Recordings in March 2016, Post Pop Depression was Iggy Pop’s 17th studio album. Produced by Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, the album was recorded in secrecy and also features contributions from Queens of the Stone Age member Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders. The album gained a new level of chart success for Pop at age 68, becoming his first US top 20 album and first UK top 5 album.
The accompanying tour saw Iggy joined by QOTSA’s Homme, Fertita and Troy Van Leeuwen, plus Helders. The tour comprised two legs, with a total of 20 shows across Europe and North America, with the dates beginning at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle on 28 March 2016. The tour’s setlist focused almost entirely on Post Pop Depression, plus Iggy’s two classic David Bowie collaboration albums from 1977, The Idiot and Lust For Life. Fans and critics alike raved about the performances which will definitely be remembered among the finest concerts of Iggy Pop’s career.
The Royal Albert Hall show was the tour’s penultimate date, on 13 May 2016, with the band winding up with a show at Paris’ Le Grand Rex two nights later. The Royal Albert Hall gig saw the 69-year-old icon deliver what Classic Rock dubbed “the performance of his life”.
In 2017, Pop’s performance at the Royal Albert Hall was awarded Best Live Music Coverage at the UK Music Video Awards. Seeing off competition that year from huge musical acts Catfish And The Bottlemen, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, Rudimental, and The Rolling Stones, it was Pop’s headline debut at the Hall which saw production company Splinter Films walk away with top prize in the Live Music Coverage category.