“I feel like I’m closing up after this,” said Iggy Pop to a Beats 1 interviewer this week. “That’s what I feel. It’s my gut instinct.” Post Pop Depression, the artist’s upcoming album with Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, is due to arrive on March 18.
But it won’t be a complete departure from the scene. Pop goes into detail behind his comment about calling it quits in the 30-minute interview. “If you call me and you want to work out a deal to come and sing ‘Happy Birthday’ at your mother’s, something like that, I’ll refer you to someone, but to really make a real album you really have to put everything into it and the energy’s more limited now.” Pop says his focus will be on bringing artists together. “I’m kind of a fan, y’know? I like to hang out,” he stated. “I like to be in bands, I like to hang around with musicians.”
Our own Shane Barnes previously reported on Pop’s new album:
According to an interview over at the Times, the album is in the same vein as Pop’s Lust for Life, and some of the songs set out to answer this question: “What happens after your years of service? And where is the honor?” Pop goes on to explain that he tried to understand what happens when a person is useless to everyone around him but himself.
The Post Pop Depression tour kicks off in Seattle on March 28 and wraps up in Paris on May 15.
March 28 — Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre March 29 — Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium March 31 — The Masonic San Francisco, CA April 2 — Denver, CO @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House Apr 4 — Minneapolis, MN @ Northrop Auditorium April 6 — Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre Apr 7 — Detroit, MI @ Fox Theater Apr 9 – Toronto, Canada @ Sony Centre For The Performing Arts Apr 11 — Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theater Apr 12 — New York, NY @ United Palace Theatre Apr 15 — Philadelphia, PA @ Academy of Music Apr 19 — Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater Apr 28 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre May 4 — Stockholm, Sweden @ Cirkus May 5 — Frederiksberg, Denmark @ Falconer May 7 — Berlin, Germany @ Tempodrom May 8 — Hamburg, Germany @ Mehr! Theater May 10 — Amsterdam-Zuidoost, Netherlands @ Heineken Music Hall May 13 — London, United Kingdom @ Royal Albert Hall May 15 — Paris, France @ Le Grand Rex