Punk rock pioneer Iggy Pop’s latest release has achieved for the singer his highest chart entry in the US, with his solo effort Post Pop Depression entering at Number 17 in the US.
Post Pop Depression was officially released on March 18th and recorded in a very hush-hush fashion last year. The band for the album is a virtual who’s who and is made up of Josh Homme and Dean Fertita of Queens Of The Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys’ drummer Matt Helders.
Iggy and his band made their live debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in January prior to the album’s release.
Once launched, the album took the number one slot on the Rock Chart in the US and earned the Number 17 position on the Billboard Top 200. Pop’s previous highest-charting record was his 1977’s Idiot, which peaked at Number 72.
Pop and his band are set to headline at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 13th. The venue will stay true to the statement from Homme, who said that the band would only perform in “small, beautiful theaters where their presence might still seem disruptive.”
The first UK venue to host the band will be the Royal Albert Hall in London where they are set to play on May 13.
Check out the interview from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: