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Festival Republic by arrangement with Solo Presents 'Dog Day Afternoon' with Iggy Pop, Blondie & Generation Sex

 


Festival Republic in association with Solo Agency have announced that the godfather of punk Iggy Pop will be playing a special one-off outdoor show at Crystal Palace Park on Saturday 01 July 2023. Iggy Pop recently exploded back onto the scene with the aptly titled single ‘Frenzy’ – LISTEN HERE. His new album, EVERY LOSER, was unleashed on the public Friday 06 January 2023 – listen HERE. The veritable legend knows how to throw a party and will be joined by very special guests, the iconic Blondie, punk rock supergroup Generation Sex and more for an incredible summer evening in the company of music royalty. Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk .

Widely acknowledged as one of the most influential artists and dynamic live performers of all time, Iggy Pop is a singer, songwriter, musician, author, record producer, DJ, and actor whose epic body of work has earned him both worldwide critical acclaim and fanatic cult success. The upcoming EVERY LOSER is Iggy’s 19th solo album and his first to be released via the recently announced partnership between Atlantic Records and Gold Tooth Records. His artistic output has been unrelenting and uniformly intense, from indelible Stooges staples Fun House and Raw Power, to solo classics including the brilliant 1977 double shot of his solo debut The Idiot and the timeless Lust For Life, New Values, Blah-Blah-Blah, Brick by Brick, Skull Ring, Post Pop Depression and most recently 2019’s Free. From proto-new wave to riotous alt rock, fans can look forward to the full Iggy Pop experience with classic hits and new favourites.

Blondie are undeniably one of the most trailblazing and influential bands of our time. Among their hits is the groundbreaking rock-disco hybrid ‘Heart of Glass’, the equally influential hip-hop fantasia ‘Rapture’, the stalker-love song ‘One Way Or Another’ and the lilting calypso ‘The Tide Is High’. For the last four decades, Blondie has become and still remains a true global icon one whose influence both shaped and continues to inform the worlds of music, fashion and art. From an irreverent Lower East Side punk outfit to bona fide international ambassadors of New York cool, Blondie will forever be synonymous with that punk spirit that lives somewhere in all of us. Their chart-topping success fearless spirit and rare longevity led to an induction into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 and more than 40 million albums sold worldwide to date.

Debbie Harry says, “Blondie and Iggy Pop… We are excited to reunite with our friend, the one and only Prince of Punk, Iggy, for this special show in Crystal Palace Park next summer. Once more, with feeling!”

Generation X and the Sex Pistols are the defining names of first-wave British Punk. As genre-defining, counter-culture agitators the beloved bands’ legacies are cemented. Generation Sex featuring Billy Idol and Tony James of Generation X and Steve Jones and Paul Cook of the Sex Pistols will make their first ever UK appearance at Crystal Palace Park playing a set of punk classics from both band’s extensive catalogues.



Steve Jones says, “Just every now and then we find time to get together with old pals from back in the day - purely just for the crack and to have fun. If it ain’t fun then we ain’t interested, life’s too short. And it’s a great bill with Iggy Pop and Blondie.”




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ABOUT IGGY POP

Emerging from the wilds of Michigan with the primal scream that was the first Stooges album, Iggy Pop has forged a singular path in musical history since 1969. His artistic output has been unrelenting and uniformly intense, from indelible Stooges staples Fun House and Raw Power, to solo classics including the brilliant 1977 double shot of his solo debut The Idiot and the timeless Lust For Life, New Values, Blah-Blah-Blah, Brick by Brick, Skull Ring, Post Pop Depression and most recently 2019’s Free. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame since his 2010 induction with The Stooges, Iggy has in recent years been the recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as such prestigious international honors as France’s Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and Sweden’s Polar Music Prize.

Beginning in 1967 with his era-defining group The Stooges, Pop merged primal rock, blues, and free jazz into something altogether dangerous and new, paving the way for punk, post-punk, hard rock, and grunge. His landmark solo career – which kicked off with 1977’s David Bowie-produced The Idiot and Lust For Life – has seen Pop traverse a stunning span of musical genres, inspiring generation after generation of rock ‘n rollers with his iconoclastic songcraft, uncompromising performance style, and one-of-a-kind charisma. Perhaps the greatest living embodiment of rock & roll, Pop has never slowed down, pushing the art form forward for more than half a century, including his most recent full length recording, 2019’s contemplative, critically acclaimed Free.

Blondie’s first official box set Blondie: Against The Odds 1974-1982 is out now via UMC and The Numero Group: https://blondie.lnk.to/AgainstTheOddsPR

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