Godfather of Punk
Former Stooges frontman and godfather of Punk, Iggy Pop, makes his long-awaited Opera House debut this April to perform a career-spanning set across his illustrious career. From seminal solo records Lust For Life, and The Idiot to his recent collaborative album with Josh Homme, Post Pop Depression, seeing Iggy rock out on the Concert Hall stage is a 2019 "must see" for all generations of music fans.
Widely acknowledged as one of the most dynamic stage performers of all time, Iggy Pop pre-figured both ‘70s punk and ‘90s grunge and has built a legendary career filled with both critical acclaim and fanatic cult success.
As explosive as the first three Stooges efforts were, it was some of Iggy's solo albums including his pair of peerless Bowie-produced Berlin records, Lust For Life and The Idiot that cemented his status as a true musical innovator. From the anthemic sounds of 'The Passenger' to the commercial success of 'Candy' (with Kate Pierson of the B-52s) and from the cult-film classic Trainspotting 'Lust for Life', the punk with the poet's heart proved he was more than just a self-destructive caricature.
Having performed only a handful of shows around the world in the past year, don't miss one of Rock's great frontman take to the Concert Hall stage for the first time, with a full band. It will be one of the most powerful, energetic, high-octane performances you're likely to see this year.
Presented by Sydney Opera House