Iggy and the Stooges Come Home

Mar 22 2011 in Sneak Peek by Tim Adkins (admin)

by Amanda Slater

Perhaps one of the most famous bands to come out of Ann Arbor, Iggy and the Stooges started making their mark on the music industry in 1967, and are said to have contributed to the rise of punk rock in addition to other types of heavier rock. After disbanding in 1974, the band reformed in 2003, and in 2010 the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

On Tuesday, April 19, Iggy and the Stooges will put on a show that is especially near to each band member’s heart. Not only will they be performing at the Michigan Theater and in their home town of Ann Arbor, but the show will be a tribute, honoring the band’s guitarist, Ron Asheton, who died at age 60. At the time, he still lived in Ann Arbor.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the Ron Asheton Foundation, which is dedicated to Asheton’s two biggest passions: animals and music. The foundation contributes money to public school music departments, veterinary care for needy animals and more. For more information, visit www.ronashetonfoundation.org.

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