Iggy And The Stooges for full 2010 tour

'The real touring starts next year' says singer

Iggy Pop has revealed that he and his band The Stooges are set for a full touring schedule next year.

The singer had previously announced that guitarist James Williamson would replace the late Ron Asheton in the band to play their classic 1973 album ‘Raw Power’ in May next year to play the All Tomorrow’s Parties in the UK. Now he has said that more gigs are to come.

“We’re going to be doing a one-off show in Brazil [on November 7 at Planeta Terra] but the real touring starts next year,” he told BBC News.

Pop paid tribute to Asheton, who he said was still a big presence in the band.

“His spirit within the group remains with the rest of us and he is still a presence within the group without being on the physical plain,” he explained.