Iggy Pop scores his highest-charting album in US with ‘Post Pop Depression’

Pop's previous highest entry was 1977's 'Idiot'

Iggy Pop has achieved his highest chart entry in the US, with latest solo effort ‘Post Pop Depression’ debuting at Number 17 in the US.

‘Post Pop Depression’ was released on March 18 and recorded in secret last year. Pop’s band for the album was made up of Queens Of The Stone Age‘s Josh Homme, Arctic Monkeys‘ drummer Matt Helders and Homme’s colleague Dean Fertita.

The album features ‘Gardenia’ and ‘Break Into Your Heart’. The group also made their live debut on Colbert in January.

The record reached Number One in the Rock Chart in the US and Number 17 in the Billboard Top 200. Pop’s previous highest-charting record was 1977’s ‘Idiot’, which reached Number 72.

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Meanwhile, Iggy Pop will headline London’s Royal Albert Hall with Homme and Matt Helders in May.

The band will be playing select live dates around the globe, with Homme on record as saying they will 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 with the band set to play on May 13.

Iggy Pop will play the following UK live date:

London, Royal Albert Hall (May 13)