Proto-punk legend Iggy Pop to play first ever Colombia gig

Singer Iggy Pop, seen by many as the father of punk rock, will be playing his first concert in Colombia’s capital Bogota.

The 69-year-old music legend and former front man of The Stooges will be playing Bogota’s Teatro Royal Centro on October 6, reported local media Tuesday.

The concert, part of Pop’s Post Pop Depression tour, was not confirmed by the singer’s website.

During the singer’s 56-year-long rock n’ roll career, he never played one show in Colombia.

Pop rose to cult fame in the early seventies with his band The Stooges, who have been cited as a major influence on other legendary bands like The Ramones and Nirvana.

Pop received broader fame in the 1990s when his song Candy, a duet with B-52s singer Kate Pierson reached the pop charts and his song Lust for Life was featured on the soundtrack of British film Transpotting.

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