Two members of East Village royalty, Philip Glass and Iggy Pop, have upcoming gigs at venues that befit their majesty. Iggy, whose throne is in Miami these days, just released the first and second songs off of Post Pop Depression, his recently announced album with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age (out March 18). The supergroup (also made up of members of The Dead Weather and Arctic Monkeys) announced tour dates today. The NYC stop, on April 12, will be at the United Palace Theatre, the gilded, grandiose former movie palace in Washington Heights. (The onetime Loews “wonder theater” was a sister of the Kings Theatre in Flatbush, and is bigger and possibly even more jaw-dropping than its lavish sibling.) Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m., with presales starting Thursday.
Before that, on Feb. 22, Iggy will return (solo) to the stage of Carnegie Hall for the 26th annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert, along with FKA Twigs, Sharon Jones, Basia Bulat, and Dechen Shak-Dagsay with Helge van Dyk. This is sure to be epic: who can forget the shirtless one covering Joy Division with New Order in 2014, or diving off the Carnegie Hall stage in 2010, and then joining Patti Smith for a finale of “People Have the Power.” (Last year, Miley Cyrus, Laurie Anderson, and Debbie Harry did the honors.) Tickets for the show are still available, and range from $35 to $200.
Of course, Philip Glass is artistic director of the Tibet House benefit, so you can expect him to perform as well. If you’re a fan of the East Village composer, take note that there are still tickets left for “Glass Pieces,” the New York City Ballet’s interpretation of “Rubric” and “Façades” from Glassworks and excerpts from the opera Akhnaten. As you can see from this teaser video, the performance’s opening brings to mind the iconic crowd shots from Koyaanisqatsi, and the “distinctly urban energy” imparted by choreographer Jerome Robbins continues from there. Tickets for tonight’s and Friday’s performances at Lincoln Center range from $60 to $170.