Looks like POD have tweaked their Kilmainham shindig a bit after last year's tin-foil clad disaster, and as well as bringing it back to festival season to capitalise on available acts, they appear to be adding bands people actually want to see! Crikey! No John Cale then?
Anyway, Iggy and the Stooges is the first confirmed show of a season of gigs there. Having left their predictable set early at the Picnic last summer (I'd already seen it note-for-note at Glastonbury) it's safe to say that the only good thing about them is the bass player, Mike Muthafucking Watt. Go along and make sure to stand stage left to get a good view of him. He is the living embodiment of rock and roll, much more so than Iggy is these days. Here's Mike's tour diary which includes the Picnic show last September: http://www.hootpage.com/hoot_stoogestourdiary2007f.html
It's an outdoors gig so John Reynolds & Co will have to leave the blue and yellow tent that has served them so well over the past few years at home.
However, they may yet be an erection in the museum grounds as Lovebox is also being moved to Kilmainham this summer.
Here's what the Ticketmaster website has to say about the Iggy Plop gig, looks like there'll be a few support acts and, er, a dress code.
POD CONCERTS/AEG LIVE
IGGY & THE STOOGES
ROYAL HOSPITAL KILMAINHAM
MON 16-JUN-08/GATES 6:30PM
OPEN AIR SHOW