Rolling Stone reports that Iggy Pop and the Stooges are gearing up for the release of Ready to Die, their first album since 2007. Ready to Die will be the first album to feature guitarist James Williamson and drummer Scott Asheton since the band's classic Raw Power album from 1973. The new album will feature bassist Mike Watt, who took over after original guitarist and later bassist Ron Asheton passed away in 2009.
Iggy and the Stooges are hitting the road on March 23 with an Australian tour. After a lone date in Long Beach, CA, the boys head over to Europe for a bunch of festival dates in June and July.
Ready to Die will be released on April 30.