Power Failure Cancels Mich. Iggy Pop Concert

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A high wattage rock band and a venue named after a power company couldn't make the show go on during the blackout that hit the state.

Iggy Pop (search) & the Stooges had finished a soundcheck Thursday at DTE Energy Music Theatre and were headed back to their Auburn Hills hotel when the power went out, the Detroit Free Press reported on its Web site.

It was supposed to be the biggest Detroit rock reunion of the year: Iggy with brothers Ron and Scott Asheton, performing their first hometown show in three decades, in front of what would have been a packed crowd of fans.

The concert was rescheduled for Aug. 25.

Those seeking refunds can get them at their point of purchase. That may not be much consolation for those who had trekked from England, California and elsewhere to witness the big night.

"I'm so bummed," said Eric Danville who flew in from New York. "It had to be an act of God or a solar flare that would keep me from seeing the Stooges."