J, Watt, Ron and Scott are just playing the Pukkelpop festival. They were hoping to play a bunch of shows in Europe this fall, but without the big record company machine behind you, its sometimes difficult.
As for the Germany shows, they were proposed to the band but were never confirmed. They especially would never be played under the moniker "Codename: Stooges". I guess that was some club owners dream show. No quicker way to piss off an audience than to call yerselves the "Stooges" and then not produce Iggy. Even if it is Eddie Vedder or Kim Gordon or Axl on the mic.
As for Lowlands, the guys asked to be considered to play that and the Reading/Leeds festivals which happen to all be on the same weekend. No offers were tendered, which was surprising considering the number of times the same festivals name drop the Stooges when mentioning the Strokes and the Hives on their own websites. Oh well, i guess the Belgians will be the lucky ones to experience the blast of pure sonic fury that is "Rock Action".
– five rapid blasts = danger