John Cale To Perform ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’

Extremely special shows announced...

John Cale is set to perform 'The Velvet Underground & Nico' at three very special shows.

The musician was a founding member of the New York art-rock group, who helped to completely re-define how rock music was made and considered.

Released in 1967, 'The Velvet Underground & Nico' enjoyed a remarkable sleeper success – as Brian Eno once put it, everyone who bought a copy formed a band.

Never one to dwell on the past, John Cale has decided to celebrate the album's 50th anniversary with a trio of special shows at New York, Paris, and Liverpool – the port he sailed from on his journey to America.

John Cale commented:

"I'm often reluctant to spend too much time on things past – then, a time marker shows up – The Velvet Underground & Nico turns fifty! As so many bands can attest to, it is the fulfilment of the ultimate dream to record your first album. We were an unfriendly brand, dabbling in a world of challenging lyrics and weird sonics that didn't fit into anyone's playlist at the time."

"Remaining ferociously true to our viewpoints, Lou and I never doubted for a moment we could create something to give a voice to things not regularly explored in rock music at the time. That bizarre combination of four distinctly disparate musicians and a reluctant beauty queen perfectly summed up what it meant to be The Velvet Underground."

John Cale will play Liverpool Docklands on May 26th.

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