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John Cale announces full UK performance of The Velvet Underground and Nico

John Cale announces full UK performance of The Velvet Underground and Nico

John Cale has today confirmed that he'll be performing the Velvet Underground and Nico in full next May.

The unique shows celebrating the 1967 seminal record's 50th anniversary will take place in New York, Liverpool and Paris.

Not often one to dwell on the past, Cale made the exception for this occasion.

“I’m often reluctant to spend too much time on things past – then, a time marker shows up – ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’ turns 50,” said Cale. “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 perform ‘The Velvet Underground And Nico’ in all of its beauty at Liverpool Docklands on Friday 26th May. Tickets are on sale this Friday.

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