May 24, 2017

John Cale: 3-night run in NYC performing "The Velvet Underground & Nico"

The rumours were true: John Cale will revisit The Velvet Underground & Nico during a three-night run (November 16-18) at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in New York:

For the first two nights, Cale is accompanied by members of the Wordless Music Orchestra and special guests to perform the album that charted the course of underground music for decades to come. Fifty years after its release, The Velvet Underground & Nico remains a raw, bracing transmission from the downtown demimonde of 1960s New York City, combining Lou Reed’s streetwise lyrics, Nico’s husky contralto, and Cale’s Fluxus-inspired electric viola. In the final evening of this engagement, Cale celebrates 75 years, backed by the Wordless Music Orchestra and Chorus. They perform selections from his legendary, impossible-to-pin-down career, including his landmark work with the Velvet Underground, the baroque pop perfection of Paris 1919, pioneering forays into drone minimalism, and beyond.

Tickets for the full 3-night run go on sale on June 5 for BAM members (June 19 for the general public) and single night tickets on Jul 24 for BAM members (August 8 for the general public).

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