November 24, 2013 10:35

The Vaccines frontman to take part in Lou Reed tribute in New York

TV on the Radio members, Drowners and Jeffrey Lewis will also be taking part in the charity event

The Vaccines frontman to take part in Lou Reed tribute in New York

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The Vaccines frontman Justin Young is set to appear in a tribute concert for the late Lou Reed tonight (November 24) in New York.

Young will appear alongside Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone of TV On The Radio, as well as guitarist Lenny Kaye from the Patti Smith Band at the event, which is called Last Great American Whale: A Concert in Memory of Lou Reed, at the Bowery Electric. The event will help an LGBT outreach and homelessness charity, with profits going to the Ali Forney Center. The event will feature a host more artists, including Arto Lindsay, Caged Animals, Donald Cummings of recently dissolved band The Virgins, The Dough Rollers, Drowners, Jeffrey Lewis and Hollis Brown, who will be playing The Velvet Underground's 'Loaded' album in full, reports Brooklyn Vegan.

Earlier this month it was revealed that a biography of the late Lou Reed is currently being penned by Rolling Stone critic Anthony DeCurtis. Billboard reported that the book will be published by Little, Brown and Co, and though no release date or title has been revealed yet, the publishing house have said the book will offer "the inside story" on the artist. DeCurtis interviewed Reed on a number of occasions and also wrote the liner notes for a Velvet Underground anthology.

Lou Reed died from liver failure on October 27, following a transplant operation in May. His death leaves John Cale and drummer Moe Tucker as the only surviving members of The Velvet Underground.

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