John Cale has announced that he’ll be heading to the UK this summer for his first full run of tour dates in almost a decade.
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The last time the Velvet Underground multi-instrumentalist hit the road this side of the pond was for his ‘Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood’ European tour back in October 2012.
The Welsh musician’s tour will begin in Liverpool at the Royal Philharmonic Hall on July 15, before calling at Whitley Bay, York, Bexhill, Cambridge and the London Palladium, before closing out the run at Birmingham Town Hall on July 25.
According to a press release, Cale will “perform songs from throughout his career, which is now in its sixth decade, and has earned him an international reputation as a musical pioneer”.
“TOUR News! Hello UK I’m heading your way in July! My first extended run of UK dates in several year,” Cale said, sharing the dates on Twitter.
— John Cale (@therealjohncale) February 24, 2022
Tickets go on sale on Wednesday (March 2) at 10am. You can get them here and see the full list of tour dates below.
15 – Liverpool, Royal Philharmonic Hall
18 – Whitley Bay, The Playhouse
19 – York, Barbican
21 – Bexhil,l De Lar Warr Pavilion
23 – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
24 – London, The Palladium
25 – Birmingham, Town Hall
Cale rounded off his concert series celebrating the classic album ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ with a pair of gigs in Brooklyn, New York, which featured appearances from members of MGMT, Animal Collective and Sky Ferreira.