Lou Reed to bring Metal Machine Trio to UK for gigs – exclusive

Velvet Underground man to play 'a night of deep noise' at shows

Lou Reed has announced that he is set to bring his Metal Machine Trio to the UK for gigs this April.

The former Velvet Underground man, along with musicians Ulrich Krieger and Sarth Calhoun, will be playing what he calls “a night of deep noise” at shows in the UK plus on the continent.

The music will be influenced by his 1975 album ‘Metal Machine Music’ – although the album itself will not be being played. No songs or vocals will feature, rather a series of improvisations.


As well as their own shows the trio will play the and the Domino Festival in Belgium on April 22 and Bergen Festival in Norway on April 27.

Lou Reed‘s Metal Machine Trio will play:

Cambridge Junction (April 17)
Oxford O2 Academy (18)
London Royal Festival Hall (19)
Paris La Cigale (21)
Oslo Sentrum (26)
Mallorca Teatre Principal de Palma (30)

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Meanwhile ‘Metal Machine Music’ itself is set to be reissued on April 5 on double vinyl, Blu-ray and DVD Audio.