Lou Reed gears up for spring tour

Jaunt includes a show at New York's Highline

Lou Reed is gearing up for a tour of the US, kicking off April 20 in Northampton, MA.

The former Velvet Underground frontman who last week performed ‘Walk On The Wild Side’ with Moby at SXSWwill finish up the short stint with a show at New York’s Highline Ballroom.

Following the US dates, Reed heads for Europe for a string of shows.

His US dates are:

Northampton, MA Calvin Theater (April 20)

Washington, DC 9:30 Club (22)

Asbury Park, Asbury Park, NJ Paramount Theatre (24)

Norfolk, VA NorVa (25)

Richmond, VA The National (26)

Asheville, NC Orange Peel (29)

Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre (30)

Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium (May 2)

New York, NY Highline Ballroom (5)

–By our New York staff.

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