‘RAVEN’, HE’S ‘RAVEN’!

And there will be a new 'Best Of' released to coincide with the dates...

Lou Reed plays his first UK gigs since 2000 later this year.

The rock legend will perform material from new LP ‘The Raven’ at the shows, as well as a string of old classics.

The dates are as follows:

Brighton Dome (May 7)

Warwick Arts Centre (May 8)

Manchester Bridgewater Hall (May 9)

London Barbican Hall (May 28)

To buy tickets, call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.

To coincide with the tour, BMG are to release a 2-CD Lou Reed retrospective, ‘NYC Man: The Ultimate Collection’, featuring music from all phases of his career.