John Cale live in Los Angeles 2010/09/30 - photo: Reed Hutchinson
Fear Is A Man's Best Friend - John Cale

John Cale comes alive

Confirmed shows and appearances

Two shows in Tokyo

He will perform two nights in a row (October 6-7) at the Blue Note in Tokyo, Japan. He played three shows at the same venue in 2016

Desert Daze Festival

He will perform at Desert Daze Festival in Joshua Tree, CA (October 14). He is sharing the bill with other maverick acts like Iggy Pop, Thurston Moore, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile. The festival grounds are located at the Institute of Mentalphysics.

The Velvet Underground & Nico

The Velvet Underground & Nico in New York

John Cale will revisit The Velvet Underground & Nico during a three-night run (November 16-18) at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in New York:

For the first two nights, Cale is accompanied by members of the Wordless Music Orchestra and special guests to perform the album that charted the course of underground music for decades to come. Fifty years after its release, The Velvet Underground & Nico remains a raw, bracing transmission from the downtown demimonde of 1960s New York City, combining Lou Reed’s streetwise lyrics, Nico’s husky contralto, and Cale’s Fluxus-inspired electric viola. In the final evening of this engagement, Cale celebrates 75 years, backed by the Wordless Music Orchestra and Chorus. They perform selections from his legendary, impossible-to-pin-down career, including his landmark work with the Velvet Underground, the baroque pop perfection of Paris 1919, pioneering forays into drone minimalism, and beyond.

Tickets for three nights go on sale on June 5 for BAM members (June 19 for the general public) and single night tickets on Jul 24 for BAM members (August 8 for the general public).

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