The Velvet Underground in 1993
Fear Is A Man's Best Friend - John Cale

Biography John Cale

Velvet Underground 1993 reunion poster

The reformed Velvet Underground tour Europe. They support U2 on a couple of dates.

Lou Reed wants to be the boss (again). It doesn't last. US dates and a planned MTV Unplugged special never happen. Cale and Reed exchange unfriendly faxes, and once again the Velvets are history. For good this time.

"There was a sudden feeling that whatever was happening for the three others was certainly different from what was happening for Lou. This was not a band. Moe, God bless her, looks at all this and laughs and says, "This is all boy stuff." Which in a way it is, she's absolutely right. But I had certain principles which I wasn't prepared to turn my back on. It was the end of a very fruitful relationship. A poisoned one - but it had been fruitful."

The three shows in Paris (June 15, 16 & 17) were recorded and used for the Live MCMXCIII album and Velvet Redux Live MCMXCIII video.

Velvets 1993 reunion live dates

Date City Venue Country
1993-06-01 Edinburgh The Playhouse UK
1993-06-02 Edinburgh The Playhouse UK
1993-06-05 London The Forum UK
1993-06-08 London Wembley Arena UK
1993-06-08 Amsterdam Paradiso The Netherlands
1993-06-09 Rotterdam Ahoy The Netherlands
1993-06-10 London BBC Radio "The Guest Lists" interview UK
1993-06-11 Hamburg Alsterdorfer Sporthalle Germany
1993-06-13 Prague Palàc Kultury Czech Republic
1993-06-15 Paris L'Olympia France
1993-06-16 Paris L'Olympia France
1993-06-17 Paris L'Olympia France
1993-06-20 Berlin Die Halle Weissensee Germany
1993-06-23 Strasbourg Stade de la Meinau France
1993-06-25 Pilton Glastonbury Festival UK
1993-06-26 Paris Hippodrome de Vincennes France
1993-06-28 Lausanne Stade de la Pontaise Switzerland
1993-06-30 Basel St. Jakob's Stadion Switzerland
1993-07-02 Roskilde Roskilde Festival Denmark
1993-07-04 Udine Villa Manin Italy
1993-07-06 Bologna Arena Parco Nord Italy
1993-07-07 Milano Forum Assago Italy
1993-07-09 Napoli Stadio San Paolo Italy
Velvets live in 1993

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