John Cale live in Malmö 2011/11/21 - Olle Enqvist/ROCKFOT0
Fear Is A Man's Best Friend - John Cale

John Cale on screen

TV Appearances: 2010 - the present

January 8, 2010 - ... Sing Elvis BBC, UK

BBC Four shows Cale's performance of Heartbreak Hotel on what would have been Elvis' 75th birthday. Footage from The Later Show (1989) with BJ Cole on slide guitar.

August 8, 2010 - Músico e compositor, PTE, Portugal

Portuguese tv shows a program called Músico e compositor. Possibly a screening of the 1998 John Cale documentary.

John Cale performing Heartbreak Hotel in Australia 2010-10-23

October 29, 2010 - 132 STVDIO, FoxTel, Australia

Broadcast of the Seven Songs To Leave Behind show at the Melbourne Festival (October 23, 2010): Heartbreak Hotel, Letter From Abroad, Dirty Ass Rock 'n' Roll, Magritte, Fear Is A Man's Best Friend, Pablo Picasso and Hallelujah.

John Cale on Swedish tv 2011

March 24, 2012 - SVT, Sweden

Broadcast of the Paris 1919 performance in Malmö (November 21, 2011) Swedish TV. Full album interspersed with an interview with Cale and bits of rehearsal footage + Captain Hook and Hedda Gabler.

John Cale on Later with Jools Holland - 2012-10-09

October 9 + 12, 2012 - Later With Jools Holland, UK

Performs I Wanna Talk 2 U on the October 9 broadcast of Later With Jools Holland. A longer version aired three days later with two more songs: Scotland Yard and Guts plus a short interview during which a bit of the November 26, 1992 performance of Hallelujah is shown.

John Cale on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - 2013-01-10

January 10, 2013 - Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, USA

Cale is interviewed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The War On Drugs’ Dave Hartley (Nightlands / Oak Island) and Robbie Bennett were among the musicians for I Wanna Talk 2 U. He performs Venus In Furs as a web exclusive with the house band of the show.

John Cale on Capriccio  2013-02-21

February 21, 2013 - Capriccio, Germany

Capriccio, a program series broadcasted on the Bayrisches Fernsehen, airs a half hour John Cale portrait and interview.

Stefan Schwartz (director, John Cale and Steven Linder (co-actor)

July 23, 2014 - The Bridge, USA

Guest star in the Sorrowsworn episode of the FX tv series The Bridge, directed by Stefan Schwartz. He plays a caravan seller.

John Cale on Czech TV 2014-11-17

November 11, 2014 - Czech TV, Czech Republic

Performs Paris 1919 (with band) and Hallelujah (solo on piano) at the National Theatre in Prague, Czech Republic - November 17, 2014.

John Cale on Belgian TV 2014-12-16

December 16, 2014 - Reyers laat, Belgium

Interview on the Belgian tv show Reyers laat about the Christmas Truce music, The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed - December 16, 2014.

November 6, 2015 - Joy of the Cover Version, UK

Features in the BBC4 program Joy of the Cover Version - November 6, 2015, discussing his definitive version of Hallelujah.

John Cale on Channel 4 News 2016-02-01

February 6, 2016 - Channel 4 News, UK

Interview with Channel 4 News. He discusses presidential candidate Donald Trump, and the death of David Bowie. Includes a snippet of rehearsing Buffalo Ballet for the show at The Roundhouse in London (February 3, 2016).

John Cale performing Venus in Furs in Paris 2016-04-03

June 11, 2016 - Arte, France and Germany

On June 11, 2016 French-German Arte broadcasted the almost complete show. White Light / White Heat (w/ Carl Barât and Pete Doherty) and European Son (w/ Carl Barât and Pete Doherty) traded places - and Lady Godiva's Operation (w/ Saul Williams) and The Gift are missing:

  1. I'm Waiting For The Man
  2. White Light / White Heat (w/ Carl Barât and Pete Doherty)
  3. All Tomorrow's Parties (w/ Mark Lanegan)
  4. Venus In Furs
  5. I'll Be Your Mirror (w/ Étienne Daho)
  6. There She Goes Again (w/ Animal Collective)
  7. Sunday Morning
  8. European Son (w/ Carl Barât and Pete Doherty)
  9. Femme Fatale (w/ Lou Doillon)
  10. The Black Angel's Death Song (w/ Mark Lanegan)
  11. Run Run Run (w/ Carl Barât and Pete Doherty)
  12. Heroin (w/ Saul Williams)
  13. Sister Ray (w/ all guests)
Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK - July 29, 2016

Juky 29, 2016 - BBC4, UK

On July 29 he takes part in the BBC Proms concert the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK, reimagening the music of David Bowie. He brought his band and wrote the arrangments for his segment. He performs Valentine's Day, Sorrow (w/ Anna Calvi) and Space Oddity (w/ House Gospel Choir). The show is broadcasted live on BBC 4.

»Special thanks:

Ken Clarke

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