NEWS: John Cale to play 50th anniversary show at Liverpool's docklands in May 2017

NEWS: John Cale to play 50th anniversary show at Liverpool’s docklands in May 2017

Astonishingly, 2017 marks a full 50 years since The Velvet Underground‘s seminal debut album with Nico. It has largely been revered ever since, that iconic ‘banana’ sleeve certifying Andy Warhol as an artistic immortal and influencing “anyone who ever picked up a guitar or formed a band“.

To celebrate the classic long player’s release, founding member John Cale has announced an anniversary show on the 26th of May in the heart of Liverpool’s historic docklands, in which he will perform on an outdoor stage facing out towards the Atlantic Ocean and New York City, where the Welshman’s musical odyssey began in earnest.

The show is sure to see some cameos from other visionaries of the music world. For example, earlier this year in Paris he was joined on stage by Animal Collective, Mark Lanegan and The Libertines.
There will, no doubt, be a clamour for tickets, so we suggest you purchase your tickets as soon as they go on sale, at 9am on Friday 28th October.

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