BERLIN (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Tickets will go on sale this week for Lou Reed's European premiere of the entirety of Lou Reed's 1973 landmark album Berlin. These rare European concerts will see Reed performing with a 30-piece ensemble including his band, a string and horn section, and a children's choir. The selected European dates begin in Brussels on June 18th, and include performances in Holland, France, Germany, Britain and Italy.
Lou Reed will perform two UK concerts at the London Hammersmith Apollo on Saturday June 30th and Sunday July 1st. Tickets for the London concerts will go on sale at 9am on Friday March 16th.
The Berlin European concerts are being hailed as a rare insight into one of music's greatest minds, a labor of love and an integral part of rock history. "I only do this every thirty years," says Reed. "One time, one time only. You can tell your kids you saw Lou Reed's Berlin."
The European concerts follow Berlin's original world premiere at St. Anne's Warehouse in New York Ciy, December 2006 – the same venue where Reed first performed the Andy Warhol inspired Songs For Drella with John Cale in 1990.
Reed's European Tourdates
18 June @ Brussels Forest National
20 June @ Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall
23 June @ Paris Palais de Congress
26 June @ Berlin Tempodrom
30 June @ London Hammersmith Apollo
01 July @ London Hammersmith Apollo
03 July @ Lyon Grand Théâtre Romain de Fourvière
06 July @ Rome Il Parco della Musica
08 July @ Arezzo Piazza Grande
– CelebrityAccess Staff Writers