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John Cale Announces First Full UK Tour In Almost A Decade

The legendary ex-Velvet Underground multi-instrumentalist plays seven dates kicking off at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall on July 15.

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John Cale has announced that he’ll be heading to the UK this summer for his first full run of tour dates in almost a decade.

The last time the legendary Velvet Underground multi-instrumentalist hit the road this side of the pond was for his ‘Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood’ European tour back in October 2012.

The Welsh musician’s tour will begin in Liverpool at the Royal Philharmonic Hall on July 15, before calling at Whitley Bay, York, Bexhill, Cambridge and the London Palladium, before closing out the run at Birmingham Town Hall on July 25.

According to a press release, Cale will “perform songs from throughout his career, which is now in its sixth decade, and has earned him an international reputation as a musical pioneer”.

“TOUR News! Hello UK I’m heading your way in July! My first extended run of UK dates in several year,” Cale said, sharing the dates on Twitter.

Back in 2017, Cale teamed up with an array of special guests for a pair of shows which continued his celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Velvet Underground‘s iconic debut album. He performed two gigs in Brooklyn, New York, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on November 16 and 17, with guest appearances from the likes of Animal Collective, Sky Ferreira, MGMT and TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe.

Prior to that, Cale played another tribute to the album with a show in Liverpool in May 2017 – which included guest appearances from the likes of The Kills, Wild Beasts and Fat White Family. Having paid tribute to the LP with a show in Liverpool back in May which featured contributions from the likes of The Kills, Wild Beasts and Fat White Family.

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, March 2, at 10am. Visit the artist’s official website for further information about the dates.

John Cale plays the following UK dates in 2022:

July 15 – Liverpool, Royal Philharmonic Hall
July 18 – Whitley Bay, The Playhouse
July 19 – York, Barbican
July 21 – Bexhill, De Lar Warr Pavilion
July 23 – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
July 24 – London, The Palladium
July 25 – Birmingham, Town Hall.

Listen to the best of John Cale on Apple Music and Spotify.

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