Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Lou Reed Tours Europe with 'Berlin' Starts June 23, 2008

Lou Reed returns to Europe this June to perform the entirety of his 1973 landmark album Berlin. The European dates will see Reed performing with a 30-piece ensemble including his band, a string and horn section and a children's choir.
The European tour starts June 23rd in Cork, followed by dates in
Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Switzerland, Germany,
Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Belgium and Spain. Due to popular
demand for this prestigious show, Berlin will make a special return
visit to London, Brussels and Paris.

Reed will perform three dates in the UK, including the prestigious London Royal Albert Hall on June 30th. He will also perform 'Berlin' at the Edinburgh Playhouse on June 25th, followed by the Nottingham Opera House on June 26th.

Ticket pre-sale for the Nottingham, Edinburgh and London concerts go on sale from 9am GMT on Thursday 6th March via 0871 230 0333,

Tickets for all three UK concerts go on sale to the general public at 10am GMT on Saturday 8th March by calling the ticket hotline on 08444 775 775, 0870 405 0448, or by booking online from (with the exception of the Edinburgh Playhouse concert on 25th June, where tickets will go on sale via 08448472269,

The Berlin tour is being hailed as a rare insight into one of music's greatest minds, a labour of love and an integral part of rock history. Berlin' 2008 European Dates

June 23 Cork Marquee
June 24 Belfast Waterfront
June 25 Edinburgh Playhouse
June 26 Nottingham Royal Centre
June 28 Paris Salle Pleyel
June 30 London Royal Albert Hall
July 03 Munich Philharmonie
July 06 Hamburg CCH - Congress Centrum
July 07 Copenhagen Opera House
July 09 Stockholm Annexet
July 11 Tallin Saku Arena (Estonia)
July 12 Latvia Riga Arena
July 14 Warsaw Towar
July 16 Brussels Bozar
July 19 Lisbon Campo Pequeno
July 20 Loule Moinumento Dujarte Pacheco
July 21 Malaga Terral Festival
July 22 Madrid Conde Duque
July 25 Girona Portaferrada Festival
July 26 Benidorm Bullring

The Financial Times' Ludovic Hunter-Tilney called the Berlin concert; "A vindication on an epic scale. Berlin places Reed's natural austerity in a setting that blazes with musical excess and invention."

"Reed can't hide the pride he feels that Berlin is finally being hailed as a long lost masterpiece, wrote Paul Morley of the Sunday Telegraph.

"He strolls off stage looking as if he always knew that one day he would be feted a devastating master."
Thanx Peter Noble PR

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