Lou Reed:: Berlin: A film by Julian Schnabel

His name is Lou Reed, and he is kind of important in terms of the history of rock’n’roll. Blender Magazine even listed his band The Velvet Underground as having the #7 best “indie” record of all time. While the Velvets surely weren’t as psychically torching or as influential as say, The Pixies, some of us still hold a bit of reverence for Mr. Reed and his work. In 1973, he recorded the album Berlin and it was received as a commercial disaster. For 33 years he never played his masterwork about love’s dark sisters; jealousy, rage and loss, until the five nights in December 2006 at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn. Using the divided city of Berlin as its backdrop the story of Caroline and her lovers is told through the emotive and provocative words of Lou Reed. Now it has all been assembled on film to capture the magnificent nuances of what was once thought to be the most depressing album of all time. In addition, Lou will once again play Berlin in its’ entirety, accompanied by a 30-piece band, including a string and horn section and a children’s choir, during his forthcoming European tour.

media:
Caroline Says IIBerlin Trailer
tour:
June 23 Cork Marquee
June 24 Belfast Waterfront
June 25 Edinburgh Playhouse
June 26 Nottingham Royal Centre
June 28 Paris Salle Pleyel (30)
June 30 London Royal Albert Hall
July 3 Munich Philharmonie
July 6 Hamburg CCH Congress Centrum
July 7 Copenhagen Opera House
July 9 Stockholm Annexet
July 14 Warsaw Sala Kongresowa
July 16 Brussels Bozar
July 20 Loule Monumento Duarte Pacheco Madrid Conde Duque (22)
July 25 Girona Portaferrada Festival
July 26 Benidorm Bullring

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