Thursday, January 12, 2006

In Lou of News

Not much going on today, so I thought I'd let you know what Lou Reed is up to, with a little help from

Mercurial rocker Lou Reed will kick off a month long European tour with a performance at the 2006 Winter Olympics at the Piazza Castello in Turin, Italy. The tour will primarily remain in Italy with March stops in Slovenia, Serbia and the Czech Republic. Reed will be joined by longtime band members Fernando Saunders, Mike Rathke, Rob Wasserman and Tony "Thunder" Smith.

Prior to going overseas, Reed will play two warmup shows in his native New York. On February 11th, Reed will play the New York Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie. Two days later, Reed will take over the hip-hop club Crobar in New York City. The show will mark a return to Crobar for Reed, who played a one-off B-sides only gig there a couple years ago. For now, Reed's two New York shows look to be Reed's only Stateside appearances in the near future.
Hopefully things will pick up later...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say how fab your site is.

I'm a Lou addict - and have been since '72. I've been espousing your theory without even knowing it ever since!

I helped research "Growing Up In Public" (Omnibus Press) and compiled "Reed Between the Lines" (Plexus publishing).

I have a publisher interested in a Lou book from me which I'm thinking about, but don't want to do another indentikit biog....

Off to Rome in March for his Italian tour - now that is Advanced! Was hoping to get to the Crobar but not sure if I can afford it this time...

And, where or where is that new album???

Best wishes,

Glen Marks