Amazing news from the Gothamist:
"This December Lou Reed will do a four night run at St. Ann's Warehouse, performing his 1973 album, Berlin. Though it quickly became a cult favorite upon it's release, this is the first time the record has ever been performed live."
The press release says this is "a theatrically realized concert version of Reed’s stylized rock paean to life outside the circle, the orchestrations filled with the lyrics of the broken hearted and willfully disabled...the drifting tormented addicts of love formalizing their own downfalls in the outskirts of the divided city."
We have a lot of fun around here with some of Lou Reed's more puzzling decisions, but I am extremely excited about this concert because Berlin is such an amazing record, with or without the Advanced Theory to help it along. For a fan of his, this is almost too good to be true. And yet my credit card bill will show that it indeed going to happen.