Lou Reed is to take his Berlin album on a trek round Europe this Summer.
The former Velvet Undergound man will begin the jaunt in Brussels on June 18th before stopping off at the Hammersmith Apollo for two nights a couple of weeks later. Reed will be accompanied on all dates by a 30-piece ensemble, including a children's choir and original Berlin producer Bob Ezrin.
"I only do this every thirty years," said Reed. "One time, one time only. You can tell your kids you saw Lou Reed's Berlin."
And you can tell John Cale his old friend isn't playing Fopp instores. Here are the dates in full:
18 Brussels Forest National
20 Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall
23 Paris Palais de Congress
26 Berlin Tempodrom
30 London Hammersmith Apollo
1 London Hammersmith Apollo
3 Lyon Grand Théâtre Romain de Fourvière
6 Rome Il Parco della Musica
8 Tuscany Arezzo Piazza Grande
Tickets go on sale at 9am Friday (16 Mar).