You can watch a sneak peak here:



It does not tell to much but it looks interesting

Goes/Groningen, March 18th, 2009

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On Queen's Day, Thursday April 30th 2009, the event Carillon 2009 'Perfect Day' takes place simultaneously in New York and in the Netherlands. On that day the song 'Perfect Day' of the celebrated rockmusician Lou Reed is performed on all carillons in the Netherlands, as well as on the world's biggest carillon at the Riverside Church in New York.

The performance is part of the festivities concerning the celebration of the Hudson Year. In 2009 it is 400 years ago that Henry Hudson set foot on the soil of present-day Manhattan.


The renowned carillonneur Sjoerd Tamminga from Goes (NL) will play the carillon of the Riverside Church  in
New York, the biggest instrument of its kind, as visiting musician. The influential
American musician and singer Lou Reed will be present. Initiators of this project are Kris Elzer from Groningen and Eddy Beekman from Goes (NL) of the artfoundation StichtLicht.


Read more here

First one :  Copenhagen July 16, 2009 You can buy tickets here, Tickets go on sale Monday 23 March 10 Am local time.

Second date: July 18 2009 in Manchester. You can buy tickets here sale started a few hours ago!






In addition to the concert in Frankfurt Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson will also perform in Paris, Helsinki, Denmark, Spain and the UK.
Dates and places to TBA

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Laurie Anderson & Lou Reed
„The Yellow Pony and Other Songs and Stories" -
Exklusives Deutschland-Konzert!

Es grenzt schon an eine kleine Sensation für Frankfurt: Rockpoet Lou Reed beehrt Deutschland für nur einen einzigen Termin und sucht sich dafür die Main-Metropole aus! Und dabei ist er nicht etwa Solo unterwegs, sondern steht erstmals gemeinsam mit seiner Frau Laurie Anderson auf der Bühne, um dem Publikum Auszüge aus Ihrem künstlerischen Spektrum zu offenbaren.

„The Yellow Pony and Other Songs and Stories" - ein intimer Abend über die Liebe und ihre verschiedenen Facetten.

Die Hits der Künstler, ergänzt durch Auszüge aus ihrem neueren künstlerischen Schaffen: vom Beat getriebene Instrumentalstücke, Duette, Auszüge aus Theaterstücken, Gedichte.

Tickets: 37,00-77,00

More info: Jahrhunderthalle







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The October issue of the Rolling stone magazine had a Q&A with Lou Reed.
Below the beautiful picture that came with the interview.

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Tonight you'll be presenting your take on Lou Reed's "Heroin." Why did you decide to cover it?
I was a nerdy classical-music person in high school, right? I played in a rock band, but I was totally unprepared for hearing this music because I'd never heard anything that was dangerous before. You get used to what these musics are for: Classical music is about nobility, about things with capital letters that are big marble busts on pedestals, and pop music is about dancing and sex. But I'd never thought of music as something that was terrifying. It was an introduction to a way of living I found scary, and still do. I thought for years and years I'd just make my own arrangements of those songs, and finally I thought, Maybe I just want to deal with the lyrics. The first one I made was "Heroin."

To read the full interview go to The New York Magazine
It looks like the show Wim Wenders was about to do in Berlin has been canceled.

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On the website of  'de VPRO you can find pictures and a good review of the concert Laurie Anderson gave 2 days ago in Groningen.
Lou Reed was a special guest and did two songs together with Laurie.

The first song was 'The art of conversation and the second one was an encore of 'Ill be your mirror'

It was one of the most beautiful versions I ever heard!

Below a picture of Lou Reed during the performance.
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You can watch a clip of the I'll be your mirror performance on you tube. There are two different clips. But the quality is not that great


The new spin magazine has an interview with Lou Reed.

You can read part of the interview on the site of  Spin magazine

The picture below is from the interview:

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