The Button Factory
To coincide with the release of his new album on Domino
Records Velvet Underground legend JOHN CALE has postponed his Dublin
concert at the Button Factory. The show will now take place on October
3rd. All tickets for the original date (May 4th) will remain valid.
Tickets go back on sale on Monday April 23rd at 9am.
Musician, composer, singer-songwriter,
record producer and founding member of the experimental rock icons The
Velvet Underground, John Cale returns to Dublin with a new album set for
a release on Domino imprint, Double Six, in early May.
Though best known for his work in rock
music, Cale has worked in various genres including drone and classical.
Since departing from The Velvet Underground in 1968 he has released
approximately 30 albums. Of his solo work, Cale is perhaps best known
for his album Paris 1919, and his cover version of Leonard Cohen's
‘Hallelujah’, plus his mid-1970s Island Records trilogy of albums: Fear,
Slow Dazzle, and Helen of Troy.
Cale has produced or collaborated with
Lou Reed, Nico, La Monte Young, John Cage, Terry Riley, Cranes, Nick
Drake, Kevin Ayers, Brian Eno, Patti Smith, The Stooges, The Modern
Lovers, Art Bergmann, Manic Street Preachers and frontman James Dean
Bradfield, Marc Almond, Squeeze, Happy Mondays, LCD Soundsystem and
Siouxsie and the Banshees.
Of his new album Cale told UNCUT
Magazine: “I have a little studio in LA and most of the album was done
there. Some of the songs I wrote on bass. There’s one called ‘Vampire
Café’ and there are some very sloppy lurching grooves in there. I
remember first hearing Dr John doing Gris-Gris and then seeing
them in LA in the late ‘60s and they were scary as hell. There were
girls with feathers in their hair and a gigantic bass player in a boiler
suit. It was very funky and some of that I’ve been trying to get to –
that low-down funk. My drummer, Michael Jerome, is very good. A lot of
these things sound like machines, but they’re really not. At some points
I’ve got two floor toms going on. The grooves are really what I started
with, though there’s some lo-fi stuff on there too.
One song’s about Japanese anime and
there’s one about all this nonsense with the press called ‘Scotland
Yard’. And one called ‘The Flying Dutchman’, which I wrote on viola. So
it’s a real variety. Some songs I wrote on Fender Telecaster, some with
bass and some with a bunch of keyboards and put some back-up singers and
horns on there. I’ve dressed up the turkey a little bit.”
Tickets on sale Friday February 10th
priced €29 (including booking fee) from www.tickets.ie,
www.ticketmaster.ie & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. 0818 719 300
- Republic of Ireland customers 0844 277 4455 - Northern Ireland
customers 00353 1 456 9569 - International customer