Once again, Lou Reed is touring with his “Berlin” project. For “Berlin's” 25th anniversary, he will redo last year's tour with his band, increased by a string ensemble, a wind ensemble and the New London Children's Choir.
In 2006, 33 years after its release, Lou Reed performed the album for the first time in its entirety live at St. Annes's Warehouse in New York City. A short European tour last year brought him to Forest National to give a memorable concert. When Lou Reed first presented his album “Berlin”, it was a cause for a lot of commotion among the press and the public. His previous album “Transformer” (released in 1972, with its big hit “Walk On The Wild Site”) gave Lou Reed the status of being a visionary and a glam rocker. Instead of continuing that path, he chose for a very ambitious, emotionally charged and psychologically exhausting project. This dark concept album was inspired by passions, tormented addicts falling in love, broken hearts ruined in the suburbs of a divided city. The New York Times described the album as “the most particular and original rock album in years” and Rolling Stone qualified “Berlin” as “The sgt. Peppers of the 70s.”
For the upcoming tour, Lou Reed cooperates with a renowned artistic team directed by Berlin producer Bob Ezrin and, like last year, Julian Schnabel (who just received an Oscar nomination for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly). Lou Reed will be accompanied by Steve Hunter, Mike Rathke (guitar), Rupert Christie (keyboard), Fernando Saunders (bass), Rob Wasserman (double bass) and Tony “Thunder” Smith (drums). Presented to you on Wednesday, July 16, in Bozar, Brussels. This opportunity occurs once in a lifetime to listen live to his masterpiece and (re)discover one of the biggest personalities of modern music.