The impressively consistent recording career of John Cale got a new addition this fall with the release of his new album, Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood. Today, Mr. Cale–musician, songwriter, producer, Velvet Underground co-founder and old time downtown hero–announced a brief West Coast tour with Cass McCombs, along with three shows at Brooklyn Academy of Music (at one of which, he’ll be paying tribute to Nico, and at the two other gigs, he’ll perform his 1973 album, Paris 1919). The dates are below.
Tue. Dec. 4 – Portland, OR @ Mission Theatre w/ Cass McCombs
Thu. Dec. 6 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox w/ Cass McCombs
Sun. Dec. 9 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom w/ Cass McCombs
Tue. Dec. 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey w/ Cass McCombs
Wed. Jan. 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ BAM [Life Along The Borderline - tribute to NICO]
Fri. Jan. 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ BAM [When Past & Future Collide: Paris 1919]
Sat. Jan. 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ BAM [When Past & Future Collide: Paris 1919]
Let’s all watch this video of Mr. Cale playing “Fear Is a Man’s Best Friend” twice, shall we?