Lou Reed has just announced that he will release a live DVD of his historic performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago in 2009. The forthcoming European tour in July features virtually the same band as showcased on the live DVD. The Lollapalooza DVD will be released worldwide in July 2011 by Sister Ray Enterprises. Songs performed on the DVD include Sweet Jane, Senselessly Cruel, Waves of Fear, Paranoia Key of E, and Walk on the Wild Side.The news of the forthcoming Lollapalooza DVD dovetails a series of concerts and outdoor festival performances throughout Europe during July 2011, including nine concerts in Italy, three concerts in France and two concerts in England.
Reed’s Hop Farm Music Festival appearance on Saturday July 2nd will see him perform on the same day as Patti Smith, Morrissey and Iggy & The Stooges. This will be followed by a rare concert at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Monday July 4th. The European tour will see Lou perform songs from his vast catalogue of albums including The Raven, New York, the Blue Mask and Transformer. French concerts include Le Grand Rex in Paris (July 5), Les Vieilles Charrues Festival, Carhaix (July 17), and Lyon’s Les Nuits de Fourviere Festival (July 26).
The Italian concerts include Milan’s Arena Civica (July 8), Pistoia’s Piazza Duomo (July 10), Lecce’s Italia Wave Love Festival (July 16), Taormina’s Greek Theatre (July 18), Gardone Riviera’s Nuovo Festival Del Vittoriale (July 22), Solgliano Al Rubicone’s Piazza Matteotti (July 23), and Rome’s Luglio Suona Bene, Parco della Musica Cavea (July 25), with two more dates to be announced shortly.
The band features Rob Wasserman (bass), Tony Smith (drums), Sarth Calhoun (processing, fingerboard continuum), Kevin Hearn (keyboards), Ulrich Kreiger (sax) and Lou Reed (vocals, guitar).