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LOU REED

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Rockhal Box: Standing

Rockhal Rockhal Box

5, avenue du Rock'n'Roll, Esch, Alzette Luxembourg L-4361

Price:  48,- € + 4,8 € presale fee

Show: 20.30 hrs
Doors: 19.00 hrs

Support: OSCAR AND THE WOLF & KEF
Organized by: Rockhal

LOU REED

This summer sees one of the world's most iconic rock 'n' roll stars perform live in Luxembourg. Lou Reed, the legendary front man of the Velvet Underground, will be playing at the Rockhal on 06 June 2012. Get ready for a night of classic songs and his latest album “Lulu”, created in collaboration with Metallica.

As cofounder of the Velvet Underground, regarded as one of the most significant groups of the 1960s and solo artist, Lou Reed has influenced a wide range of rock musicians, from David Bowie to the Sex Pistols, from Iggy Pop to U2. His Andy Warhol-sponsored avant-garde rock 'n' roll music has become one of the defining sounds of bohemian 60s counterculture.

His innovative skill as a singer and songwriter of over 250 songs, including hits like "Heroin", "Sweet Jane", "Walk on the Wild Side" and his multiple musical transformations during a thirty-year career have plunged Reed into the forefront of alternative rock, from garage to glitter, punk, disco, and rap. The Velvet Underground remains admired today by just about every indie band on the planet. Lou Reed is famed for his songwriting both with the band and in his later solo career and he will treat the audience of the Rockhal with classic songs from VU, his solo records catalogue and his collaborations with famous modern day artists.

Recently Lou Reed has teamed up with best-selling hard rock band Metallica to record an album, entitled "Lulu", which surely has been one of most talked-about alliances of the year 2011. The idea for these two giants of modern music to work together was born after the 25th anniversary "Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame" concerts in New York City in 2009. Metallica singer James Hetfield, and the rest of the band played with Reed on Velvet Underground classics. After that triumphant performance, Reed suggested they all make a record together. The idea was to record a series of songs Reed had written for American avant-garde theater director Robert Wilson and German theater group the Berliner Ensemble's production of the Lulu Plays. The songs are inspired by German expressionist Frank Wedekind's early 20th century plays Earth Spirit and Pandora's Box.

Join us for a rare moment in music history as Lou Reed, punk-rock's godfather, is set to hit the stage of the Rockhal on 06 June 2012 together with his full band. Don't miss your chance to see this living legend live.

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