John Cale Recruits Animal Collective, The Libertines, And A Host Of All-Stars For "Velvet Underground & Nico" Concert
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 14:41:26
John Cale has unveiled that he will be performing The Velvet Underground & Nico's classic debut album on April 3rd at the Philharmonie de Paris. Pitchfork reports, "he's announced a lineup of special guests: Animal Collective, The Libertines' Pete Doherty and Carl Barât, Mark Lanegan, Etienne Daho, Lou Doillon, and Lemon Jelly's Nick Franglen. The artists will perform together with Cale."
Meanwhile, the Philharmonie will be displaying a corresponding Velvet Underground exhibition. John Cale appeared on Animal Collective's "Hocus Pocus," off the band's newest album, Painting With, which was released in February via Domino. In an email conversation posted by The Thread, Animal Collective's Geologist told Cale about memories of working on the track, "thanks so much for playing on it! I remember when you asked what key "Hocus Pocus" was in, I had to go to the piano and reach back to my childhood lessons to figure out it was in F. I was thinking, "OK, I'm working with a real respected musician here, so I need to sound like I know what I'm talking about." Receiving your response—"F is for fuckers (viola wise)"—was a highlight of the session for me. You ended up being right too."
Animal Collective is currently on tour with upcoming gigs in Oakland and Los Angeles, California. After one more concert in Phoenix, Arizona, the band will be making their way to Europe for a variety of shows in April, before returning to the U.S.
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