John Cale To Perform At York Barbican This Year

The iconic John Cale has announced a UK tour for July 2022, marking his first extended run of UK dates for a decade.

Visiting York Barbican on 19 July 2022, the welsh multi-instrumentalist will perform songs from throughout his career, which is now in its 6th decade, and has earned him an international reputation as a musical pioneer.

After devoting his formative musical years to classical and avant-garde music, Cale formed The Velvet Underground with Lou Reed in 1965. The band’s legacy was heralded in Todd Hayne’s critically acclaimed documentary The Velvet Underground last year.

His list of credits as a producer and collaborator could easily be mistaken for a who’s who guide to cultural icons, with Cale having contributed to releases by Brian Eno, Patti Smith, The Stooges, Squeeze, Happy Mondays, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Super Furry Animals & Manic Street Preachers.

Tickets for John Cale will be available at from Wed 2 March, 10am.