Lou Reed Announces From “VU to LULU” European Tour

Last year was an incredibly busy time for Lou Reed with the reason of Lulu, his collaboration with Metallica. Now that all the hype around the album has died down a bit, Reed has announced a string of tour dates throughout Europe.

The tour will kick off in Luxembourg on Wednesday 6th June and will make stops at several festivals, including Switzerland’s Caribana Festival, France’s Montereau Festival, Berlin’s Citadel Music Festival and Slovakia’s renowned Pohoda Festival.  Lou will also perform several concerts in France, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, and Germany.

The tour will feature a 5-piece band, including Lou Reed, Tony ‘Thunder’ Smith (drums), Rob Wasserman (bass), Kevin Hearn (keyboards), and Aram Bajakian (guitar).  Lou and band will perform material from Reed’s entire cannon of songs ranging from the Velvet Underground to his recent Metallica collaborative album LULU.


– Luxembourg – Rockhal (June 6)
– Nyon, Switzerland – Caribana Festival (June 8 )
– France – Montereau Festival (June 9)
– Paris – Olympia (June 11)
– Lille, France – L’Aeronef (June 12)
– Amsterdam – Heineken Music Hall (June 14)
– Brussels – Ancienne Belgique (June 15)
– Copenhagen – Falconer Salen (June 18)
– Berlin – Citadel Music Festival (June 20)
– Mainz, Germany – Zollhafen/Nordmole (June 23)
– Clermont Ferrand, France – Cooperative de Mai (June 25)
– Bordeaux, France – Fete le Vin (June 26)
– Bonn, Germany – Kunst!Rasen (June 29)
– Dresden – Filmnächte am Elbufer (June 30)
– Munich – Tollwood Festival, Olympic Park (July 1)
– Trencin, Slovakia – Pohoda Festival (July 5)