Home News TV Listings Movies Oscars Music Video Photos Radio Book Club Life & Style


Lou Reed tribute concert in NYC announced

1 of 1 Lou with his wife Laurie Anderson
Lou with his wife Laurie Anderson

Members of TV on the Radio and The Vaccines are among the acts who will play at tribute concert for late rock icon Lou Reed tomorrow in New York.

According to the Brooklyn Vegan blog, the concert, titled Last Great American Whale: A Concert in Memory of Lou Reed, will take place tomorrow (November 24) at Manhattan's Bowery Electric.

Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio, the Vaccines frontman Justin Hayward-Young, Patti Smith Band guitarist Lenny Kaye and no-wave artist Arto Lindsay are set to play the show.

Soul rock act Hollis Brown will play the Velvet Underground's Loaded album from start to finish.

Profits will go to the Ali Forney Center, an LGBT outreach organization for homelessness in Manhattan.

Reed passed away last month aged 71 from liver disease.

add your own comment
User contributions and/or comments do not, unless specifically stated, represent the views of RTÉ.ie or RTÉ.
Click here for Terms of use