JOHN CALE

(Velvet Underground)

JOHN CALE(Velvet Underground)


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The legendary John Cale was a core member of the Velvet Underground,
a band that Rolling Stone magazine has paid tribute to as
‘the originator of all things alternative.’
Lou Reed passed away in 2013, but John Cale actively continues to make and perform
his own music. As an artist, he is classically trained and well-versed in the avant-garde,
ranging from folk to electronica. Within any kind of artificial boundary - from a musical
genre’s baseline to the borders drawn on a map - he has come to adhere to a stubborn
insistence on the unconventional, including full performances across seven countries of his 1973
album <Paris> 1919, a reference to the Paris Peace Conference. John Cale will bring his band 
to Korea for this year’s Peace Train Music Festival, playing the Velvet Underground’s most
well-known songs, his own solo work, and a special collaboration with talented
Korean musicians.


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