Watch: Animal Collective and The Libertines join John Cale to perform Velvet Underground songs

They joined the Welshman for a ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ sing-along at the Philharmonie de Paris.

Animal Collective and The Libertines both joined John Cale on-stage over the weekend for a special full run-through of his band’s classic debut album ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico,’ along with tracks from second album ‘White Light / White Heat’.

The night took place at Philharmonie de Paris; where a Velvet Underground exhibition is also being held. Mark Lanegan, Etienne Daho, Lou Doillon, and Lemon Jelly’s Nick Franglen also hopped on stage with John Cale at various points during the tribute-paying gig.

It’s not John Cale’s first encounter with Animal Collective; the Welshman wrote a drone piece for their ‘Painting With’ track ‘Hocus Pocus’.

Watch snippets from the special Velvet Underground-themed night below.

John Cale, Carl Barât & Peter Doherty - White Light / White Heat

John Cale & Animal Collective - There She Goes Again


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