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1 Australian Paris Performance? on Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:47 am

Hi everyone, I'm in Australia and hoping that he'll come down and perform Paris 1919 sometime soon. Has anyone heard anything? Cheers all.

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2 Re: Australian Paris Performance? on Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:26 am


Cale's just been "down under" and has said these "Paris 1919" performances are short-term, so its not looking good for you

3 Re: Australian Paris Performance? on Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:21 pm

Yeah but he also said he was only doing the Welsh performance.

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4 Re: Australian Paris Performance? on Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:02 pm

Sorry Gavin, but I think it is unlikely. The fact that Cale was just in Australia 3 months ago means he probably won't be back there for a long time.

Did you catch any of those recent shows?

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5 Re: Australian Paris Performance? on Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:11 pm

No I couldn't make it this time Paul but I have seen him in Melbourne twice in 1983, 4 nights in a row in 1986, once in 1993, once in 2001 and once in 2007. Plus, my 2 sons names are Lachlan JOHN and CALE Richard. First became a fan in 1973 when a friend brought Paris around one night, and this was before I'd heard of the Velvets. I've been hopelessly hooked ever since.

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6 Re: Australian Paris Performance? on Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:04 pm


Wasn't one of the 2007 Aussie gigs broadcast on the radio there...Melbourne i think?

7 Re: Australian Paris Performance? on Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:10 pm

Hey, Gavin, good news for you!

Cale is going to be playing in Melbourne in October. A Paris 1919 show, another show/talk, and he will also be a part of another concert.


You really lucked out! I can't believe Cale will be back in Australia in less than a year after his last performances.

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8 Re: Australian Paris Performance? on Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:13 am

I posted this on the blog but thought i would repost here.

I just did a google blog search for Cale and found this description of 7 songs to leave behind.

"Elsewhere, the Melbourne International Arts Festival is also enlisting musicians to attract the festival-going faithful. John Cale, Sinead O’Connor, Rickie Lee Jones and Meshell Ndegeocello are just four of the international artists who will be performing in the concert Seven Songs to Leave Behind. Joined by Australian artists, including Dan Sultan and Gurrumul Yunupingu, each musician will perform their first ever song, a cover of a Leonard Cohen song, a song to share, a song to covet, the song they wish they had written, two songs of their own and one for the end of days – the song they would like to leave behind. The concept promises a wide range of emotions, and serves as the festival’s finale."


Sounds like it will be quite the concert! I dearly hope it is recorded or filmed or released or something.

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9 Australian Paris Performance 2010 on Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:37 am

Hi Paul Yes it is good news. I'm taking my 2 sons and my daughter to the Paris performance. as well as myself and oldest son to the talk. All tickets have just arrived. My sons are named after John, ie: Lachlan JOHN and CALE Richard.
We'll be thinking of u guys. Can't get to the other performance however. Never mind.

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10 Re: Australian Paris Performance? on Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:09 pm

Very glad to hear Gavin!

We expect full reports after you see the shows. Very Happy

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11 Re: Australian Paris Performance? on Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:45 pm

I don't think Michael Jerome is going to be the drummer at these performances. The Richard Thompson band is doing a U.S. tour at the same time.

Fortunately, I now get to see the Richard Thompson band play. I've got really into RT's huge back catalog over the last few months. It's cool that two of my favorite artists share a drummer.

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