VU, a homage to The Velvet Underground, to celebrate Lou Reed’s birthday with a performance at Albert’s Shed, Shrewsbury

February 9, 2023

Five-piece VU, a homage to Lou Reed’s legendary band The Velvet Underground, will be performing at Albert’s Shed, Shrewsbury on Saturday 04 March, to celebrate what would have been his 81st birthday.

VU’s set will include classics such as All Tomorrow’s Parties, Femme Fatale, I’m Waiting For The Man, Rock ‘n Roll, Sweet Jane and Venus In Furs; and one Reed solo number Satellite of Love; among many others. The gig will also mark the 50th anniversary since the release of Squeeze, the final studio album in the band’s name. It is also 30 years since the original members of Lou Reed, John Cale, Mo Tucker and Sterling Morrison played a series of well-received shows culminating in the release of a live album from the reunion tour, Live MCMXCIII.  

Co-founder Richard Cohen hopes that the celebratory concert will attract some ardent fans of the band’s music. He said: “We all enjoy a shared passion for The Velvet Underground and are really looking forward to the gig at Albert’s Shed. Although we aim to play the songs fairly true to type, the use of some unusual instruments and our own inimitable style will add an interesting dynamic to the performance, which will also be supported by a visual spectacle.”

Tickets for VU at Albert’s Shed on Saturday 04 March are £5 and available here: VU will be onstage 9pm. More information about the band is available at

Picture: VU.