The SXSW Tribute to Lou Reed Lineup is Here!

Written by Rory Burbeck | Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014

Lou Reed

The lineup for the official SXSW tribute to the late Lou Reed is here!

The Official SXSW Tribute to Lou Reed, presented by Lou’s close friends Richard Barone and Alejandro Escovedo, will be an all-star, multi-artist concert event featuring a curated roster of talent drawn from SXSW Music Festival participants, a stellar house band, and special guests brought in specifically for this presentation. The lineup includes:

Richard Barone
Alejandro Escovedo
Suzanne Vega
Garland Jeffreys
Wayne Kramer
Bobby Bare, Jr.
The Fauntleroys
The Baseball Project
Louise Goffin
Cindy Lee Berryhill
Cheetah Chrome
Jesse Malin
The Black Lips
Sharon Needles
Spandau Ballet

The concert will highlight the rich diversity of Lou Reed's highly influential catalogue framed in the uniquely international cross-section of artists that has become a hallmark of SXSW. The artistic style and high quality production values (including rare images and film footage) will be reflective of Reed's esteemed career and his legendary artistic integrity.

The event will be held at the historic Paramount Theatre (713 Congress Ave) on Friday, March 14 from 7:30 PM until midnight.

Get a little preview of the SXSW tribute concert: Richard Barone released a cover of Lou Reed’s “All Tomorrow’s Parties” on iTunes earlier this week! Special thanks to Gibson for providing guitars to all of the performers on the showcase. Special thanks to Epiphone, who will be giving away a customized guitar during the event autographed by the performers, and Gibson Brands for providing guitars during the showcase! More participating artists to be named later.

Special thanks to Richard Barone for the text. Photo by Jean Baptiste Mondino (2013).