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CaleFormer Velvet Underground principal John Cale will release a new album, "Black Acetate," Sept. 12 in the U.K. via EMI. The 13-track set is led by the single "Turn the Lights On," which will hit digital download outlets on Aug. 1. The album is said to be more guitar-driven than its predecessor, last year's acclaimed "HoboSapiens."

Fresh off a performance in London at the Patti Smith-curated Meltdown Festival, Cale is planning a European tour to kick off in September.

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