ROCK star John Cale –co-founder of 60s band The Velvet Underground – is soon to begin a six-date tour of Spain.

The 70-year-old Welshman will perform his first concert in Barcelona on March 20, before taking in Bilbao, Aviles, La Coruna then Madrid, and finally playing at Malaga’s Auditorio de la Diputacion on March 27.

Cale, whose last visit to Spain was in 2007, will be promoting his new album which is to be released in May – but doesn’t yet have a title.