First UK Shows Since 2014:
Bournemouth, Manchester, Glasgow, Nottingham, London
One of the world’s great live acts, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are returning to the UK this September, bringing their extraordinary show to arenas across the UK.
Earlier this year, they returned to the road for an acclaimed Australian tour, before tearing across the USA with some of the best reviews of a decorated career.
Unfurling new album Skeleton Tree’s exquisitely moving compositions alongside their essential catalogue, the band’s first shows in 3 years have provoked an ecstatic and passionate response in fans, critics and band alike, renewing a profound relationship wherever they play.
Nick Cave still inhabits rock ’n’ roll folklore, a blues soaked mythmaker and musician, singer, preacher, teacher, storyteller and shaman amidst the sharp suited maelstrom of the Bad Seeds. But the confrontation of old has evolved into a connection with their audience, both physically and emotionally, touching hands and hearts from Sydney to LA.
In the UK, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will play 5 dates in Bournemouth, Manchester, Glasgow, Nottingham and London before crossing the English Channel to unite Europe until late November.
The last few remaining tickets are selling out fast and can be purchased from www.nickcave.com
September 2016 saw the release of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ 16th studio album ‘Skeleton Tree’ and the companion film ‘One More Time With Feeling’ (directed by Andrew Dominik). ‘Skeleton Tree’ topped charts across the globe and was the band’s highest charting album ever in the both the UK and US. Songs from the album will be brought to life for live audiences alongside other Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds classics.
‘Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 1984-2014’ was released in May this year, compiled by Nick Cave and founding member Mick Harvey, with help from the current Bad Seeds. Band members past and present raided their personal archives to provide previously unseen photos and memorabilia, which have been collected into a beautiful hardcover book, along with a series of original essays.
In a year highlighted by sold out dates around the world and awards including the GQ award for Band Of The Year and AIM Special Catalogue Release Of The Year (for Lovely Creatures), Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds continue to remain peerless and defy expectations.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ seven-piece touring line-up features Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey, Thomas Wydler, Jim Sclavunos, George Vjestica and Larry Mullins.
UK Tour – September 2017
24th Bournemouth – International Centre – SOLD OUT
25th Manchester – Arena
27th Glasgow – The SSE Hydro
28th Nottingham – Motorpoint Arena
30th London – The O2 – SOLD OUT
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Media Coordination:
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Reviews from the Australian and US tours.
“There was murder, bloodshed, weeping and betrayal in these songs, many of which explored the tension between control and the furious abandonment of it. And yet there was hope, and an unfettered adoration and belief in the ideals of romantic love.”
Los Angeles Times
“It could be said that Cave himself gets right down to people’s souls—more-so than any artist of recent memory. To meet a Nick Cave fan is to meet a disciple. To see a Nick Cave concert is to witness a kind of musical sacrament.”
“The pain [Nick Cave]’s voice conveys on [Skeleton Tree] is almost too much to bear, but shared with 6,000 disciples experiencing the same feelings it becomes life affirming…His shows have become true art. And like all great art it is an experience that will transform you and stay with you for years to come.”
“The people in the pit felt his breath, had their hands guided to his heart, and were often relied on to hold him from the ground. Near the stage, it was the most baroque hardcore show ever conceived. The audience was part of the show. Everything was interactive.”
Consequence Of Sound
“He (Cave) was like a musical missionary reaching out and touching the hands of his disciples. Leaning over them into the audience supported by their writhing hands. He had the crowd in his fury……His movements and performance captured the spirit of early Elvis Presley and Iggy Pop albeit in his own dark and dramatic way.”
“The entire show is a perfectly curated and encapsulated piece of art. Cave doesn’t talk much, but he doesn’t need to. His music speaks volumes and we are spellbound. “
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