If you’re a fan of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds you’ve been waiting a painfully long time for news of them coming to town. Mark your calendars for Friday June 27 my friends when my favourite band (and yours?) will be bringing the North American leg of their current tour to the Jubilee Auditorium .
We’ve got a special offer for you with the opportunity for pre-sale tickets prior to official tickets sales which being on November 22 as well as two free digital downloads from Live From KCRW . Pre-sale tickets are limited so get on it quick people.
I was fortunate enough to be able to catch them at the start of their tour at the Sydney Opera House back in February and cannot begin to express (without weeping openly) how fantastic their live show is.
At a video press conference promoting the tour last Thursday Nick Cave stated that he has no idea what the shows are going to be like for this upcoming tour.
“The sets seem to change day by day… the songs may be similar but the way in which they’re played changes greatly from set to set” he said.
What audiences can look forward to obviously is hearing both the beautiful and haunting songs from Push the Sky Away as well as a good mix of the Bad Seeds’ older songs. But don’t be disappointed if you don’t hear all of your favourites. During the press conference I asked Cave about older songs taking on a new life on stage.
“It really depends on the night" he said. "There are some songs that just seem to be infinitely playable they always kind of reveal something new and some songs just don’t have that capacity… (some songs) seem to have so much meaning that’s bubbling underneath the surface of the words of the song that they just regenerate themselves. Songs like "The Mercy Seat"… has the capacity to do that.”
Along with Push the Sky Away the Bad Seeds will also release their second album this year in early December. Live from KCRW was recorded with both a pared-down band and songs from their catalogue. “We didn’t intend to make a live record” said Cave “but what came out of that was something that was really beautiful and it was just a really special time. I don’t really like a lot of live records – a lot of live records are kind of boring… but this particular record really captured the quiet energy of this performance and to me it was so beautiful really that we felt we should put it out.”
The other Canadian stops on this tour are Vancouver (June 30 at the Orpheum Theatre) Edmonton (June 28 at the Northern Jubliee Auditorium) and Toronto (July 31 at the Sony Centre).