New York City gave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds a powerful welcome back on May 26th. It marked the first show of four. Two took place at the majestic Kings Theater in Brooklyn and two others will take place at the Beacon Theater on June 13th & 14th in the city. Furthermore, Sunshine Cinema will be showing One More Time With Feeling documentary film directed by Andrew Dominik June 20th. So, if you haven’t watched it, now you’ve got a third chance to do it. Tickets are available here.
The performance began right after 8pm with no openers. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds started their set with “Anthrocene”, “Jesus Alone”, and “Magneto”, from Skeleton Tree. They quickly followed with “Higgs Boson Blues” from Push The Sky Away and “From Her To Eternity,” a record that was released back in 1984.
20 songs embraced his fierce performance, in between his movement from one side of the stage to the other, reaching out and singing to his fans. Multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis entertained on the violin, piano, guitar, and a microKORG Synthesizer during the entire show.
Skeleton Tree is the sixteenth studio album of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds released last September 2016 and produced by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis and Nick Launay. During its recording process, Nick Cave’s son Arthur died in tragic accident. All Cave’s records have talked about death, but this one is sadly about his own mourning. Losing a child is something very hard to recover from.
The show ended with an encore of “Nobody’s Baby Now”, “Stagger Lee”, and “Push The Sky Away”. Their North American tour continues. Keep up with it all here.