Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds to Tour ‘Skeleton Tree’ in the U.S.


Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds released their stunning sixteenth studio album, Skeleton Tree, last month; the album was accompanied by a film about its creation, and about lead singer Nick Cave attempting to continue functioning — and continue being an artist — following the death of his son. That film, One More Time With Feeling, served as a substitute for interviews over the album, seemingly as a means to address questions about artistic creation and grief in a way that wouldn’t make the artist vulnerable to the insensitivities of the press. That reticence might have led to questions about whether the musician would want to perform music from this period, but it was confirmed today that Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds will be embarking on a tour that’ll take them through Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the U.S.

Per Pitchfork, Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey, Thomas Wydler, Jim Sclavunos, Conway Savage, George Vjestica, and Larry Mullins will all be performing on the tour. The announcement was joined with news that the Andrew Dominik-directed One More Time With Feeling will also be hitting theaters again, following its intendedly brief run from September 8 (one day prior to the release of Skeleton Tree) to September 11. (It was initially supposed to only run on that first night, but high demand saw the run extended.) The second run will begin December 1… and from the looks of it, will end on December 1… and tickets can be sought on the official website.

Tickets for the concert, meanwhile, go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday. Here are the tour dates, beginning in Australia in January 2017 and ending in Los Angeles in June:

01.13 – Hobart, AU @ Derwent Entertainment Centre 01.15 – Ballarat, AU @ North Gardens 01.17 – Wellington, NZ @ TSB Bank Arena 01.18 – Auckland, NZ @ Vector Arena 01.20 – Sydney, AU @ ICC Sydney Theatre 01.21 – Sydney, AU @ ICC Sydney Theatre 01.22 – Newcastle, AU @ Newcastle Entertainment Centre 01.25 – Brisbane, AU @ Riverstage 01.27 – Melbourne, AU @ Sydney Myer Music Bowl 01.28 – Melbourne, AU @ Sydney Myer Music Bowl 01.29 – Adelaide, AU @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre 01.31 – Perth, AU @ Perth Arena 05.26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre 05.29 – Montreal, Quebec @ Metropolis 05.31 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall 06.01 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall 06.03 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre 06.05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory 06.07 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium 06.08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Warhol at Carnegie Music Hall 06.10 – Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre 06.13 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre 06.14 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre 06.16 – Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre 06.18 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre 06.19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall 06.21 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 06.22 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre 06.24 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre 06.26 – San Diego, CA @ Civic Theatre 06.29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre