Nick Cave has announced a short run of intimate tour dates for this spring, but they’re not the sort of shows you’d typically expect from the Australian post-punk performer.
Dubbed “‘So What Do You Want to Know?’ Conversations with Nick Cave”, the four-date trek will feature Q&A sessions during which the audience will be free to ask Cave any question they want. Think of it as an 'AMA' that happens in real life instead of on Reddit!
According to a press release, the idea for a Q&A tour came after Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ 2017 tour: “These shows became vast communal events and it is this relationship that he hopes to explore directly through this series of conversations.” Cave also gave a full statement about the unique tour:
“To be honest I am not sure what is going to happen at these events. I have always loved the Q&A format – not the formal onstage interviews that precede them but the questions from the audience afterwards. The audience tends to ask more challenging, revealing, playful and ultimately serious questions.
You never know what you are going to get. They can be fearless and they can go deep. There has been a connection happening with the audience through the recent live shows where we have all shown a kind of willingness to open up and I thought that a direct conversation with the audience might be valuable. The more frank and intimate the questions, the more interesting the evening will be. The audience can ask me anything and I’ll do my best to answer. I do have some things to say. I can always play some songs at the piano if it all goes horribly wrong. But, I don’t know, I’ve got a good feeling about this one.”
The shows are set for Massachusetts and New York, and you can find the itinerary below. Tickets go on sale March 9 at 10:00 a.m. EST on Nick Cave’s official website.
“Conversations with Nick Cave” Tour Dates:
April 30 – Northampton, MA @ Academy of Music Theatre
May 1 – Boston, MA @ Boch Center Shubert Theatre
May 3 – New York, NY @ Peter Norton Symphony Space
May 5 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Murmrr Theatre
In case you prefer a more typical concert experience, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have a new concert film, 'Distant Sky — Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen', coming to select theaters on April 12.
Watch the trailer below:
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