Nick Cave announces stream of new solo piano performance (tickets on sale)
Nick Cave has been showing archival footage on his 24/7 Bad Seed TeeVee channel during this pandemic, but he hasn't done a new performance yet. That finally changes this month. He shot a new solo performance in June at London's iconic Alexandra Palace called Idiot Prayer and he'll debut it on July 23 at 10 PM ET. You need tickets to watch. Here's the event description:
In this unique performance, audiences around the world will have the chance to watch Nick Cave play songs from his extensive back catalogue, including rare tracks that most fans will be hearing for the first time. The songs are taken from across the breadth of Cave’s career, including early Bad Seeds and Grinderman, right through to the most recent Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album, Ghosteen.
The performance was filmed by award winning Cinematographer Robbie Ryan (The Favourite, Marriage Story, American Honey) in Alexandra Palace’s stunning West Hall. It was edited by Nick Emerson (Lady Macbeth, Emma, Greta).
The film will be streamed as a live experience, and will not be available to view online following the event.
Please note during the event you will not be able to pause, rewind or fast forward the stream.
More info here.
Nick also recently released a T. Rex cover for the upcoming Hal Willner-produced T. Rex tribute album, and he spoke about his favorite books, why he doesn't write protest songs, his love of Bob Dylan's "Murder Most Foul," and more.
While you wait for Idiot Prayer, tune in to Bad Seed TeeVee: