Nick Cave returns to New Zealand! It’ll be nearly a decade between visits – his early 2005 show at Wellington’s Town Hall ranks as one my Best Gigs Ever – and though that show was with his faithful Bad Seeds this Nick Cave “solo” tour will see him performing with a small backing unit, the aim being to play a range of music from across his entire career – I’m assuming this will see some of his film soundtrack work integrated with the songs. We might hear some pre-Bad Seeds material too…
It’ll be worth seeing because Cave is a magnetic performer and the tantalizing prospect of a “career highlights” set should sell the show. It’s interesting, too, to hear Cave’s hope for this type of tour as a chance for something intimate and different, something special.
See here for full details – tickets on sale from July 3.
Saturday 6th December, Civic Theatre, Auckland
Sunday 7th December, Civic Theatre, Auckland
Monday 8th December, St James Theatre, Wellington
Tuesday 9th December, St James Theatre, Wellington