CAVE NICKS UP TO SCOTLAND

Cave makes a rare live appearance for a TV filming in Glasgow...

NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS played their first UK gig outside LONDON since 1992 last night (April 12) in GLASGOW.

In the exclusive show, filmed by Scottish Television for the music programme ‘Boxed Set’, Cave and his Seeds – Mick Harvey, Blixa Bargeld, Thomas Wydler, Conway Savage, Martyn Casey, Jim Sclavunos and Warren Ellis – played an hour-long set, focusing on songs from their latest album, ‘And No More Shall We Part’.

Opening with new single ‘As I Sat Sadly By Her Side’, the set also featured four classic Cave numbers, ‘Do You Love Me?’, ‘Red Right Hand’, ‘The Weeping Song’ and a frenzied version of ‘The Mercy Seat’, the latter eliciting the most ecstatic applause of the evening.

Dressed in a black suit with a black and white patterned tie, Cave kept between-song chat to a minimum, pausing only to thank the 150 audience members for coming along. Although Cave took centre stage throughout the show, he played piano for two numbers, ‘God Is In The House’ and ‘And No More Shall We Part’, both of which were taken from their current, 11th studio album.

The show, to be broadcast in June, acted as a precursor to the band’s forthcoming world tour, which kicks off in Stockholm this Wednesday (April 18) and hits the UK on May 1, with a show at Glasgow’s Barrowlands.

The full set list was as follows: ‘As I Sat Sadly By Her Side’

‘Do You Love Me?’

‘God Is In The House’

‘Red Right Hand’

‘Hallelujah’

‘And No More Shall We Part’

‘The Sorrowful Wife’

‘The Weeping Song’

‘The Mercy Seat’

‘Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow’