June 4, 2014 12:14

Nick Cave to perform rare solo piano shows at film screenings

The Bad Seeds man will play live after select showings of '20,000 Days On Earth'

Nick Cave to perform rare solo piano shows at film screenings

Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

Nick Cave is set to perform a number of rare solo shows on piano.

The performances will take place alongside screenings of the film 20,000 Days On Earth where Cave will also take part in Q&A sessions. The documentary, which depicts a fictitious 24 hours in the life of the Australian musician, won two awards at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard received the directing award in the category of World Cinema Documentary, with Jonathan Amos picking up the Editing Award. Scroll down to watch a trailer for the movie.

The film will be touring North America throughout the summer, with Cave appearing at screenings in Los Angeles (July 10), Montreal (August 1) and New York City (August 4) and will run alongside Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds' summer tour.

Speaking to Rolling Stone about the film, Cave commented: "We didn't want to do a warts-and-all-style documentary. I didn't want my life invaded in that way. The Metallica one [Some Kind of Monster] was interesting because it showed a band in a state of collapse. There was something kind of ghoulish about it – about the experience of watching that. But most documentaries feel to me to be self-serving exercises. They're just vehicles for self-promotion. I was very reluctant to do this in the first place, because I had no interest in doing that kind of documentary."

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