Nick Cave to publish diary written on airplane sick bags

'The Sick Bag Song' is 'an exploration of love, inspiration and memory'

Nick Cave is set to publish a diary written on airplane sick bags.

The Sick Bag Song will come out in June via Canongate. The book is comprised of notes made by the Bad Seeds frontman on the band’s 2014 tour. “The Sick Bag Song chronicles Nick Cave’s 2014 tour of North America with The Bad Seeds. The account of this 22-city journey began life scribbled on airline sick bags and grew into a restless full-length epic, seeking out the roots of inspiration, love and meaning,” reads a statement. Click below to watch a trailer for the release.


Three events will be held to mark the release of the book, at Los Angeles’ Egyptian Theatre on April 8, New York’s Florence Gould Theatre on April 10 and London’s Porchester Hall on April 16. Tickets for the London event go on sale March 26 at 10am. Visit for more information.

The book is available in two editions, the Unlimited Edition, which comes out on April 8, will comprise a boxed hardback book, a download of Nick Cave reading the book and eBook. The Limited Edition will follow on June 4. Only 220 will be made, and will come with a sick bag signed by Cave, a signed and numbered special edition of the book and a limited pressing of Cave reading it on white vinyl.

Nick Cave is set to perform a series of gigs in the UK this April and May as part of a wider European tour. The shows are billed as solo performances but will also feature a backing band comprised of Bad Seeds Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey, Thomas Wydler and Barry Adamson.

Nick Cave’s UK dates are as follows:

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (April 26)
Edinburgh Playhouse (28)
Gateshead Sage (29)
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (30)
London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo (May 2)
London Royal Albert Hall (May 3)

Last year, meanwhile, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds re-released all 14 of their studio albums on vinyl. Their most recent LP, ‘Push The Sky Away’, was released in 2013, while Cave was also the focus of last year’s documentary film 20,000 Days On Earth.