Nick Cave to perform live at Barbican screening of ‘20,000 Days On Earth’ documentary

Bad Seeds frontman will perform with Warren Ellis and Barry Adamson at London event

Nick Cave will perform live at London’s Barbican on September 17 to mark the release of the documentary 20,000 Days On Earth.

Fact reports that the Bad Seeds singer will appear with Warren Ellis and Barry Adamson to perform music at the screening, with the film’s directors Ian Forsyth and Jane Pollard also set to take part in a Q&A session. The event will be broadcast live across 150 cinemas in the UK ahead of the film’s official September 19 release date.

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. Forsyth and Pollard received the directing award in the category of World Cinema Documentary, with Jonathan Amos picking up the Editing Award.


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

Earlier this month, Cave described himself as a megalomaniac “with extremely low self-esteem” and also discussed the music tastes of his twin 14-year-old sons, saying: “My kids are at that lovely age where they’re just figuring out what’s good in music. They’re just grabbing stuff, on Spotify and all that, and occasionally they’ll find something that’s really mind-blowing. But sometimes I hear what they’re playing, and I just want to cut my wrists.”

The Bad Seeds’ 15th studio album, ‘Push The Sky Away’, was released in February 2013.