"I thought that a direct conversation with the audience might be valuable."
Nick Cave has announced that he’s bringing his ‘Conversations’ tour to Europe and the UK, providing fans with the chance to see the Bad Seeds icon in a variety of intimate settings.
Following from a sold out run in Australia & New Zealand, the tour sees Cave taking a widespread selection of questions from fans and performing some of his most iconic tracks on piano.
Describing the tour as “an exercise in connectivity”, Cave said: “I thought that a direct conversation with the audience might be valuable in the recent live shows we have all shown a kind of willingness to open up.”
The tour kicks off in Hamburg on May 13, before winding its way across Europe and eventually concluding at Brighton’s Dome Concert Hall on June 28. Check out the dates in full below and buy tickets here from 10am on Thursday February 21.
Monday 13 – Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Hamburg, Germany
Wednesday 15 – Admiralspalast, Berlin, Germany
Thursday 16 – Tonhalle, Dusseldorf, Germany
Sunday 19 – Oslo Konserthus, Oslo, Norway
Tuesday 21 – DR Koncerthuset, Koncertsalen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday 24 – Philharmonie, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Sunday 26 – Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Monday 27 – TivoliVredenburg, Grote Zaal, Utrecht, Netherlands
Wednesday 29 – DeRoma, Antwerp, Belgium
Saturday 15 – Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff, UK
Monday 17 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK
Wednesday 19 – The Barbican, London, UK
Thursday 20 – The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK
Saturday 22 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
Saturday 23 – Sage One, Gateshead, UK
Tuesday 25 – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK
Wednesday 26 – Eventim Olympia, Liverpool, UK
Friday 28 – Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Brighton, UK
Last week, Cave was praised after he issued a heartening response to a young boy who had attended the ‘Conversations’ tour in Australia.
“This secret knowledge you have is a strength that will inspire you to do wondrous things – like write stories, or draw pictures, or build rockets that fly to Mars,” he told the boy.
“A boy full of inspiration with a warrior’s name! The world is waiting for you. Blow ‘em away, kid.”
Meanwhile, the Bad Seeds have been hard at work on the follow-up to their 2016 album ‘Skeleton Tree’. During an event in Melbourne, the frontman gave fans an update on their progress, saying he was “very, very excited about it” and that the band would soon be wrapping up the record.