Amy Poehler, Beth Orton, Peaches and more also perform at the show in Los Angeles
A tribute concert took place in Los Angeles last night (April 7) in honour of Beat poet Allen Ginsberg.
The show was organised by the David Lynch Foundation and took place at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel to celebrate the 60th anniversary Ginsberg’s most famous poem, ‘Howl’. Nick Cave, Peaches, Courtney Love, Amy Poehler, Beth Orton, Devendra Banhart, Kevin Drew and Macy Gray were among the guests.
Love covered The Archies’ ‘Sugar Sugar’ with its original songwriter Andy Kim, while Cave performed his ‘The Ship Song’ with help from Beth Orton. Watch footage of those performance, plus other clips from the night below.
Allen Ginsberg passed away in 1997 of liver cancer and complications of hepatitis.
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.
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)