Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds surprised fans in London last night by bringing Kylie Minogue on stage for a live performance of ‘Where The Wild Roses Grow’ at London’s All Points East Presents. Check out footage and the setlist below.
The duet was released in 1995, and has been performed several times since then – most recently when Minogue joined Cave for a show at Koko in 2013.
But Minogue’s arrival on stage last night in Victoria Park prompted one of the biggest reactions so far, with the huge crowd erupting after her introduction.
Footage posted on social media has captured the special moment, with fans hailing the performance as “incredible”.
Yup, that really was Nick Cave and a surprise appearance from Ms Kylie Minogue. Not a bad Sunday evenong. pic.twitter.com/2XL1dr0yI9
— Donna Coonan (@DCoonan3) June 3, 2018
Now Prince is dead Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are the greatest live band alive. Tonight was a masterclass. Here's a massive stage invasion. And Kylie was there too! pic.twitter.com/LKqiGhfu9r
— Shaun Curran (@shaun_curran) June 4, 2018
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ setlist was:
Do You Love Me?
From Her to Eternity
Red Right Hand
Come Into My Sleep
Into My Arms
Girl in Amber
Where the Wild Roses Grow (with Kylie Minogue)
Push the Sky Away
Minogue’s duet with Cave remains one of her most experimental and unexpected recordings to date, with the track originally appearing on The Bad Seeds’ 1996 album Murder Ballads, a collection of songs centred on the subject of killing.
Meanwhile, Bad Seeds guitarist Jim Sclavunos recently spoke to NME about his work with the band, and described the band’s preparation for their current tour.
“There’s at least one song there that we’ve never done live. There’s always a spontaneity to us. I’ve been playing in the band since 1994 and we’ve played a lot. Another part of it comes from our personal inclinations, other parts are from a directive from Nick. He always keeps a very high bar and we need to be responsive to the unexpected – and actively seek it out. That’s how we roll!”