Nick Cave will be touring The UK and Europe this Spring. He will be joined by Warren Ellis, Barry Adamson, Thomas Wydler and Martyn Casey for more intimate concert. According to Nick Cave: “The aim is to try to create a unique show – something special and out of the ordinary.”
Here is the full list of concerts. Note that a 2nd London date has been added on May 2nd at the Apollo Hammersmith. Most cities are already sold out (thank you scalpers!). In case you weren’t lucky to grab a ticket, feel free to join the group I’ve created on Facebook which will help fans get connected to swap/sell their unwanted tickets.
Great vintage pics from The Birthday Party’s live show in Athens, 1982!!
My friends and I got very lucky and managed to buy tickets to the Gala Premiere (doesn’t that sound fancy?) of 20,000 Days on Earth at the Barbican in London. So on Wednesday evening we headed over there, very eager to finally see the movie we have had heard so much about since the Camden Koko show.
Unfortunately we missed the Red Carpet as our stomachs had to come first but thank you to Simone Van Lier for sharing a couple of her pictures. Nick Cave and his wife Susie Bick, directors Jane Pollard and Ian Forsyth were in attendance as well as Barry Adamson, Warren Ellis, Jim Sclavunos, George Vjestica and celebrities like Ray Winstone, John Hurt, etc
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The winning numbers, reading from left to right, across the columns: 100 – 21 – 53.
(Number 14 was not chosen, so we picked the next two numbers in the sequence.)
Congratulations to the winners! Each of you will receive a copy of: A Little History: Photographs of Nick Cave & Cohorts 1981-2013 by Bleddyn Butcher. I will email each of the winners to confirm, and will then forward your names and mailing addresses, along with your entry forms, to Clare Drysdale at Allen & Unwin’s London office. She will organize the rest.
Thanks for participating, everyone! It was fun to host this giveaway.
Here is the random number sequence generated on Sep 3, 2014. Click for larger view.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Give Us a Kiss
Release news: A 10″ version of “Give Us a Kiss” will be released on November 10.
20,000 Days on Earth is out on 17th September US, Canada and 19 Sept in UK August 21 in Australia and New Zealand, and November in the rest of Europe. To celebrate the release of 20,000 Days on Earth there will be a screening of the film with a live performance and Q&A with Nick Cave, joined by directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, at New York City’s Town Hall on Saturday 20th September. Tickets on sale from 12pm on Friday Sept 5th.
Listen to Jubilee Street (live from the Sydney Opera House) under the cut. Read more…
A Little History: Photographs of Nick Cave & Cohorts 1981-2013 by Bleddyn Butcher
Out: Sept 4th 2014. Published by Allen & Unwin. In stock at Amazon.co.uk
Australian photographer Bleddyn Butcher has spent more than thirty years chronicling a legend. Nick himself describes Bleddyn’s photos as ‘the props around which my memories collect.’ It’s understandable, considering Bleddyn’s uncanny timing, as when Bob Dylan showed up at Nick’s trailer at Glastonbury. Over the years, Bleddyn Butcher has made his bones as the quintessential Cave documentarian. He has produced the most iconic images of Nick Cave ever photographed, the best of which are assembled in A Little History: Photographs of Nick Cave & Cohorts 1981-2013.
Every picture has a story attached, and Bleddyn recounts the behind the scenes details with a gleeful, dry wit (and a healthy respect for his subjects) that I think everyone will appreciate. In one story from the Berlin years, Bleddyn is at the Risiko with Nick and some friends. Blixa proceeds to set fire to Bleddyn’s brandy. In another, Bleddyn describes nearly falling out a window while trying to shoot the tight space of Eucrid’s lair at Yorckstrasse. In another, he waits all day in the large ballroom at Hansa Studios, watching the natural light fade. In walks Nick, well after dark. Bleddyn sets up his light, and asks him to sit at the piano. The result is the iconic silhouette of Cave bent over the baby grand at Hansa Studios, which for me, evokes the sorrowful essence of Your Funeral, My Trial. Indeed, flipping through the pages of ‘A Little History’ is like a watching a Kinetoscope of Nick Cave’s career, with a soundtrack running in your head. All of the cohorts and collaborators of the past thirty-odd years are represented, in what Nick Cave calls, a “book of rescued moments.”
A LITTLE HISTORY is a stunning collection of 100 photographs. The jacket cover photo is a well-chosen portrait of Nick during ‘The Singer’ period. The flip side of the jacket reveals a hidden poster of Nick, in his Maynard guise. And that’s just for starters. A LITTLE HISTORY will be equally prized by Cave aficionados and those who appreciate fine photography. It is the perfect coffee table book for Autumn 2014 and X-mas gifting. In stock now at Amazon.uk.
Review by Morgan Wolfe for Nick Cave Fixes blog, September 4, 2014.
View Nick Cave’s career in pictures , a set of Bleddyn Butcher’s iconic images.
Below, The Birthday Party performimg at The Moonlight Club, North London. October 1981.
‘The band was an unruly beast, champing at every bit, straining at every leash.
Everyone had an opinion; they all had to be heard.’
A Little History: Photographs of Nick Cave & Cohorts 1981-2013