Nick Cave News & Updates

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Nick Cave finally got his book deal signed and the publisher is Canongate! Speaking about the newly acquired rights to Cave’s novel is Canongate publisher and managing director Jamie Byng: “Nick is one of the great forces in contemporary culture—not just an outstanding musician and singer, but also a superb writer, be it of lyrics, screenplays, music scores or novels,” said Byng. “This novel is going to shock and amaze a lot of people.”

According to (12 September 2008), “Cave’s forthcoming book will trace “the fortunes of one man and his son on a road trip around the south coast of England following the suicide of his wife”.

Hmm. The new novel’s preliminary synopsis sounds like it was inspired by Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, a book that Cave said made him cry (I agree – reading that one was an emotional experience). Speaking of which, remember that Nick and Warren Ellis are composing the film score for the The Road, starring Viggo Mortensen, directed by long-time friend John Hillcoat. The Road‘s tentative release date is November 26th.

See: Nick Cave Gives Update on The Road

See also: Canongate buys new Nick Cave novel (

Tour News:

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds are touring the USA as I write this post.

The band played Hollywood Bowl on 17 September. One concert attendee noted that the 10.45 pm curfew was something Cave didn’t take kindly to. In order to get their set done, the band didn’t leave the stage for the requisite encore, but played straight through. The sound was excellent and the set was tight. Best of all, Nick was in a very good mood, and had fun with the front row crowd, according to twohoos at NC&tBS DF, who noted: “he seemed to relish every minute — and so did we”.

Interview with Nick, from the L.A. Times Music Blog, posted before the show:

A conversation with Nick Cave: ‘Our intention for the Bowl is simple — to tear everyone’s heads off’ (15 Sep 2008)

Hollywood Bowl Set List:

1. Night of the Lotus Eaters
2. Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
3. Tupelo
4. Red Right Hand
5. Into My Arms
6. Midnight Man
7. The Mercy Seat
8. Deanna
9. Moonland
10. The Ship Song
11. We Call Upon The Author
12. Papa Won’t Leave You, Henry
13. Hard On For Love
14. Stagger Lee

I have an insider who plans on attending the October NYC show, and she has promised full disclosure, so stay tuned for that one! (*Winks* to Laura!)


*Don’t forget – Nicky turns 51 years old on Monday, September 22nd. Many Happy Returns, Nickster. You are our FAVORITE LOVER!

Cheers everyone,

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About Morgan Wolfe

I write contemporary LGBTQ fiction that explores the dark & light of human love and desire. Interests: Progressive politics, visual arts, vintage illustration, mid-century design. French films, Queer cinema. Literary quotes. J'adore Paris. Ich liebe Berlin.

4 thoughts on “Nick Cave News & Updates

  1. Oh yes indeed I can! 🙂 Dear God, I’m gonna try and take in as many details as possible 😀
    I get the feeling I’m going to have a pre- and post-show block of about 4 days where I just…can’t…sleep.


  2. I think he’ll do STAG for ya. And you are going to do a guest post about it for the fans? :DDDDDDD

    Sorry, I thought it was Boston.

  3. Oh my word, I’m so excited about the upcoming book! And he’s been playing “Stagger Lee” as the show-closer…*crosses fingers* I’m actually attending the NYC show (yep, I think Nick is the only thing that could get me to sit on a bus 5 hours there and back!)


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