European Tour: Brussels + Audio Bootlegs (both shows)

What a weekend! Those two concerts at Cirque Royal were so mindblowing that I am not even sure I can put what I’ve experienced into words! I spoke to a few fans who have been following the tour from the start and they all agreed that Brussels really stood out and were probably the best concerts so far.

Cirque Royal – Brussels / Belgium – May 9th, 2015

Full bootleg available on Mega.  As usual please respect the work of the tapers. Always share the files as you have downloaded them and do not sell them. Convert to mp3s for your personal use.

Anyway, on Saturday Nick Cave was very relaxed and in a playful mood. Despite the fact that people didn’t stand until the encore, he was seeking contact and engaging a lot with the audience from the start. Every song was delivered with such intensity and emotion. I am going to sound like a broken record but Jack the Ripper and From her to Eternity were once again the highlights for me.

As for the fun anecdotes, one lucky lady got to go on stage to slow dance with Nick while he was singing Brompton Oratory. A really beautiful moment that I am sure she won’t forget anytime soon. He said it was a first. No kidding! There was a little more rage than usual against people taking pictures right into his face (enjoy the moment people!) and one man had actually his phone smacked out of his hand. The look on his face when he begged Nick to give him back was just priceless. Another funny moment was when Nick accidentally mistook a cane for a selfie stick. I don’t think I have ever heard Warren Ellis laugh so hard. He quickly apologized and the man was rewarded with a hug and Up Jumped the Devil.

Push the Sky Away ended the concert and as it was magical as Nick Cave slowly walked on the chairs and made its way in the middle of the audience in the room that was barely lit. The song is still haunting even after having it heard so many times now. Rock and roll did indeed got down to our soul that night.

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Setlist

Water’s Edge
The Weeping Song
Red Right Hand
Brompton Oratory
Higgs Boson Blues
Mermaids
The Ship Song
From Her to Eternity
Stranger Than Kindness
Love Letter
Into My Arms
West Country Girl
Tupelo
Black Hair
The Mercy Seat
Jubilee Street

We Real Cool
God Is In The House
And No More Shall We Part
We No Who U R
Jack the Ripper
Up Jumped the Devil
Push the Sky Away

I didn’t take many pictures as I was very close, but as usual there are here.

Playlist:

Cirque Royal – Brussels / Belgium – May 10th, 2015

Sunday is a bit of blur but the concert was equally as fantastic.  I will leave you with a couple of videos for this one and I think this fantastic bootleg speaks for itself: Mega link. As usual please respect the work of the tapers. Always share the files as you have downloaded them and do not sell them. Convert to mp3s for your personal use.

(*) Will reupload when it expires.

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Setlist

Water’s Edge
The Weeping Song
Red Right Hand
Brompton Oratory
Higgs Boson Blues
Mermaids
The Ship Song
From Her to Eternity
Nobody’s Baby Now
Love Letter
Into My Arms
West Country Girl
Tupelo
Black Hair
The Mercy Seat
Jubilee Street

We No Who U R
People Ain’t No Good
Breathless
Stranger Than Kindness
Up Jumped the Devil
Jack the Ripper
Push the Sky Away

Now I have read a couple of Belgian reviews criticizing the performances, saying they were too theatrical and that Nick Cave was being too charming with the female audience. I think this is part of his performance and what makes it an incredible show. He is just not there to sing, wave goodbye and leave. I think the interaction with the fans and him is what makes it such a different show every night. And those few people who shared a moment, even just a second, will leave the venue with the widest smile on their face.

Pictures for Sunday on Flickr.

Playlist:

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One thought on “European Tour: Brussels + Audio Bootlegs (both shows)

  1. Pingback: European Tour: St Petersburg & Thank you! | Nick Cave Fixes

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