Audio goodies: St Petersburg – Solo Tour 2015

Thanks to some super awesome Christmas elves, I can now offer you a fantastic bootleg of the last concert of the 2015 European Solo Tour: St Petersburg – Russia. As usual I have uploaded it on Mega (never expires). If you have issue with it, please let me know.

It goes without saying that you should 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.

If you want to scroll down the previous tour posts, you can do so by hitting the “european 2015 tour” tag. Some links have been updated.

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Bootleg – 2002 – San Francisco & New York

It’s all a bit quiet for the moment so I thought I’d share with you two bootlegs from 2002. Enjoy!

April 19th, 2002 – The Warfield – San Francisco

Mega link.

Intro
Do You Love Me
Oh My Lord
Lime Tree Arbour
Red Right Hand
Fifteen Feet Of Pure White Snow
As I Sat Sadly By Her Side
The Weeping Song
God Is In The HOuse
We Came Along This Road
Papa Won’t Leave You Henry
Hallelujah
The Mercy Seat
And No More Shall We Part
Long Time Man
The Curse Of Millhaven
Stagger Lee

May 2nd, 2002 – Beacon Theatre – New York

Mega link.

Intro
As I Sat Sadly By Her Side
Do You Love Me,
Oh, My Lord
Lime Tree Arbour
Red Right Hand
15 Ft Of Pure White Snow
God Is In The HOuse
We Came Along This Road
The Weeping Song
Papa Won’t Leave You, Henry
Hallelujah
The Mercy Seat
Love Letter
Into My Arms
Saint Huck
Henry Lee
Stagger Lee

As usual please respect the work of the taper. Only convert to mp3 for personal use.

Bootleg – Prospect Park – Brooklyn – July 26th, 2014

A year ago the North America tour was in full swing. If you remember, I’d decided to travel to NY to catch the concert there. It was an amazing trip, filled with great memories with friends and an exceptional concert. Unfortunately there is no bootleg of that specific concert but I thought I’d share again the next best thing: the Prospect Park concert. A show filled energy only like the Bad Seeds can deliver.

Bootleg: Prospect Park – July 26th, 2014 (Mega link)

As usual please respect the work of the taper. Only convert to mp3 for personal use.

P.S.: There is currently a Go Fund Me campaign in memory of Arthur Cave going around. Nick Cave Fixes is not associated with this campaign. Please be very careful if you plan to donate, do some research, contact the person who started the campaign,…

I personally believe that the family is now more than ever deserving of some privacy so think before you want to start something even if you probably mean well.

You can also easily support them by not sharing any article who have used personal pictures of Nick and Susie Cave during this tough time, as well as any gossipy article.

Audio goodies: Glasgow – Berlin – Moscow from European Solo Tour 2015

Hi everyone!

I am sharing a couple of more audio bootlegs from the European 2015 Solo Tour today: GlasgowBerlinMoscow.

They all are on Mega. Enjoy!

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.

European Tour: St Petersburg (Audio Bootleg) & Thank you!

BKZ Oktyabrsky – Saint-Petersburg / Russia – May 26th, 2015

Update December 11th 2015 – Full audio bootleg of the show. Thank you to everybody involved for making this happen.

It is 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.

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
God is in the Shouse
Into My Arms
West Country Girl
Tupelo
Black Hair
the Mercy Seat
Jubilee Street

Encore

We No Who U R
Up Jumped the Devil
People Ain’t No Good
Jack the Ripper
Push the SKy Away

Videos:

More here.

Well the “solo” tour is over and I think it has been pretty incredible. I can’t wait to see what will be the band’s next project. A big thank you to all of you who have followed the blog during this tour. There was a big increase in the stats!

Remember you can still order official recordings of the Hammersmith and Royal Albert Hall concerts here.

As for bootlegs: Brussels day 1 – day 2. Den Haag day 2.

It’ll probably be a bit more quiet now but you can still follow us on Facebook and there are more audio/videos goodies to come.

European Tour – Moscow – Audio Bootleg

Crocus City Hall – Moscow / Russia – May 25th, 2015 

Update December 11th 015 – Full audio bootleg of the show. Thank you to everybody involved for making this happen.

It is 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.

Setlist

Water’s Edge
The Weeping Song
Red Right Hand
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

Encore

Up Jumped the Devil
People Ain’t No Good
Breathless
God is in the House
Jack the Ripper
Push the Sky Away

Fan review:

From Liza Elagina (Facebook).

Thought I should write something about the show in Moscow last night. I didn’t take pictures but everybody else did, so there will be plenty of them anyway.

Nick looked very happy and content through the whole set. To me he didn’t seem tired a bit. He was full of enthusiasm and energy. The band, quite in contrast to him, seemed rather weary. At some point Nick even commented on Tommy being “fucking lazy”.

After the third song EVERYBODY stood up, I don’t really understand the whole idea of “seated” concerts. The rows of seats were just in everybody’s way. Though Nick’s walk above the rows is majestic, of course.

The best moment of the night for me was From Her To Eternity. First, because it’s the best song in the world, second, because I never expected them to play it live again, so when I saw it in setlists of this tour I could not believe my own eyes. When Nick said, “This is a song from our first record” and then went “I want to tell you about a girl”, I felt my life was quite complete. Stranger Than Kindness had the best introduction of the night. “It’s a very old song but it’s… very old. But nice!”

I have to say that I prefer Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds to Nick Cave solo. As much as I love Nick Cave, I love him not for being a great piano player (which, of course, he is). So I really appreciated the moments when he actually stood up from his piano to join his worshippers. There weren’t TOO many of them which is a good thing, because I don’t know if my heart is strong enough to have endured more of that.

Nick was happy to engage in conversations with the audience and kindly laughed at all the ridiculous things shouted at him. Fortunately, he missed “Flowers is for Warren!” after receiving a bouquet of red roses.

Mercy Seat, my absolute favourite, went down quite quietly. I feel that it sounds a bit empty without Mick’s guitar intro, and this is the song where I feel his absence most. The song still sounded divine. At some point somebody even requested it again to which Nick, kind of offended, replied, “We’ve done Mercy Seat”.
Jubilee Street was ecstatic. It’s the song that made me fall in love with Nick Cave in the first place. Still – every time I hear I can’t believe anything that beautiful can exist. “The Russians moved in” got an expected cheer and laughter. 

Another thing about this tour that I am eternally grateful is Up Jumped The Devil. Most old bands have a “must-list” of songs that they absolutely have to play, so if you like a particular song from a particular album that doesn’t make their top 20, you will probably never hear it. But with The Bad Seeds basically being a band with no hits, Nick Cave is quite free to make rather unpredictable choices from his old songs. And I would say Up Jumped The Devil is a happy choice.

At some point somebody yelled “Where’s Barry?” – “Where’s Barry? He’s quit”. Then came the inevitable “Where’s Blixa?” – “Blixa’s quit. Mick has… quit. Conway… No, Conway’s still in. We’ll be here all night if we start recalling everyone who’s quit. Warren hasn’t quit. Martin’s here. Tommy’s still here.” It was the most gracious band introduction I ever heard and a beautiful moment.

Anyway, Nick didn’t seem to pay attention to empty seats in the stalls (though I had fears it might break his heart). He seemed very happy with those people who WERE there.

Videos:

European Tour: Barcelona (full show – video) & Madrid

Auditori Forum – Barcelona / Spain – May 21st, 2015

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

Encore

We No Who U R
Up Jumped the Devil
Jack the Ripper
Push the Sky Away

Pictures: Sabrina D. on Facebook

Video:

Palacio Municipal de Congresos – Madrid / Spain – May 22nd, 2015

Setlist

We No Who U R
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

Encore

Up Jumoed the Devil
People Ain’t No Good
Breathless
Jack the Ripper
Push the Sky Away

Video: