European Tour: Berlin – Stuttgart + Video Goodie (full Berlin concert)

Friedrichstadtpalast – Berlin / Germany – May 6th, 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 Kindess
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
Avalanche
God Is In The House
Nobody’s Baby Now
Breathless
Jack the Ripper

Push the Sky Away

Videos:

Black Hair. Really funny moment where Nick explains that the song is not about his hair. Some guy shouts that it’s dyed and he is all: “Bullshit! It’s natural. It’s magic hair!” and just bursts out laughing.

 

Someone actually recorded the full show. You can watch it on YouTube or download it at Mega (mp4 file about 1.25 Go).

Reviews: Berliner Morgen Post

Fan review:

Karolina Drozdowska on Facebook. I actually got there late, as my companion (my very pregnant best friend) had a small pregnant lady’s emergency – but her big belly and the look of complete panic on her face got a very nice Friedrichstadt-Palast employee to open the doors for us and show us to our seats in under 10 seconds. So we came in one minute into Water’s Edge. Our seats weren’t great, but when Nick sat at the piano I could look straight into his face and I also had a quite nice view of Warren’s back. I’m rather used to the Polish concert atmosphere, so I was surprised at how reserved and well behaved the German fans were – Nick was standing at the very edge of the stage during some songs and almost no one tried to grab or touch him – maybe it was partly because it was a seated concert, so people felt they should behave. My last Nick concert (Gdynia 2013) was a near death experience, with people literally fighting over who gets to touch him, desperately wanting him to touch them, bless them, love them, fuck them, like he was a photo-negative version of John Paul II, only a much better, singing, dancing, piano-playing one. The Berlin audience was very polite. At one point Nick saw a girl in the first row that he liked and reached out for her, and she just sat there, intimidated for a bit, before she finally touched his hand (making me die a little inside). At another point, a girl climbed onto the stage, walked to him and gave him flowers. Nick hugged her before demanding a vase to put the flowers in (he got a pint glass and placed the flowers on his piano). And the songs. The ship song which almost made me cry, Mercy Seat, dark and dreadful, Jubilee Street (this song should only be played in concerts). Jesus Christ, I’ve actually forgot how awesome Up Jumped the Devil is! And Avalanche… Before playing Black Hair Nick said: “This song is called Black Hair… it’s not about my hair”, and some guy in the audience (if you’re reading this, I love you) shouted: “No, cause yours is dyed”. “Fuck you, no way!”, Nick replied, pretending to be mortified, “This is, um, magic hair”, he said, before cracking up completely and laughing. “I don’t think I’ll be able to sing it now”, he said, but he managed it beautifully. They played for two and a half hours. Brilliant, brilliant, fantastic. The best concert of my life. Till the next one, that is.

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European Tour: London – Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall – London / UK – May 3rd, 2015

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Another day, another concert. This time in the beautiful Royal Albert Hall. As you will probably see from my pictures, I had an interesting seat on the right side of the stage but which was also in it’s “continuity”. To be honest I wasn’t pleased at first as I got to see Nick’s back 80% of the time but I warmed up to it and eventually it gave me the opportunity to see it from another perspective and to focus more on Thomas, Marty and Larry.

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The setlist didn’t differ much from the previous night but I thought the atmosphere was different as everybody stayed seated. Instead of the audience looking to interact with Nick Cave, he was the one looking for some contact. Jumping off the stage and walking in the aisles a couple of times much to the despair of the tech guy. There was also a funny moment where two women and a guy were taken on stage only to be kinda forgotten there while Nick was singing. They got a group hug as soon as he went back to them which was really sweet moment.

Again if you want to (re)live this moment, you can buy the recording over here. I personally bought the mp3s and I can garantee you that the sound is absolutely fantastic and crisp.

Update: The site has stopped selling the official live recording. You might still find in on eBay.

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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

Encore

Avalanche
And No More Shall We Part
Breathless
Jack The Ripper
Up Jumped The Devil
The Lyre Of Orpheus

Encore 2

Push the Sky Away

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European Tour: London – Hammersmith Apollo

Apollo Hammersmith, London / UK – May 2nd, 2015

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What a weekend! I was in London to attend both concerts and to say that I’d been looking forward to them would be an understatement! The first surprise of the evening (well we actually found out a few days earlier) was that the show would be professionally recorded and available to buy immediately after the concert!  Thank you to Live Here Now who were in charge of the recording. If you weren’t there, no worries, you can still order the concerts on their site as cds or as mp3s. Then one of little spies informed us that security had no strict order for that night so we took our chance and immediately stood at the stage when the concert was about to start. If there was one venue where the audience would stand, it had to be London. And what do you know, the rest of the crowd followed. Even if Nick Cave spends a good part of this tour on the piano, there is something slightly frustrating about being seated at a Bad Seeds concert and I know many fans agree with me.

Update: The site has stopped selling the official live recording. You might still find in on eBay.

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The setlist was pretty similar from the previous nights but still epic.

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

Encore

We No Who U R
Breathless
Stranger Than Kindness
Avalanche
And No More Shall We Part
Up Jumped the Devil
Jack the Ripper
The Lyre of Orpheus
Push the Sky Away

 

The set was absolutely flawless and each member of the band just brilliant. It was real a joy to see Thomas Wydler back on drums. He has such a unique style and it’s a pleasure to see him play with such passion.

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European Tour : Gateshead – Nottingham

The Sage, Gateshead – April 29th, 2015

Setlist

Water’s Edge
The Weeping Song
Red Right Hand
Brompton Oratory
Higgs Boson Blues
Mermaids
The Ship Song
Baby, You Turn Me On
From Her To Eternity
I Let Love In
Love Letter
Into My Arms
Up Jumped The Devil
Black Hair
The Mercy Seat
Jubilee Street

Encore

We No Who U R
Wide Lovely Eyes
Breathless
God Is in The House
And No More Shall We Part
Jack The Ripper
The Lyre of Orpheus

Encore 2

Push The Sky Away

Reviews:

Louder than War

Videos:

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham / England – April 30th, 2015

Setlist

Water’s Edge
The Weeping Song
Red Right Hand
Brompton Oratory
Higgs Boson Blues
Tupelo
Mermaids
The Ship Song
Into My Arms
From Her To Eternity
West Country Girl
And No More Shall We Part
I Let Love In
Up Jumped The Devil
Black Hair
The Mercy Seat
Jubilee Street

Encore

We No Who U r
God Is In The House
Breathless
Stranger Than Kindness
Jack The Ripper
The Lyre Of Orpheus
Push The Sky Away

Videos:

Master Post – European Tour : Glasgow (Audio Bootleg) – Edinburgh

The European “solo” tour starts tonight in Glasgow and as usual I thought it’d be great to have a master post. This time I am breaking them down in several posts so it’s more comprehensible for everybody.

Feel free to post your reviews, pictures, videos, etc in the comment section. I will update with what I find as well.

Have a fantastic time if you are going tonight! I, for one, have to wait another week but I can’t wait to see the setlist. Are there any songs you are dying to hear live? I would love to hear The Curse of Millhaven… I know, a girl can dream, can’t she?

If you are still looking for tickets, feel free to join the group I created on Facebook where fans can resell (face value, please) or swap tickets.

Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow / Scotland – April 26th, 2015

Update December 11th 2015 – Audio bootleg of the show on Mega.

Setlist

Water’s Edge
The Weeping Song
Red Right Hand
Brompton Oratory
Higgs Boson Blues
Mermaids
The Ship Song
From Her To Eternity
I Let Love In
Love Letter
Into My Arms
Up Jumped The Devil
We Real Cool
Black Hair
The Mercy Seat
Jubilee Street

Encore

We No Who U R
Avalanche
Breathless
God Is In The House
Jack The Ripper
The Lyre of Orpheus

Reviews:

The List – The Guardian – The Scotsman – Herard Scotland

Pictures:

Pictures by Stewart Fullerton (Flickr)

The Image (Arch)Hive – Peter Kaminski

Videos:

The Weeping Song

 

Higgs Boson Blues

 

Edinburgh Playhouse – Edinburgh / Scotland – April 28th, 2015

Setlist

Water’s Edge
The Weeping Song
Red Right Hand
Brompton Oratory
Higgs Boson Blues
Mermaids
The Ship Song
From Her To Eternity
I Let Love In
Love Letter
Into My Arms
We No Who U R
Up Jumped The Devil
Black Hair
The Mercy Seat
Jubilee Street

Encore

Breatless
And No More Shall We Part
God Is In The House
Avalanche
Jack The Ripper
The Lyre Of Orpheus

Encore 2

People Ain’t No Good

 

Fan quotes:

Even after a good 12 years, Nick Cave’s songs – beautifully reinterpreted in a fantastic venue – still manage to send shivers down my spine, straight into my heart and soul.

Blake Day

Videos:

The Lyre of Orpheus

Nick Cave Solo Tour – Australia & New Zeland – Fall 2014

Today the Australian tour kicks off in Perth. If you are going to any of the show feel free to post pictures, reviews, setlists, etc in this post. We look forward to hearing about this tour! Have fun!

Download links for bootlegs/audio/video below.

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Perth – Australia – November 27th:

Full audio bootleg, tracked. Please read txt file for credits. Download here (Sendspace link).

North America Tour

The North America tour has started so feel free to contribute in the comments: pictures, reviews, etc 🙂

As for me I will be at the Brooklyn and New York… I just have to survive the 8h flight from Belgium!

Tour dates