Fans of the dark and experimental side of rock have gravitated towards Nick Cave since his late-'70s days as frontman of cult legends The Birthday Party. A showman of the highest caliber, Cave is equal parts priest and shaman, leading audiences through the full gamut of emotions at his ritualistic live shows with The Bad Seeds. 2013's lushly gothic Push the Sky Away, Cave's 15th studio album, is perfectly suited for the intensity of live performance — a treatment it will receive on his highly anticipated 2014 tour dates.
Nick Cave & The Bad seeds took shape in Australia in the early '80s, following the dissolution of Cave-fronted post-punk band The Birthday Party. Making their album debut with 1984's cleverly titled From Her to Eternity, the band enjoyed chart success in the UK before moving to Germany the following year to capitalize on Cave's growing European fanbase. A string of well-received albums in the late '80s cemented their status as cult heroes, setting the stage for even more success in the '90s. A tireless touring act beloved by fans for their intense live performances, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have embarked on numerous tours in support of their 15 studio albums. With the release of Push the Sky Away in 2013, the band topped the charts in four countries, marking their first international No. 1 album. FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
"Cave is one of the greatest live performers of all time, on a par with Iggy or Bowie — his energy level is simply mind-boggling and he takes incredible care with his songs."
"This was an inspired performance. He held nothing back. He mesmerized the audience. He was a shaman and a satyr."
"Amazing show! Nick Cave had a hypnotic connection with the audience and the music was awesome."