North Park, Ballarat., Australia
I was underwhelmed by the last 2 Nick Cave shows I had seen. Since his son has died in an accident, the remarkable Skeleton Tree has been released, a film, One More Time with Feeling that documented the recording of the new album and the struggle of recording that album has been released and now, finally, he is back on tour.
Over the journey we have had frantic neo thrash, southern gothic rock, macabre and tender ballads, calls to God and questioning of God, soundtracks and stringed soundscapes set to lyrics and, most recently, an album well reviewed in an electronic music mag. So, which Nick Cave will we see and how will this very different new stuff be accommodated?
Nick often comes down for Christmas to see his Mum with the Oz tours are often first or last on a tour. He also adds former Bad seed Conway Savage as additional keys. This time to start the tour he has gone all the way down south to Hobart, not that far short of the South Pole. The Ballarat gig is the next gig on the list. Ballarat is a regional city, » Continue Reading.