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Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Sunday headliners of the All Points East festival in Victoria Park, London, absolutely smashed it last night. Now with the three backing singers from the Cave & Ellis “Carnage” tour last year joining in the force, the expanded Bad Seeds delivered one hell of a show for their only UK appearance of the European Summer tour. Cave in his signature “rock ‘n’ roll preacher” mode, his engagement with the audience was a form of pure dedication. As they finished the show with Ghosteen Speaks, Cave told the fans numerously, “Thank you very much, good night,” and then added after a pause, “We have some time. One more song,” which threw the crowd into euphoria, roars of delight rising from all over the place. The Weeping Song, the added bonus, capped the memorable evening. The show clocked over 2 hours and 15 minutes, a full set unlike a festive headlining slot that is more often than not truncated, which was a treat for the fans who missed the cancelled Ghosteen tour two years ago.
I’m so glad I traveled all the way to London.
Loved Birthday Party, too.
I need to see Nick Cave.
For those Nick Cave fans,and those just curious as to why he warrants a thread like this - he just released 4 films now available to rent or DL. The one Distant Sky, Live in Copenhagen can serve as a great intro. to Nick and the Bad Seeds. The 1st 3 songs are quiet (but intense in their own way) but by the time he gets to Higgs Boson Blues, things pick up considerably. Well worth the watch. Riveting.