Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds recently released new album Skeleton Tree, and have now announced an Australian headline tour for early 2017. The announcement comes along with the full Sydney Festival 2017 program, of which Nick Cave will be a key headliner.
The album – their sixteenth, was released alongside a documentary entitled Once More With Feeling. Both the film and record take the listener on a confronting emotional journey through Cave’s experiences and grief process, as he comes to term with the death of his son Arthur, who passed away in 2014.
The upcoming tour is said to be their “biggest and boldest production” to date. Along with Cave and Warren Ellis, the full Bad Seeds line up includes Martyn Casey, Thomas Wydler, Jim Sclavunos, Conway Savage, George Vjestica and Larry Mullins. The supporting act for Sydney, Melbourne, Ballarat and Brisbane will be ARIA winning trio The Necks.
The tour commences on Friday, January 13 in Hobart and will continue through to January 31, where it will wrap up Perth.
Tickets go on sale on Thursday, October 27 at 9am – details here.
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – 2017 AUSTRALIA & NZ TOUR
Friday January 13: Hobart, Derwent Entertainment Centre
Sunday January 15: Ballarat, North Gardens + special guests THE NECKS
Tuesday January 17: Wellington, TSB Bank Arena
Wednesday January 18: Auckland, Vector Arena
Friday January 20: Sydney, ICC Sydney Theatre + special guests THE NECKS * presented by Sydney Festival
Saturday January 21: Sydney, ICC Sydney Theatre + special guests THE NECKS * presented by Sydney Festival
Sunday January 22: Newcastle, Newcastle Entertainment Centre
Wednesday January 25: Brisbane, Riverstage + special guests THE NECKS
Friday January 27: Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl + special guests THE NECKS
Saturday January 28: Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl + special guests THE NECKS
Sunday January 29: Adelaide, Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Tuesday January 31: Perth, Perth Arena
Image: Nikolitsa Boutieros