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Nick Cave Is Heading on an Intimate Solo Tour of Australia

This new show will see the Aussie music legend blend candid conversation, storytelling and piano solos.
By Lauren Vadnjal
October 16, 2018
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By Lauren Vadnjal
October 16, 2018
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If you've ever seen Nick Cave play live, you'll know he's not just a musician — he's a storyteller. And a powerful one. His shows have always given fans a glimpse into the highs and lows of his life — including the suffering that came with 2016 album The Skeleton Tree — with performances that are moving, intense and masterful.

So it's not hard to see how the Aussie music legend created his newest show: Conversations with Nick Cave. Performing without his band the Bad Seeds (with which he's produced 16 albums), Cave will take the stage for an intimate show of conversation and pared-back solos of his most prolific songs on the piano.

Ever wanted to ask him a question? These shows will give you the chance. Cave says that the conversational nature of the shows enables people to open up easily. "The audience tends to ask more challenging, revealing, playful and ultimately serious questions," he says. "You never know what you are going to get. They can be fearless and they can go deep."

It's already toured the US and Ireland and will make its way around smallish venues in Australian and New Zealand throughout January next year. The show will start in rural Victoria before making its way down to Hobart, up to the Sydney Opera House (for his first show there since 2013) and then the Gold Coast and Brisbane. It'll then finish off the national tour with stops in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

CONVERSATIONS WITH NICK CAVE 2019 TOUR DATES

Saturday, January 5 — Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta
Sunday, January 6 — Odeon Theatre, Hobart
Tuesday, January 8 — Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Friday, January 11 — HOTA, Gold Coast
Saturday, January 12 — Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane
Saturday, January 19 — Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne
Tuesday, January 11 — Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide
Wednesday, January 23 — Perth Concert Hall, Perth

Conversations with Nick Cave will tour Australia in January 2019. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday, October 18 (Sydney here and everywhere else here).

Image: Christie Goodwin.

Published on October 16, 2018 by Lauren Vadnjal

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