Nick Cave is bringing his intimate Q&A’ tour to the UK and Europe following a string of sell-out events in Australia and New Zealand.
The unusual and unique event has been given the name “Conversations With Nick Cave” and will allow audiences to ask Cave any question they want directly: “I have always loved the Q&A format—not the formal onstage interviews that preceded them but the questions from the audience afterwards,” Cave explained in a statement.
“I thought that a direct conversation with the audience might be valuable in the recent live shows we have all shown a kind of willingness to open,” he added.
Cave will answer questions from his fans and play some of his most iconic songs on the piano. Kicking things off in May, the Bad Seeds frontman will be in Germany before moving to Norway, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Belgium.
June is when the UK fans will get their chance to ask Cave their questions with none other than nine scheduled evenings.
Here’s the man himself explaining the shows:
“To be honest I am not sure what is going to happen at these events. I have always loved the Q&A format — not the formal onstage interviews that precede them but the questions from the audience afterwards. The audience tends to ask more challenging, revealing, playful and ultimately serious questions. You never know what you are going to get. They can be fearless and they can go deep. There has been a connection happening with the audience through the recent live shows where we have all shown a kind of willingness to open up and I thought that a direct conversation with the audience might be valuable. The more frank and intimate the questions, the more interesting the evening will be. The audience can ask me anything and I’ll do my best to answer. I do have some things to say. I can always play some songs at the piano if it all goes horribly wrong. But, I don’t know, I’ve got a good feeling about this one.”
Monday 13 – Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Hamburg, Germany
Wednesday 15 – Admiralspalast, Berlin, Germany
Thursday 16 – Tonhalle, Dusseldorf, Germany
Sunday 19 – Oslo Konserthus, Oslo, Norway
Tuesday 21 – DR Koncerthuset, Koncertsalen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday 24 – Philharmonie, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Sunday 26 – Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Monday 27 – TivoliVredenburg, Grote Zaal, Utrecht, Netherlands
Wednesday 29 – DeRoma, Antwerp, Belgium
Saturday 15 – Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff, UK
Monday 17 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK
Wednesday 19 – The Barbican, London, UK
Thursday 20 – The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK
Saturday 22 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
Saturday 23 – Sage One, Gateshead, UK
Tuesday 25 – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK
Wednesday 26 – Eventim Olympia, Liverpool, UK
Friday 28 – Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Brighton, UK