Nick Cave will be hosting a series of Q&A sessions with his fans on a new tour.
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.
“These shows became vast communal events and it is this relationship that he hopes to explore directly through this series of conversations.”
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.”
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds are set to play London’s Victoria Park this summer for All Points East where they’ll be joined by Patti Smith, St. Vincent and Courtney Barnett. For tickets go here.