Nick Cave has talked openly in his first interview since his son Arthur tragically fell to his death from a cliff in Brighton in July of 2015.
Speaking to newspaper The Australian, Cave discusses the powerful feeling of working so quickly after the tragic incident and concedes that he perhaps went back into the studio so soon.
The interview comes at the same time Nick Cave and the Bad Seens kick off their tour in support of 2016 album Skeleton Tree by playing a show at Australia’s Derwent Entertainment Centre in Hobart.
He said: “It was only a few months after Arthur died. It was too early. But it just felt important that I do it. You know, life goes on and all.
“It was crazy. Terrifying, really. I was a mess, big time. So was everybody, actually. It was a very difficult time.”
“It was a very powerful feeling, and ultimately shifted something in me, and Susie too, and stopped us feeling so completely hopeless all the time.
“It was like we had done something good for Arthur, all of us, and had placed the memory of him up there in the stars.”
Australia/New Zealand dates:
Ballarat, North Gardens (January 15)
Wellington,TSB Bank Arena (January 17)
Auckland, Vector Arena (January 18 )
Sydney, ICC Sydney Theatre (January 20-21)
Newcastle, Newcastle Entertainment Centre (January 22)
Brisbane, Riverstage (January 25)
Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl (January 27-28)
Adelaide, Adelaide Entertainment Centre (January 29)
Perth, Perth Arena (January 31)
North American dates:
Brooklyn, Kings Theatre (May 26)
Montreal, Metropolis (May 29)
Toronto, Massey Hall (May 31-June 1)
Detroit, Masonic Temple Theatre (June 3)
Philadelphia, Electric Factory (June 5)
Asheville, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (June 7)
Pittsburgh, The Warhol at Carnegie Music Hall (June 8)
Boston, Boch Center Wang Theatre (June 10)
New York, Beacon Theatre (June 13-14)
Chicago, Auditorium Theatre (June 16)
Denver, Paramount Theatre (June 18)
Salt Lake City, Kingsbury Hall (June 19)
Portland, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (June 21)
Vancouver, Queen Elizabeth Theatre (June 22)
Berkeley, Greek Theatre (June 24)
San Diego, Civic Theatre (June 26)
Los Angeles, Greek Theatre (June 29)