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Nick Cave to announces new livestream of Alexandra Palace solo show


At a time when countless artists are attempting to fill the void of live music, Nick Cave is dipping into his creative vault and will livestream a new solo show.

The project, which took place in an empty Alexandra Palace, has been titled Idiot Prayer and was filmed in the West Hall of the iconic London location.  

The show sees the Australian frontman roll through his extensive back catalogue, performing a string of hits and rarities from the earliest and most recent Bad Seeds material. On top of that, Cave revisits a series of tracks taken from his Grinderman side project.

To add yet more gravitas to the show, Cave has recruited critically acclaimed and award-winning cinematographer Robbie Ryan to shoot the film. Ryan, who has previously worked on projects such as The Favourite, Marriage Story and American Honey, collaborated with celebrated editor Nick Emerson on Idiot Prayer.

“Nick Cave performs solo at the piano in Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace, a film shot at the iconic London venue this June. Join the online streaming event on 23 July 2020,” a statement reads. “In this unique performance, audiences around the world will have the chance to watch Cave play songs from his extensive back catalogue, including rare tracks that most fans will be hearing for the first time.

“The songs are taken from across the breadth of Cave’s career, including early Bad Seeds and Grinderman, right through to the most recent Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album, Ghosteen. The film will be streamed as a live experience, and will not be available to view online following the event. Please note during the event you will not be able to pause, rewind or fast forward the stream.”

Find tickets, here, and view times below.

Nick Cave Idiot Prayer times:

  • UK and Europe: 8pm BST / 9pm CEST 
  • Australia and Asia: 8pm AEST
  • North and South America: 7pm PDT / 10pm EDT