Story by Allie Kersten
Nick Cave has had a career more versatile than most. He’s more than a triple threat as a singer-songwriter, author, composer, screenwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and even an actor. He’s led the bands The Birthday Party (formerly The Boys Next Door), Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, and Grinderman, as well as his own solo career. Cave is most known for his contributions to the post-punk, gothic rock, alternative rock, experimental rock, and garage rock genres. His sound is exposed, of course, in his personal music that he has released with his multiple groups, but his trace can be found in the soundtracks of films such as Dogs in Space, The Soul of A Man, Batman Forever, The X-Files, Shrek 2, and Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – Part 1. Cave has built quite the reputation in the entertainment world since he began his music career.
The Australian born artist just announced his North and Latin America tour with Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. His tour will be a fast moving one, fitting 9 shows into the month of October only. Before going on this tour, he’s traveling through Massachusetts and New York doing “So, What Do You Want To Know?” This mini tour is unlike anything that artists usually do. Cave is having four events where his fans/audience can ask him questions and he can respond directly to his inquirers. The way he describes it is as follows, “a special four-night series of on-stage conversation events with Nick Cave” This unique idea was born after the Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds 2017 world tour. He feels as though he’s developed a relationship and connection with his audience and wants to have opportunities to really be intimate with his fan base. Cave wrote a note stating his reasons for wanting these events to be real, “I’ve sort of had this idea of doing some kind of interview, but I’m not sure that a regular press interview is the appropriate place to talk about certain things… The idea of an open dialogue with [our audience] seems a worthwhile thing to explore.” He pitched exactly what he is now doing on the east coast: a traveling series of dialogues with their audience.
Nick Cave will be at the Boch Center Schubert Theatre on Tuesday, May 1st. The BIRN has three pairs of tickets to give away and the winners’ names will be given to Nick Cave, so get your questions ready! To enter, please email your name and contact phone information to AskNickCave@thebirn.com by Sunday, April 29 at 11:59 p.m. The winners will be chosen at random. Good luck!
There are also $20 student tickets by using the code: STUDENT. Please click here.