Bootleg – Prospect Park – Brooklyn – July 26th, 2014

A year ago the North America tour was in full swing. If you remember, I’d decided to travel to NY to catch the concert there. It was an amazing trip, filled with great memories with friends and an exceptional concert. Unfortunately there is no bootleg of that specific concert but I thought I’d share again the next best thing: the Prospect Park concert. A show filled energy only like the Bad Seeds can deliver.

Bootleg: Prospect Park – July 26th, 2014 (Mega link)

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Audio goodies: Glasgow – Berlin – Moscow from European Solo Tour 2015

Hi everyone!

I am sharing a couple of more audio bootlegs from the European 2015 Solo Tour today: GlasgowBerlinMoscow.

They all are on Mega. Enjoy!

As usual please respect the work of the tapers. Always share the files as you have downloaded them and do not sell them. Convert to mp3s for your personal use.

European Tour: St Petersburg & Thank you!

BKZ Oktyabrsky – Saint-Petersburg / Russia – May 26th, 2015

Setlist

Water’s Edge
The Weeping Song
Red Right Hand
Brompton Oratory
Higgs Boson Blues
Mermaids
The Ship Song
From Her to Eternity
Stranger Than Kindness
God is in the Shouse
Into My Arms
West Country Girl
Tupelo
Black Hair
the Mercy Seat
Jubilee Street

Encore

We No Who U R
Up Jumped the Devil
People Ain’t No Good
Jack the Ripper
Push the SKy Away

Videos:

More here.

Well the “solo” tour is over and I think it has been pretty incredible. I can’t wait to see what will be the band’s next project. A big thank you to all of you who have followed the blog during this tour. There was a big increase in the stats!

Remember you can still order official recordings of the Hammersmith and Royal Albert Hall concerts here.

As for bootlegs: Brussels day 1 – day 2. Den Haag day 2.

It’ll probably be a bit more quiet now but you can still follow us on Facebook and there are more audio/videos goodies to come.

European Tour – Moscow

Crocus City Hall – Moscow / Russia – May 26th, 2015

Setlist

Water’s Edge
The Weeping Song
Red Right Hand
Higgs Boson Blues
Mermaids
The Ship Song
From Her to Eternity
Stranger Than Kindness
Love Letter
Into My Arms
West Country Girl
Tupelo
Black Hair
the Mercy Seat
Jubilee Street

Encore

Up Jumped the Devil
People Ain’t No Good
Breathless
God is in the House
Jack the Ripper
Push the Sky Away

Fan review:

From Liza Elagina (Facebook).

Thought I should write something about the show in Moscow last night. I didn’t take pictures but everybody else did, so there will be plenty of them anyway.

Nick looked very happy and content through the whole set. To me he didn’t seem tired a bit. He was full of enthusiasm and energy. The band, quite in contrast to him, seemed rather weary. At some point Nick even commented on Tommy being “fucking lazy”.

After the third song EVERYBODY stood up, I don’t really understand the whole idea of “seated” concerts. The rows of seats were just in everybody’s way. Though Nick’s walk above the rows is majestic, of course.

The best moment of the night for me was From Her To Eternity. First, because it’s the best song in the world, second, because I never expected them to play it live again, so when I saw it in setlists of this tour I could not believe my own eyes. When Nick said, “This is a song from our first record” and then went “I want to tell you about a girl”, I felt my life was quite complete. Stranger Than Kindness had the best introduction of the night. “It’s a very old song but it’s… very old. But nice!”

I have to say that I prefer Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds to Nick Cave solo. As much as I love Nick Cave, I love him not for being a great piano player (which, of course, he is). So I really appreciated the moments when he actually stood up from his piano to join his worshippers. There weren’t TOO many of them which is a good thing, because I don’t know if my heart is strong enough to have endured more of that.

Nick was happy to engage in conversations with the audience and kindly laughed at all the ridiculous things shouted at him. Fortunately, he missed “Flowers is for Warren!” after receiving a bouquet of red roses.

Mercy Seat, my absolute favourite, went down quite quietly. I feel that it sounds a bit empty without Mick’s guitar intro, and this is the song where I feel his absence most. The song still sounded divine. At some point somebody even requested it again to which Nick, kind of offended, replied, “We’ve done Mercy Seat”.
Jubilee Street was ecstatic. It’s the song that made me fall in love with Nick Cave in the first place. Still – every time I hear I can’t believe anything that beautiful can exist. “The Russians moved in” got an expected cheer and laughter. 

Another thing about this tour that I am eternally grateful is Up Jumped The Devil. Most old bands have a “must-list” of songs that they absolutely have to play, so if you like a particular song from a particular album that doesn’t make their top 20, you will probably never hear it. But with The Bad Seeds basically being a band with no hits, Nick Cave is quite free to make rather unpredictable choices from his old songs. And I would say Up Jumped The Devil is a happy choice.

At some point somebody yelled “Where’s Barry?” – “Where’s Barry? He’s quit”. Then came the inevitable “Where’s Blixa?” – “Blixa’s quit. Mick has… quit. Conway… No, Conway’s still in. We’ll be here all night if we start recalling everyone who’s quit. Warren hasn’t quit. Martin’s here. Tommy’s still here.” It was the most gracious band introduction I ever heard and a beautiful moment.

Anyway, Nick didn’t seem to pay attention to empty seats in the stalls (though I had fears it might break his heart). He seemed very happy with those people who WERE there.

Videos:

European Tour: Barcelona (full show – video) & Madrid

Auditori Forum – Barcelona / Spain – May 21st, 2015

Setlist

Water’s Edge
The Weeping Song
Red Right Hand
Brompton Oratory
Higgs Boson Blues
Mermaids
The Ship Song
From Her to Eternity
Stranger Than Kindness
Love Letter
Into My Arms
West Country Girl
Tupelo
Black Hair
the Mercy Seat
Jubilee Street

Encore

We No Who U R
Up Jumped the Devil
Jack the Ripper
Push the Sky Away

Pictures: Sabrina D. on Facebook

Video:

Palacio Municipal de Congresos – Madrid / Spain – May 22nd, 2015

Setlist

We No Who U R
The Weeping Song
Red Right Hand
Brompton Oratory
Higgs Boson Blues
Mermaids
The Ship Song
From Her to Eternity
Stranger Than Kindness
Love Letter
Into My Arms
West Country Girl
Tupelo
Black Hair
the Mercy Seat
Jubilee Street

Encore

Up Jumoed the Devil
People Ain’t No Good
Breathless
Jack the Ripper
Push the Sky Away

Video:

Den Haag Concert Pictures

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Today I’d like to thank Laurens Eliëns for sharing with us over 300 pictures of the incredible Den Haag concert. It’s as if you were there! ;) You can find them in our Flickr album.

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European Tour: Paris

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Le Grand Rex – Paris/France – May 18th, 2015

Well Paris was my 7th and last show of this incredible tour and it definitely was a great one! Le Grand Rex is a venue that is mostly used a cinema so the front row where, like in Den Haag, pretty far from the stage which was almost as high as your average sized person. Security was a bit annoying but as soon as the concert started many people immediately rushed to the stage and in a way this concert felt more like a “normal” standing concert as Nick leaned a couple of times in the audience. I have to say one thing though, there was a lot of filming (is that a French thing? lol) and it really annoyed me at one point. I always try to be really quick and make sure I am not bothering anybody when I take pictures but a woman filmed Push the Sky Away with her phone basically in my face and I found it highly distracting. It’s the perfect song to end the concert and there is such a magical atmosphere during it. So that was a bit ruined for me. I was this close to swat the phone of her hand. lol I understand the irony as I link many videos on this blog but if you do it, make sure you don’t bother people! But yeah I had to rant a little about that!

Otherwise the concert was fantastic despite some technical issues which were made fun of. Some funny banter from the crowd too… Nick: This is Black Hair. Woman: Like Yours! Woman; You are the next Elvis! Man: Your songs feed my soul (or something along those lines). All very well received with a chuckle or a smile.

As you can see the setlist stayed pretty much the same but I am really happy that Avalanche was brought back as well as Watching Alice (by request).

This is the end of the tour for me but I will keep you updated with Spain and Moscow next week. In any case it was an incredible month. I really enjoyed the songs performed on this tour. Even the classic ones got a whole new makeover and sounded completely fresh. And of course we will never forget the return of Up Jumped the Devill! I can’t wait to see what Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds have in store for us… but first some time off because they really deserve it! :)

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Setlist

Water’s Edge
The Weeping Song
Red Right Hand
Brompton Oratory
Higgs Boson Blues
Mermaids
The Ship Song
From Her to Eternity
Stranger Than Kindness
Love Letter
Into My Arms
West Country Girl
Tupelo
Black Hair
the Mercy Seat
Jubilee Street

Encore

People Ain’t No Good
Avalanche
We No Who U R
Up Jumped the Devil
Watching Alice
Jack The Ripper
Push The Sky Away

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Videos: