Nick Cave had some special guest singers with him last night at his hometown Melbourne concert – the Gardenvale Primary School Choir.
The kids from the choir were vocal during ‘Jubilee Street’, ‘O Children’ and ‘The Ship Song’ before Nick sent them off home to bed.
Like the Sydney show earlier in the week, this tour focuses on the new ‘Push The Sky Away’ album although Cave and the Bad Seeds only performed seven of the nine songs at the Melbourne show as opposed to the full album in Sydney.
‘Papa Won’t You Leave Home’, ‘Into My Arms’ and ‘Tupelo’ were added to the second part of the show but not performed in Sydney.
The Bad Seeds now features former The Saints guitarist Ed Kuepper, who has replaced Mick Harvey in the touring band. Original member Barry Adamson is also now back in the band.
The Melbourne show also featured members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
The setlist for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, March 2, 2013 was:
We No Who U R (from Push The Sky Away, 2013)
Wide Lovely Eyes (from Push The Sky Away, 2013)
Water’s Edge (from Push The Sky Away, 2013)
Jubilee Street (from Push The Sky Away, 2013)
We Real Cool (from Push The Sky Away, 2013)
Higgs Boson Blues (from Push The Sky Away, 2013)
Push The Sky Away (from Push The Sky Away, 2013)
From Her To Eternity (from For Her To Eternity, 1984)
Red Right Hand (from Let It Love, 1994)
O Children (from Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus, 2004)
The Ship Song (from The Good Son, (1990)
Jack The Ripper (from Henry’s Dream, 1992)
Deanna (from Tender Prey, 1988)
Papa Won’t Leave You, Henry (from Tender Prey, 1988)
Love Letter (from No More Shall We Part, 2001)
Your Funeral … My Trial (from Your Funeral…My Trial, 1986)
The Mercy Seat (from Tender Prey, 1988)
Into My Arms (from The Boatman’s Call, 1997)
Stagger Lee (from Murder Ballads, 1996)
Tupelo (from The Firstborn Is Dead, 1985)
Remaining dates on the Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds tour are:
March 3, Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre
March 6, Perth, Red Hill Auditorium
March 8, Brisbane, Riverstage
March 9, Sydney, Enmore Theatre
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will also showcase at SXSW in Austin, Texas on March 13 at Stubbs BBQ.
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