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Nick Cave & Bad Seeds UK/Euro Tour
John Doran , February 8th, 2017 09:19

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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds have announced a series of UK and European live dates (ending in a show in Tel Aviv). The news came this morning with a quote from the singer saying: "We've been in a strange place, I'm coming out and blinking into the light… It's good to be playing again.”

The eight week tour is the first the band have undertaken in this region since 2014.

Tickets go on sale at at 9am GMT Friday February 17.

The full dates for UK/Europe/Israel


24 Bournemouth UK Bournemouth International Centre
25 Manchester UK Arena
27 Glasgow UK The SSE Hydro
28 Nottingham UK Motorpoint Arena
30 London UK The O2


3 Paris France Zénith
6 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
7 Frankfurt Germany Jahrhunderthalle
9 Hamburg Germany Sporthalle
10 Luxembourg Rockhal
12 Düsseldorf Germany Mitsubishi Electric Halle
13 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
16 Oslo Norway Spectrum (on sale at 9am CET on 17th February)
18 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe
20 Copenhagen Denmark Royal Arena
22 Berlin Germany Max-Schmeling Halle
24 Warsaw Poland Torwar
26 Prague Czech Rep. O2 Arena
28 Belgrade Serbia Kombank Arena
30 Ljubljana Slovenia Dvorana Tivoli


1 Vienna Austria Stadthalle
2 Munich Germany Zenith
4 Padova Italy Kioene Arena
6 Milan Italy Forum
8 Rome Italy PalaLottomatica
12 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
13 Geneva Switzerland Arena
16 Athens Greece Faliro Sports Arena (Tae Kwon Do)
19 Tel Aviv Israel Menorah Arena (on sale at 8am IST on 8th February)

Snow Harris
Mar 9, 2017 4:34pm

Nick Cave was quite possibly, along with Brian Eno, one of the only artists that I never thought I would see aligned with the subtitle above ie: - UK/Europe... Israel.

It is inconceivable that a person with otherwise exquisite sensibilities could allow themselves to be a fronts-man not for the Bad Seeds, but for the brutal and sadistic State of Israel.

I am not speaking from an ideologically self righteous perspective. As a person who came of age in South Africa in the 1980's I recall how vital it felt when internationals stood with the call for a boycott. It's impossible to explain the effect it had : there was light and hope somewhere out there, one felt.

And in life itself, Nick Cave has become that for me personally. Someone who cuts through the existential despair one experiences. I can no longer admire or value his boundless ability nor the beauty of his work and being.

It is fundamentally at odds with his needless and callous support of long standing, murderous state.

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