Australian singer Nick Cave has given his first official interview since the death of his son Arthur. Following the tragic event Cave distanced himself from the media, choosing instead to work on his 2016 record ‘Skeleton Key’. It has now been announced that he will be touring the album over the coming months.
On July 14, 2015 Nick Cave’s son Arthur tragically passed away after falling from a cliff near Brighton, England. In the wake of the event, Cave and his family requested that the media give them privacy, and Cave has not given an official interview ever since. Cave is known for being a prolific songwriter, and following his son’s death the singer decided to bury himself in his work.
Over the course of the next year Cave released both a full studio album titled ‘Skeleton Key’, and a feature length documentary titled ‘One More Time With Feeling’. Cave has now given his first official interview with Australian publication ‘The Australian’. In the interview, Cave discusses his recent work, his band’s upcoming tour and the death of his son.
Speaking about his documentary ‘One More Time With Feeling’, Cave explained: “You know, I saw the things people wrote about the film on social media, the way the film seemed to open something very deep for people, and how so many people out there had lost people they loved, you know, just how many grievers there were. It was a very powerful feeling, and ultimately shifted something in me, and Susie too, and stopped us feeling so completely hopeless all the time.”
“It was like we had done something good for Arthur, all of us, and had placed the memory of him up there in the stars.”
It was recently announced that Cave’s band ‘Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ would be embarking on a tour of North America.
Here is the full list of US Dates:
Brooklyn, Kings Theatre (May 26)
Montreal, Metropolis (May 29)
Toronto, Massey Hall (May 31-June 1)
Detroit, Masonic Temple Theatre (June 3)
Philadelphia, Electric Factory (June 5)
Asheville, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (June 7)
Pittsburgh, The Warhol at Carnegie Music Hall (June 8)
Boston, Boch Center Wang Theatre (June 10)
New York, Beacon Theatre (June 13-14)
Chicago, Auditorium Theatre (June 16)
Denver, Paramount Theatre (June 18)
Salt Lake City, Kingsbury Hall (June 19)
Portland, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (June 21)
Vancouver, Queen Elizabeth Theatre (June 22)
Berkeley, Greek Theatre (June 24)
San Diego, Civic Theatre (June 26)
Los Angeles, Greek Theatre (June 29)