Nick Cave announces spoken word performance in the Abbey Theatre

To coincidence with his headline show in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham next month, Nick Cave has also announced a spoken word performance at the Abbey Theatre.

The Australian musician will be performing in Dublin on Wednesday, June 6, with support from Patti Smith.

The Abbey Theatre today announce a one-off event with Nick Cave on the Abbey Stage on June 5th, 2018.

The in-conversation event takes place on the Abbey Stage on the set of Ulysses, the day before the Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ sold out show at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, their first Irish headline gig since 2008.

Recently appearing for a short run of evenings of open discussion with audiences in the United States, the idea was inspired by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ 2017 world tour and Cave’s evolving relationship with his audience. These shows became vast communal events and it is this relationship that he hopes to explore directly through this series of conversations.

“To be honest I am not sure what is going to happen at these events. I have always loved the Q&A format - not the formal onstage interviews that precede them but the questions from the audience afterwards. The audience tends to ask more challenging, revealing, playful and ultimately serious questions. You never know what you are going to get. They can be fearless and they can go deep. There has been a connection happening with the audience through the recent live shows where we have all shown a kind of willingness to open up and I thought that a direct conversation with the audience might be valuable. The more frank and intimate the questions, the more interesting the evening will be. The audience can ask me anything and I’ll do my best to answer. I do have some things to say. I can always play some songs at the piano if it all goes horribly wrong. But, I don’t know, I’ve got a good feeling about this one.”

Nick Cave

Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday 9 May, at 12pm.

 

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