Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds North American Tour Dates Confirmed

posted December 4, 2012

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds North American Tour Dates Confirmed

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds have confirmed details of an upcoming North American tour in support of Push the Sky Away, the fifteenth studio album by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, to be released in February 19, 2013, by Bad Seed Ltd. on CD, vinyl, digital download and as a deluxe edition.

Sharon Van Etten will support for the duration of the tour, which commences March 14 in Dallas and currently runs through April 3 in Denver. Tickets will goon sale to the general public beginning Thursday, December 6th at 10am local time. Check local venues for exact times or visit and or up-to-date information.

The announcement of the tour coincides with the unveiling of Push The Sky Away opening track, "We No Who U R." the first track to be released from Push the Sky Away. At the heart of Push the Sky Away is a naturalism and warmth that makes it the most subtly beautiful of all the Bad Seeds albums. The contemporary settings of myths,and the cultural references that have time-stamped Nick’s songs of the twenty-first century mist lightly through details drawn from the life he observed around his seaside home, through the tall windows on the album’s mysterious and ambiguous cover.

The songs on this album took form in a modest notebook with shellac covers over the course of almost a year. The notebook is a treasured analogue artifact but the internet is equally important to Nick: Googling curiosities,being entranced by exotic Wikipedia entries “whether they’re true or not”. These songs convey how on the internet profoundly significant events,momentary fads and mystically-tinged absurdities sit side-by-side and question how we might recognize and assign weight to what’s genuinely important.

Push the Sky Away was produced by Nick Launay and recorded at La Fabrique, a recording studio based in a 19th Century mansion in the South of France, where the walls of the main studio are lined with an immense collection of classical vinyl.

"We No Who U R" sets this album in our time; we’re living with the consequences of actions and innovations that seemed so progressive in the industrial era. There’s a calm assessment of the gravity of the situation,and humility. This whole album has a generosity of spirit that’s established here by a children’s choir singing “we know there’s no need to forgive.”

"We No Who U R" is available as of December 3 both as an instant gratification download with every pre-order album purchase via or iTunes and also as a single download from all digital retailers.

North American Tour 2013
* Sharon Van Etten Supports On All Dates

  • Thursday, March 14, 2013 – Dallas, TX -- McFarlin Auditorium
  • Saturday, March 16, 2013 – Nashville, TN -- Ryman Auditorium
  • Sunday, March 17, 2013 – Asheville, NC -- The Orange Peel
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2013 – Philadelphia, PA -- Keswick Theater
  • Wednesday, March 20, 2013 – Washington, DC -- Strathmore
  • Friday, March 22, 2013 – Montreal, QC -- Metropolis
  • Saturday, March 23, 2013 – Toronto, ON -- Massey Hall
  • Sunday, March 24, 2013 – Boston, MA -- Orpheum Theater
  • Thursday, March 28, 2013 – New York NY -- Beacon Theater
  • Friday, March 29, 2013 – New York NY -- Beacon Theater
  • Monday, April 01, 2013 – Chicago, IL -- Chicago Theater
  • Wednesday, April 03, 2013 – Denver, CO -- Ogden Theater