Nick Cave Tour Starts 9/16

Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! Most Acclaimed Record of the Firebrand's Career

Nick Cave
Finding new ways to be the Bad Seeds may be the band's ongoing mission, but Nick Cave and comrades have made the job look easy with the success of their 14th album, Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! With a MOJO Award already under their belt – Best Album of 2008, beating out the likes of Radiohead and Robert Plant/Allison Kraus – and two Q Award nominations recently announced – Best Album and Best Live Act – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are preparing to show the U.S. what all the hoopla is all about. Their first tour of North America in five years begins shortly in San Diego CA, a warm-up of sorts before the Bad Seeds historic performance at the legendary Hollywood Bowl with support Cat Power and Spiritualized.

For their part, the critics have been nearly universal in their praise of Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! With a score of 87 on the reviews collating website Metacritic, Dig is fifth best-reviewed record of the year.

"A triumph from first to last." -Observer Music Monthly

"Cave's themes remain unchanged, but his songcraft prowess continues to grow, aided by the finest instrumental backing and production of any Bad Seeds album to date." -Filter

"Hilarious, chilling and exhilarating." -The Guardian

"Loud, filthy and brilliant." -Rolling Stone

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on tour:

09.16 - San Diego, CA, 4th and B
09.17 - Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
09.19 - San Francisco, CA, Warfield Theatre
09.20 - San Francisco, CA, Warfield Theatre
09.22 - Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom
09.23 - Seattle, WA, Showbox Sodo
09.24 - Seattle, WA, Showbox Sodo
09.26 - Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
09.28 - Chicago, IL, Riviera Theatre
09.29 - Chicago, IL, Riviera Theatre
10.01 - Toronto, ON, Kool Haus
10.02 - Montreal, QC, Metropolis Theatre
10.04 - New York, NY, WaMu Theater/Madison Square Garden
10.05 - Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
10.06 - Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
10.07 - Philadelphia, PA, Electric Factory
[Published on: 9/4/08]

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Jeff Kash star Thu 9/4/2008 04:57PM
Show -3 Votes Thumbs down! Thumbs up!
shonuff Fri 9/5/2008 04:50AM
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i'd recommend "boatman's call" to anyone who is unfamiliar with this music. It's kind of dark and slow, which is a different from his earlier from his rock and blues. Regardless, noone sounds like Nick Cave-for better or for worse.