Best known for fronting Austrian rock outfit Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds for the last 40 years- a seminal act in the post-punk, goth, and alt rock scene of the ’80s and ’90s, who still continue to make critically-acclaimed and innovate music to this day, as well as prior group The Birthday Party and more recent project Grinderman, in addition to his work as a solo artist, collaborator, composer for film, television and theater, author and poet, actor and screenwriter, and so much more, multifaceted, deeply beloved artist Nick Cave is, without a doubt, one of the most important musicians of all time.
Still incredibly prolific in not only music, but also all of the aforementioned creative endeavors, Cave’s last performance in Nashville was a bit of an unorthodox, conversational and discussion based event at TPAC in 2019, with a would-be, full-on show with The Bad Seeds at the Opry House canceled due to Covid the following year (his last proper full-band show was way back in 2013 at The Ryman). After a 2021 LP, Carnage, with longtime collaborator Warren Ellis, and following The Bad Seeds’ lauded last effort Ghosteen in 2019, Cave is currently in the midst of an intimate solo tour, returning him to Nashville for his first conventional performance in a number of years tonight, Oct. 17 at The Ryman Auditorium!
With a set spanning his whole career and various projects, performed primarily on piano, Cave has tapped Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood to accompany him, for a performance that’s sure to be a rare, incredible treat for longtime fans (though, perhaps, not as accessible for casual newcomers without the full band). Surprisingly, a handful of tickets are still available here, so secure your spot while you still can, and don’t miss this incredibly unique solo performance from an indescribably important and influential musical legend!
Nick Cave will perform tonight, Oct. 17 at The Ryman Auditorium. The show is all ages, begins at 8 p.m., and tickets are available for $39.50-129.50.