Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds unveil 2014 tour dates -- Minneapolis in June

Nick Cave on his last European Tour.
Nick Cave on his last European Tour.

Nick Cave is returning to North America next year. The Australian, who might be a vampire and has written some of the darkest and most evocative songs of the past few decades, is on his first extensive tour to hit the middle of the country with the Bad Seeds in a while. This time, he's got Push the Sky Away in his quiver ready to puncture us.

The 2013 album is quite a bit softer and contemplative compared to the hard-edged second Grinderman album Cave created a few years back. But everything from his catalog, notably his early Birthday Party albums, can tap into intense feelings for its listeners. This new tour should do the same.

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds today announced the dates for the trek. The State Theatre hosts him in Minneapolis on June 21.

2014 tour dates


16 - Louisville Palace Theatre - Louisville, KY
18 - Midland Theatre - Kansas City, MO
20 - Milwaukee Theatre - Milwaukee, WI
21 - State Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
24 - Buell Theatre - Denver, CO
27 - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium - Calgary, AB
28 - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium - Edmonton, AB
30 - Orpheum Theatre - Vancouver, BC


2 - Paramount Theatre - Seattle, WA
5 - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall - Portland, OR
7 - Warfield Theatre - San Francisco, CA
11 - Shrine Auditorium - Los Angeles, CA
19 - ACL Live @ Moody Theater - Austin, TX
21 - Mahalia Jackson Theater - New Orleans, LA
23 - DAR Constitution Hall - Washington, DC
25 - Mann Center - Philadelphia, PA
26 - Prospect Park - New York, NY
29 - Masonic Temple Theatre - Detroit, MI
31 - Sony Centre - Toronto, ON

As part of the tour announcement, Cave spoke to select members of the press, and portions of his conversation are here.

Nick Cave North American Tour Announcement 2014 - Interview from Voice Media Group on Vimeo.

Gimme Noise can offer up some exclusive access to presale tickets for the tour, and a digital download of "The Mercy Seat" and "Mermaids" from Cave's Live From KCRW album, which will be released on Black Friday at participating independent record stores. "Mermaids" in particular represents one of the high points of Push the Sky Away. "I believe in God / I believe in mermaids too / I believe in 72 virgins on a chain / Why not? Why not?" he sings with stolid conviction. Click the fancy icon below to open up your dreams.

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds unveil 2014 tour dates -- Minneapolis in June
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. Saturday, June 21, 2014. State Theatre, Minneapolis. Presale begins November 19 here.

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