|Artist||Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds|
|Tour name||Summer 2022|
When Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds played the Dutch Best Kept Secret festival, I was at the fantastic Cat Power concert. I really thought it was okay to miss Nick Cave this time, but the reviews praised the show so much again, that I started to doubt. Maybe give it a try. Alas, no such luck…
Wait, Istanbul? Weren’t we in Türkiye at that very same time on holiday? Yes, was it possible to travel to Istanbul? Yes again. Wow! Bought tickets and the wait could begin. In the meantime we were treated to a live online broadcast of the July 2nd show in Montreux. It was ridiculously good!
In Istanbul on a great summer’s night in a beautiful park, Nick Cave again showed that music connects, moves and generally makes life more enjoyable. Older songs like From Her To Eternity and Tupelo were more intense than ever before. The emotion in I Need You and Waiting For You was palpable. Into My Arms was beautiful with a quiet audience gently singing along to the song: heaven. But, naming favorites really sells the concert short. At 64, Nick Cave still has a hunger to reach out, touch and heal. What a night, together with my family, at a special place in my favorite city in the world. Unforgettable!
Get Ready For Love / There She Goes, My Beautiful World / From Her To Eternity / O Children / Jubilee Street / Bright Horses / I Need You / Waiting For You / Tupelo / Red Right Hand / The Mercy Seat / The Ship Song / Higgs Boson Blues / City Of Refuge / White Elephant
Into My Arms / Vortex / The Weeping Song / Ghosteen Speaks / Jack The Ripper