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On the way next year: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Updated: 2013-11-18T16:00:57Z

The Australian musician, songwriter, composer, author and filmmaker Nick Cave and his band the Bad Seeds are coming to the Midland theater on June 18, a Wednesday.

Fans can log-on to nickcaveoffer.com and register for a chance to buy advance-sale tickets to the tour. That 24-hour pre-sale starts at 9 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 19).

At that site, fans can also download two free live tracks from the band's forthcoming album, "Live from KCRW," which will be released on Nov. 29. The tracks: "The Mercy Seat" and "Mermaids."

Regular ticket sales start at 10 a.m. Friday via midlandkc.com. Prices: $29.50 and $59.50.

Cave is best-known for founding the band the Birthday Party in the late 1970s and then the Bad Seeds, started in 1984, a year after the Birthday Party disbanded. In the mid-2000s, he started the band Grinderman, which broke up in December 2011. Cave and the Bad Seeds have released 15 albums, including "Push the Sky Away," which came out in February.

In March, the band started an 11-city tour of North America with Sharon Ven Etten that included shows in Denver and Chicago. Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribute wrote of the show at the Chicago Theater: "No one paints a picture quite as vividly with lyrics as does Cave, and part of his appeal is built on pure storytelling. In his black suit, jet-black hair and white shirt, he was a dapper gentleman preacher who raved as if the Old Testament were also a scandal sheet, rife with betrayal, temptation, blood and lust. 'People,' Cave declared, 'they ain’t no good,' and he spent a good portion of the nearly two-hour performance counting the ways."

Here is the tour's itinerary:

June 16 - Louisville Palace Theatre - Louisville, Ky.

18 - Midland Theatre - Kansas City, Mo.

20 - Milwaukee Theatre - Milwaukee

21 - State Theatre - Minneapolis

24 - Buell Theatre - Denver

27 - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium - Calgary

28 - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium - Edmonton

30 - Orpheum Theatre - Vancouver

July

2 - Paramount Theatre - Seattle

5 - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall - Portland, Ore.

7 - Warfield Theatre - San Francisco

11 - Shrine Auditorium - Los Angeles

19 - ACL Live @ Moody Theater - Austin, Texas

21 - Mahalia Jackson Theater - New Orleans,

23 - DAR Constitution Hall - Washington, D.C.

25 - Mann Center - Philadelphia

26 - Prospect Park - New York

29 - Masonic Temple Theatre - Detroit

31 - Sony Centre - Toronto

| Timothy Finn, The Star

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