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 aint 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
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