Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
A major hit out of the starting gate - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away (Bad Seed Ltd. via KLS), has debuted at the tops of international album charts with six No.1 positions -- Australia (#1), Austria (#1), Belgium (#1), Holland (#1), New Zealand (#1), Portugal (#1). It also went Top 3 in the UK (#3), Germany (#2), Greece (#2), Norway (#2), Finland (#3), Poland (#2), and Ireland (#3). In North America, the album made impressive debuts in Canada (#20) and on The Billboard 200 (#29), the band's highest ever chart placing in the U.S.
As the must-have alternative record of this year, in the U.S. the critically-acclaimed album also went straight to #1 on Billboard's Current Alternative Chart as well as #1 on Billboard's Indy/Small Chains and #1 LP/Vinyl Albums Charts. First week U.S. sales of the album are up 50% on the band's prior two album releases. In Cave's original home territory of Australia, Push The Sky Away has become Nick Cave's first-ever No. 1, and in the U.K. the release experienced his highest
chart placing and highest week one sales ever.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds performed the album in its entirety at intimate shows in London, Paris, Berlin and LA with the accompaniment of strings and local children's choirs from each city. The Los Angeles show held Feb. 21 at Fonda Theatre was webcast globally by Lovelive in partnership with Rockfeedback and YouTube and was viewed by more than 100,000 people.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds kick off their world tour starting this week with three sold out nights at the Sydney Opera House. On March 12, Cave will be at SXSW for a special appearance in conversation with Larry Ratso Sloman and on March 13 the band will appear at Stubb's in Austin for NPR Music's SXSW showcase followed by three sold-out nights at New York City's Beacon Theater later in the month. The U.S. run will culminate with an appearance at Coachella in April where Cave will perform with The Bad Seeds as well as with Grinderman. See list of North American tour dates below.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
03-12 Austin, TX - SXSW
03-14 Dallas, TX - McFarlin Auditorium $
03-16 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium $
03-17 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel $
03-19 Philadelphia, PA - Keswick Theater $
03-20 Washington, DC - Strathmore $
03-22 Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis $
03-23 Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall $
03-24 Boston, MA - Orpheum Theater $
03-28 New York, NY - Beacon Theater $
03-29 New York, NY - Beacon Theater $
04-01 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theater $
04-03 Denver, CO - Ogden Theater $
04-06 Vancouver, British Columbia - Vogue Theatre #
04-07 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre $
04-09 San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic $
04-14 Indio, CA - Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04-16 San Diego, CA - The Balboa Theatre $
04-21 Indio, CA - Coachella Music and Arts Festival
# with Basia Bulat
$ with Sharon Van Etten