NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS // THE SSE HYDRO, GLASGOW

Nick Cave brings his spectacular show to Glasgow’s SSE Hydro to long awaited fans been waiting for years to see him since his last Scottish show

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS PERFORMING AT GLASGOW'S SSE HYDRO - 27/09/2017
PICTURE BY: STUART WESTWOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

★★★★

Australian musician, Nick Cave, and his backing band The Bad Seeds gave a stunning performance at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on Wednesday September 27th to promote his latest album, Skeleton Tree

Skeleton Tree was released on the 9th of September of last year, and focuses around the death of Cave’s fifteen-year-old son, after an accidental cliff fall. A real sense of intimacy was shared as Cave roared out his looming and poetic lyrics to the Hydro, despite the crowd of 13,000.  

Cave began his show with tracks Anthrocene and Jesus Alone from his latest album, as well as older hits; Red Right Hand and Tupelo. His performance was faultlessly tinged with playfulness and energy, but with an unshakeable rawness of his personal pain hanging to every word. Every song is executed outstandingly by both Cave, and by The Bad Seeds; a highlight being Warren Ellis’ memorizing violin during Distant Sky.

For the encore, Nick Cave ushers the thousands of adoring fans to surround him to go out on a bang with The Weeping Song and Push The Sky Away. Emotional and exhausted, Cave leaves them with “Thank you Glasgow, thank you very much, you have no idea. I would f***ing love a cigarette now.”

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS: TOUR CONTINUES:

SEPTEMBER 28TH : MOTORPOINT ARENA - NOTTINGHAM, UK
SEPTEMBER 30TH : THE O2 ARENA - LONDON, UK
OCTOBER 3RD : ZENITH - PARIS, FRANCE
OCTOBER 4TH : ZENITH - PARIS, FRANCE
OCTOBER 6TH : ZIGGO DOME - AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
OCTOBER 7TH : JAHKHUNDERTHALLE - FRANKFURT, GERMANY
OCTOBER 9TH : SPORTHALLE - HAMBURG, GERMANY
OCTOBER 10TH : ROCKHAL - LUXEMBOURG CITY, LUXEMBOURG
OCTOBER 12TH : MISTUBISHI ELECTRIC HALLE - DUSSELDORF, GERMANY
OCTOBER 13TH: SPORTPALEIS - ANTWERP, BELGIUM
OCTOBER 16TH : SPEKTRUM - OSLO, NORWAY
OCTOBER 18TH : ERICSSON GLOBE - STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
OCTOBER 20TH : ROYAL ARENA - COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
OCTOBER 22ND : MAX-SCHMELING HALLE - BERLIN, GERMANY
OCTOBER 24TH : TORWAR : WARSAW, POLAND
OCTOBER 26TH : THE O2 ARENA - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
OCTOBER 28TH : KOMBANK ARENA - BELGRADE, SERBIA
OCTOBER 30TH: DVORANA TIVOLI - LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA
NOVEMBER 1ST : STADTHALLE - VIENNA, AUSTRIA
NOVEMBER 2ND : ZENITH - MUNICH, GERMANY
NOVEMBER 4TH : KIOENE ARENA - PADOVA, ITALY
NOVEMBER 6TH : MEDIOLANUM FORUM - MILAN, ITALY
NOVEMBER 8TH : PALALOTTOMATICA - ROME, ITALY
NOVEMBER 12TH : HALLENSTADION - ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
NOVEMBER 13TH : ARENA - GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
NOVEMBER 16TH : FALIRO SPORTS ARENA (TAE KWON DO) - ATHENS, GREECE
NOVEMBER 19TH : MENORAH ARENA - TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
NOVEMBER 20TH : MENORAH ARENA - TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

REVIEW BY: CARRON MILLER
PHOTOS BY: STUART WESTWOOD PHOTOGRAPHY