March 9, 2018 | by Jocelyn Hoppa
Turns out "So, What Do You Want to Know," conversations with Nick Cave, is an actual thing! Shortly after sending a somewhat cryptic newsletter a week or so ago, Cave and company followed up with details of this special four-night series inspired by his evolving relationship to his audience.
Here are the dates:
April 30, 2018 — Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton, MA
May 1, 2018 — Boch Center, Shubert Theatre, Boston, MA
May 3, 2018 — Peter Norton Symphony Space, New York, NY
May 5, 2018 — The Murmrr Theatre, Brooklyn, NY
Tickets are on sale now.
[Below is the original news]
Three days ago, the Nick Cave email newsletter arrived featuring only a short letter to someone named “Rachel” saying that he’d like to talk to people about things, outside of a regular press interview. Then he hints at the possibility of scheduling a series of events of dialogue or conversation with fans.
Here's the letter:
I’ve been feeling for a while that I’d like to talk to people about things. I’m not sure what to do with that. I’ve sort of had this idea of doing some kind of interview but I’m not sure that a regular press interview is the appropriate place to talk about certain things. Maybe some sort of dialogue beyond that might be valuable, where I can talk directly to people, in a more personal way. There seems to be some sort of understanding that now exists with our audience. The idea of an open dialogue with them seems a worthwhile thing to explore. Perhaps we might try and set up a series of events that are dialogues or conversations or something. Let things flow a little. I don’t know. I’m thinking maybe to take it on the road? What do you think?
Cave made the documentary One More Time with Feeling (2016) about the making of his last album Skeleton Tree to avoid discussing the painful subject of his son’s death with the media (which happened midway through the making of the album). Obviously, it make him sick to think of promoting the album the standard way.
If you’ve ever seen Nick Cave live, his connection to his fans is just short of a holy, spiritual experience. It’s easy to see how he’d feel comfortable in whatever mutual understanding is going on there. No doubt, if this happens, it'll be DEEP.