Review: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne (27/01/2017)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
w/ The Necks
Friday 27th of January, 2017 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne

Setlist:
Anthrocene
Jesus Alone
Magneto
Higgs Boson Blues
From Her to Eternity
Tupelo
Jubilee Street
The Ship Song
Into My Arms
Girl in Amber
I Need You
Red Right Hand
The Mercy Seat
Distant Sky
Skeleton Tree

Encore:
Mermaids (restarted due to bass feedback)
The Weeping Song
Nobody’s Baby Now
Stagger Lee
Push the Sky Away

 

 

From start to finish Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds put on a memorable gig. He begun the night sitting for opener ‘Anthrocene’, but following into ‘Jesus Alone’ he swiftly took charge of the crowd like a cult leader. ‘Girl in Amber’ featured a duet, with a pre-recorded segment on the giant screen and was beautiful.

The Bad Seeds did not miss a beat the whole night. ‘Jubilee Street’ was an early highlight, as was the big singalong to ‘Into My Arms’ and ‘The Weeping Song’ brought along energy into the closing encore set

Rating: 10/10

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