After 19 years has passed since his last performance in Tel Aviv, the price of darkness returns once again with his band The Bad Seeds for two shows only. Australian musician, singer-songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and film actor Nick Cave is well known as rock musics' "Price of Darkness" because of his dark, intense tunes. His music is known to be emotionally intense and is characterized by a variety of influences such as death, religion, love and violence. He was called by NME "the grand lord of gothic lushness".
Coming from Victoria, Australia, Cave started his musical path in the 1970's when he formed "the Boys Next Door" which became a huge success in Melbourne's post-punk scene. Their name was changed to "the Birthday Party" and the band's sound and shows took a rather violent direction and they became known as one of the darkest groups of the 1980's, they fell apart in 1983.
The end of the Birthday Party was the beginning of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in 1983 and they released their debut album the following year. Most of the band's early material was inspired by spirituality and Delta blues. In 1996 the band released its album "Murder Ballads" which featured "Where the Wild Roses Grow", a duet with Kylie Minogue that is also Cave's biggest commercial success to date. The band's sixteenth and most recent album, "Skeleton Tree", was released in 2016.
Many artists covered Cave's songs over the years, including Metallica, Johnny Cash, and Arctic Monkeys. When Cave joined the ARIA Hall of Fame, ARIA Awards committee chairman Ed St John said "Nick Cave has enjoyed—and continues to enjoy—one of the most extraordinary careers in the annals of popular music. He is an Australian artist like Sidney Nolan is an Australian artist—beyond comparison, beyond genre, beyond dispute".
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will perform at the Menora Arena in Tel Aviv on November 19 and an additional date has been added on November 20 due to demand. Only 7000 fans will get the chance to look the legendary Nick Cave in the eyes, this is guaranteed to be an unforgettable show!