Distant Sky will let you relive Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' last tour

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Coming to a cinema near you for one night only

Last year, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds toured Skeleton Tree, the 2016 album written in the aftermath of the death of Cave’s son Arthur and full of dispatches from the wilds of grief and loss.

The shows, the band’s first in three years, were not just entertaining – unsurprising when you’re talking about Nick Cave & The Bad Sees – but particularly marked.

The older songs were for sing-a-longs and nostalgia, but the Skeleton Tree cuts felt charged with a greater significance. The audience went quiet. People understood.

For fans, it was a remarkable experience – and, come April, one you’ll be able to revisit.


The band will screen Distant Sky, a film shot at a Copenhagen show on that tour, at cinemas across the world on April 12 – a one-night-only kind of deal.

The set that night, at the city’s Royal Arena, mixed songs from Skeleton Tree like ‘Jesus Alone’ and ‘Magneto’ with older songs like ‘Red Right Hand’, ‘From Her To Eternity’ and ‘The Mercy Seat’. The encore included ‘Stagger Lee’ and ‘Push The Sky Away’.

David Barnard, who has made concert documentaries for artists including Pulp, Bjork and Radiohead, directed the feature.

Plenty of cinemas in major Australian cities will screen the feature. You can find the full list on Cave’s website.