Nick Cave Public Sessions 1982 - 1999


This list contains public concerts which were not regular live shows, but for example solo performances or sessions in a record shop, as well as Nick's solo concerts in the 1997-1999 period.

1982-1996

16/01/82   Melbourne, Royal Oak Hotel, jam with The Go-Betweens   
           Downtown Swinging Town - I Don't Care, Yeah - Dead Joe - Ring Of Fire

28/10/86   San Francisco, Reckless Records
           Very nice session of acoustic songs played in a record store.
           By The Time I Get To Phoenix - Serves You Right To Suffer -
           I Threw It All Away - Rye Whiskey - Wade In The Water -
           Green, Green Grass Of Home - Long Black Veil - Miniskirts - 
           Hey Joe - Knocking On Heaven's Door

23/06/87 - Berlin, Quartier Latin, benefit for "The Gift" record shop
           15 minutes of covers, incl. Let It Be Me and songs from The Carpenters.          

13/03/94   London, Piccadilly Circus, Tower Records
           Loverman - I Let Love In - Papa Won't Leave You Henry - 
           Do You Love Me? - The Mercy Seat - Nobody's Baby Now -
           Thirsty Dog

07/07/96   London, Royal Albert Hall, "Poetry Olympics" w. Warren Ellis
           Dead Joe - Black Hair - The Mercy Seat

06/09/96   Dublin, Whelan's Tent, "In The City" Festival
           The Flesh Made Word - Green Eyes

1997

03/03/97 - Paris, Virgin Megastore, also reading (and signing)
           Dead Joe - The Mercy Seat - Black Hair   

04/09/97 - Skibbereen, Ireland, Liss Ard festival, "Songs & Poetry"
           Dead Joe - The Mercy Seat - parts from "And The Ass..." -
           Time Jesum Transientum Et Non Riverentum (reading) - Black Hair
           People Ain't No Good - West Country Girl

04/09/97 - Skibbereen, Ireland, Liss Ard festival, reading
	   The Carny - Your Cheating Heart (Hank Williams)

05/09/97   Skibbereen, Ireland, Liss Ard festival
           Lime Tree Arbour (aborted)- The Flesh Made Word (reading) - 
           Brompton Oratory - Little Empty Boat 

05/09/97   Skibbereen, Ireland, Liss Ard festival
           Nick, Mick Harvey & members from Patti Smith band:
           People Ain't No Good - Stagger Lee - Henry Lee - Into My Arms
           The Mercy Seat - Rainy Night In Soho - Black Hair

26/10/97   Rome, "World Food Day", FAO benefit
           Into My Arms (with Warren Ellis on violin)

27/11/97 - Sydney, St. Andrew's Cathedral, the Michael Hutchence funeral
           Into My Arms

1998

03/09/98 - Skibbereen, Liss Ard Festival
           West Country Girl - Dead Joe

04/09/98 - Skibbereen, Liss Ard Festival, session with
           Mick, Conway and Warren. Nick participated at least on:
           Into My Arms - Love Letter

05/09/98 - Skibbereen, Liss Ard Festival, 
           Nick appeared on stage during Iarla O'Lionaird's set.

1999

14/03/99 - Wroclaw, Teatr Polski, "Festiwal Piosenki Aktorskiej" 16:00
           Some songs with Polish artists who did
           a set of Nick Cave songs before Nick's gig. Released on DVD in 2008.
           Into My Arms (with band during their set).
           The Mercy Seat - People Ain't No Good - Brompton Oratory -
           West Country Girl - Love Letter - Far From Me - Into My Arms -
           The Weeping Song (w. band) - The Ship Song - Dead Joe

14/03/99 - Wroclaw, Teatr Polski, "Festiwal Piosenki Aktorskiej" 20:00
           The songs are the same as above.
          
02/07/99   London, Royal Festival Hall, Meltdown 
           "Harry Smith Anthology of American Folk Music Night"
           Henry Lee - John The Revelator - Shine On Me
           (last two with Kate and Anne McGarrigle)

11/11/99   Brooklyn, St. Ann's Church, "Harry Smith Night"
           John The Revelator - Henry Lee - Shine On Me (all w. McGarrigles)

12/11/99   Brooklyn, St. Ann's Church, "Harry Smith Night"
           John The Revelator - Henry Lee - Shine On Me (all w. McGarrigles)

Nick Cave Solo Concerts 1997-1999


Fall 1997 - Winter 1999

Comments: In 1997-1998, the first solo concerts started as one-off sessions.
These were not yet "quartet" sessions. From the very start, the solo
shows have always contained rare songs, b-sides and cover songs that were 
not played in the Bad Seeds' sets. In these years we get to hear: 
"Dead Joe" on the piano, "Time Jesum...", "Little Empty Boat", "Orphan Boy" etc.

11/10/97   London, Camden, Jazz Cafe, (with Warren Ellis & Kylie) 
31/10/97   London, Barbican Centre, Benefit f. La Monte Young & M. Zazeela (w. W. Ellis) 
14/11/97   Belfast, Elmwood Hall, Belfast Festival (with Kylie) 
28/05/98   London, Mean Fiddler, Amnesty International benefit gig
21/08/98   Edinburgh, Queens Hall, Flux Festival
22/08/98   Edinburgh, Queens Hall, Flux Festival
05/09/98 - Skibbereen, Liss Ard Festival, (with Iarla O'Lionaird)
28/09/98   Vienna, Akademietheater
22/11/98 - London, Brick Lane's Truman Brewery, Mavericks Festival
22/01/99   Antwerpen, De Singel, "De Nachten"
23/01/99   Amsterdam, Paradiso, "Les Nuits du Paradis"
14/03/99 - Wroclaw, Teatr Polski, "Festiwal Piosenki Aktorskiej" 16:00
14/03/99 - Wroclaw, Teatr Polski, "Festiwal Piosenki Aktorskiej" 20:00

 YEAR                     1997     1998              1999
 MONTH                    Octob No Ma Augus Septe No Janua March     
 DAY                      11 31 14 28 21 22  5 28 22 22 23 14 14 
 TOTAL # OF SONGS          9  6  9  6 10 11  6 10  7 15 13 11 11   

 Dead Joe                  1  1  2     3  5     2     1  9 11 11
 The Mercy Seat            2  2  3  1  8  9  2  4  2 14  2  2  2     
 Time Jesum Transientum    4  6  7  5  9        8  7 10 12
 Black Hair                5  5  6  2  5  6  5  9     7
 People Ain't No Good      7           4 11  1  5     2  3  3  3       
 West Country Girl            3        7  8     7  3  3  4  6  6    
 Little Empty Boat         9     9  6 10 10    10    15 13          
 Into My Arms              8  4  5  4  1  2     3  6  4 11  8  8     
 Love Letter                        3  6  7  3     5  6  5  5  5    
 Brompton Oratory                         1  4  6  4 13  6  4  4
 And The Ass...            3     4                    5
 And The Ass [more]...                                8
 Still Your Face...        6     8
 The Flesh Made Word             1     2  3
 Far From Me                              4             10  7  7 
 Love Song                                      1  
 Introduction To Mark                              1     1
 Where Do We Go Now, ...                              9
 Orphan Boy                                          11  7
 The Ship Song                                       12  8 10 10   
 Into My Arms (w. band)                                     1  1
 The Weeping Song (w. band)                                 9  9

Spring 99

Comments: Nick accompanied by Warren Ellis (violin and accordeon), Susan Stenger (bass) and Jim White (drums) 
on various songs. Setlists may not be completely in correct order. There was some more
Love Song lecturing in between the early songs on the 28/3 late show, but I've listed it just once.

27/03/99 - Dublin, Guinness Hop Store
28/03/99 - Dublin, Gaiety Hall, 14:00 show
28/03/99   Dublin, Gaiety Hall, 20:00 show 
30/03/99   London, South Bank Royal Festival Hall

01/05/99   Bergen, Norway, Grieghallen, Blues and Roots Festival 
02/05/99   Bergen, Norway, Grieghallen, Blues and Roots Festival, early show
02/05/99   Bergen, Norway, Grieghallen, Blues and Roots Festival, late show
03/05/99   Stockholm, Sodra Teatern, early show
03/05/99 - Stockholm, Sodra Teatern, late show

 MONTH                     March       May            
 DAY                       27 28 28 30  1  2  2  3  3 
 TOTAL # OF SONGS             12 13 13 16 16 17 13 16 

 The Love Song Lecture         2  2  2
 West Country Girl          *  1  1  1  1  2  1  1  1 
 People Ain't No Good          3  3  3  2  3  2  2  2 
 Sad Waters                    5  8  4  3  4  3  4  3 
 The Mercy Seat             *  9  6  7  4  5  4  3  4 
 Henry Lee                    10  7  8  7  6  5  5  7 
 Love Letter                *  4  4  5  5  7  6  7  6 
 Into My Arms               *  7 10 10  8  9  8  8  9 
 Do You Love Me (Part 2)    *  6  9  9 10 10  9  9 11 
 Stagger Lee                * 11 11 11 12 13 11 10 10 
 The Ship Song              * 12 12 12 13 12 13 13 13 
 Far From Me                *  8  5  6 11 14 16    16 
 Little Empty Boat               13 13 16    17       
 Loverman                               9  8  7  6  5 
 Orphan Boy                               11 12 12 12 
 Time Jesum Transientum                14  1 10    14
 Dead Joe                              15 15 14 11 15 
 The Loom Of The Land                     16 15     8 
 And The Ass Saw The Angel              6  

Summer 99

Comments: Again Nick is accompanied by Warren Ellis, Susan Stenger and Jim White on various songs.
"Papa Won't Leave You Henry" and "Straight To You" had not been played for years. 
"Wild World" is another Birthday Party song returning (after "Dead Joe"), and "Right Now I'm A Roamin'" is a live debut.
On June 30, one line of "Foi Na Cruz' was also sung after a request for that song. August 28 was the "Parting Glass" 
session and also included other artists performing their song. The event took place past midnight.
Nick sang background vocals on Bob Dylan's "New Pony" with Will Oldham. 

30/06/99   London, Royal Festival Hall, Meltdown
11/07/99   Mainz, Zelt Festival
12/07/99   Hamburg, West Port Jazz Festival 
31/07/99   Cambridge Folk festival 
06/08/99   Dranouter Folk Festival, Belgium
27/08/99 - Edinburgh, Flux Festival, Ross Bandstand
28/08/99 - Skibbereen, Liss Ard Festival, (with others, inc. Will Oldham)
29/08/99   Skibbereen, Liss Ard Festival
08/09/99 - Mantova, Festivaletteratura
09/09/99   Mantova, Festivaletteratura
11/09/99   Geneva, la Bâtie, festival de Genève at the Victoria Hall
18/11/99   Prague, Lucerna
21/11/99 - Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre
23/11/99   Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall 

 MONTH                      Ju July     August      Septembe November
 DAY                        30 11 12 31  6 27 28 29  8  9 11 18 21 23
 TOTAL # OF SONGS           17 19 18    13 14 10 16 16 18 16 16 17 15

 West Country Girl           1  1  1  1  1  1     1  1  2  1  1  1  1
 People Ain't No Good       16 15 17    10  3     2  2  6  2  2  2  2
 Sad Waters                  3  3  3  2  2  2  3  3  5  3  5  5  3  3
 The Mercy Seat              5  5  5  4  4  4  1  4  4  4  3  3  4  4
 Henry Lee                   9  2  2  3  3  5     5  3  5  4  4  5  5
 Papa Won't Leave You, Henry 7  7  7  5  6  6  2  6  7  7  6  7  6  6
 Love Letter                 8  8  8  *  5  8     8  8  8  7  8  7  7
 Straight To You             2  9  9  6  7  7  6  7  9  9  8  9  8  8
 Stagger Lee                10 10 10  7  8  9  4  9 10 10  9 10 10 10
 The Ship Song              12 12 11    11 11  8 14  6 12 11 13 16 14
 Into My Arms               13 13 12  *  9 12    10 12 13 12 12 12 11
 The Loom Of The Land        4  4  4    13 13 10 16 16 16 15 14 15 13
 Wild World                 15 14 13    12 10  7 15 15 17 16  6  9  9
 Right Now I'm A Roamin'    14 16 14             12 13 14 13    13
 Brompton Oratory              17 15             13 14 15 14 15 14
 Far From Me                                     11 11 11 10 11 11
 Little Empty Boat          17 19 18       14          18    16 17 15
 Do You Love Me (Part 2)     6  6  6                               12
 Orphan Boy                 11 11
 Loverman                      18 16
 New Pony [w.Will Oldham]                      5
 Dead Joe                                      9
 Green Eyes [read]                                      1

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