Formation and Early Success
Fronted by Nick Cave, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds emerged after the demise of Nick’s former band, The Birthday Party, in 1983. Assuming Nick Cave and the Cavemen as their moniker, the band played its early shows as part of Nick Cave’s headlining tour. In 1984, they began working on their debut album in London. From Her to Eternity was released in June 1984 and it made its way to the UK Albums Chart. The original lineup of the band included Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Hugo Race, Barry Adamson and Blixa Bargeld.
With the relocation in Berlin, Germany, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds released their second full length record, The Firstborn Is Dead in 1985. The album marked a stylistic shift in their music as they included Americana and blues in their sound.
Expanding the Horizons
In 1986, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds released two albums which turned out to be international hits. Their fifth studio album, Tender Party came out in 1988 and strengthened their standing in the industry. During the time, Nick Cave undertook some other ventures as he acted in different movies and published his first novel, And the Ass Saw the Angel in 1989. With the start of the 90s, the band’s sound took a new dimension as they added extensive piano into their music and released a series of hit ballads. Among others, albums like Henry’s Dream, Let Love In and Murder Ballads proved to be smash hits and hit several international music charts. 90s came to a close with another chartbuster, The Boatman’s Voice.
Achieving New Feats
More success and acclaim followed Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds as they stepped into 2000s. The band gave one after the other hit records and won a number of ARIA Awards. Nick Cave continued to publish his writings and worked on a number of movies for their soundtracks and screenplay. Along with these achievements, the band’s music career reached new peaks of fame with acclaimed albums like No More Shall We Part, Nocturama and Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!.
The band released their newest studio record, Push the Sky Away in February 2013. It topped the music charts in Australia, Denmark and New Zealand and became the band’s highest charting album on Billboard 200. The album was awarded many ARIA Awards for its amazing musical arrangement and fresh instrumentation. With a clear focus on their future, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds continue to make their mark on the modern music scene.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Live
The band is set for their latest North American tour and will be hitting major venues during their summer 2014 series. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds tickets are hogged by their fans as the band will be headlining their shows after two years. Be a part of one of their concerts in your town to listen to their greatest hits live.