This November, triple j is celebrating our Ausmusic Month by touring a series of tribute concerts to the one and only Nick Cave. Nick Cave is an Australian music legend – he’s been on the scene for 35 years with various acts including The Birthday Party, Boys Next Door, The Bad Seeds and Grinderman. Now Australian musicians including Elefant Traks very own Urthboy, are lining up to get involved in this tribute to the man himself – and are taking his music around the country.
A slew of talented Australian singers will join a band led by Cameron Bruce, who plays in Paul Kelly and Washington’s bands and was Musical Director for the acclaimed Kev Carmody tribute, Cannot Buy My Soul. In alphabetical order the vocalists are: Abbe May, Adalita, Alex Burnett (Sparkadia), Ben Corbett* (Gentle Ben And His Sensitive Side/SixFtHick), Bertie Blackman, Dan Sultan, Jake Stone (Bluejuice), Johnny Mackay (Children Collide), Kram (Spiderbait), Lanie Lane, Lisa Mitchell, Muscles, Tim Rogers* (You Am I) and Urthboy (The Herd).*One off special guest.
For previous triple j Ausmusic Months, triple j has honoured the likes of The Go-Betweens and AC/DC with a tribute concert. Two years ago, triple j released its Paul Kelly – Before Too Long tribute as a CD/DVD, which featured Ozi Batla. Each year, listeners have begged triple j to tour these tribute shows. This year they have answered those calls. Starting in Geelong, the Straight To You tour will take in Ballarat, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane. So get ready for some Nick Cave love!
Wednesday 9 November – Performing Arts Centre, Geelong
Thursday November 10 – Her Majestys, Ballarat
Friday November 11 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Saturday November 12 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Wednesday November 16 – Royal Theatre, Canberra
Thursday November 17 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Saturday November 19 – Panthers, Newcastle
Sunday November 20 – The Tivoli, Brisbane