Triple J announce Nick Cave tribute concerts

Following on from their spectacular tribute concert to Paul Kelly in 2009, triple j has announced that as part of the Ausmusic Month celebrations this November they will honour the legendary Nick Cave with a series of shows around Australia.

Unlike their past Ausmusic concerts the Straight To You tribute will makes its way along the entire east coast of the country, including stops in Geelong, Ballarat and Newcastle.

The shows will see some of this country’s finest tackling songs from Cave’s entire career. The musos tasked with re-imagining the tunes of Birthday Party, Boys Next Door, The Bad Seeds and Grinderman are: Abbe May, Adalita, Alex Burnett (Sparkadia), Ben Corbett (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).

Given that St Nick will be on our shores in early December with his Grinderman, it also leaves open the possibility that the man himself may rear his head at one of the shows. And with Grinderman appearances locked in for Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney already, Brisbane could well be the likely contender.

Nick Cave ‘Straight To You’ tribute shows:

Wednesday 9th November – Performing Arts Centre, Geelong

Thursday 10th November – Her Majestys, Ballarat

Friday 11th November – Forum Theatre, Melbourne

Saturday 12th November – Forum Theatre, Melbourne

Wednesday 16th November – Royal Theatre, Canberra

Thursday 17th November – Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Saturday 19th November – Panthers, Newcastle

Sunday 20th November – The Tivoli, Brisbane

Tickets on sale Friday 2nd September at 9am