Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are set to hit cinema screens once again with another one-night only screening. This time, Distant Sky is a full concert movie and will be shown in select cinemas on 12 April.
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Filmed at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena in October 2017, Distant Sky captures the veteran band in action during their massive arena tour in support of their 16th studio album, the critically acclaimed Skeleton Tree.
In addition to the band’s current line-up of Nick Cave (vocals, piano), Warren Ellis (piano, keyboards, violin, tenor guitar), Martyn Casey (bass), Thomas Wydler (drums), Jim Sclavunos (vibraphone, percussion, piano), George Vjestica (guitar) and Larry Mullins (keyboards, piano), the group was also joined by Danish soprano Else Torp for a unique live performance of the title track 'Distant Sky'. She also appeared on the recorded track.
Directed by award winning filmmaker David Barnard, Distant Sky - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen will be shown in 500 cinemas worldwide for one night only on 12 April. Information on participating cinemas and tickets is to be found on the band’s website.
In September 2016, the documentary One More Time With Feeling was shown in cinemas for one night only. Directed by Andrew Dominik, the 3-D film chronicled the recording of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' sixteenth studio album, Skeleton Tree, in the aftermath of the death of Nick Cave's 15-year-old son Arthur. It was subsequently re-released due to popular demand.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds then gear themselves up for a summer of festival appearances. In addition to playing the Primavera Festival in Barlcelona in Spain (31 May), NOS Primavera Sound in Porto, Portugal (9 June) and the massive Open’er Festival in Gdynia, Poland (4 July) among others, the band headlines new festival APE Presents in Victoria Park, London on 3 June.