|Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds in U.S.A.|
|Friday, 27 July 2001|
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have lined up a fall U.S. tour that will kick off Sept. 18 in Los Angeles and wrap Oct. 9 in Austin, Texas. The trek comes in support of Cave's most recent Reprise album, "No More Shall We Part," which debuted at No. 9 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and at No. 5 on Music & Media's European Top 100 Albums tally in April.
Although Cave's subject matter has deepened with each subsequent album, the singer remains, by his own admission, "musically and lyrically ... chained to the same bowl of vomit," for which he does not apologize. "There aren't that many themes in the world," he told Billboard earlier this year. "There's love and death, God, and some variations of that."
Earlier this spring, Cave's "Ship Song" was named as one of the top-30 Australian songs of the past 75 years. The Easybeats' "Friday on My Mind" was declared the No. 1 song in a presentation as part of the Australasian Performing Right Association's annual music awards. [billboard.com]