with Sharon Van Etten
Jam presents the only Midwest appearance of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, coming to The Chicago Theatre on April 1, 2013. Appearing on the U.S. tour dates will be special guest Sharon Van Etten.
This will be the first Chicago appearance in five years for Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, and the tour will coincide with the February 18th release of a new album, Push The Sky Away. This album was recorded at La Fabrique, a recording studio based in a 19th Century mansion in the South of France, where the walls of the main studio are lined with an immense collection of classical vinyl.
"I enter the studio with a handful of ideas, unformed and pupal; it's the Bad Seeds that transform them into things of wonder. Ask anyone who has seen them at work. They are unlike any other band on earth for pure, instinctive inventiveness." - Nick Cave
On this album it’s not always apparent what instruments the band is playing: they may be traditional musical instruments but other sounds are clearly generated by objects unrelated to musical instruments. What’s being created is a collective musical language that’s rich and complex. Push the Sky Away has a clarity and sweet strangeness that’s built upon the refusal to accept limitations, whether they be the traditional uses and sounds of musical instruments, lyric styles, or diminished spiritual horizons.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see one of rock’s bravest and most inventive bands.