Sakura presents her photo gallery from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at Manchester Arena.
Last night Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds took to the Manchester Arena for one of their largest ever UK shows and by all accounts delivered with a triumphant performance.
Despite reports of long queues, security checks and a noticeably heightened police presence, all understandable, the headlines belong to what occurred on the stage rather than away from it.
The setlist (below in full) was heavily weighted towards 2016’s Skeleton Key album but spanned nine records from start to finish, ending with Mr Cave encouraging a rather civilised stage invasion before closing with 2013’s Push The Sky Away.
Here’s some reaction to from attendees;
— Stuart Wolfenden (@StuartWolfenden) September 25, 2017
Seen some fucking gigs in my time but never seen anything quite as dynamic as @nickcave tonight in Manchester. I swear the PA was breathing.
— Mike Vennart (@Vennart) September 25, 2017
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds were brilliant in Manchester tonight. They did Distant Sky, and I choked up. pic.twitter.com/iy7Z1h0tOi
— Albert Freeman (@AlbFreeman) September 25, 2017
— Adrian Nicholson (@adinic101) September 25, 2017
— Violet Fenn (@violetfenn) September 26, 2017
— Trust the Wizards (@trustthewizards) September 26, 2017
— Lasma Poisa (@LasmaPoisa) September 25, 2017
Higgs Boson Blues
From Her to Eternity
The Ship Song
Into My Arms
Girl in Amber
I Need You
Red Right Hand
The Mercy Seat
The Weeping Song
Push the Sky Away
Photos by Sakura