Sakura presents her photo gallery from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at Manchester Arena.ย 

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 Keyย 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;

Setlist

Anthrocene
Jesus Alone
Magneto
Higgs Boson Blues
From Her to Eternity
Tupelo
Jubilee Street
The Ship Song
Into My Arms
Girl in Amber
I Need You
Red Right Hand
The Mercy Seat
Distant Sky
Skeleton Tree

Encore:
The Weeping Song
Stagger Lee
Push the Sky Away

Photos by Sakura