TVD Ticket Giveaway: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at The Anthem, 10/25

Washington, DC! Home of our home, the key figure in our origin story—it’s been ages since we ran a good old-fashioned ticket giveaway for ya—and we’ve got a fantastic one for you today indeed. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds play DC’s newest monument to music, The Anthem, on Thursday, October 25—and we’ve got a pair of tickets to award to one of you. First however, some official background on Cave’s October shows:

“One of the most intense and exciting live acts on the planet, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds will be headlining festivals across Europe this summer, before crossing continents to Latin and North America for 9 dates in October. They will be joined by special guest Cigarettes After Sex for their shows in Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Toronto.

2017 saw the band play sell out shows in Australia, Europe, and North America, stunning audiences with an incredible, emotional live experience and picking up some of the best reviews of an already decorated career.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ seven-piece touring line-up features 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).”

2017 US show reviews:

“There was murder, bloodshed, weeping and betrayal in these songs, many of which explored the tension between control and the furious abandonment of it. And yet there was hope, and an unfettered adoration and belief in the ideals of romantic love.” —Los Angeles Times

“It could be said that Cave himself gets right down to people’s souls—more-so than any artist of recent memory. To meet a Nick Cave fan is to meet a disciple. To see a Nick Cave concert is to witness a kind of musical sacrament.” —LA Record

“The pain [Nick Cave]’s voice conveys on [Skeleton Tree] is almost too much to bear, but shared with 6,000 disciples experiencing the same feelings it becomes life affirming…His shows have become true art. And like all great art it is an experience that will transform you and stay with you for years to come.” —Forbes

“The people in the pit felt his breath, had their hands guided to his heart, and were often relied on to hold him from the ground. Near the stage, it was the most baroque hardcore show ever conceived. The audience was part of the show. Everything was interactive.”
Consequence Of Sound

Enter to win our pair of tickets to catch Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, along with Cigarettes After Sex, by citing in the comments below the song you’d most want to hear performed live from Cave’s canon—and briefly why. We’ll choose on winner on Friday, October 12 for the pair of tickets. Our winner will be notified directly via email.

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  • Mark Vidreiro: markvphotos.com

    I woukd LOVE to hear Stagger Lee! First, the bass line is amazing. Second the story that goes with it is amazing. His words just paint this beautiful picture in your head as you imagine what is happening

  • Liz Campbell Vidreiro

    I would love to hear “Where the Wild Roses Grow” because my husband and I are big Kylie Minogue fans, and she’s the reason we started listening to Nick Cave. The story the song is about is so intriguing!

  • ¡rm∆‏

    “O children” because it is fall feels and… Harry Potter

  • Hellof Romo

    Red Right Hand! Love Peaky Blinders.

  • norten green

    Surprise encore with PJ Hatvey, who randomly shows up in DC to record albums anyway. Duets on “Henry Lee” and “Red Right Hand.” Mick Harvey is confused but elated. Incidentally Red Right Hand has been in the set list for every Bad Seeds tour so it’s a no brainer.

    Would also be satisfied with “Nick the Stripper”! I wish they’d bust out The Birthday Party tunes more regularly.

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