photos by James Richards IV

Nick Cave @ the Chicago Theatre
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds brought their new album and their Coachella-bound tour that previously visited SXSW and NYC for three nights, to Chicago Theatre on April Fools Day. Greg Kot writes:

No one paints a picture quite as vividly with lyrics as does Cave, and part of his appeal is built on pure storytelling. In his black suit, jet-black hair and white shirt, he was a dapper gentleman preacher who raved as if the Old Testament were also a scandal sheet, rife with betrayal, temptation, blood and lust. "People," Cave declared, "they ain't no good," and he spent a good portion of the nearly two-hour performance counting the ways.

The also awesome Sharon Van Etten opened the show. Here are some pictures, and the setlist. More below...

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave set list Monday at the Chicago Theatre:
1 We No Who U R
2 Jubilee Street
3 Wide Lovely Eyes
4 Higgs Boson Blues
5 From Her to Eternity
6 Red Right Hand
7 Deanna
8 Jack the Ripper
9 Your Funeral, My Trial
10 People Ain't No Good
11 Love Letter
12 Papa Won't Leave You, Henry
13 The Weeping Song
14 The Mercy Seat
15 Stagger Lee

Encore:
16 Tupelo
17 Push the Sky Away
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