Nick Cave’s Distant Sky film to be released online this month

Nick Cave, Sziget

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds will be releasing the film Distant Sky online for a limited time only.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker David Barnard, Distant Sky is a live concert film of the band’s Copenhagen Royal Arena show in October 2017. The show was part of the group’s 2017 Skeleton Tree tour – their first in three years. Initially screened for one night, on 12 April 2018, in cinemas worldwide, it’s now been announced that Distant Sky will be made available to stream online for free from 19-22 April. It’ll be released on 11.59pm (PDT) or 6.59pm (GMT) on the band’s site.

Distant Sky features Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds performing material from their 16th studio album Skeleton Tree alongside older material from their back catalogue, such as Jubilee Street and From Her to Eternity. An EP of the Copenhagen show was released in September 2018.

Last year Cave’s wife, Suzie Bick, revealed that the frontman had been working on new material. In a talk in Melbourne earlier this year, Cave said, “We’ve really nearly finished a new record, I would say, and it’s an amazing thing in my opinion.” He also added that he was “very, very excited” about the next LP. A release date is yet to be announced.

Following on from sold out shows across the US, Australia and New Zealand, the Bad Seeds frontman is set to embark on the Conversations with Nick Cave tour this year, which will include unmoderated and unscripted Q&A discussions with the audience.

Head here to sign up for access to Distant Sky.