At 8pm AEST tonight (23rd July), national treasure Nick Cave will share an exclusive, live-streamed solo piano concert titled Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace. As you may be able to guess, the film sees Cave performing at the iconic Alexandra Palace in London.
Ahead of the stream, Cave has previewed the show with a clip of him performing Ghosteen cut ‘Galleon Ship’. It’s a brief but breathtaking performance, with Cave playing unaccompanied at a grand piano in the spacious venue. It’s both visually and sonically stunning, with a palpable energy that makes the whole thing feel pretty special.
Filmed last month, Idiot Prayer will contain around 90 minutes of similarly haunting performances from Cave, with a press release promising a wide-range of selections from Cave’s early Bad Seeds days, Grinderman material, and the premiere of new songs.
The high-quality production was filmed by award-winning cinematographer Robbie Ryan and edited by Nick Emerson. Beginning at 8PM (AEST) on the dot with no rewatches permitted after the event, it’ll come about as close to the real thing as you can get what with these ~ unprecedented times ~ and all.