POD and AEG / Goldenvoice present

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

+ Very special guest Patti Smith & Her Band

+ Support from Whenyoung


The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham

Wednesday, 6 June 2018



21:00 - 22:30 - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

19:00 - 20:15 - Patti Smith & Her Band

17:45 - 18:15 - Whenyoung

17:00PM - Gates Open 

Last Entry to the show 21:30PM.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds first Irish headline gig since 2008. This extraordinary show sold out in less than an hour when announced, but a limited number of Production Hold tickets will be released for sale this Friday, 11 May at 9am -

2018 marks 10 years of POD putting on shows at the stunning Royal Hospital Kilmainham -  the inaugural show being a spellbinding Leonard Cohen show in 2008. This show is the first in a series of very special concerts that POD will be bringing to the RHK next summer!

One of the most exciting, volatile and influential groups of musicians of the past 30 years, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds returned to the UK this September, for the first time since 2014, bringing their incredible show to arenas and garnering some of the best reviews of a decorated career, unfurling new album Skeleton Tree’s exquisitely moving compositions alongside their essential catalogue.

In a year highlighted by sold out dates around the world and awards including the GQ Award for Band Of The Year and AIM Special Catalogue Release Of The Year (for 2016’s Lovely Creatures), they have also just been nominated for 3 Australian ARIA awards including Best Live Act.

“An extraordinary response to the unimaginable” The Telegraph *****

“Joyous and unexpectedly triumphant” The Guardian *****

“Tense and thunderous at times, tender and cathartic at others. It’s masterful.” i - *****

“A triumphant performance charged with tragedy” The Evening Standard *****

“Ferocity and grief at arena scale” Financial Times *****

“Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds stun Glasgow’s SSE Hydro into silence with relentless performance” The Scottish Sun

“No matter the size of the venue, the Australian’s power is undiminished” The Herald *****

“A sense of awe rings around the O2 as the Bad Seeds leave the stage, lifetime Cave fans shocked at quite how magnificently the band have mutated.” Loud & Quiet

"Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds used to be a great live act. Tonight, they are phenomenal.” Line Of Best Fit

“I’m still not sure how Cave managed to keep moving from desolation to euphoria and back again without striking a single inauthentic note, or how he made the whole experience so ultimately joyous. What I do know, though, is that I’ve now got something new to say when a pub conversation turns, as pub conversations will, to the best gigs you’ve ever seen.” The Spectator

Very special guests on this magical evening will be the seminal and legendary poet, author and punk icon Patti Smith and her band. Her debut LP Horses was the beginning of a long musical career that resonates even greater today.  The album has achieved many notable recognitions over the years, and included on many all-time best album lists.  It has been followed by another nine albums of original material, books of poetry and a best-selling memoir, Just Kids; world tours and personal appearances, as well as induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  

‘Smith’s masterful singing combined her youthful fury with rich sensuality, authority and wisdom.’ The Guardian (live review)

‘the visionary rock ‘n’ roll poet still has the power to take an audience to another level’ Louder Than War

‘Proof that punk doesn't age.’ Consequence of Sound

This is the very first time these extraordinary artists have played together on the same bill. These amazing musicians share an enormous respect for each other and each have been influenced by the other over the course of their acclaimed careers.

Prepare for something truly amazing on Wednesday 6th June, when two of the finest live performers will take to the stage with their bands in what is sure to be an absolutely unforgettable evening of song.

Tickets for this very special show are now completely SOLD OUT

Gates 5pm | Subject to licence