Singer-songwriter Nich Cave is prepping to release a book written entirely from notes he wrote down on airplane barf bags. The Sick Bag Song is due to be out in June through Canongate.
The book was written during Cave’s 2014 North American tour with the Bad Seeds and “began life as notes scribbled on airline sick bags during the 22-city journey and grew into a restless, full-length, epic poem, seeking out the roots of inspiration, love and meaning.” The book will be available in two versions:
– The Unlimited Edition (publishing 8th April 2015) features the boxed hardback edition of The Sick Bag Song, an audio download of Nick Cave reading the book (unabridged) and the eBook.
– The Limited Edition (limited to 220, publishing 4th June 2015) includes a sick bag signed and personally customised by Nick Cave with notes, doodles and musings, a signed and numbered special edition of The Sick Bag Song book, a limited pressing of Nick Cave reading the book on a white vinyl double LP. Anyone purchasing the limited edition will also receive a copy of the Unlimited edition.
The “Unlimited Edition” will cost $45 while the “Limited Edition” will cost $1,124 and are categorized by city, for each of the cities on the tour. Pre-orders for both versions have begun and are available here.
Watch an official trailer below which features the first few lines of the book.
Cave will go on a short book tour in support of the book:
04/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Egyptian Theatre
04/10 – New York, NY @ Florence Gould Theatre
04/16 – London, UK @ Porchester Hall