Tickets for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' forthcoming gig in Kilmainham sold out in less than an hour after going on sale, but there's good news for fans who want to catch a glimpse of the rock legend in close quarters.

Cave will participate in a Q&A event at Dublin's Abbey Theatre on Tuesday, June 5th - the day before the gig - after being inspired by his 'evolving relationship with the audience' during the Bad Seeds' 2017 tour.

"To be honest I am not sure what is going to happen at these events. I have always loved the Q&A format - not the formal onstage interviews that precede them but the questions from the audience afterwards," he said. "The audience tends to ask more challenging, revealing, playful and ultimately serious questions. You never know what you are going to get. They can be fearless and they can go deep. There has been a connection happening with the audience through the recent live shows where we have all shown a kind of willingness to open up and I thought that a direct conversation with the audience might be valuable. The more frank and intimate the questions, the more interesting the evening will be. The audience can ask me anything and I’ll do my best to answer. I do have some things to say. I can always play some songs at the piano if it all goes horribly wrong. But, I don’t know, I’ve got a good feeling about this one."

Tickets for 'SO, WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW - CONVERSATIONS WITH NICK CAVE' go on sale from tomorrow, May 9th at 12pm from

In other news, extra production hold tickets for the June 6th gig at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham will go on sale this Friday, May 11th at 9am. Support, of course, comes from Patti Smith and Limerick band Whenyoung have also been added to the bill.

Dublin's Lighthouse Cinema and Galway's Palas Cinema will also run a Nick Cave Season from June 1st - 6th, screening One More Time With Feeling’ and ’20,000 Days On Earth’ – plus feature films ‘Lawless’, ‘The Proposition’, ‘The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford’, ‘Wind River’ and ‘Hell Or High Water’, which he provided the soundtrack to with Warren Ellis.