After wowing Israeli audiences in 2017 with what many considered one of the best performances by a foreign artist in Israel, Australian singer/songwriter Nick Cave and his band, The Bad Seeds, will be returning to Tel Aviv on July 17, 2020. The show will take place at Bloomfield Stadium, as part of a world tour promoting Cave’s album Ghosteen, which deals in part with the tragic death of his 15-year-old son in 2015 after a fall from a cliff.Cave is one of the most acclaimed songwriters currently active and has been releasing music with The Bad Seeds since 1984. More than 17,000 fans attended Cave’s 2017 shows at Menorah Mivtahim Arena in Tel Aviv, including Coldplay’s Chris Martin.At a press conference in Tel Aviv prior to those shows, Cave – a staunch supporter of the right of artists to perform in Israel – saidt his shows were a direct result of the attempt by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement to silence artists. “In a certain way, the BDS movement is responsible for my coming to Israel,” he said, adding that his appearances marked “a principled stand against anyone who tries to censor and silence musicians.” On his website last year, Cave slammed ongoing efforts to impose a boycott on Israel, calling them “cowardly and shameful.”“I do not support the current government in Israel, yet do not accept that my decision to play in the country is any kind of tacit support for that government’s policies,” Cave wrote. “Nor do I condone the atrocities that you have described; nor am I ignorant of them. I am aware of the injustices suffered by the Palestinian population, and wish, with all people of good conscience, that their suffering is ended via a comprehensive and just solution, one that involves enormous political will on both sides of the equation.”Ticket sales for Cave’s show are on sale at eventim.co.il or by calling *9066.