Michael Brand

The day before the show, he was working at a 15th-century architectural site, the ruined fortress town of Mandu in India. He drove 1½ hours from Mandu to the nearest airport at Indore, then flew for 1½ hours to Mumbai, spent several hours in transit before boarding a flight to Frankfurt, Germany, where he changed planes for Los Angeles, ‘‘went home, had a shower and changed, and went to the Hollywood Bowl to see Nick Cave perform. Fantastic. ‘‘I set a pretty high bar for it,’’ he admits. ‘‘But he actually was that good.’’

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