Nick Cave and his longtime collaborator and friend Warren Ellis are to tour the UK together for the first time as a duo in September/October.
Cave and Ellis took fans by surprise in February with the news that they had written and recorded a new studio album, Carnage, in lockdown. This was the first time that Cave and Ellis released an entire album of songs as a duo.
The pair will tour the album this autumn, beginning with an appearance at Poole Lighthouse on September 2, and climaxing at Brighton Dome on October 10.
The full list of dates is as follows:
SEP 02 Lighthouse, Poole
SEP 04 Fairfield Halls, Croydon
SEP 05 Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
SEP 07 Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent
SEP 08 Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
SEP 10 Blackpool Opera House
SEP 12 Regent Theatre, Ipswich
SEP 14 New Theatre, Oxford
SEP 15 St George's Hall, Bradford
SEP 17 Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
SEP 20 Edinburgh Playhouse
SEP 23 Sheffield City Hall
SEP 24 Sage, Gateshead
SEP 27 Liverpool Philharmonic
SEP 29 Stockton Globe, Stockton-on-Tees
OCT 01 De Montfort Hall, Leicester
OCT 02 Symphony Hall, Birmingham
OCT 06 Royal Albert Hall, London
OCT 07 Royal Albert Hall, London
OCT 10 Brighton Dome
Cave and Ellis first connected in1993, when The Dirty Three bandleader Ellis played violin on several songs for the Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album, Let Love In, before going on to join the band as a full time member. The pair have also recorded as Grinderman, and have composed and recorded various film, TV and theatre soundtracks together.
Cave describes Carnage as, “a brutal but very beautiful record nested in a communal catastrophe.”