Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have announced the full run of Australian Carnage tour dates with shows in Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Canberra, Tamworth and a Melbourne city show in St Kilda, to follow the already announced sold out special performances at the iconic Hanging Rock in the Macedon Ranges.
The 15 show Australian Carnage Tour kicks off in Adelaide on November 22 and finishes up at the Sydney Opera House on December 17: https://www.nickcave.com/tour-dates/.
While Ellis is a long-term member of The Bad Seeds, and he and Cave have composed and recorded scores and worked on many other projects together, this is the first time they have paired up to tour Australia.With The Bad Seeds’ playing their first ever live show in St Kilda in 1983, the December 2 Palais show is a fitting recognition of the bands’ history.
Live reviews from the UK, Europe and most recently the US legs of the tour have celebrated the magic of Cave and Ellis performing together:
‘Utterly mesmerising… The raw power of the material and visceral intensity of the performance was –at times –breathtaking’ – The Telegraph **** (UK)
‘A show like no other from a true once-in-a-generation songwriting partnership’ – NME ***** (UK)
‘His concert with fellow Bad Seed Warren Ellis at the Shrine Auditorium provided a sanctuary — a warm place to bask in a mesmerizing performance.’ – LA Weekly (Los Angeles, CA)
‘The combination of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis in concert provide a transcendent look into the mechanics ofredemption…. There is undeniable magic when they perform together.’ – The Hollywood Times (Los Angeles, CA)
The Australian Carnage tour follows the release of Cave and Ellis’ widely acclaimed CARNAGE album.
Cave and Ellis’ creative chemistry is rooted in their long history of music making, both as collaborators and as individual artists. They first crossed paths in 1993, when 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 two have also recorded as Grinderman, formed in 2006, and have composed and recorded numerous, film, TV, and theatre soundtracks together.