NICK CAVE & WARREN ELLIS North American Tour 2022
Tickets On Sale November 19
CARNAGE – Out Now
“the raw power of the material and visceral intensity of the performance was – at times – breathtaking” — THE TELEGRAPH
“a show like no other from a true once-in-a-generation songwriting partnership” — NME
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have announced a spring 2022 tour of North America.
In their first ever North American tour as a duo, Cave and Ellis will play 17 shows across the continent this March and April, following the release of their acclaimed album CARNAGE and a run of phenomenal shows across the UK and Europe in Fall 2021.
Tickets go on sale Friday, November 19 at 10am (local time) at nickcave.com.
While they have composed and recorded soundtracks together, and Ellis is a long-term member of The Bad Seeds, CARNAGE is the first entire album of songs the pair have released.
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 in Grinderman, formed in 2006, and have worked together on numerous film and TV scores.
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – North American Tour 2022:
March 1 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
March 4 – Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre
March 5 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at Moody Theater
March 6 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at Moody Theater
March 9 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium
March 13 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Paramount Theatre of the Arts
March 14 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Paramount Theatre of the Arts
March 17 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
March 20 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre
March 22 – Boston, MA – Boch Center – Wang Theatre
March 24 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
March 25 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
March 27 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
March 28 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
March 31 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
April 2 – Montreal, QC – Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
April 3 – Montreal, QC – Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ new album CARNAGE is out now.
“Some heavy, tormented records that reflect the pulverizing grief of the post-pandemic world feel like they might crush a listener; others offer the consolation of a weighted blanket. CARNAGE, the first official album from Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds bandmate Warren Ellis, is the latter, rumbling toward catharsis through impenetrable noise and jarring lyricism balanced precariously on sudden celestial arrangements.” —THE NEW YORKER
“(4 stars)… two Bad Seeds confront loneliness, cabin fever, and white supremacy — while still showing a glint of optimism… as sparse as it sounds, there’s great depth to CARNAGE.” —ROLLING STONE
“… the pair find an awe-filled beauty in the both the minutiae of the everyday and the immensity of existence… a moving, transportive meditation on what comes after—after grief, after life, after love—and finds reasons to keep going.” —AV CLUB
“… at turns brutal, surreal, and romantic… draws from the formal language of modern cinema, concerned less with verses and choruses than images, settings, visceral portrayals of extreme emotional states.” —PITCHFORK
“It’s been a hell of a year, and perhaps a glimpse of heaven is a better prescription than a war cry… what Cave and Ellis have crafted with CARNAGE is a refreshing respite from chaos, a record that sits at the burning edge of dawn and anticipates destruction’s undoing.” —CONSEQUENCE
“… stunningly, heartbreakingly beautiful… CARNAGE is brutal in a spiritual sense more than a stylistic one, approaching these moments of elemental beauty only after traversing rocky ground.” —STEREOGUM