In their first ever tour as a duo, Cave and Ellis will play twenty four shows across the UK this September and October, following the release of their acclaimed album Carnage.

While they have composed and recorded soundtracks together, and Ellis is a long-term member of The Bad Seeds, Carnageis 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.

Cave and Ellis will be joined on stage by musician Johnny Hostile and backing singers Wendi Rose, T Jae Cole and Janet Ramus.

Their new album Carnage is now available.



Date Venue
Thu 2nd The Lighthouse Poole
Sat 4th Fairfield Halls Croydon
Sun 5th Waterside Theatre Aylesbury
Tue 7th Regent Theatre Stoke
Wed 8th Royal Concert Hall Nottingham
Fri 10th Opera House Blackpool
Sun 12th Regent Theatre Ipswich
Tue 14th New Theatre Oxford
Wed 15th St George’s Hall Bradford
Fri 17th Bridgewater Hall Manchester
Sun 19th Music Hall Aberdeen
Mon 20th Playhouse Edinburgh
Thu 23rd City Hall Sheffield
Fri 24th Sage Gateshead
Sun 26th St David’s Hall Cardiff
Mon 27th Philharmonic Hall Liverpool
Wed 29th Globe Stockton


Date Venue
Fri 1st De Montford Hall Leicester
Sat 2nd Symphony Hall Birmingham
Mon 4th Theatre Royal Glasgow
Wed 6th Royal Albert Hall London
Thu 7th Royal Albert Hall London
Sat 9th Kings Theatre Portsmouth
Sun 10th Brighton Dome

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