Nick Cave and Warren Ellis add a second show at the Palais Theater

With their headlining performance at the Palais Theater in Melbourne on Friday December 2 officially sold-out, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis will present a second show at the iconic St Kilda venue.

With a new show added today for Wednesday November 30, which will see the duo return to the seaside suburb where The Bad Seeds played their very first live show in 1983. Following the release of their highly acclaimed CARNAGE album, their australian carnage tour is a 14-date tour of the country. These must-see Palace shows are presented in conjunction with ALWAYS LIVE, the national celebration of contemporary live music supported by the Victorian Government through Visit Victoria.

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis Australian Tour 2022

  • November 25 – Hanging Rock, Macedon Ranges, (sold out)
  • November 26 – Hanging Rock, Macedon Ranges, (sold out)
  • 30 November – Palace Theatre, St Kilda, new show!
  • December 2 – Palais Theatre, St Kilda, (sold out)

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Their concerts at the Palace will be preceded by two sold-out concerts at the Hanging Rock in the VIC’s Macedon Ranges. Nick Cave said: “I can’t begin to tell you how happy Warren and I are to finally be heading back to Australia to play. The wait was far too long. See you soon for the Carnage experience!”

While Ellis has been a longtime member of The Bad Seeds, and he and Cave have composed and recorded scores and worked together on numerous other projects, this is the first time the duo have toured Australia in duo. With The Bad Seeds’ first ever gig at St Kilda in 1983, the 2nd December gig at the Palace is a fitting acknowledgment of the band’s history.

Cave and Ellis’ creative chemistry is rooted in their long history of making music, both as collaborators and as individual artists. They first crossed paths in 1993, when Ellis played violin on several songs on the Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album. Let the love in, before joining the group as a full-time member. The two have also recorded as Grinderman, formed in 2006, and have composed and recorded numerous film, television and theater soundtracks together.

In September, Cave announced the release of his new book Faith, Hope and Carnageco-written with Observer journalist Seán O’Hagan, the couple examining issues of faith, art, music, freedom, grief and love during 40 hours of conversation.

Tickets go on sale October 10. Grab your tickets before they sell out (again!) by heading to here.