Nick Cave & Warren Ellis’ Playhouse date

Jul 20 2021 | By More

Nick Cave wreaks CARNAGE on Playhouse

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have announced an Autumn 2021 tour of the UK to promote their album Carnage, with the only Scottish date at the Edinburgh Playhouse on Monday 20 September.

Tickets for the 20 date tour go on general sale this Friday, 23 July, at 10am. It kicks off in Poole on 2 September. After Edinburgh it visits the Sage Gateshead on September 24 and concludes with two dates at the Royal Albert Hall London (October 6/7) and the Brighton Dome (October 10). Full listings and links below.

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. Pic – Nick Cave

This is Cave and Ellis’ first tour as a duo, although Ellis is a long-term member of Cave’s band, The Bad Seeds, and they have composed and recorded several soundtracks together. CARNAGE is the first entire album of songs the pair have released.

Cave and Ellis say that their 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.

brutal but very beautiful

Carnage was recorded over a matter of weeks during lockdown. Nick Cave describes the album as a: “brutal but very beautiful record nested in a communal catastrophe.”

Warren Ellis says: “Making Carnage was an accelerated process of intense creativity. The eight songs were there in one form or another within the first two and a half days.”

The two have also recorded in Grinderman, formed in 2006, and have worked together on numerous film and TV scores.

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

A tour of the full Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds band is set to tour continental Europe in June and July 2022, continuing where they were forced to leave off because of the pandemic. Full details here.

Listings and links

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA
Monday 20 September 2021
Evening: 8pm.
Tickets and details: Book here from 10am, Fri 23 July 2021.

The album is available to buy from Amazon. Click image for details:

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis on tour 2021:
Thursday 2 September Poole
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Saturday 4 September Croydon
Fairfield Halls
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Sunday 5 September Aylesbury
Waterside Theatre
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Tuesday 7 September Stoke-on-Trent
Regent Theatre
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Wednesday 8 September Nottingham
Royal Concert Hall
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Friday 10 September Blackpool
Opera House
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Sunday 12 September Ipswich
Regent Theatre
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Tuesday 14 September Oxford
New Theatre
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Wednesday 15 September Bradford
St George’s Hall
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Friday 17 September Manchester
Bridgewater Hall
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Monday 20 September Edinburgh
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Thursday 23 September Sheffield
City Hall
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Friday 24 September Gateshead
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Monday 27 September Liverpool
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Wednesday 29 September Stockton-on-Tees
Stockton Globe
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Friday 1 October Leicester
De Montfort Hall
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Saturday 2 October Birmingham
Symphony Hall
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Wednesday 6 October London
Royal Albert Hall
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Thursday 7 October London
Royal Albert Hall
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Sunday 10 October Brighton
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