Nick Cave has promised something special for Australian audiences with the announcement of an intimate solo tour Down Under, kicking off in November.

The brooding Nick Cave last toured Australia in 2013 with his band the Bad Seeds for the release of Push the Sky Away.

Cave and the Bad Seeds sold out the run of shows in venues such as the Sydney Opera House, Sidney Myer Music Bowl and Brisbane Riverstage.

This time Cave is planning a more intimate tour performing songs from right across his catalogue.

“The aim is to try to create a unique show for Australia – something special and out of the ordinary,” Cave said.

Push the Sky Away recently took out Britain’s prestigious Ivor Novello Award for Best Album and two ARIA Awards (for Best Independent Release and Best Adult Contemporary Album).

His film 20,000 Days on Earth, which portrays a fictionalised 24 hours in Cave’s life, recently opened the Sydney Film Festival.

The film is set to an original score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis amd will open in Australia and New Zealand later in the year.

Tickets for the tour go on sale on July 3.


November 27 & 28 – Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth

November 30 – Festival Theatre, Adelaide

December 3 – Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane

December 4 – Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast

December 6 & 7 – Civic Theatre, Auckland

December 8 & 9 – St James Theatre, Wellington

December 11 & 12 – State Theatre Sydney

December 16 – Plenary, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne