Nick Cave announces rare solo shows in Melbourne and Sydney with Colin Greenwood of Radiohead

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Nick Cave announces rare solo shows in Melbourne and Sydney with Colin Greenwood of Radiohead

Nick Cave @ Beacon. Credit: Sacha Lecca
Words by Staff Writer

Nick Cave will return to Australia in April 2024.

In an eagerly anticipated return to Australia, the legendary Nick Cave is set to grace Melbourne and Sydney with a series of rare solo performances in April 2024. The iconic singer-songwriter will enchant audiences at The Plenary in Melbourne on April 25 and 26, followed by captivating shows at the State Theatre in Sydney on April 29 and 30. Accompanying Cave on stage will be the esteemed Radiohead bassist, Colin Greenwood.

Following a highly acclaimed North American tour, where Cave and Greenwood received praise for their exceptional renditions of Cave’s extensive catalog, the duo is ready to completely mesmerise their Australian fan base.

Nick Cave Solo – Accompanied by Colin Greenwood

The Plenary, Melbourne

  • Thursday, 25 April 2024
  • Friday, 26 April 2024

State Theatre, Sydney

  • Monday, 29 April 2024
  • Tuesday, 30 April 2024

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Cave expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming performances, stating, “I cannot wait to bring this special show to Australia next year, accompanied by the great Colin Greenwood. It is a privilege to share the songs with an audience in this way – stripped back and unadorned, revealing their essential nature.”

Nick Cave’s last Australian tour in late 2022 featured Warren Ellis and showcased their 2021 album ‘Carnage’ alongside classics from the Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds repertoire. The Sydney Opera House performances from that tour were captured for the recently released live album, ‘Australian Carnage – Live At The Sydney Opera House,’ available on 8-track vinyl and an extended streaming version.

Renowned as the lead singer and songwriter of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Cave’s artistic journey spans over 40 years, embracing various forms of expression. From his solo and collaborative music endeavors to composing scores, writing books and film scripts, and exploring ceramic artistry, Cave’s influence continues to shape diverse creative landscapes.

Don’t miss the opportunity to witness this rare musical experience as Nick Cave and Colin Greenwood take the stage, presenting Cave’s timeless classics in an intimate and unadorned setting.

Tickets for these exclusive shows will be available starting Wednesday, 13 December at 10 am AEDT,  through