Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds will wield their dark art in arenas across the U.K. and Europe later this year in support of Wild God, the band’s 18th studio album.


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The alternative rock outfit will kick-off their months-long Continental European jaunt Sept. 24 at Rudolf Weber-Arena in Oberhausen, Germany, with a string of U.K. dates set for November. As it stands, the action will wrap up Nov. 17 at Accor Arena in Paris, France.

Cave and Co. will use a previously-announced tour of Australia this April and May as a launch-pad for the northern run.

“I never think about how a record is going to go live, it never, ever occurs to me,” explains Cave in a statement. “The lyric writing process is way too hard to take ideas like that into consideration. But, when I listen to Wild God now, I think we can really do something epic with these songs live. We’re really excited about that – the record just feels like it was made for the stage.”

Wild God will drop Aug. 30 through Cave’s own label Bad Seed, via a new, exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with Play It Again Sam, an imprint of the independent [PIAS] label group.

Earlier, the ARIA Hall of Fame-inducted bandleader said of Wild God, “there’s no f—ing around with this record. When it hits, it hits. It lifts you. It moves you. I love that about it.”

Led by Cave, the current Bad Seeds lineup consists of Thomas Wydler, Martyn Casey, Jim Sclavunos, George Vjestica and longtime collaborator Warren Ellis, who produces the forthcoming album with Cave.

Wild God stretches across 10 tracks and was cut at Miraval Studios in Provence, France and Soundtree Studios in London, England, featuring contributions from Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood (bass) and Luis Almau (nylon string guitar, acoustic guitar).

It’s the followup to Ghosteen, the critically-lauded two-disc longplay from 2019, which explored Cave’s exposure to grief and pain, following the sudden death of his son Arthur in 2015. 

Check out Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ 2024 U.K. and Europe tour dates here and below.

Sept. 24 — Rudolf Weber-ARENA, Oberhausen, Germany
Sept. 26 — Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sept. 29 — Uber Arena, Berlin, Germany
Oct. 2 — Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
Oct.3 — Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden
Oct. 5 — Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct. 8 — Barclays Arena, Hamburg, Germany
Oct. 10 — Atlas Arena, Lodz, Poland
Oct. 11 — TAURON Arena, Krakow, Poland
Oct. 13 — Papp László Sportaréna, Budapest, Hungary
Oct. 15 — Arena Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Oct. 17 — O2 arena, Prague, Czechia
Oct. 18 — Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
Oct. 20 — Milan Forum, Milan, Italy
Oct. 22 — Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
Oct. 24 — Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
Oct. 25 — WiZink Center, Madrid, Spain
Oct. 27 — MEO Arena, Lisbon, Portugal
Oct. 30 — Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
Nov. 2 — First direct arena, Leeds, U.K.
Nov. 3 — OVO Hydro, Glasgow, U.K.
Nov. 5 — AO Arena, Manchester, U.K.
Nov. 6 — Utilita Arena, Cardiff, U.K.
Nov. 8 — The O2, London, U.K.
Nov. 12 — 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland
Nov. 15 — Resorts World Arena, Birmingham, U.K.
Nov. 17 — Accor Arena, Paris, France

Lars Brandle
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