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Nick Cave and Warren Ellis announce full Australian tour dates



Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have shared their full list of dates for a tour of their native Australia, in support of their collaborative 2021 album ‘Carnage’.

News of the tour first arrived back in February, when Cave wrote about returning to Australia at the end of 2022 in a Red Hand Files letter. The following month the duo announced two dates at the remote Victorian location of Hanging Rock with Courtney Barnett.

A full list of ‘Carnage’ tour dates were to follow, but the announcement was postponed following the tragic death of Cave’s son, Jethro. Today (July 26), the 15-date tour schedule has been shared, marking Cave and Ellis‘ first ever tour of the country as a duo.

“I can’t begin to tell you how happy Warren and I are to be finally returning to Australia to perform,” said Cave in a press statement. “The wait has been way too long. See you all soon for the ‘Carnage’ experience.”

The tour will commence in the South Australian capital of Adelaide, with two nights at the city’s Festival Theatre. From there, the duo head to the aforementioned Hanging Rock before heading to Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Tamworth, Newcastle and Sydney.

Tickets for the ‘Carnage’ tour will go on sale this Friday July 29 at 10am local time, with the exception of the Hanging Rock dates, which are both already sold out. A full list of tour dates is available below and ticketing links can be found via Cave’s website.

Cave and Ellis have been sporadically touring in support of ‘Carnage’ since its 2021 release, including tours of the UK and North America. In a five-star review of their London show, NME said that the ‘Carnage’ tour was the duo “in their absolute purest and classiest form”.

“They’ll rearrange your heart and soul so many times, you’ll leave like the human equivalent of Trigger’s broom,” it read.

Away from touring, Cave has largely been focused on film in 2022. A documentary based on the making of both the most recent Bad Seeds album ‘Ghosteen’ and of ‘Carnage’, This Much I Know To Be True, was released back in May. Earlier this month, Cave also called for submissions from fans for an upcoming collaborative film to accompany his recent spoken-word project, ‘Seven Psalms’.

Cave’s only new music this year thus far has been a feature on ‘Macca The Mutt’, a single from Australian duo Party Dozen.

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ ‘Carnage’ Australian tour dates are:

Tuesday 22 – Adelaide, Festival Theatre
Wednesday 23 – Adelaide, Festival Theatre
Friday 25 – Macedon Ranges, Hanging Rock
Saturday 26 – Macedon Ranges, Hanging Rock
Monday 28 – Canberra, Canberra Theatre
Tuesday 29 – Canberra, Canberra Theatre

Friday 2 – Melbourne, Palais Theatre
Monday 5 – Perth, Riverside Theatre
Tuesday 6 – Perth, Riverside Theatre
Friday 9 – Brisbane, BCEC Great Hall
Saturday 10 – Gold Coast, GCEC
Monday 12 – Tamworth, TRECC
Wednesday 14 – Newcastle, Civic Theatre
Friday 16 – Sydney, Opera House Concert Hall
Saturday 17 – Sydney, Opera House Concert Hall



tripleS unveil new Taiwanese-Vietnamese member Nien



Girls Planet 999 competitor Nien (also known as Hsu Nien Tzu) has been revealed as the 13th member of upcoming K-pop girl group tripleS.

On March 21, Modhaus shared a video unveiling TripleS’ 13th member Nien, a former contestant on Mnet’s 2021 reality competition series Girls Planet 999. The Taiwanese-Vietnamese singer joins the group’s existing 12 members.

The new clip introduces Nien as “S13” before showing several faceless shots of the idol. Her face is shown in shots towards the end of the video, and she introduces herself in a Mandarin voiceover: “I am tripleS’ S13, Nien. Please take good care of me in the future.”

Nien had been part of Girls Planet 999’s Chinese group of trainees, and was eliminated in the show’s second elimination round. Her highest rank throughout her stint on the show was fifth place in the C-group during its third episode.

tripleS – whose final line-up will include 24 members – launched their first sub-unit Acid Angel from Asia last October, introducing members Kim Yoo-yeon, Jeong Hye-rin, Kim Na-kyoung and Gong Yu-bin.

Their second sub-unit comprising 10 members debuted last month with the mini-album ‘Assemble’ and its lead single ‘Rising’. The group are also set to debut another sub-unit called (KR)ystal Eyes sometime this year.

Currently, tripleS consists of members (in order of joining) Yoon Seo-yeon, Jeong Hye-rin, Lee Ji-woo, Kim Chae-yeon, Kim Yoo-yeon, Kim Soo-min, Kim Na-kyoung, Gong Yu-bin, Kaede, Seo Da-hyun, Kotone, Kwak Yeon-ji and Nien.

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Watch Underworld debut new songs at first show of 2023



Underworld debuted four new songs during their first show of the year last Sunday (March 19) – check out fan-shot footage and the setlist below.

The electronic duo – comprising Karl Hyde and Rick Smith – performed a 15-track set at the 1,600-capacity venue The Marble Factory in Bristol.

Per Setlist.FM, the group opened with an as-yet-unreleased number called ‘Gene Pool’ before playing three more unheard songs throughout the gig: ‘Strawberry Hotel’, ‘Denver Luna’ and ‘And The Colour Red’.

Underworld also performed the same four cuts as part of their concert for the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall in London last night (March 20).

See the available footage from the Bristol date here:

Underworld played:

‘Gene Pool’ (live debut)
‘Juanita 2022’
‘Two Months Off’
‘Border Country’
‘Strawberry Hotel’ (live debut)
‘Mmm… Skyscraper, I Love You’
‘Denver Luna’ (live debut)
‘Dark Train’
‘King Of Snake’
‘Rez / Cowgirl’
‘And The Colour Red’ (live debut)
‘Born Slippy .NUXX’

Underworld are due to play the two-day London event Junction 2 on July 21. Additionally, they’ll make festival appearances at Coachella, Secret Garden Party and Lowlands. See their full live itinerary here.

The duo released their 10th and most recent studio album, ‘Drift Series 1’, back in 2019.

Meanwhile, the 2023 Teenage Cancer Trust gig series will continue with an evening of comedy tonight (March 21) ahead of performances from Wet Leg (22), Jake Bugg (23), Courteeners (24), Kasabian (25) and Roger Daltrey (26).

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NCT Dream releases English version of ‘Beatbox’



NCT Dream have unveiled an English-language version of their hit 2022 single, ‘Beatbox’.

The English version of ‘Beatbox’ was released alongside a lyric video, which features behind-the-scenes footage of the boyband at the photoshoot for song.

Yeah, hands up to the top, bring ’em up / Make a beatbox-box and it bump / Everywhere I go make the room hop / Everywhere I go, bring the beatbox,” the boyband sing on the chorus.

The English remake of ‘Beatbox’ arrives just weeks ahead of the upcoming North American leg of NCT Dream’s ‘The Dream Show 2: In a Dream’ world tour.

The boyband are set to play seven shows across the US, including the states of California, New Jersey and Texas. Tickets for the show are available now via Ticketmaster.

NCT Dream are currently set to wrap up the first Asian leg of their tour with a show in Hong Kong this Saturday (March 25). The boyband will then head to Europe to play shows in the UK, France and Germany. Tickets for those shows are also available via Ticketmaster.

In other NCT news, K-pop agency SM Entertainment previously said that the group’s “infinite” expansion is set to end in 2023, with the upcoming Japan-based NCT Tokyo reportedly being the last sub-unit of the boyband.

However, the entertainment company has since confirmed that NCT members Doyoung, Jaehyun and Jungwoo are currently preparing their first album as a sub-unit.

Meanwhile, NCT 127 are officially set to expand into the world of graphic novels, with the upcoming launch of ‘NCT 127: Limitless’.

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