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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



New Order announce one-off Los Angeles show with Blossoms



New Order have announced a one-off show in Los Angeles, with Blossoms to support.

The band will be performing at the 6,000-capacity YouTube Theater in the city on November 15, which is a warm-up show ahead of the band’s appearance at Darker Waves Festival in Huntington Beach on November 18. New Order are co-headlining the festival alongside Tears For Fears.

The gig has been billed as part of the Darker Waves Sideshow series, with X, Drab Majesty and Provoker, OMD and Echo and the Bunnymen all playing headline gigs in California in the week leading up to the festival.

Tickets for New Order’s show with Blossoms go on sale on Friday (September 29) – you can buy yours here.

Earlier this month, the band  announced reissued editions of their classic compilation album ‘Substance 1987’.

Originally released via the legendary Factory Records, the record featured all of the Manchester band’s singles up to that point in their 12″ forms, as well as many of their respective B-sides.

‘Substance 1987’ also contained newly-recorded versions of the songs ‘Temptation’ and Confusion’. Other tracks that appeared as part of the collection included ‘Blue Monday’, ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ and ‘Ceremony’.

Back in 2020, ‘Substance 1987′ returned to online streaming services after being removed five years prior.

Meanwhile, New Order are currently in the middle of their 2023 European and UK arena tour. See the full schedule below, and find any remaining tickets here.

26 – Zénith, Paris
29 – The O2, London

1 – 3Arena, Dublin
5 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow
7 – First Direct Arena, Leeds

Back in May, Peter Hook ran the AJ Bell Great Manchester Run in honour of The Smiths’ Andy Rourke, who died aged 59 after “a lengthy illness with pancreatic cancer”.

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Stevie Nicks announces 2024 North American headlining tour



Stevie Nicks has announced a handful of dates for her upcoming 2024 North American headlining tour.

The former Fleetwood Mac singer will be headed back on tour in February of next year for an eight-date headlining tour run. It follows the string of solo shows she did earlier this year as well as her current run of gigs that are set to end in December.

Kicking off on February 10 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, at Mark G Etess Arena, Nicks will make stops in New York, South Carolina, Florida, Louisiana and Nebraska. Her tour will wrap up on March 9 in Little Rock, Arkansas at the AT&T Stadium.

General sale for the 2024 North American tour will begin on Friday, September 29 at 10am local time. Visit here to purchase tickets.

Stevie Nicks 2024 North American tour dates are:

10 – Atlantic City, NJ, Mark G Etess Arena
14 – Belmont Park, NY, UBS Arena
21 – Greenville, SC, Bon Secours Wellness Arena
24 – Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock Live
28 – New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center

3 – Omaha, NE, CHI Health Center
6 – North Little Rock, AR, Simmons Bank Arena
9 – Arlington, TX, AT&T Stadium

Nicks is currently on the road. Her next show will be on September 27 at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. From there, she will be making stops in New York, Tennessee, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and different cities in California.

Last month, Nicks shared her thoughts on Amazon Prime Video‘s Daisy Jones & The Six after watching it for the second time.

The singer took to social media to talk about the Prime Video series, sharing her thoughts on her recent rewatch. “Just finished watching [Daisy Jones & The Six] for the 2nd time. In the beginning, it wasn’t really my story, but Riley seamlessly, soon became my story.”

She continued: “It brought back memories that made me feel like a ghost watching my own story. It was very emotional for me. I just wish Christine [McVie] could have seen it. She would have loved it. Hopefully it will continue…”

Nicks also shared a statement about the wildfires that swept through Maui in August. The singer-songwriter posted a lengthy statement on her Instagram page expressing her sadness about the fires which have devastated the island and fears for her family

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Eight people arrested after thousands-strong rave in Bristol



Eight people have been arrested in connection with an illegal rave in Bristol.

Avon and Somerset police were called to the event, which took place at a disused warehouse in the Avonmouth area of the city, at around 9:05pm on Saturday (September 23).

A “significant number” of people, possibly exceeding 2,000 at its peak, were found to be attending the unlicensed event. Police shut the event down, engaging with those they believed had organised the rave to “bring it to a safe conclusion” whilst also trying to prevent more people from entering the site.

Five people are suspected to be involved in organising the rave, and were arrested on suspicion of burglary offences. All of them were between the ages of 18 and 30 and all of them live outside of the area. They have now been released on bail.

Fans at a rave (Picture: Ollie Millington/Getty Images)

Three other arrests were made during the police operation, but the individuals concerned are not believed to have been involved in organising the event.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Inspector Darren Lipscomb said in a statement: “We have made a number of arrests of people who we believe have travelled vast distances and are suspected of being involved in the organising of this event. Enquiries are ongoing.

“Approximately 20-30 people remained at the site until the music was switched off shortly after noon and the site was cleared.

“We are in contact with the building owner and the property has been secured to prevent further incidents.”

The statement also said that the operation “prioritised public safety” and officers were “conscious of the dangers that having a very large number of people in a confined space can cause”.


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