Nick Cave announces Conversations tour dates across the UK and Europe

Nick Cave, Primavera 2018 © Eric Pamies
© Eric Pamies

The Conversations with Nick Cave tour will see him answer questions posed by audience members and perform piano renditions of songs from his back catalogue.

Following on from the sold out dates across the US, Australia and New Zealand, today (18 February) it has been announced that the Conversations with Nick Cave tour will be coming to venues across Europe and the UK. In each of the concerts Cave will play intimate piano versions of his best-loved tracks alongside unmoderated and unscripted Q&A discussions with the audience.

In a press release, Nick Cave describes the tour as an “exercise in connectivity” and explains his reasons behind adopting the unusual format. “I thought that a direct conversation with the audience might be valuable – in the recent live shows we have all shown a kind of willingness to open up.”

The Australian leg of the tour debuted in Cave’s home town of Wangaratta on 5 January, an experience which he has described as “restorative, like a circle completed”. Whilst playing a date in Melbourne on 19 January, Cave revealed that the next Bad Seeds album is “nearly finished“.

See the full list of UK and European concert dates below, tickets for which go on sale at 9am (GMT) on 21 February. For further information, head to Nick Cave’s official website.

13 May – Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Hamburg, Germany
15 May – Admiralspalast, Berlin, Germany
16 May – Tonhalle, Düsseldorf, Germany
19 May – Oslo Konserthus, Oslo, Norway
21 May – DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
24 May – Philharmonie Luxembourg, Luxembourg
26 May – Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands
27 May – TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
29 May – De Roma, Antwerp, Belgium
31 May – Cirkus Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

15 June – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, UK
17 June – Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK
19 June – The Barbican, London, UK
20 June – The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK
22 June – Usher Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
23 June – Sage One, Sage Gateshead, Gateshead, UK
25 June – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK
26 June – Eventim Olympia, Liverpool, UK
28 June – Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Brighton, UK