+ with special guest Courtney Barnett

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis today announce two shows at the iconic Hanging Rock in Victoria’s Macedon Ranges, performing on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 November. These limited capacity seated shows are presented by Always Live, Frontier Touring and Supersonic, and will be the first dates on their upcoming Australian Carnage Tour.

The VIC show news comes off the back of Cave & Ellis’ acclaimed 2021 album CARNAGE, as well as a run of phenomenal performances across the UK and Europe, and a current North American tour. Tickets are on sale Thursday 17 March (12pm local time) via, with Frontier Members pre-sale on Tuesday 15 March (see website for full info).

Nick Cave Warren Ellis credit Laurine Payet

Nick Cave Warren Ellis credit Laurine Payet

Cave has already announced, via The Red Hand Files, that the full Australian Carnage Tour will run from mid-November to mid-December. Details on those shows will be announced soon. (**Media: please see contact below for any full tour enquiries.)

Also just announced, Andrew Dominik’s film This Much I Know To Be True featuring Nick Cave & Warren Ellis will be in cinemas worldwide on Wednesday 11 May, following its critically acclaimed world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival.

While Cave & Ellis have composed and recorded many soundtracks together, and Ellis is a long-term member of The Bad Seeds, CARNAGE is the first album of songs the pair have released.

Cave & Ellis’ creative chemistry is rooted in their long history of music making, both as collaborators and as individual artists. They first crossed paths in 1993, when Ellis played violin on several songs for the Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album, Let Love In, before going on to join the band as a full-time member. The two have also recorded as Grinderman, formed in 2006, and have composed and recorded numerous, film, TV and theatre soundtracks together.

Joining Nick and Warren at both shows is Courtney Barnett. In the hands of Courtney Barnett, fragments of everyday life become rich and riveting. A deft lyricist and virtuosic guitarist, she is an emblem of millennial wit and one of Australia’s most successful musical exports. Barnett is also a powerhouse live act, playing slots at festivals including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Governor’s Ball, Primavera, and Lollapalooza. In 2021, she released album Things Take Time, Take Time.

The shows are part of the ALWAYS LIVE program, a new state-wide celebration of contemporary live music supported by the Victorian Government through Visit Victoria. Ticketholders can also access further information regarding Hanging Rock travel, accommodation and other FAQ’s at

‘…an unexpected and powerful collection of songs from Cave and his long-term musical partner Warren Ellis…’ – The Age

‘Working together in a shared state of intuition, the two have never sounded quite so unfettered by expectation – either theirs or ours.’ – The Australian



NICK CAVE & WARREN ELLISWith special guest Courtney BarnettNOVEMBER 2022Presented by ALWAYS LIVE, Frontier Touring and Supersonic

FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE via 24 hours from: Tuesday 15 March (12pm AEDT)or until pre-sale allocation exhausted, visit website for more details

GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALEBegins: Thursday 17 March (12pm local time)Friday 25 NovemberHanging Rock | Macedon Ranges, VICLicensed All Ages | T: 136 100

Saturday 26 NovemberHanging Rock | Macedon Ranges, VICLicensed All Ages | T: 136 100

Patrons are advised to purchase tickets only through authorised ticket sellers. We cannot guarantee any ticket purchase made through any means other than the official ticketing agents listed on the Frontier website.

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