Nick Cave is an Australian singer, songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional actor. Known for his baritone voice and for fronting the band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Cave's music is generally characterized by emotional intensity with a wide variety of influences. Warren Ellis is an Australian musician and composer best known as a co-founder of the instrumental rock trio Dirty Three, his film score collaborations with Nick Cave, and as a member of the Bad Seeds and Grinderman. In 1992, he formed Dirty Three with guitarist Mick Turner and drummer Jim White.
In their first ever North American tour as a duo, Cave and Ellis will play 17 shows across the continent this March and April, following the release of their acclaimed album CARNAGE and a run of phenomenal shows across the UK and Europe in Fall 2021.
While they have composed and recorded soundtracks together, and Ellis is a long-term member of The Bad Seeds, CARNAGE is the first entire album of songs the pair have released.
Cave and 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 in Grinderman, formed in 2006, and have worked together on numerous film and TV scores.