Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds return to London when they play the O2 Arena on 30 September.
The date is part of an eight-week European tour – the band’s first in four years – that follows treks across Australia and the USA.
Tickets go on sale on 17 February at www.nickcave.com.
The tour follows the September 2016 release of the band’s 16th album, ‘Skeleton Tree’, and ‘One More Time With Feeling’, the feature film documenting the tragic backdrop of writing and recording the LP.
“When Nick approached me about making a film around the recording and performing of the new Bad Seeds album, I’d been seeing quite a lot of him as we rallied around him and his family at the time of his son’s death,” remembers the film’s director Andrew Dominik.
“My immediate response was ‘Why do you want to do this?’ Nick told me that he had some things he needed to say, but he didn’t know who to say them to. The idea of a traditional interview, he said, was simply unfeasible but that he felt a need to let the people who cared about his music understand the basic state of things.
“It seemed to me that he was trapped somewhere and just needed to do something – anything – to at least give the impression of forward movement,“ adds Dominik of the film.
“We’ve been in a strange place, I’m coming out and blinking into the light… It’s good to be playing again,” says Cave of his subsequent return to touring with bandmates Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey, Thomas Wydler, Jim Sclavunos, Conway Savage, George Vjestica, and Larry Mullins.
Formed following the breakup of The Birthday Party, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have sold over five million albums worldwide since releasing their debut,From Her To Eternity, in 1984.