Nick Cave live at Poole

POOLE’s Lighthouse arts centre has scored a notable  success for music fans with a date on Nick Cave’s autumn tour. The constantly innovating and sometimes controversial musician is performing with Warren Ellis.

In their first tour as a duo, Cave and Ellis will play 20 shows across the UK in September and October, following the release of their acclaimed album Carnage. The tour will actually open at Poole, on Thursday 2nd September at 8pm, in the concert hall.

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. They will be joined on stage by musician Johnny Hostile and backing singers Wendi Rose, T Jae Cole and Janet Ramus.

For tickets on sale Friday 23rd July, visit