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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds announce ‘Wild God’ UK and European tour

They will be supported by Dry Cleaning, The Murder Capital and Black Country, New Road across the Autumn run.

By Will Richards

Nick Cave (Picture: Isan Allen)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have announced details of a huge UK and European tour behind new album Wild God.

Wild God was announced last week with its title track, and will land on August 30. It will be the band’s 18th studio album.

In late September, the band will begin their tour in Oberhausen, Germany, with the gigs stretching through Europe before arriving in the UK with a Leeds gig on November 2.

Support in mainland Europe will come from Dry Cleaning and The Murder Capital, with Black Country, New Road supporting in the UK, Dublin and Paris.

See the full list of dates with corresponding support acts below alongside a tour trailer. Tickets go on sale here at 10am local time on Friday, March 22.

The Wild God Tour:

24 – Oberhausen, Rudolf Weber-ARENA (Dry Cleaning)
26 – Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome (DryCleaning)
29 – Berlin, Uber Arena (Dry Cleaning)

2 – Oslo, Spektrum (Dry Cleaning)
3 – Stockholm, Hovet (Dry Cleaning)
5 – Copenhagen, Royal Arena (Dry Cleaning)
8 – Hamburg, Barclays Arena (Dry Cleaning)
10 – Lodz, Atlas Arena (Dry Cleaning)
11 – Krakow, TAURON Arena (Dry Cleaning)
13 – Budapest, Papp László Sportaréna (The Murder Capital)
15 – Zagreb, Arena Zagreb (The Murder Capital)
17 – Prague, O2 Arena (The Murder Capital)
18 – Munich, Olympiahalle (The Murder Capital)
20 – Milan, Forum (The Murder Capital)
22 – Zurich, Hallenstadion (The Murder Capital)
24 – Barcelona, Palau Sant Jordi (The Murder Capital)
25 – Madrid, WiZinkCenter (The Murder Capital)
27 – Lisbon, MEO Arena (The Murder Capital)
30 – Antwerp, Sportpaleis (The Murder Capital)

2 – Leeds, First Direct Arena (Black Country, New Road)
3 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro (Black Country, New Road)
5 – Manchester, AO Arena (Black Country, New Road)
6 – Cardiff, Utilita Arena (Black Country, New Road)
8 – London, The O2 (Black Country, New Road)
12 – Dublin, 3Arena (Black Country, New Road)
15 – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena (Black Country, New Road)
17 – Paris, Accor Arena (Black Country, New Road)

“I hope the album has the effect on listeners that it’s had on me,” Cave said in a statement. “It bursts out of the speaker, and I get swept up with it. It’s a complicated record, but it’s also deeply and joyously infectious. There is never a master plan when we make a record. The records rather reflect back the emotional state of the writers and musicians who played them. Listening to this, I don’t know, it seems we’re happy.”

Cave spoke about Wild God and how he saw the music on the album last year in an interview with Rolling Stone. “I think the energy that we’re trying to find in our music needs to come from somewhere else other than basic rock & roll,” he said. “There’s a lot of energy in the new record, but it’s not done as a rock & roll group, by which I mean guitar-orientated music. Warren and I have been looking for ways to create music that has that kind of visceral energy about it. It’s not that we don’t know how to do energetic rock & roll — everybody knows how to do that stuff — I think we’re just looking at different ways to get to the emotional core of what I’m trying to write about.”