First shows confirmed in support of new album 'Skeleton Tree'

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have announced their first tour dates in support of new album ‘Skeleton Tree’, including shows in North America and Australia/New Zealand.

Latest album ‘Skeleton Tree’ came out in September, released alongside One More Time With Feeling, a documentary film about the recording process and the death of Cave’s son, Arthur.

Cave and co have not played live since Arthur’s death, but now the band have confirmed a tour of Australia and New Zealand for January of next year. They will then play North American dates during May and June.

Australia and New Zealand shows include dates in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Wellington, Auckland, among other cities. Tickets go on sale 9am Thursday (October 27).

North American dates include shows in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, Philadelphia and other major cities. Tickets go on sale Friday (October 28) at 10am local time.

Scroll below to see the dates in full. Watch a trailer video for the tour beneath.

See the Australia/New Zealand dates in full below:

Hobart, Derwent Entertainment Centre (January 13, 2017)
Ballarat, North Gardens (January 15)
Wellington,TSB Bank Arena (January 17)
Auckland, Vector Arena (January 18 )
Sydney, ICC Sydney Theatre (January 20-21)
Newcastle, Newcastle Entertainment Centre (January 22)
Brisbane, Riverstage (January 25)
Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl (January 27-28)
Adelaide, Adelaide Entertainment Centre (January 29)
Perth, Perth Arena (January 31)

North American dates:

Brooklyn, Kings Theatre (May 26)
Montreal, Metropolis (May 29)
Toronto, Massey Hall (May 31-June 1)
Detroit, Masonic Temple Theatre (June 3)
Philadelphia, Electric Factory (June 5)
Asheville, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (June 7)
Pittsburgh, The Warhol at Carnegie Music Hall (June 8)
Boston, Boch Center Wang Theatre (June 10)
New York, Beacon Theatre (June 13-14)
Chicago, Auditorium Theatre (June 16)
Denver, Paramount Theatre (June 18)
Salt Lake City, Kingsbury Hall (June 19)
Portland, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (June 21)
Vancouver, Queen Elizabeth Theatre (June 22)
Berkeley, Greek Theatre (June 24)
San Diego, Civic Theatre (June 26)
Los Angeles, Greek Theatre (June 29)

Arthur Cave tragically died after falling from a cliff in Brighton last July. The Cave family described the 15-year-old as “our beautiful, happy loving boy.”

Director Andrew Dominik said that the idea for the doc came about after Cave “realised he was going to have to promote the record.”

“Arthur had died halfway through making it. And the idea of [promoting] it made him feel sick, because he was going to have to discuss the context of the record with a whole bunch of journalists,” said Dominik. “That prospect was very alarming to him. His instinct in making the film was one of self-preservation: it was a way to talk about what happened, but there was a certain safety in doing it with someone he knew.”