Nick Cave is set to join THE DIRTY THREE for a rare live appearance at LONDON‘s ELECTRIC BALLROOM on Thursday (November 2), NME.COM can exclusively reveal.
It will be the first time Cave has performed onstage with the band – fronted by Bad Seed violinist Warren Ellis – in some four years.
A spokesperson for the Dirty Three said: “Nick will be coming down to do a couple of numbers. They’re just going to work through a few ideas and see what happens.”
Conway Savage, the Bad Seed pianist (both he and Ellis joined for the recording of ‘Henry’s Dream’ in 1992), will also be a special guest, giving the whole show the air of a band mini-reunion.
Fans of the Bad Seeds will also be delighted to hear that after a three year hiatus, Cave and the band have returned to the studio to record the follow-up to ‘The Boatman’s Call’. The spokesperson added that they had been working for over a month and that initial results suggested a return to the more abrasive sound of old, such as ‘Tender Prey’, rather than the less dark recent work.