Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Announce Ghosteen Album


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have announced their seventeenth studio album. Due out October 4th digitally and November 8th on vinyl and CD, Ghosteen is a self-released double album split into two distinct parts. Or as Cave puts it, “The songs on the first album are the children. The songs on the second album are their parents. Ghosteen is a migrating spirit.”

According to a press release, the sprawling record was tracked at four different studios in 2018 and early 2019: Woodshed in Malibu, Nightbird in Los Angeles, Retreat in Brighton, and Candybomber in Berlin. Cave mixed the entire affair with his longtime partner-in-crime Warren Ellis, Lance Powell, and Andrew Dominik at Conway in Los Angeles.

While they haven’t shared a lead single just yet, the band plans on premiering the album in full on YouTube at 10 p.m. GMT on October 3rd. Cave is also currently busy with his Conversations tour, “an exercise in connectivity” that includes an unmoderated Q&A with fans and spare, piano-led renditions of his most beloved material. Check out the dates and details below….

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
(Ghosteen Ltd., October 4th)

Part One:
1. Spinning Song 4:44
2. Bright Horses 4:53
3. Waiting for You 3:55
4. Night Raid 5:08
5. Sun Forest 6:48
6. Galleon Ship 4:15
7. Ghosteen Speaks 4:03
8. Leviathan 4:48

Part Two:
1. Ghosteen 12:11
2. Fireflies 3:23
3. Hollywood 14:13

Conversations with Nick Cave tour dates:
9/25 Cambridge, MA – Sanders Theatre
9/27 Montreal, QC – Eglise Du Saint-Jean-Baptiste
9/28 Toronto, ON – Convocation Hall
9/30 Chicago, IL – Copernicus Center
10/1 Minneapolis, MN – Pantages Theatre
10/3 Nashville, TN – James K. Polk Theater
10/5 Austin, TX – The Moody Theater
10/6 Austin, TX – The Moody Theater
10/8 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
10/10 New Westminster, BC – Massey Theatre
10/11 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
10/13 San Francisco, CA – Davies Symphony Hall
10/15 Los Angeles, CA – Walt Disney Concert Hall