Album News, Tour Dates, Tracklist, Video — August 7, 2010 at 11:19 am

Nick Cave’s Grinderman to release 2nd album, tour Europe and North America this fall

Grinderman, circa 2010

With its second album out next month, Nick Cave’s raucous garage-blues side project Grinderman — which features three of the frontman’s Bad Seeds bandmates — this week announced a 15-date North American tour this fall to follow its previously unveiled European trek.

Cave and Co. now are set to play five U.K. dates, beginning Sept. 25 in Nottingham, followed by another 18 concerts in continental Europe, running from Oct. 4 in Lausanne, Switzerland, though Oct. 28 in Groningen, Netherlands. Following a two-week break, the Grinderman tour picks up again Nov. 11 in Toronto, with North American shows running through Dec. 1 in San Diego (see full tour dates below).

Before all of that, the band — Cave plus Bad Seeds Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos — will follow up its 2007 self-titled debut with the nine-track Grinderman 2, slated for release Sept. 13 in Europe and Sept. 14 in the U.S. (See full tracklist and a series of somewhat odd video teaser trailers below).

The album will be preceded by the single “Heathen Child,” which will be released Sept. 6 as a two-track digital download with the non-album B-side “Star Charmer.” A limited-edition colored-vinyl 12-inch also will be released, with an extra B-side: “Super Heathen Child,” featuring famed King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp.

See Grinderman tracklist, tour dates and video after the jump…

Gridnerman, 'Grinderman 2'

Tracklist: Grinderman, Grinderman 2

1. “Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man”
2. “Worm Tamer”
3. “Heathen Child”
4. “When My Baby Comes”
5. “What I Know”
6. “Evil!”
7. “Kitchenette”
8. “Palaces of Montezuma”
9. “Bellringer Blues”

Grinderman tour dates:

Sept. 25: Rock City, Nottingham, England
Sept. 27: University, Leeds, England
Sept. 28: Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland
Sept. 29: Academy, Manchester, England
Oct. 1: Hammersmith Apollo, London, England

Oct. 4: Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland
Oct. 5: Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Oct. 6: Live, Milan, Italy
Oct. 7: Atlantico, Rome, Italy
Oct. 9: Ljubljana 1000, Krizanke, Slovenia
Oct. 10: Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
Oct. 11: Muffathalle, Munich, Germany
Oct. 13: Haus Auensee, Leipzig, Germany
Oct. 14: Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
Oct. 15: E-Werk, Cologne, Germany
Oct. 17: Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Oct. 18: Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Oct. 20: Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
Oct. 21: Docks, Hamburg, Germany
Oct. 23: Falkoner Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct. 24: Power Station, Randers, Denmark
Oct. 26: Cite de la Music, Paris, France
Oct. 28: Groningen De Oosterpoort, Groningen, Netherlands

Nov. 11: Phoenix, Toronto, Ontario
Nov. 12: Metropolis, Montreal, Quebec
Nov. 13: House of Blues, Boston, MA
Nov. 14: Nokia Theatre, New York, NY
Nov. 16: 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
Nov. 18: Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA
Nov. 19: Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN
Nov. 20: Minglewood Hall, Memphis, TN
Nov. 22: Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
Nov. 23: First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Nov. 26: Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, British Columbia
Nov. 27: King Cat Theater, Seattle, WA
Nov. 29: Warfield, San Francisco, CA
Nov. 30: Music Box, Los Angeles, CA
Dec. 1: House of Blues, San Diego, CA

Grinderman album preview trailers:



  1. What’s crazy is that I just discovered a few Grinderman tracks on my iPod. Must have been sitting there for a while now… totally dug them, so I’m looking forward to this new release. Very cool!

  2. Who was on your w Nick? I saw this show and forgot the warmup band

  3. Who was on tour w nick in Chicago? I saw the show & forgotten who

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