Nick Cave is coming to the Gold Coast

Nick Cave on the Gold Coast in 2019

There’s no-one quite like Nick Cave. The Australian singer-songwriter, composer, screenwriter, actor, author and musician is undoubtedly one of the most high-profile Australian artists in recent decades, yet has remained fiercely independent.

Earlier this year, Cave debuted a series of speaking events in the US and Ireland. Those events saw Cave combine music and open discussion with his audiences. And this morning he announced a series of similar shows for Australian fans. And we’re stoked that the Gold Coast has been included in the tour.

These shows will see Nick Cave take questions from the audience on all manner of subjects and perform some of his most beloved songs on piano. 

I thought that a direct conversation with the audience might be valuable – in the recent live shows we have all shown a kind of willingness to open up,” Cave said.

Nick Cave’s last appearance on the Gold Coast was at the Convention Centre, so it’s even more exciting that this announcement includes a show at the newly renovated HOTA – Home Of The Arts (previously The Arts Centre Gold Coast).

And it’s probably no coincidence that Cave’s show coincides with the Gallery’s ‘Let There Be Rock’ exhibition – focussing on the artists, venues and stories of Gold Coast’s live music scene in the 70s, 80s and 90s.

Nick Cave will appear at HOTA – Home Of The Arts, Gold Coast on Friday 11 January 2019. Tickets are on sale Thursday 18 October from 9.00am (and we’re guessing that’s Daylight Savings time). Get all the details at

Dates for Nick Cave’s 2019 Australian tour are: 

SATURDAY 5 JANUARY – Performing Arts Centre | Wangaratta | VIC

SUNDAY 6 JANUARY – Odeon Theatre | Hobart | TAS

TUESDAY 8 JANUARY – Sydney Opera House | Sydney | NSW


SATURDAY 12 JANUARY – Brisbane City Hall | Brisbane | QLD

TUESDAY 15 JANUARY – Michael Fowler Centre | Wellington | NZ

THURSDAY 17 JANUARY – Auckland Town Hall | Auckland | NZ

SATURDAY 19 JANUARY – Melbourne Town Hall | Melbourne | VIC

TUESDAY 22 JANUARY – Adelaide Town Hall | Adelaide | SA

WEDNESDAY 23 JANUARY – Perth Concert Hall | Perth | WA


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