Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will kick off a North American tour April 16-17 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. The trek replaces a fall 2001 tour that was canceled in the wake of the Sept. 11 terr

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will kick off a North American tour April 16-17 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. The trek replaces a fall 2001 tour that was canceled in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S.

Like the originally planned run, the tour comes in support of Cave's most recent Reprise release, "No More Shall We Part," his 11th studio album and first in four years. The album features the Bad Seeds -- an experimental rock collective made up of Mick Harvey (ex-Birthday Party), Blixa Bargeld (Einsturzende Neubauten), Thomas Wydler (Die Haut), Martyn Casey (ex-Triffids), Warren Ellis (Dirty Three), Jim Silavunos, and Conway Savage -- and a guest appearance by contemporary folk singers Anna and Kate McGarrigle.

The album debuted last April at No. 9 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and at No. 5 on Music & Media's European Top 100 Albums tally. But, prior to the album's release, Cave told Billboard that chart success is not part of his agenda. "I've always thought that the Bad Seeds were hopelessly irrelevant to what was going on in the world of music," he said. "I think it's one of their primary charms."

As previously reported, Cave's rendition of "Let It Be" is among the Beatles covers that make up the "I Am Sam" soundtrack, due out Tuesday (Jan. 8) via V2.

Here are Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' North American tour dates:

April 16-17: Los Angeles (Wiltern Theatre)
April 18-19: San Francisco (Warfield)
April 21: Portland, Ore. (Crystal Ballroom)
April 22: Seattle (Paramount Theatre)
April 25: Minneapolis (State Theatre)
April 26: Chicago (Chicago Theatre)
April 27: Detroit (State Theatre)
April 28: Toronto (Kool Haus)
April 29: Montreal (Metropolis)
May 1: Boston (Orpheum Theatre)
May 2-3: New York (Beacon Theatre)
May 4: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
May 6: Atlanta (Tabernacle)
May 8: Austin, Texas (Stubb's)