Yesterday (7 December) Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds cancelled their rescheduled 2021 UK and European tour in support of their Ghosteen album due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement the band wrote, "The complexity and scale of the tour we had planned, combined with the continued uncertainty around the pandemic means that despite the hard work of everyone involved we have not been able to guarantee that the shows can happen."

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds are currently working on alternative plans for 2021 and 2022, and Cave gave his thoughts on the cancelled tour during the latest response on his fan Q+A site The Red Hand Files. Cave answered a question from Chloe in London, which reads: "What the fuuuuuuuuuck????? Cancelled tour noooooo."

Cave responded, "When the pandemic first hit and we had to postpone the European tour I was given the opportunity to take stock, and to see what I actually wanted to do with my life. Well, I took stock. I took a year’s stock. I came to the conclusion that what I most wanted to do in life was to play live. I truly miss it. Cancelling the tour is a great disappointment to me, and to the rest of the band. We tried to make it work but, in the end, with so many things about 2021 remaining unpredictable, including no certainty on whether we would be able to deliver the large scale arena show that we wanted to - and in the way that we wanted to - we felt we had to make the decision to cancel, at least for now. I try to keep The Red Hand Files as measured as possible, as a matter of principle, but whichever way you look at it, this sucks."

Before signing off, Cave gave an exciting update on new music, simply writing, "Time to make a record. Speak to you all again in the New Year."

Read the full response on theredhandfiles.com. Earlier this month Nick Cave revealed he's yet to sell one roll of his erotic Hyatt girls wallpaper.