Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are one of the many bands who had to postpone tour dates due to the coronavirus outbreak, and Nick has now further discussed the cancellation and the impact of the pandemic on touring in the never-ending AMA on his Red Hand Files website. Mike from Stockholm asked:

I know it is hard to know, but please give us a hint on the tour in regards of the Corona virus. What is the latest you know? What are the risks of the tour being postponed? It would be sad if this is the case, but please know that we fans would support such a decision, no matter how hard it is to wait even longer to see you and the Bad Seeds.

And Nick responded:

Dear Mike and everyone else who has asked this question,

It has been a very strange few weeks, much has happened to us all, and many difficult decisions have had to be made. Slowly, we all are coming around to the realisation that we will need to lead very different lives for a while — short term, long term, who knows?

One very hard question that The Bad Seeds have had to answer is regarding our touring plans this year. With great disappointment and sadness we made the decision to postpone the UK, Europe and Israel tour, which seems, as far as I can see, the only responsible course of action. I am very sorry. More details will be posted on nickcave.com once the new plan settles.

I am working on a more personal response to the hundreds of questions that are coming in regarding the coronavirus. This will take a little time. It’s a hard question to answer.

Love, Nick.

As of now, the Bad Seeds' September/October North American tour with Weyes Blood is still on. Stay tuned for more updates.

Previously, Nick talked about whether he feels the need to change “problematic” lyrics live.

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – 2020 TOUR DATES
19.04.2020 – Altice Arena, LISBON, PORTUGAL
22.04.2020 – Zénith Toulouse Métropole, TOULOUSE, FRANCE
25.04.2020 – WiZink Center, MADRID, SPAIN
26.04.2020 – Palau Sant Jordi, BARCELONA, SPAIN
29.04.2020 – Ziggo Dome, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDSSOLD OUT
30.04.2020 – Sportpaleis, ANTWERP, BELGIUMSOLD OUT
2.05.2020 – Arena Birmingham, BIRMINGHAM, UK
3.05.2020 – Motorpoint Arena, CARDIFF, UKSOLD OUT
5.05.2020 – The SSE Hydro, GLASGOW, UK
6.05.2020 – Manchester Arena, MANCHESTER, UK
8.05.2020 – 3Arena, DUBLIN, IRELANDSOLD OUT
9.05.2020 – 3Arena, DUBLIN, IRELAND
12.05.2020 – First Direct Arena, LEEDS, UK
14.05.2020 – The O2, LONDON, UK
15.05.2020 – The O2, LONDON, UK
17.05.2020 – Lanxess Arena, COLOGNE, GERMANY
18.05.2020 – Barclaycard Arena, HAMBURG, GERMANY
20.05.2020 – Royal Arena, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
21.05.2020 – Royal Arena, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
23.05.2020 – Ericsson Globe, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
25.05.2020 – Spektrum, OSLO, NORWAYSOLD OUT
27.05.2020 – Mercedes-Benz Arena, BERLIN, GERMANYSOLD OUT
28.05.2020 – Arena Gliwice, GLIWICE, POLANDSOLD OUT
30.05.2020 – O2 Arena, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLICSOLD OUT
1.06.2020 – Stadthalle, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
2.06.2020 – Budapest Sportaréna, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
4.06.2020 – Stark Arena, BELGRADE, SERBIA
6.06.2020 – Olympiahalle, MUNICH, GERMANY
8.06.2020 – Hallenstadion, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
9.06.2020 – Mediolanum Forum, MILAN, ITALY
11.06.2020 – Cavea Auditorium Parco della Musica, ROME, ITALYSOLD OUT
14.06.2020 – AccorHotels Arena, PARIS, FRANCE
17.06.2020 – with special guests Dinosaur Jr.Bloomfield Stadium, TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

16.09.2020 – The Armory, MINNEAPOLIS, MN, USA
19.09.2020 – Credit Union 1 Arena, CHICAGO, IL, USA*
21.09.2020 – Masonic Temple Theatre, DETROIT, MI, USA*
23.09.2020 – Skyline Stage @ The Mann, PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA*
25.09.2020 – Agganis Arena, BOSTON, MA, USA*
26.09.2020 – Barclays Center, BROOKLYN, NY, USA
28.09.2020 – Place Bell, LAVAL, QC, CANADA
29.09.2020 – Scotiabank Arena, TORONTO, ON, CANADA
1.10.2020 – The Anthem, WASHINGTON, D.C., USA
3.10.2020 – The Fox Theatre, ATLANTA, GA, USA
4.10.2020 – Grand Ole Opry NASHVILLE, TN, USA
6.10.2020 – Frank Erwin Center, AUSTIN, TX, USA
8.10.2020 – The Mission Ballroon, DENVER, CO, USA
10.10.2020 – STAPLES Center, LOS ANGELES, CA, USA*
12.10.2020 – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA*
14.10.2020 – WaMu Theater, SEATTLE, WA, USA*
15.10.2020 – Theater of the Clouds, PORTLAND, OR, USA
17.10.2020 – Pacific Coliseum, VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA
*Support from Weyes Blood