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Nick Cave reflects on the coronavirus pandemic on the latest Red Hand File


Nick Cave has used his wonderful Red Hand Files to reflect on the current coronavirus outbreak and what it will mean for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

The pandemic has finished off a lot of tours over the last few weeks and Nick Cave’s planned tour of Europe and the UK was also postponed due to the ongoing concerns around Covid-19.

The fan, using the site, asked “I know it is hard to know, but please give us a hint on the tour in regards of the Coronavirus,” via The Red Hand Files. It’s a feature where he connects with his fans via letters has become a welcome avenue for fans to speak with Cave and hear some advice from the Aussie legend.

“What is the latest you know?” the fan continued. “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.”

Cave responded, “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 once the new plan settles.”

The singer also added that he was“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.” Find the full letter and many other letters, where Cave deals with a range of subjects, at The Red Hand Files.