NICK Cave and the Bad Seeds have confirmed the rescheduled dates for their UK and European tour next year.

Unfortunately for fans living in the city of the Brighton-based musician, the closest date for them to attend will be at the 02 in London on Thursday April 15 and Friday April 16.

All original tickets purchased remain valid for the rescheduled dates, while remaining available tickets are now on sale.

Cave’s last album Ghosteen, a sombre reflection on life and death, was released last year to great acclaim.

Many leading music magazines and critics named it as their album of the year and the zenith of Cave’s spectacular career so far and it was described among other plaudits as breathtaking and mesmerising.

The rescheduled dates are as follows: Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium (April 10); Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 11); Utilita Arena, Birmingham (April 13); The O2, London (April 15); The O2, London (April 16); First Direct Arena, Leeds (April 18); The SSE Hydro, Glasgow (April 20); Manchester Arena, Manchester (April 21); 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland (April 23); 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland (April 24); Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff (April 26); AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France (April 28); Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany (April 29); Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark (May 1); Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark (May 2); Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden (May 4); Spektrum, Oslo, Norway (May 5); Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany (May 7); Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany (May 8); Arena Gliwice, Gliwice, Poland (May 10); Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria (May 12); László Papp Budapest Sportaréna, Budapest, Hungary (May 13); Stark Arena, Belgrade, Serbia (May 15); O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic (May 17); Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany (May 19); Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy (May 20); WiZink Center, Madrid, Spain (May 23); Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal (May 24); Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain (May 27); Zénith Toulouse Métropole, Toulouse, France (May 28); Rome Palazzo dello Sport, Rome, Italy (May 31); Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland (June 3); and the final date will be on Monday, June 7 at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv, Israel.