Tindersticks drummer Al Macauley has walked out on the group's current European tour, suffering from "exhaustion".
Tindersticks are currently on a European tour, which called at the London Royal Albert Hall earlier in the month, backed by local orchestras.
The group were forced to play a show in Berlin without a drummer, after Macauley decided to return to the UK. Tindersticks are planning to complete their tour with session drummers, or with a re-arranged drummerless set.
The group's next release is likely to be a live album in 2002. A new studio record is also expected next year.
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