News — March 24, 2015 at 7:33 am

The Black Keys Cancel Upcoming Asia Pacific Tour Dates

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Due to a serious shoulder injury to drummer Patrick Carney, The Black Keys’ forthcoming concerts in Australia, New Zealand and Japan, part of their Turn Blue World Tour, have been cancelled up until April 23.

The US blues Rock duo have been forced to cancel the entire Asian leg of their world tour due to a slower than expected recovery by drummer Patrick Carney. Reportedly, Carney suffered the injury whilst on holiday in the Caribbean when he was dumped by a huge wave.

Regrettably, due to prior scheduled commitments, efforts to reschedule the original dates were unsuccessful; therefore all tickets (outside of Bluesfest Byron Bay) will be refunded at their point of purchase. For Bluesfest Byron Bay refund policies please visit  bluesfest.com.au [http://www.bluesfest.com.au] although it has been speculated that there is not likely to be any reimbursement at this late notice.  At this time, it is not expected that any dates after April 23 will be cancelled.

The band has issued an official statement saying, “We are very sorry to have to cancel our upcoming performances through April 23.  Patrick sustained a dislocated and broken shoulder in January hat required surgery.  Working with the doctors, surgeons and physiotherapists since January, we had expected Patrick to be ready to return to touring in April.  The recovery process and physical  therapy has taken longer than anticipated and unfortunately Patrick is still unable to perform and needs additional time to heal.  We thank all of our fans for their ongoing support and we look  forward to getting back on the road as soon as possible.”

The Black Keys’ Australian & New Zealand Promoter, Brian Taranto from Love Police Touring said: “We have taken great pride in promoting The Black Keys for over 10 years now from small clubs to big arenas and festivals. We were incredibly excited about the shows that were about to happen but there is no way around cancelling the tour with the extent of Pat’s injury. You just can’t have The Black Keys with no drums. We sincerely apologise for the hassle this cancellation will cause fans.”

CANCELLED TOUR DATES

  • April 2  Riverstage – Brisbane, Australia
  • April 3  Bluesfest – Byron Bay, Australia
  • April 5  Rolling Green – Rochford Wines  Yarra Valley, Australia
  • April 7  Margaret Court Arena – Melbourne, Australia
  • April 10  Qantas Credit Union Arena – Sydney, Australia
  • April 11  Rolling Green – Bimbadgen Winery Hunter Valley, Australia
  • April 14  Red Hill Auditorium – Perth, Australia
  • April 16  Entertainment Centre Theatre – Adelaide, Australia
  • April 18  Horncastle Arena – Christchurch, New Zealand
  • April 19  Vector Arena – Auckland, New Zealand
  • April 22  Studio Coast – Tokyo, Japan
  • April 23  Studio Coast – Tokyo, Japan

TOUR RESUMES

  • May 28  Primavera Sound – Barcelona, Spain
  • May 30  Rockwave Festival – Athens, Greece
  • June 5  Bunbury Festival – Cincinnati, Ohio
  • June 6  Mountain Jam – Hunter Mountain, New York
  • June 7  Governor’s Ball – New York, New York
  • June 12  Isle of Wight Festival – Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
  • June 14  Northside Festival – Aarhus, Denmark