The Black Keys have cancelled a month of shows on their Turn Blue world tour as drummer Patrick Carney continues to recover from a shoulder injury he sustained on a Christmas vacation.
Carney dislocated his shoulder when a wave slammed him to the ocean floor while vacationing on the island of Saint-Barthélemy.
The group have announced cancelled concerts in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
“We are very sorry to have to cancel our upcoming performances through April 23,” says the band. “Patrick sustained a dislocated and broken shoulder in January that 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.”
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 www.bluesfest.com.au.
At this time, it is not expected that any dates after April 23 will be cancelled; the tour is scheduled to resume in Barcelona, Spain on May 28.
CANCELLED TOUR DATES
Apr 02 | Brisbane, Australia | Riverstage
Apr 03 | Byron Bay, Australia | Bluesfest
Apr 05 | Yarra Valley, Australia | Rolling Green, Rochford Wines
Apr 07 | Melbourne, Australia | Margaret Court Arena
Apr 10 | Sydney, Australia | Qantas Credit Union Arena
Apr 11 | Hunter Valley, Australia | Rolling Green, Bimbadgen Winery
Apr 14 | Perth, Australia | Red Hill Auditorium
Apr 16 | Adelaide, Australia | Entertainment Centre Theatre
Apr 18 | Christchurch, New Zealand | Horncastle Arena
Apr 19 | Auckland, New Zealand | Vector Arena
Apr 22 | Tokyo, Japan | Studio Coast
Apr 23 | Tokyo, Japan | Studio Coast
May 28 | Barcelona, Spain | Primavera Sound
May 30 | Athens, Greece | Rockwave Festival
Jun 05 | Cincinnati, Ohio | Bunbury Festival
Jun 06 | Hunter Mountain, New York | Mountain Jam
Jun 07 | New York, New York | Governor’s Ball
Jun 12 | Isle of Wight, United Kingdom | Isle of Wight Festival
Jun 14 | Aarhus, Denmark | Northside Festival
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