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The Black Keys Cancel Asia Pacific Tour

"You just can’t have The Black Keys with no drums."
By Shannon Connellan
March 24, 2015
By Shannon Connellan
March 24, 2015

Looks like a few Black Keys-lovin' ticketholders will be reconsidering their April plans, The Black Keys have cancelled all Asia Pacific shows due to injury. Drummer Patrick Carney has sustained a serious shoulder injury, so the duo have cancelled all forthcoming concerts in Australia, New Zealand and Japan, part of their Turn Blue world tour, cancelled up until April 23.

"We are very sorry to have to cancel our upcoming performances through April 23," the band said in an official statement. "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.”

"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," said Brian Taranto from Love Police Touring. "You just can’t have The Black Keys with no drums. We sincerely apologise for the hassle this cancellation will cause fans.”

The cancellation isn't good news for Australian Bluesfest in particular, coming just weeks after headliner Lenny Kravitz also pulled out of Bluesfest and his Australian shows due to conflicting touring commitments. All tickets (outside of Bluesfest Byron Bay) will be refunded — wherever you bought them from. Rescheduling ain't happening. For Bluesfest refund policies, visit

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

Published on March 24, 2015 by Shannon Connellan
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