CRAAAACK! That’s the sound of fans’ hearts breaking across the country, with confirmation a short time ago that The Black Keys forthcoming Australian tour dates have been cancelled.
The cancellation encompasses all the band’s local (and New Zealand) appearances, including at Bluesfest in Byron Bay this weekend.
The news comes after drummer Patrick Carney sustained a dislocated and broken shoulder earlier in the year. They were hopeful that it might have healed in time.
“We are very sorry to have to cancel our upcoming performances through April 23. 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.”
The tour was due to kick off in Brisbane next Thursday night.
April 02 : Brisbane (Riverstage) CANCELLED
April 05 : Yarra Valley (Rochford Wines) * Rolling Green show CANCELLED
April 07 : Melbourne (Margaret Court Arena) CANCELLED
April 10 : Sydney (Qantas Credit Union Arena) CANCELLED
April 11 : Hunter Valley (Bimbadgen Estate) * Rolling Green show CANCELLED
April 14 : Perth (Red Hill Auditorium) CANCELLED
April 16 : Adelaide (Entertainment Centre) CANCELLED