The Black Keys Cancel Upcoming Tour Dates Due to Patrick Carney’s Shoulder Injury
Earlier this month, we reported that Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney dislocated his shoulder, after being knocked down by an ocean wave while in St. Barts. Due to that injury, the band has now been forced to cancel many of their upcoming European dates on their Turn Blue World Tour.
Starting with their Feb. 16 Zurich, Switzerland gig, all of their U.K. and European shows have been nixed through March 10, when they were supposed to play in Paris, France. Their dates after the 10th, which include shows in Australia, Japan and New York City’s Governor’s Ball are expected to go on without a hitch.
In a press release, Carney and Dan Auerbach said of the cancellations, “We are very sorry to have to cancel our upcoming performances through March 10. Patrick needs time to heal. We thank all of our fans for their support and we're looking forward to getting back on the road." The release also stated that attempts to reschedule the canceled gigs were fruitless.
On Feb. 6, the band is supposed to play at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute to Bob Dylan, there is no word on whether the group will still pay tribute to Dylan in some way during that event. They were also eyeing this month to start recording new music. Even with Carney's injury, maybe the group can start working on new songs with their newfound downtime.
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