Due to a serious shoulder injury to Patrick Carney, The Black Keys' forthcoming concerts in Australia, New Zealand and Japan, part of their Turn Blue World Tour, have been cancelled. Regrettably, due to prior scheduled commitments, efforts to reschedule the original dates were unsuccessful; therefore all tickets will be refunded at their point of purchase.
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 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 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."
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