Published on March 23rd, 2015 | by admin
THE BLACK KEYS’ UPCOMING ASIA PACIFIC CONCERTS CANCELLED DUE TO PATRICK CARNEY’S INJURY
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 up until April 23. Regrettably, 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 bluesfest.com.au At this time, it is not expected that any dates after April 23 will be cancelled.
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.”
CANCELLED TOUR DATES 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
TOUR RESUMES May 28 Primavera Sound – Barcelona, Spain May 30 Rockwave Festival – Athens, Greece June 5 Bunbury Festival – Cincinnati, Ohio June 6 Mountain Jam – Hunter Mountain, New York June 7 Governor’s Ball – New York, New York June 12 Isle of Wight Festival – Isle of Wight, United Kingdom June 14 Northside Festival – Aarhus, Denmark