Patrick Carney’s Shoulder Injury Forces the Black Keys to Cancel More Shows
If you recall, back in January the Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney had sustained a healthy shoulder injury while vacationing in St. Barths (he was rushed to the hospital with a dislocated shoulder). Carney was wiped out by a massive wave and "slammed" to the ocean floor ... it's happened to us all, right?
The injury forced the garage rock duo to cancel a string of European dates through March 10. Now, as a result of the healing process taking longer than expected, the band has been forced to cancel another run of dates in the Asia Pacific through April 23, mostly in Australia and New Zealand (dates below).
The band -- whose Danger Mouse-produced album, Turn Blue, was released back in May 2014 -- issued a statement regarding the latest cancelations:
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.
2015 Turn Blue World Tour Dates -- Canceled
April 2 -- Brisbane -- Brisbane Riverstage
April 3 -- Byron Bay -- Bluesfest
April 5 -- Yarra Valley -- Rolling Green at Rochford
April 7 -- Melbourne Vic -- Margaret Court Arena
April 10 -- Sydney -- Qantas Credit Union Arena
April 11 -- Hunter Valley -- Rolling Green at Bimbadgen Arena
April 14 -- Perth -- Red Hill Auditorium
April 16 -- Adelaide -- Entertainment Centre Theater
April 18 -- Christchurch -- Horncastle Arena
April 19 -- Auckland -- Vector Arena
April 22-23 -- Tokyo -- Studio Coast