The Black Keys Cancel Australian Tour Including Bluesfest -
The Black Keys photo by Ros O'Gorman

The Black Keys photo by Ros O'Gorman

The Black Keys Cancel Australian Tour Including Bluesfest

by Paul Cashmere on March 23, 2015

in Live,News

The Black Keys are the latest headline act to drop of Bluesfest when they cancelled their entire Australian tour today.

All upcoming dates for Australia, New Zealand and Japan have been cancelled due to Patrick Carney’s shoulder injury recently.

In a statement the promoter Love Police said:

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 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.”

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

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


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