The Black Keys cancels tour dates due to Patrick Carney injury
American rock duo The Black Keys has been forced to cancel more dates on their "Turn Blue World Tour" due to member Patrick Carney's shoulder injury.
Los Angeles: American rock duo The Black Keys has been forced to cancel more dates on their "Turn Blue World Tour" due to member Patrick Carney's shoulder injury.
The band previously nixed their European concerts after the musician dislocated his shoulder while swimming off the coast of the Caribbean island St Bart, reported Ace Showbiz.
They said that they needed to cancel their upcoming shows in Australia, New Zealand and Japan because Carney hadn't fully recovered. "We are very sorry to have to cancel our upcoming performances through April 23," they said in a statement.
"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," they explained.
"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 cancelled shows include ones scheduled to take place at the Byron Bay Bluesfest. The fest's Peter Noble gave further details about Carney's condition as he announced the news.
"Patrick has now developed Adhesive Capsulitis, known as Frozen Shoulder, an infection, which has both delayed and complicated the healing process. And as a result, his doctor has advised he cannot go on tour currently and play the drums," he said.
The Black Keys' tour is expected to resume on May 28 at Primavera Sound fest in Barcelona, Spain.