Black Keys Cancel Oz Tour


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

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM ( in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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