The Black Keys' Patrick Carney injures shoulder, cancels Asia Pacific tour

In news that will sour the Monday of any fan of The Black Keys, the stickman of the two piece Patrick Carney has suffered a shoulder injury therefore forcing the band to cancel their upcoming shows in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

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Te band has expressed their disappointment in an official 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.  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 following dates have been cancelled as a result:

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

Tickets to the cancelled shows can be refunded at their point of sale. All refunds for Bluesfest can be made at the festival’s official site.