Black Keys Cancel European Tour, MusiCares Performance Due to Carney’s Shoulder Injury

Live Nation EntertainmentEarlier this month, Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney dislocated his shoulder.  That injury has now forced the band to cancel its European tour, which was due to start February 16.

A note on the band's Facebook page states, "Due to a serious shoulder injury to Patrick, The Black Keys’ forthcoming European concerts, part of their Turn Blue World Tour, have been cancelled up until March 10. Regrettably, due to prior scheduled commitments and venue availability, efforts to reschedule the original dates were unsuccessful; therefore all tickets will be refunded in full at their point of purchase. At this time, it is not expected that any dates after March 10 will be cancelled."

The band adds, "We are very sorry to have to cancel our upcoming performances through March 10. Patrick needs time to heal. We thank all of our fans for their support and we’re looking forward to getting back on the road.”

In addition, a rep for the Black Keys confirms to ABC News Radio that the band's scheduled performance February 6 at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute to Bob Dylan has also been scrapped.

The Black Keys will resume performing live in April, when they launch a tour of Australia and Japan.

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