The Black Keys Cancel More Tour Dates

Credit: Danny ClinchThe Black Keys have cancelled tour dates in Australia, New Zealand and Japan through April 23 due to a shoulder injury suffered by drummer Patrick Carney in January.

"Working with the doctors, surgeons and physiotherapists since January, we had expected Patrick to be ready to return to touring in April," the band says in a statement. "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."

Carney had been vacationing in St. Barts when he dislocated his shoulder after a huge wave crashed into him and slammed the drummer to the ocean floor. The Black Keys were forced to cancel their European tour earlier this year, as well as their appearance at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute to Bob Dylan.

"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 band says.

The Black Keys' tour is expected to resume May 28 with a headlining spot at the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona, Brazil. The band is also scheduled to headline the Governors Ball festival in New York City on June 7.

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