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The Black Keys Cancel Australia & Japan Dates

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — The Black Keys have canceled their their Australia and Japanese legs for their current Turn Blue World Tour, due to health issues.

A statement from the band said: "Due to a serious shoulder injury to Patrick Carney, The Black Keys’ forthcoming concerts in Australia, New Zealand and Japan, part of the 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."

"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.”

In late January, the band canceled their planned tour of Europe for the same reason. The tour is set to continue with the band's scheduled appearance at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain.

CANCELLED TOUR DATES April 2 | Brisbane, Australia | Riverstage
April 3 | Byron Bay, Australia | Bluesfest
April 5 | Yarra Valley, Australia | Rolling Green, Rochford Wines
April 7 | Melbourne, Australia | Margaret Court Arena
April 10 | Sydney, Australia | Qantas Credit Union Arena
April 11 | Hunter Valley, Australia | Rolling Green, Bimbadgen Winery
April 14 | Perth, Australia | Red Hill Auditorium
April 16 | Adelaide, Australia | Entertainment Centre Theatre
April 18 | Christchurch, New Zealand | Horncastle Arena
April 19 | Auckland, New Zealand | Vector Arena
April 22 | Tokyo, Japan | Studio Coast
April 23 | Tokyo, Japan | Studio Coast

-Staff Writers