The Black Keys' upcoming Australian concerts have been 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.”
Due to prior scheduled commitments, efforts to reschedule the original dates were unsuccessful. The band were set to play a series of headline shows and perform at Bluesfest.