The Black Keys have cancelled the European portion of their tour. As reported, drummer Patrick Carney dislocated his shoulder when he was crashed into by a huge wave and crushed into the ocean floor while in St. Barths earlier this month. The Black Keys released a statement apologizing to their fans about canceling their tour, and in the statement they added that Patrick needed time to heal. “We thank all of our fans for their support, and we’re looking forward to getting back on the road.” Carney, however, is expected to make a full recovery. The canceled world tour, Turn Blue, had seventeen dates planned, and was supposed to conclude in March. The tour was scheduled to begin February 16 in Zurich, Switzerland and end on March 10 in Paris. The band’s website released the following statement in regards to rescheduling the canceled tour dates, “Due to prior scheduled commitments and venue availability, efforts to reschedule the original dates were unsuccessful.” Tickets will be refunded in full at their point of purchase, and the tour is set to resume on April 6 in Brisbane, Australia.
The Black Keys‘ mainstream success came in 2010 when they released their sixth album Brothers. The album was certified platinum, and won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album. The lead single “Tighten Up” was the band’s first song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. “Tighten Up” won two Grammy Awards for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rock Song. The following year, the album El Camino was released. It included five songs from the project including; “Lonely Boy,” “Gold on the Ceiling,” “Dead and Gone,” “Run Right Back,” and “Little Black Dress.” El Camino won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album, and “Lonely Boy” won for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. The album went on to achieve platinum certification, selling 1.4 million copies. The Black Keys latest effort, Turn Blue, was released in 2014. Turn Blue debuted at Number 1 in the US and Australia. The first song released from the project entitled,“Fever,” was nominated for two Grammy Awards. It reached Number 1 on Billboards Rock AirPlay chart, Adult Alternative Rock Songs chart, and Alternative Songs chart.