The Black Keys have cancelled their Australian tour, the second Byron Bay Bluesfest headliner to do so, because Pat Carney’s got a bung shoulder.
“We are very sorry to have to cancel our upcoming performances through April 23,” some statement said.
“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.”
Bluesfest’s top bloke Peter Noble says Alabama Shakes would replace The Black Keys as the closing act on their Mojo Stage on Good Friday and that they’re searching for one more act to add to the day’s bill.
“I do need to say that this close to Bluesfest, it is going to be extremely difficult to get an international artist to play, given the requirements to get visas in time, however, we are keeping all options open.”