Black Keys Cancel European Tour After Patrick Carney ’s shoulder injury.


Patrick Carney of The Black Keys performs in Kansas City, Missouri on December 21st, 2014. The group was forced to cancel their European tour following Carney’s shoulder injury.

The Black Keys have been forced to cancel their upcoming European tour after drummer Patrick Carney sustained a serious shoulder injury in early January. “We are very sorry to have to cancel our upcoming performances through March 10th. Patrick needs time to heal,” the band said in a statement. “We thank all of our fans for their support and we’re looking forward to getting back on the road.”

While the band hoped to simply postpone the European gigs, due to “prior scheduled commitments and venue availability,” the Turn Blue duo were “unsuccessful” in rescheduling the trek and were forced to scuttle the European leg entirely. In total, 17 concerts were cancelled, including six shows in the United Kingdom highlighted by a March 3rd performance at London’s O2 Arena. Three concerts each in Germany and France, most notably a pair of shows at Paris’ Zenith, were also cancelled due to Carney’s dislocated shoulder.

A rep for the Black Keys confirmed to Rolling Stone that the band will also be unable to perform at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute to Bob Dylan. That all-star concert is scheduled to take place in Los Angeles on February 6th, two days before the Grammys, where the duo are nominated for three awards: Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance for “Fever” and Best Rock Album for Turn Blue. The band’s Australian tour, set to kick off April 2nd in Brisbane, and their subsequent summer music festival appearances, including a stop at Governors Ball, are currently unaffected by the injury.

On January 3rd, Carney was taken to a hospital on the island of Saint-Barthélemy after slamming his shoulder on the ocean floor while swimming. The drummer was rushed to the hospital and administered anesthesia so doctors could reset his dislocated shoulder. Carney, who was still in significant pain following the accident, poked fun at the situation by posting photos of his messed-up shoulder in the hospital on Instagram.

Watch: The Black Keys – “Bullet In The Brain” | Album de la Semaine 2014 (Live)



Published on May 13, 2014

Live at Canal Plus, Album de la Semaine, May 10th, 2014.

The Black Keys performs live “Bullet In The Brain”, from the album “Turn Blue”.

The Black Keys en live dans l’Album De La Semaine avec son titre “Bullet In The Brain”, extrait de l’album “Turn Blue”

© The Black Keys, Canal+

Black Keys Plan Massive North American Tour This Fall


Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys performs in Quebec City, Canada. Photo: Scott Legato/Getty Images

Band will be joined by Cage the Elephant, Jake Bugg and St. Vincent at various points during the trek.

The Black Keys will spend this fall hoofing it across North America on a massive tour behind their new record Turn Blue. After a headlining slot at Hangout Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama and a stretch of dates in Europe, the band will kick off their North American tour at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio on September 5th and wrap things up at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO on December 21st.

The band has also tapped various openers for the multi-leg trek: Cage the Elephant will join the group between September 5th and the 27th, up-and-coming UK rocker Jake Bugg will open shows from October 24th to November 16th and St. Vincent will take over from December 4th to the 21st.

You can check out a full list of dates below, as well as a silly tour announcement video in which a disgraced Dan Auerbach tries to make amends but receives only laughter and cheers, while the mere site of Patrick Carney elicits a swarm of boos.




The Black Keys’ video game has been on point, per usual, during the lead up to Turn Blue. After teasing the record with clips featuring a wackadoo hypnotist, the band went to church in the new video for “Fever,” with Auerbach preaching the gospel as a sweat-drenched televangelist.

Turn Blue, which follows up the Black Keys’ 2011 LP El Camino, sees official release on May 13th, but you can stream the album in its entirety now.

9/5 Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Cente
9/6 Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
9/7 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
9/9 Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Bradley Center
9/10 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
9/12 Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
9/13 Pittsburgh, PA – CONSOL Energy Center
9/14 Rochester, NY – Blue Cross Arena
9/16 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
9/18 Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
9/20 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
9/21 Boston, MA – TD Garden
9/24 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
9/25 Washington, DC – Verizon Center
9/27 Chicago, IL – United Center
10/24 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
10/25 Winnipeg, Manitoba – MTS Centre
10/27 Calgary, Alberta – Scotiabank Saddledome
10/28 Edmonton, Alberta – Rexall Place
10/30 Vancouver, British Columbia – Pacific Coliseum
10/31 Portland, OR – Moda Centers
11/1 Seattle, WA – KeyArena
11/9 San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl
11/10 Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center
11/12 Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center
11/13 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
11/15 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
11/16 Dallas,TX – American Airlines Center
12/4 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Arena
12/5 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
12/6 Richmond, VA – Richmond Coliseum
12/8 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
12/9 St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
12/11 Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
12/12 Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
12/13 Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
12/15 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
12/16 Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum
12/17 Orlando, FL – Amway Center
12/19 Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
12/20 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
12/21 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center

Listen: The Black Keys have revealed new song ‘Fever.’

‘Fever’ is the first song to be taken from new album ‘Turn Blue’. Fans who pre-order the album from today will receive ‘Fever’ for free immediately.

The US duo’s forthcoming album which was announced last week via Mike Tyson’s Twitter feed. The boxer posted a tweet on March 2 which read “Turn Blue” followed by a link to the duo’s new teaser clip for the record, set to come out on May 13.

Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney will bring their new record to the UK this summer, with the pair recently announced as the final headliner for this year’s Latitude festival. The event takes place at Southwold’s Henham Park between July 17-20.

‘Turn Blue’ will be The Black Keys’ eighth album. It is the follow up to their 2011 release ‘El Camino.’

Black Keys Get Intimate at NYC Super Bowl Week Gig

Rockers deliver hit-filled set at Roseland Ballroom NYC

Rockers deliver hit-filled set at Roseland Ballroom NYC

The Black Keys played their first show of 2014 with a special performance that was a part of Super Bowl week. The show was sponsored (heavily) by Citi bank. You needed a Citi card to purchase tickets to the show, which definitely put off some fans. For those lucky enough to be in attendance, they were treated to a typically strong set from the rock and roll duo from Akron, Ohio.

Albert Hammond, Jr. got the show going, and sounded just as razor sharp as he did when I saw him open for Jake Bugg a few weeks ago. This time the crowd was much bigger, but the execution was just as on point. Was it wrong that all throughout the set I was anticipating The Strokes performance later this summer at Governors Ball? What? Just being honest.

I’ve seen The Black Keys quite a few times now. At this point in their career, it was a treat to see them at the rather intimate (for them) Roseland Ballroom, which is closing in a few months. Which makes this show likely my last at the venue. Seeing The Black Keys there is not a bad way to go out.

With a show like this, you knew it was going to be a special one. Dan agreed, sharing a bit of cool information during one of the only talk breaks he took. He mentioned that the last time they played Roseland was 11 years ago, when they opened up for Sleater-Kinney (!). Dan said it was them who taught them how to tour. It was a nice moment, something that put The Black Keys insane success into perspective.


“Howlin’ For You” kicked the show off, as it normally does. From there they gave us “Next Girl”, “Run Right Back” and “Same Old Thing.” El Camino tracks were prominent, such as “Gold On the Ceiling” and “Nova Baby”, but it was of course “Lonely Boy” that dominated the evening, with a massive singalong that served as a reminder at just how big this band has become. This time around the full band stayed throughout the whole show, no longer leaving when the band returned to earlier material that was ideal for just Dan and Pat to play.

The encore consisted of a big performance of “Everlasting Light” that included a big disco ball drop down as well as a performance of “I Got Mine” that saw just Dan and Pat for the first time, a nice reminder of the band’s more grounded days. With that said, it’s safe to say that seeing the band in venues that aren’t arenas will be a thing of the past.

I was surprised that they didn’t play any new songs, but I guess that was just me expecting the band to keep up their pretty impressive pace of new materiel. There are no other tour dates announced so it looks like this show was just a one off show. Hopefully we will get some more new music sooner than later, because the world can always use the presence of real rock bands in this day and age.

Bon Iver, The Black Keys, Tame Impala, The National, Wavves, Charlie XCX, And Other Musicians Customize Converse For Charity Auction.

In a new charitable auction called In Their Shoes, a whole mess of musicians have custom-decorated pairs of Converse Chuck Taylors, selling those shoes off on eBay and raising money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and other charities. Bon Iver (pictured), the National, Tame Impala, Santigold, Tegan And Sara, Wavves, the Black Keys, Charlie XCX, New Order, Foals, Moby, Frightened Rabbit, JEFF The Brotherhood, and a ton of others all have shoes up for auction. The auction runs until 10/29, and you can find all the info here

Bon Iver:


The Black Keys:


Tame Impala:


The National:




Charlie XCX:




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The Black Keys And The Flaming Lips Announce Joint Tour – American Songwriter

Dan Auerbach & Patrick Carney of The Black Keys.

Dan Auerbach & Patrick Carney of The Black Keys.

The Black Keys have announced four new dates for their 2013 tour featuring special guests The Flaming Lips.

Wayne Coyne and co. will meet up with The Keys in late April and will make stops in Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Atlanta and Nashville.

This marks the first time since 2010 that The Keys have played an official show on their home turf in Nashville.

And a tour isn’t the only thing the band has in the works. Lead singer Dan Auerbach spoke with NME and says the band’s follow up album to 2011’s El Camino is just around the corner.

“We’re going to start making the new album in the second week of January and we’re hoping to have it done by sometime in March,” Auerbach says.

The Black Keys 2013 Tour Dates:

03/29-31 – Sau Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brazil

04/02-03 – Bueno Aires, AR @ El Festival Mas Grande de la Historia 2013

04/06-07 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile

04/28 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center *

04/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center *

05/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood *

05/03 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena *

* = w/ The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips 2013 Tour Dates:

03/29-31 – Sau Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brazil

04/28 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center *

04/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center *

05/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood *

05/03 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena *

05/20 – London, UK @ Roundhouse

05/21 – London, UK @ Roundhouse

06/14 – Hultsfred, SWE @ Hultsfred Festival

06/15 – Arhus, DEN @ Northside Festival

* = w/ The Black Keys