The Black Keys have been forced to cancel their upcoming 2015 European tour dates following an accident which saw drummer Patrick Carney suffer a serious shoulder injury. They will be resuming their concert run in April.

Patrick Carney from The Black Keys
Patrick Carney needs time to heal

Fans from the UK and Europe will be thoroughly disappointed to hear the news that seventeen concerts have been axed from February 16th to March 10th following Carney's injury, but rest assured they'll be up and running for their festival run and other global tour dates later this year. For those hoping that the Europe leg of their Turn Blue World Tour will be re-scheduled for a later time, we're afraid to reveal that you're out of luck. While the band attempted to find the time to squeeze in the dates, it is with regret that they have to announce that fans will have to wait for future shows. Full refunds on all tickets before March 10th have been made available.

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'We are very sorry to have to cancel our upcoming performances through March 10', the band explained in a statement. 'Patrick needs time to heal. We thank all of our fans for their support and we're looking forward to getting back on the road.'

Earlier this month Carney posted a telling picture on Instagram suggesting that he was indeed suffering. 'Tune into my new lifetime movie. "Dislocated shoulder" airing right now', the caption read. It seems he was rushed to hospital in St. Barths after a surfing incident, where he was hit by a large wave. Get well soon, Patrick!

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Cancelled Tour Dates:
February 16 - Hallenstadion - Zurich, Switzerland
February 17 - Mediolanum Forum - Milan, Italy
February 19 - Zenith - Munich, Germany
February 20 - Max-Schmeling-Halle - Berlin, Germany
February 21 - Torwar - Warsaw, Poland
February 23 - Ziggo Dome - Amsterdam, Netherlands
February 24 - Sportpaleis - Antwerp, Belgium
February 25 - Mitsubishi Electric Halle - Dusseldorf, Germany
February 27 - Manchester Arena - Manchester, United Kingdom
February 28 - Genting Arena - Birmingham, United Kingdom
March 1 - The SSE Hydro - Glasgow, United Kingdom
March 3 - The O2 - London, United Kingdom
March 4 - Motorpoint Arena - Cardiff, United Kingdom
March 5 - First Direct Arena - Leeds, United Kingdom
March 7 - Halle Tony Garnier - Lyon, France
March 9 - Zenith - Paris, France
March 10 - Zenith - Paris, France

Tour Resumes:
April 2 - Brisbane Riverstage - Brisbane, Australia
April 3 - Bluesfest - Byron Bay, Australia
April 5 - Rochford Eyton Winery - Yarra Valley, Australia
April 7 - Margaret Court Arena - Melbourne, Australia
April 10 - Qantas Credit Union Arena - Darling Harbour, Australia
April 11 - Bimbadgen Estate - Pokolbin, Australia
April 14 - Red Hill Auditorium - Perth, Australia
April 16 - Adelaide Entertainment Centre - Hindmarsh, Australia
April 18 - Horncastle Arena - Christchurch, New Zealand
April 19 - Vector Arena - Auckland, New Zealand
April 22 - Studio Coast - Tokyo, Japan
April 23 - Studio Coast - Tokyo, Japan
May 28 - Primavera Sound - Barcelona, Spain
May 30 - Rockwave Festival - Athens, Greece
June 6 - Mountain Jam - Hunter, NY
June 7 - Governor's Ball - New York, NY
June 12 - Isle of Wight Festival - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
June 14 - Northside Festival - Aarhus, Denmark