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27 May 2024

The Black Keys Share Statement On Cancelled Tour

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The Black Keys have shared a statement explaining the thinking behind the cancellation of their North American tour.

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“The band wants to assure everyone that Dan & Patrick are alive and well,” the Black Keys posted to their social media account. “Following the recent run of shows in the UK & Europe, including stops at iconic venues like Brixton Academy and the Zenith in Paris, we have decided to make some changes to the North American leg of the International Players Tour that will enable us to offer a similarly exciting, intimate experience for both fans and the band, and will be announcing a revised set of dates shortly.

“Everyone who had purchased tickets and/or VIP to the initial tour dates will be fully refunded – and when the new plans are announced, will be the first to be able to buy tickets.

“Thank you for your understanding and apologies for the surprise change… We’re pretty sure everyone is going to be excited when you see what we have in mind though, and look forward to seeing everyone soon.”

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The new dates will be in support of the band’s recent album, Ohio Players. In an interview with Uncut, the band opened up about the album, “We embraced the idea of getting out of our comfort zone, which is Dan’s studio,” said Patrick Carney. “We were trying to have an adventure while we made the record. So we booked a few sessions out in LA: we worked at Valentine in the Valley, and in Sunset Sound. We got in a room with Dan The Automator, we did a track with Greg Kurstin as well. While we were out there, we’d do these record hangs where we’d invite a friend or two and bring our 45s and basically spin records for four hours.”

order The Black Keys’ ‘Ohio Players’ here

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