The Black Keys Explain Cancelled North American Shows


The Black Keys have broken their silence after cancelling their entire North American Tour.

Rock duo The Black Keys who consist of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, called off ‘International Players’ tour, which caused a stir with fans online, with many speculating that this was down to low ticket sales.

These tour dates had been due to kick off in September, before the band pulled the plug over the weekend.

Black Keys Promise a more “exciting, intimate experience”

In a statement, The Black Keys have said that these shows have been scrapped in favour of smaller theatres, promising a more “exciting, intimate experience”.

“The band wants to assure everyone that Dan and Patrick are alive and well”, The Black Keys began.

They added: “Following the recent run of shows in the UK and 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 hat 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”. 


Elsewhere in their statement, The Black Keys revealed that fans who purchased tickets for these shows will be refunded.

They also thanked their fans for their “understanding”, and apologised for any inconvenience caused.

“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”, the band added.

“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”. 

Check out the post in full here.

Earlier this month, the band were also joined on stage by Noel Gallagher in London’s Brixton Academy.

This tour supported their album ‘Ohio Players’, which also features tracks co-written by Gallagher. More on this from Nova here.