Photo: Christopher Johnson from Tokyo, Japan

The Black Keys Cancel US Tour

Originally slated to start September 17 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and wrap on November 12 in Detroit, The Black Keys have cancelled their upcoming tour, and according to Billboard, the 31-date arena date trek has been removed from Ticketmaster’s website without explanation.

Dubbed the International Players Tour, the iconic rockers tour was in scheduled in tandem with the duo’s 12th studio album, Ohio Players, released on April 5.

Several venues that were scheduled to host the shows – including Moody Center in Austin, Texas and New York’s Madison Square Garden – took to their respective websites to confirm the cancelled dates as well as their ticket-buyer refund policy.

“Unfortunately, the Event Organizer has had to cancel this event,” wrote the Moody Center. “Ticket holders, please check your email from Ticketmaster for more info.”

Notwithstanding their one night only gig at Chicago’s NASCAR Street Race on 6 July, The Black Keys have also removed the upcoming North American tour dates from their website.

The band’s cancellation occurred after they appeared on The Voice, where members Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney performed their song ‘Beautiful People (Stay High).’ co-written by Grammy-winner Beck, that became their seventh #1 Alternative Airplay title.

The Black Keys recently completed the European leg of their tour in mid-May.

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Christopher Johnson from Tokyo, Japan