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“We got f—ed,” Black Keys drummer says amid the band’s turmoil

“We got f—ed,” Black Keys drummer says amid the band’s turmoil

One half of rock duo The Black Keys has a colorful but ambiguous message for fans in the wake of the band abruptly canceling a North American arena tour and firing their high-profile management team.

“We got f—ed,” drummer Patrick Carney wrote on social media Monday. Explaining the group’s recent unrest, he added: “I’ll tell you all how this doesn’t happen to you. Stay tuned.”

A representative for the Black Keys was reached by Entertainment Weekly He declined to comment further.

Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach from the Black Keys.

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Last month, Carney and his colleague Dan Auerbach sat down unexpectedly quietly The Players International Tour has been cancelled, which is slated for arenas and amphitheaters across North America, starting at the BOK Center in Tulsa on September 17. The dates were deleted from the Black Keys’ social media accounts and website a month after they were announced. a Posting on the band’s Instagram account He later confirmed that Carney and Auerbach were “alive and well”, explaining that the arena dates had been canceled in favor of finding more “intimate” venues.

The duo subsequently cut ties with their managers, Irving Azoff and Steve Muir, who had been with them since 2021. New York times First reported the splitCiting a representative for Azoff and Moir who said they had “amicably parted ways” with the band.

EW has reached out to Azoff and Moir for comment.

At the moment, no new dates have been announced for the mini-edition of the Black Keys tour. The band’s website only mentions a one-time performance on July 6 at the NASCAR Street Race in Chicago.

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In a May 26 Instagram post addressing the arena tour overhaul, the Black Keys wrote: “Thank you for your understanding and apologies for the sudden change… We’re sure everyone will be excited when you see what we have in mind though.” We look forward to seeing everyone soon.”

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