The Black Keys: 'We Got F*cked' Amid Recent US Tour Cancellation

11 June 2024 | 9:17 am | Mary Varvaris

While it's unclear what The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney was referring to, his new post does follow a recent "amicable parting" with management.

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A week after The Black Keys revealed their split with managers Irving Azoff and Steve Moir, drummer Patrick Carney has claimed the duo got “fucked”.

Returning to X (formerly known as Twitter) to make his first post since August 2023, Carney wrote, “We got fucked. I’ll let you all know how so it doesn’t happen to you. Stay tuned.”

While it’s unclear what Carney was referring to with his post, the band made changes to their management just weeks after cancelling their 31-date US tour in support of their new album, Ohio Players.

Following last week’s news, Billboard reported that a representative for Azoff called the split “amicable,” but representatives for Moir and The Black Keys—Dan Auerbach and Carney—didn’t respond to comment before the article was published. Representatives for The Black Keys also didn’t respond to Rolling Stone’s request for comment after Carney’s new post on X.

Last month, tour dates and ticketing details for The Black Keys’ International Players were removed from the Ticketmaster website without warning. The tour was set to occur across 31 dates from 17 September to 12 November.

A few days later, the band took to social media and announced they would share revised dates shortly for a “similarly exciting, intimate experience.”

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“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,” the band wrote in a statement.

“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.”

As Billboard notes, speculation grew that ticket sales for the arena dates were moving too slowly, hence the cancellation of the dates.

The Black Keys were The Music cover stars earlier this year. You can read that feature here.