BLACK KEYS CANCEL TOUR

The band cite mental and physical exhaustion - and guitarist Dan Auerbach has fractured a bone in his foot...

BLACK KEYS CANCEL TOUR
The Black Keys
have been forced to cancel their UK and European tour due to mental and physical exhaustion, as well as guitarist DAN AUERBACH fracturing a bone in his foot.


The duo have been touring heavily since the release of their album 'Thickfreakness' in April, but it seems that a life on the road has taken their toll.


In a statement, the band apologised saying: "We feel it best to postpone our dates until we feel fit and ready to hit the road again."


They added: "We feel rundown and therefore sound rundown. If we have the next few months, we can recuperate, and prepare for a worthwhile tour in Europe."


The Black Keys
are planning to reschedule the dates for early 2004.


The postponed dates are:

Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (November 17)
Manchester Academy 3 (18)
Leeds Cockpit (19)
Glasgow King Tuts Wah Wah Hut (20)
Northumbria University (21)
London Mean Fiddler (22)
Bristol Fleece & Firkin (23)

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