Black Keys drummer injured on holiday

Drummer Patrick Carney of The Black Keys dislocated his shoulder when a wave slammed him to the ocean floor on the island of Saint-Barthélemy.

Carney and guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach wrapped up an autumn US tour in support of their eighth album, Turn Blue, prior to the Christmas holidays.

TMZ reports the drummer was rushed to an emergency room so doctors could reset his shoulder after the holiday accident on Saturday. He is reportedly out of the hospital and recovering from the incident.

Carney posted photos of his injury on Instagram while joking: “Tune into my new Lifetime movie, Dislocated Shoulder, airing right now,” a reference to the American TV and satellite channel.

The Black Keys are scheduled to return to live duty on February 6 when they perform at the MusiCares Person Of The Year benefit to honour Bob Dylan in Los Angeles.

Two days later, the group are up for three 2015 Grammy Awards, including nominations in the Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song (Fever) and Best Rock Performance (Fever) categories.

A month-long European tour begins February 16 in Zurich, Switzerland. The trek will see the band play six UK shows.


Feb 27: Manchester Phones 4U Arena

Feb 28: Birmingham LG Arena

Mar 01: Glasgow SSE Hydro

Mar 03: London 02

Mar 04: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

Mar 05: Leeds First Direct Arena