Patrick Carney Says the Black Keys "Got Fucked" by Fired Managers

Irving Azoff and Steve Moir had co-managed the band since 2021

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jun 10, 2024

The Black Keys recently cancelled their North American tour behind latest LP Ohio Players, promising to announce revised dates for a "similarly exciting, intimate experience," which we can only assume means smaller venues. Now, The New York Times reports that the duo of Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach have severed ties with their co-managers, Irving Azoff and Steve Moir, following the debacle.

UPDATE (6/10, 9:13 a.m. ET): Patrick Carney has addressed the situation on Twitter, saying the band "got fucked." The musician also told fans to stay tuned for further information, as he promised, "I'll let you all know how so it doesn't happen to you."

In a new piece about high-profile tour cancellations that uses the band and Jennifer Lopez pulling the plug on their arena dates as a jumping-off point for examining the state of the live music industry, it was revealed that the Black Keys are now in need of new management. Azoff and Moir had been their co-managers since 2021, and a representative for the former told Billboard that it was an "amicable parting."

The band themselves have yet to respond to any requests for comment, and Exclaim! would probably be an unlikely candidate to get a statement after the Black Keys called out our 4/10 review of their album in a radio interview back in April.

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