The Black Keys are sleepy.

The bluesy-rock duo, comprised of musicians Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, cancelled their tour of Australia — Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Melbourne — and New Zealand this week due to exhaustion. Shows in Germany, Switzerland, and France scheduled for March have also been scrapped.

In a statement Monday, the guys apologized for the cancellations, but explained that they are just too tired to keep up their hectic touring schedule.

“An arduous year of touring and promotion has drained the band and necessitated time off. Dan and Patrick wish to thank all of you who have shown such incredible support since the release of (2010 album) Brothers and have helped make the album a success.”



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