PHOENIX, ARIZONA – APRIL 07: Dan Auerbach of The Back Keys performs during the March Madness Music Festival at Margaret T. Hance Park on April 07, 2024 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by John Medina/Getty Images)

The Black Keys have broken their silence with the cancellation of their entire upcoming North American tour.

Fans, who were disappointed to learn about the cancellation online over the weekend, had been speculating that low ticket sales were to blame. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney have explained that they are reimagining the tour to create a more “exciting, intimate experience” for their fans.

In a social media statement, the rock duo shared their vision for the revised tour. “The band wants to assure everyone that Dan and Patrick are alive and well,” the statement began. They highlighted the success of their recent European shows at iconic venues like Brixton Academy and the Zenith in Paris, which inspired them to bring a similar atmosphere to their North American dates. The new plan involves performing in smaller theatre venues to enhance the concert experience for both the band and their fans.

All ticket holders for the original dates will receive full refunds and will have priority access to the new tour dates once announced. The revised tour supports their 12th album, ‘Ohio Players,’ featuring collaborations with Noel Gallagher and Beck.

“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,” the band concluded.