The Black Keys announced on their wesbite that due to exhaustion from touring they are forced to cancel their Australian and New Zealand tour dates as well as some European tour dates. This is the message that the band wrote:
The Black Keys are sorry to announce the cancellation of the New Zealand and Australian tour including all appearances at the Big Day Out touring festival as well as a portion of the European tour in March. 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 Brothers and have helped make the album a success.