The Black Keys have issued an official statement concerning the cancellation of their upcoming tour. The group were slated to headline arenas in September and October in support of their new LP, Ohio Players. The run was abruptly cancelled a few days ago and the dates were removed from the duo’s site.

However, The Black Keys have now issued the following statement:

The band wants to assure everyone that Dan and Patrick are alive and well. Following the recent run of shows in the UK and Europe, including stops at iconic venues like Brixton Academy and the Zenith in Paris, we have decided to make some changes to the North American leg of the ‘International Players’ Tour that will enable us to offer a similarly exciting, intimate experience for both fans and the band, and will be announcing a revised set of dates shortly.

Everyone who had purchased tickets and/or VIP to the initial tour dates will be fully refunded – and when the new plans are announced, will be the first to be able to buy tickets.

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 Black Keys’ only currently scheduled date in a July 6 appearance at Chicago’s NASCAR Chicago Street Race.