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Justin Townes Earle postpones tour, enters rehab

Justin Townes Earle @ Governors Island in August (more by Chris La Putt)
Justin Townes Earle

Justin Townes Earle has decided to suspend the remaining dates on his tour and enter a rehabilitation facility. Earle is strongly committed to confronting his on-going struggle with addiction and thanks his family, friends and fans for their continued support through this difficult time.

In regards to the misdemeanor charges recently filed in Indianapolis, Earle released the following statement earlier this week: “Unfortunately, reports surfacing online about the incident in Indianapolis are not accurate. I have been advised by counsel that I should not comment on a pending criminal matter, but suffice to say that I am looking forward to having my day in court. I would also like to say that I oppose violence against women in any form.”

Earle looks forward to resuming the tour in support of his critically-acclaimed third album, Harlem River Blues, on independent record label Bloodshot Records. The album enters this week at #47 on the Top 200 in overall Soundscan.

The postponed dates include October 19th at Webster Hall in NYC (which also happened to be part of CMJ). Jessica Lea Mayfield and The Sadies were set to open that show, and Bowery Presents says “Refunds are available at point of purchase if requested, but a new date will be announced shortly and all tickets will be honored. We apologize for any inconvenience.” All postponed dates below…

September 23 – Cincinnati, OH – Midpoint Music Festival
September 24 – Columbus, OH – The Rumba Café
September 25 – Berryville, VA – Watermelon Park Festival
September 29 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
September 30 – Los Angeles, CA – Autry Museum
October 1 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre
October 2 – San Francisco, CA – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
October 4 – Humboldt, CA – The Depot at Humboldt State
October 6 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
October 7 – Denver, CO – The Bluebird
October 8 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown Jr.
October 9 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
October 11 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
October 12 – Bloomington, IL – Six Strings
October 14 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
October 15 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
October 19 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
October 20 – Boston, MA – Royale
October 21 – Portsmouth, NH – The Music Hall
October 22 – Philadelphia, PA – The First Unitarian Church
October 23 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
November 1 – Nottingham – The Maze
November 2 – Bristol – St. Bonaventure’s
November 3 – Brighton – Komedia
November 6 – Liverpool – The Stanley Theatre
November 7 – London – Union Chapel
November 8 – Sheffield – The Polish Club
November 10 – Newcastle – The Cluny
November 11 – Edinburgh – The Pleasance
November 12 – Belfast – The Errigle Inn
November 14 – Dublin – Whelans

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