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Justin Townes Earle talks about his addiction, embarking on rescheduled tour (dates)

Waylon (a fictional character played by Justin’s dad)
Steve Earle

Mr. [Justin Townes] Earle said he began using hard drugs at age 12, while sharing a house with his father, singer-songwriter Steve Earle, who’s had his own bouts with addiction and jail time. Though he admitted he’s reluctant to take his father’s advice, Mr. Earle said they occasionally go to 12-step meetings together.

“It takes a lot for someone with the substance abuse issues I have to stay away from such things,” said Mr. Earle, who added that he was consuming a half-gallon of vodka a day, cocktail by cocktail. “If you hang around the barber shop long enough, you’re going to get a haircut. I’d just gotten to a point with my drinking that it required a medical detox. Alcoholics and junkies tend to become stupid when it comes to that. We need giant catastrophes to hip us to the fact that we’re f—– up.”

Back on his feet, Mr. Earle will embark from his East Village apartment on Thanksgiving for his first concerts since September, with shows in Nashville this weekend, followed by a Dec. 18 rain date at New York’s Webster Hall. [Wall Street Journal]

Justin Townes Earle is out of rehab and ready to rembark on his rescheduled tour. Jessica Lea Mayfield opens the NYC show which is on sale.

Steve Earle opens for Levon Helm at Beacon Theater on 11/26.

All Justin dates below…

Justin Townes Earle – 2010/2011 Tour Dates
November 26 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge*
November 27 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge†
November 30 – Memphis, TN – The Hi-Tone†
December 1 – Baton Rouge, LA – Manship Theatre†
December 2 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s†
December 3 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre†
December 4 – Austin, TX – The Parish †
December 6 – Mobile, AL – Callaghan’s†
December 7 – Gainesville, FL – Common Grounds†
December 9 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
December 10 – Orlando, FL – The Social†
December 11 – Jacksonville, FL – Mojo Kitchen†
December 12 – Charleston, SC – Pour House†
December 13 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
December 14 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
December 16 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church‡
December 17 – Boston, MA – Royale‡
December 18 – New York, NY – Webster Hall‡
December 19 – Washington, DC – 930 Club‡ (on-sale 12/4)

January 8 – Bay Shore, NY -Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
January 13 – Sheffield, UK -Memorial Hall
January 14 – Manchester, UK -The Deaf Institute
January 15 – Liverpool, UK – Stanley Theatre
January 16 – Nottingham, UK – The Maze
January 18 – Bristol, UK – St. Bonaventures Club
January 19 – Brighton, UK – Komedia
January 21 – Newcastle, UK – The Cluny
January 22 – Glasgow, UK – Oran Mor
January 23 – Belfast, UK – The Black Box
January 25 – Dublin, IRE – Whelan’s
January 28 – Buckingham, UK – Radcliffe Centre
January 29 – London, UK – Union Chapel
February 4 – Portsmouth, NH – The Music Hall
February 5 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground‡
February 7 – Buffalo, NY – The Mohawk‡ –
February 8 – Kent, OH – Kent Stage‡
February 9 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick‡
February 10 – Chicago, IL – Metro‡
February 11 – Bloomington, IL – Six Strings Club‡
February 12 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon‡
February 14 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue‡
February 16 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Threatre
February 17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
February 19 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
February 20 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
February 22 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
February 23 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre
February 25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Autry Museum
February 27 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah

*Bobby Bare Jr. supports
†Caitlin Rose supports
‡Jessica Lea Mayfield supports

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