Saturday, September 25, 2010
– Justin Townes Earle suspended the remaining dates on his tour to 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," his web site said.
The announcement follows an incident last week at an Indianapolis nightclub where Earle allegedly damaged the dressing room after on-stage interactions with fans - the effect of which was unclear on Earle. He was later charged with two counts of battery with injury, one count of resisting law enforcement and one count of public intoxication. Earle allegedly hit a woman, who was the daughter of the club owner.
"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 just released his third album, "Harlem River Blues," earlier this month.
Postponed dates are:
Sept. 23 - Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Festival
Sept. 24 - Columbus, OH - The Rumba Café
Sept. 25 - Berryville, VA - Watermelon Park Festival
Sept. 29 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
Sept. 30 - Los Angeles, CA - Autry Museum
Oct. 1 - Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theatre
Oct. 2 - San Francisco, CA - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Oct. 4 - Humboldt, CA - The Depot at Humboldt State
Oct. 6 - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room
Oct. 7 - Denver, CO - The Bluebird
Oct. 8 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown Jr.
Oct. 9 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Oct. 11 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
Oct. 12 - Bloomington, IL - Six Strings
Oct. 14 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
Oct. 15 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
Oct. 19 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
Oct. 20 - Boston, MA - Royale
Oct. 21 - Portsmouth, NH - The Music Hall
Oct. 22 - Philadelphia, PA - The First Unitarian Church
Oct. 23 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Postponed European dates were:
Nov. 1 - Nottingham - The Maze
Nov. 2 - Bristol - St. Bonaventure's
Nov. 3 - Brighton - Komedia
Nov. 6 - Liverpool - The Stanley Theatre
Nov. 7 - London - Union Chapel
Nov. 8 - Sheffield - The Polish Club
Nov. 10 - Newcastle - The Cluny
Nov. 11 - Edinburgh - The Pleasance
Nov. 12 - Belfast - The Errigle Inn
Nov. 14 - Dublin - Whelans