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Earle goes to rehab, postpones tour

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

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