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The Dirt Drifters take a hike

Friday, May 4, 2012 – The Dirt Drifters have canceled all dates, the group announced on its web site. No specific reason was given for the decision, except to cite "private, personal issues."

The quintet wrote, "Hi all...we hate to disappoint you guys, especially after all the support you have given us over the past few years, but due to some private, personal issues we will not be going out on the road and will be canceling all upcoming shows and appearances. We apologize for any inconvenience to anyone who had plans to come see us this summer, you know there is nothing we love more than playing music and we will miss you. We cannot thank you enough for your support and for standing by us."
Peace.
The Dirt Drifters

The Dirt Drifters are comprised of lead singer/guitarist Matt Fleener, vocalist/guitarist Ryan Fleener, vocalist/guitarist Jeff Middleton, bassist Jeremy Little and drummer Nick Diamond. The band released its 11-song, major label debut, "This Is My Blood," on Warner in July 2011. They have released three singles with only Something Better charting. The song hit 48 on the Billboard chart last year.

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