Turnpike Troubadours Cancel All Shows, Go on Indefinite Hiatus
The future of the Turnpike Troubadours is very much in doubt after the group announced the cancellation of all scheduled concerts as they're going on indefinite hiatus, effective immediately. The news was delivered on social media on Friday (May 31), with a note asking for continued thoughts and prayers.
The six-paragraph explanation includes information about refunds and alludes to major trauma, strife, illness or discomfort within the band without offering any details about who is affected or how. While severe, it's not a surprising announcement, as the Turnpike Troubadours have been canceling many of their shows since last fall, including a string of shows planned for Memorial Day weekend.
Friday's note reads:
We want to again apologize for the abrupt cancellations of our shows this past weekend. We can assure you that the situation was not in our control.
We want nothing more than the opportunity for to heal, and to not put all of you through this ever again. To have a chance for any of this, we need to cancel all of our remaining tour dates. Turnpike Troubadours will go on an indefinite hiatus until a time we feel that everyone is of strong mind, body and spirit and can deliver what our fans deserve.
Refunds for all scheduled shows can be made at point of purchase.
To all of you who have given us so much, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You believed in us, you raised us up, you stuck by us and you gave us more unconditional love than any band could ask for. We are humbled.
We ask that you please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we work to support and encourage.
Thank you all for everything. We love you!;
Last fall's note about a cancellation included a reference to one of the band members (RC Edwards, Kyle Nix, Ryan Engleman, Evan Felker, Gabriel Pearson, Hank Early) struggling with a problem they needed to stop and address collectively. Since then there has been widespread speculation that singer and frontman Evan Felker is struggling with addiction. Neither the band nor Felker has commented on the rumors. Felker dated and toured with Miranda Lambert in 2018, but the Turnpike Troubadours were not able to honor all the dates. The pair broke up later that year.
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