Turnpike Troubadours Suspend Touring Immediately

We figured something like this might happen.

After cancelling multiple shows in the past few months, including shows recently without much explanation, the Turnpike Troubadours have immediately suspended their touring. The suspension will begin immediately and, at least run through November 29th.

Between frontman Evan Felker’s divorce from his wife, a highly public romance with Miranda Lambert and known substance abuse issues, the rumors continue to swirl among fans, however the band has made it clear that one of its members is struggling with something and that they need to take the time off to make sure that he can “conquer the issues with which he is struggling.”

As one of the best live bands in country music, you hate to see them shut it down, but clearly, Evan (or whoever) needs help and it’s good to see the rest of the band come alongside him to make sure he gets the help that he needs.

You can read the full statement below.

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