The Turnpike Troubadours have canceled all their upcoming shows and are asking for prayers following the very difficult to watch performance a couple weeks ago when Evan Felkner was extremely intoxicated on stage leaving fans begging he get help.
In a statement shared on social media, they said the following:
“This weekend’s shows are unfortunately not going to happen for Turnpike Troubadours. On behalf of the band we apologize for all the cancellations previously and this weekend. We are saddened by the situation and want you all to know we tried our best to stay positive during this stressful time. However, we have been standing at the crossroads, optimistically in hopes of healing, but it was not meant to be. We ask for your prayers and support as it is our hope that our brother receives the encouragement and help he needs. Thank you all for the sold out shows, the memories, and support.
Refunds for the show tonight will be made at point of purchase.
Please keep us in your prayers.”
On Instagram, many of the photos with Evan have the comments turned off, possibly to avoid the shit-show that can be comments on social media. This whole thing has been extremely tough to watch, especially if you or your family has dealt with alcoholism. The band has done everything they could, but it appears the future is dependent on some serious changes.
I know we all desperately want to see Evan get the help that he needs.
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