Justin Earle Cans Tour, Heads to Rehab



Move follows high
profile arrest last week.


By Blurt Staff


Singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle, who recently released
his latest Bloodshot album Harlem River
and also appears in pictorial showing off his array of tattoos in the
new issue of BLURT
, has cancelled his current tour and will be entering rehab,
according to a report at Billboard.com. The ongoing tour had been slated to run
through mid November; no rescheduled dates have been announced yet.


The move comes in the wake of Earle’s arrest last Thursday (Sept. 16) in Indianapolis
on a string of charges that include battery (he reportedly smashed up a
dressing room and punched the daughter of the owner of the Radio Radio club),
public intoxication and resisting arrest. A wave of online coverage ensued some of them not particularly flattering, with regular updates being added as more details came in. Shortly after the arrest, Earle
issued a statement saying that the online reports of the incident were
inaccurate but that his lawyer had advised him not to comment further. Earle is due in court on Oct. 19.


A statement posted to Earle’s official website Wednesday
read thusly:


“Justin Townes Earle has decided to suspend the remaining
dates on his tour and 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


BLURT would like to wish Earle success with his rehab and we
hope to see him back onstage in the very near future.



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