Justin Townes Earle Puts Tour on Hold for Rehab
After a rough week following his recent arrest in Indianapolis on September 16, Justin Townes Earle has decided to postpone his upcoming tour dates and enter a rehabilitation facility. According to his website, the singer is "strongly committed to confronting his on-going struggle with addiction," and wishes to thank his family, friends and fans for the outpouring of support they have shown.
"Unfortunately, reports surfacing online about the incident in Indianapolis are not accurate," Justin said in a statement released this week. "I have been advised by counsel that I should not comment on a pending criminal matter, but suffice to say that I am looking forward to having my day in court. I would also like to say that I oppose violence against women in any form."
Last week Justin was arrested and charged with assault and battery following his gig at Radio Radio in Indianapolis, Ind. He was also fined $200. He is set to appear in court on October 19.
Justin's latest album, 'Harlem River Blues,' was released earlier this month and gave the singer-songwriter his highest charting album to date, entering Billboard's Top 200 at No. 47. For a complete list of tour dates which are being postponed, visit Justin's website here.