Red dirt raconteurs Turnpike Troubadurs announced via Instagram that they are taking an “indefinite hiatus” after canceling their upcoming tour dates.
The Oklahoma-based band, which consists of Evan Felker, Kyle Nix, Ryan Engleman, RC Edwards, Hank Early and Gabriel Pearson, has canceled a number of shows over the last year as one of its band members struggles with personal problems.
Turnpike has not specifically mentioned the name of the band member in need of help, although it’s been widely speculated by a number of media outlets.
NCD is choosing not to name the band member.
You can read Turnpike’s official statement below.
To Our Fans,
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!
photo by NCD