Justin Townes Earle completes addiction treatment, slates tour
Sunday, October 10, 2010
– Justin Townes Earle, who is being treated treated for addiction, will resume touring, according to his web site.
"Following the completion of his voluntary treatment for addiction issues, Justin resumes his nationwide tour at the end of November. Additional rescheduled fall tour dates will be announced shortly," the web site said. The type of addiction was not specified, although Earle has had alcohol issues in the past.
Tour dates are:
Nov. 26-27 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge (Bobby Bare Jr. opens)
Nov. 30 - Memphis, TN - The Hi-Tone $
Dec. 1 - Baton Rouge, LA - Manship Theatre $
Dec. 2 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's $
Dec. 3 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre $
Dec. 4 - Austin, TX - The Parish $
Dec. 6 - Mobile, AL - Callaghan's $
Dec. 7 - Gainesville, FL - Common Grounds $
Dec. 9 - Tampa, FL - Crowbar $
Dec. 10 - Orlando, FL - The Social $
Dec. 11 - Jacksonville, FL - Mojo Kitchen $
Dec. 12 - Charleston, SC - Pour House $
Dec. 13 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle $
Dec. 16 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church*
Dec. 17 - Boston, MA - Royale*
Dec. 18 - New York, NY - Webster Hall*
Dec. 19 - Washington, DC - 930 Club*
$ Caitlin Rose supports
* Jessica Lea Mayfield supports
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