CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (CelebrityAccess) Boyd Tinsley recently announced that his is taking a break from the Dave Matthews Band, including not participating in at least some of its summer tour dates. The band is expected to kick off its tour May 18 at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion at The Woodlands, Texas, and has dates through Sept. 10, when DMB is expected to play Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
“I need to take a break from the band & touring 2 focus on my family & my health 4 a while,” Tinsley tweeted Feb. 2. “I will miss you guys & my brothers in the band but I’m somewhat worn out & need 2 spend more time with my family & 2 bring more balance to my life. Thanks 4 ur Love. #peaceandLoVE.”
Tinsley has been with the band since 1992. The 53-year-old violinist is expected to contribute to the band’s untitled album to be released this summer, according to Jambase.