(CelebrityAccess) — The country music group Turnpike Troubadours have put their tour on hold at least for the next month, while they take care of one of their own.
“First and foremost, you are the reason we get to do what we do every single day, and we want you to know how much that means to us. There have been many discussions on what to say publicly, and it is our unanimous opinion that our fans are our family, and there is no need to sugar coat anything. Living this life on the road has so many ups, but, like in all life situations, there are also battles and struggles with which you learn to deal. The one core thing our band has always had is a tight family unit,” the statement from the Troubadors said.
“The love we share with our entire team: our band members, road crew, business team, and fan base feels very much like family. When one of us is down, we are there to lift them up and help them down the road. Right now, we have a situation that needs our complete attention,” the statement continued.
The statement went on to reveal that they were putting all of their shows through Nov. 29th on hold. That includes dates in Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Louis, as well as a series of shows in Texas.
The Troubadours are now planning to pick up the thread on Nov. 30th with their scheduled performance at the ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin.
The band’s statement did not offer insight into who needed help but hinted at ongoing “struggles” and the challenge of life on the road.
“As much as we would all would love to keep touring, we love our family member more and need to be there to make sure he is able to conquer the issues with which he is struggling. He has our support 100% and we will be here to walk beside him and carry him if needed, no matter the outcome. We love all of you from the bottom of our heart and hope to get back to doing what we all love, which is making and performing our music for you – Our extended family – as soon as possible. As our good friends always say, “family first,” and we have to be there to make sure that this family is taken care of before getting back to business. Thank you for understanding, and we are so thankful for the support you have shown us and continue to show us while we take some time to heal.”