Lady A singer Charles Kelley‘s “journey to sobriety” has pressured the trio to postpone their Request Line Tour. The band made the announcement on social media on Thursday morning (Aug. 4), including that they hope to hit the street once more in 2023.
“We’re a band, however extra importantly … we’re household,” the notice reads. “We’re proud to say that Charles has launched into a journey to sobriety. So, proper now with a purpose to be the healthiest, strongest and most inventive band we might be, Woman A will take the time with the assist of our households and crew of execs to stroll by means of this collectively.”
This is not the primary time the band has addressed the difficulty. Beforehand, Kelley admitted to consuming an excessive amount of at instances, resulting in a confrontation from his spouse, Cassie, in addition to bandmates Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood.
“It is early on this street, however we’re decided to do what’s going to greatest set us up for a lot of extra years collectively.”
“On the time it was, it p—ed me off,” he instructed Pop Culture and different media in 2019. “I look again and I am like, if that they had not executed that, who was going to do it, you realize? As a result of my spouse may inform me all she wished to however till you’ve got received your bandmates (talking up), you are like, ‘Oh s––, I’ve received, I’ve received to regulate this.’ There’s quite a lot of that on this document I believe.”
A music referred to as “Be Affected person With My Love” from their Ocean album explored this additional. The latest message from Woman A would not specify if consuming was the difficulty, nor does it state the place Kelley presently is on this journey.
“I’ve positively had an attention-grabbing non secular journey over the previous 12 months or so,” he told Taste of Country in 2019. “And sincere conversations about quite a lot of stuff to be sincere with you — my consuming over the previous a number of years and getting that in management. It is introduced us nearer to truly have these conversations.”
COVID apart, Woman A have been pretty dependable touring artists in recent times, though the 40-year-old Kelley did have surgery for appendicitis in July 2021, forcing the band to cancel a present. In current weeks, a number of appearances have been canceled for unknown causes, together with numerous truthful and competition dates.
The Request Line Tour was to start on Aug. 13 in Nashville and proceed by means of October. Followers have been in a position to name in requests forward of time and the group instructed ToC they deliberate to honor them. “It is legit,” Dave Haywood mentioned.
“We had executed a few like random reveals like charity occasions the place it was simply us sitting round with an acoustic guitar. In these settings we form of could be like, ‘What do y’all wanna hear?'” Kelley added on the time. “A few of them could be cowl songs. We have been like why cannot we do one thing like this?”
The band say details about ticket refunds might be coming within the subsequent few days.
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