Country trio Lady A is postponing their 20-show Request Line tour until 2023 to support band member Charles Kelly on his journey to sobriety.
The trio Kelly, Hilary Scott and Dave Heywood released a collective statement on social media on Thursday (August 4), announcing the postponement of their tour as well as offering support to Kelly.
“We are a band, but more importantly we are family,” he wrote.
“We are proud to say that Charles has embarked on a journey of sobriety. So, to become the healthiest, strongest and most creative band out there right now, Lady A has taken the time to build on it with the support of our families and team of professionals. It will take time to move on together. It is early on this road, but we are determined to do what will set us together for many more years. We are grateful for your patience.”
Noting that “this notice is coming in real time,” the trio also said that updated ticket information will be sent to all ticket holders.
Lady A was set to begin her tour later this month with a two-show stint at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on August 13 and 14. Although Kelly did not issue a separate statement about the tour or his sobriety journey, he did raise the topic. recently did sobriety as part of a promotional post about the trio’s upcoming collaboration with Breland, titled “Told You I Can Drink”.
“Fired this one @breland @ladya #toldyouicoulddrink for the irony because I stopped drinking haha,” Kelly Told via Instagram on August 1st
trio’s latest album, what can a song doReleased in 2021.
Read the band’s full statement below:
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Reference from www.billboard.com