Lady A postpones trip to support Charles Kelley on his sobriety journey

Country trio Lady A are postponing their 20-show Request Line tour until 2023 to support band member Charles Kelley on his journey to sobriety.

The trio’s Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood issued a collective statement on social media Thursday (August 4), announcing the postponement of their tour as well as offering support for Kelley.

“We’re a band, but more importantly… we’re family,” they wrote.

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“We are proud to say that Charles has embarked on a journey to sobriety. So right now in order to be the healthiest, strongest and most creative band we can be, Lady A will take time with the support of our families and team of professionals to walk through this together. It is early on this road, but we are determined to do what will best set us up for many more years together. We are grateful for your patience.”

While noting that “this announcement is coming in real time,” the trio also said that updated ticket information will be sent out to all ticket holders.

Lady A was set to launch their tour later this month with a two-show effort at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on August. 13 and 14. Although Kelley has not issued a separate statement about the tour or his sobriety journey, he did address the topic of sobriety recently as part of a promotional pitch for the trio’s upcoming collaboration with Breland, titled “Told You I Could Drink.”

“Used up to this @breland @ladya #toldyouicouldrink ironic since I stopped drinking haha,” Kelley said via Instagram on Aug. 1.

The trio’s latest album, What a song can doreleased in 2021.

Read the band’s full statement below:

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, reach out to them SAMHSA National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357. They are available 24/7, 365 days a year for free, confidential support and resources.

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