Turnpike Troubadours ‘Coming Soon’ According to New Website Post

by Clayton Edwards
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Fans of Turnpike Troubadours may have a little more to be thankful for this week. The band went on hiatus back in 2019. Since then, their fanbase has been doing two things on a near-daily basis: growing and wondering when the band would make a comeback. The return of one of the most beloved bands in Red Dirt country music might be coming sooner than any of us thought.

Admittedly, this is all speculation. However, things are looking promising. For starters, someone scrubbed the Turnpike Troubadours’ Instagram account. The info and links are still there. However, the account shows 0 posts. But, the band’s Twitter remains untouched. They sent out their last tween in June when they announced that their merch store was open for business again.

The most exciting tidbit of information comes from the official Turnpike Troubadours website. Visitors to the site are greeted with an orange field that sports two things – the silhouette of two fighting roosters in flight and some of the most exciting words a Turnpike fan could read: “Coming Soon.” Go check it out for yourself and share in the excitement of the unknown.

More Speculation on a Turnpike Troubadours Reunion

Before we get deeper into the possibility of a reunion, I’ll bring everyone up to speed on the hiatus. The Turnpike Troubadours announced their hiatus on May 31, 2019. It came after some missed shows and other setbacks. In a statement to their fans, the band said, “We want nothing more than the opportunity for to heal and to not put all of you through this ever again. To have a chance for any of this, we need to cancel all of our remaining tour dates. Turnpike Troubadours will go on an indefinite hiatus until a time we feel that everyone is of strong mind, body, and spirit and can deliver what our fans deserve.”

Later on, fans found out that Turnpike’s frontman, Even Felker was behind the hiatus. His inner demons and substance abuse issues were taking their toll on him. However, Evan took the downtime to heal, grow, and patch up his marriage.

It looks like Evan Felker is getting back to a place where he can make music again. Last year, Felker said, “First and foremost, I found sobriety and recovery. And I stepped away from the road and got a clearer view of the world. I got back to being me,” and added that he was trying to write songs again. Then, he played a benefit show with The Teague Brothers Band in February. More recently, he played an online benefit show alongside Rhett Miller in October.

So, have the Turnpike Troubadours announced a reunion? No. But, all of these pieces do make up a very promising puzzle.

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