Dave Matthews Band Violinist Boyd Tinsley Stepping Away From Band

Boyd Tinsley of the Dave Matthews Band has announced that he is leaving the band indefinitely. The 53-year-old violinist made the shocking announcement Friday night on Twitter, just hours after the group started selling tickets for their upcoming summer tour. 

"I need to take a break from the band & touring 2 focus on my family & my health 4 a while," wrote Tinsley. "I will miss you guys & my brothers in the band but I’m somewhat worn out & need 2 spend more time with my family & 2 bring more balance to my life. Thanks 4 ur Love. #peaceandLoVE."

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