Boyd Tinsley taking break from Dave Matthews Band

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Boyd Tinsley performs with Dave Matthews Band in 2013.

Dave Matthews Band violinist Boyd Tinsley is going on hiatus from the band.

Boyd, 53, made the announcement tonight in a tweet, saying, “I need to take a break from the band & touring 2 focus on my family & my health 4 a while. 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”

It was not immediately clear if Boyd will perform with DMB at tomorrow night’s Super Bowl weekend concert in Minneapolis. His involvement with the new Dave Matthews Band album due this year is also unknown.

(Update: DMB on Feb. 3 issued this statement on Facebook: “Boyd has been a member of the family since the band began and we want him to focus on his health and get better. We support his decision to do this and we’re sending positive thoughts his way.”)

Tickets to the DMB 2018 summer tour just went on sale to the general public this morning.

Boyd, a Charlottesville native, began performing with DMB in 1991 and officially joined the band in 1992. He released a solo album, True Reflections, in 2003. In 2015, he formed the band Crystal Garden, and he spent much of DMB’s 2017 off year promoting that act.