Thursday, April 28, 2016

ZZ Top postpone spring US shows following injury

ZZ Top have postponed more US dates on their current North American tour following an injury to bassist Dusty Hill in Lubbock, TX on April 14.

Hill suffered a dislocated shoulder in the incident as he was preparing to take the stage on the band’s Hell Raisers tour.

“Dusty was suited up and ready to go when he tripped on a step while on his way to the stage for the start of the show,” says manager Carl Stubner. “It was very dark back there and the step – really a half-step – wasn’t lit so there’s no way he could’ve seen it. We found out that others had missed it and stumbled earlier in the day. Maybe some strategic lighting could’ve prevented this, but that’s water under the bridge. What’s important now is that Dusty and his medical team to do what’s necessary for a complete recovery.”

“My physicians told me that this type of injury is usually associated with contact sports,” explains the bassist. “I’m not sure bass-playing qualifies as such but they’re doing their best to get me back in the game as soon as possible. Thanks to everyone for all the good wishes we’ve received. We’re determined to enjoy a speedy recovery and see you soon!”

After initially shutting down plans for three concerts, ZZ Top have postponed all shows through May 7 and will announce rescheduled and new tour dates soon.

The Texas trio are set to return to the stage on May 28 in Frisco, TX and will launch an extensive European tour in Birmingham, UK on June 23.

ZZ Top
Spring US tour – postponed dates

04/15 - Shawnee, OK (Firelake Arena)
04/22 - Biloxi, MS (Beau Rivage Theatre)
04/23 - Lake Charles, LA (Golden Nugget)
04/24 - Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
04/26 - Naples, FL (Artis-Naples)
04/27 - Sarasota, FL (Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall)
04/29 - Clearwater, FL (Ruth Eckerd Hall)
04/30 - West Palm Beach, FL (Sunfest)
05/01 - Jacksonville, FL (Rockville Music Festival)
05/03 - Chattanooga, TN (Tivoli Theatre)
05/04 - Augusta, GA (Bell Auditorium)
05/06 - Concord, NC (Carolina Rebellion)
05/07 - Atlanta, GA (Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood)

See also:

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