ZZ Top Postpone Tour Dates Due to Injury

By Radio.com Staff

ZZ Top have been forced to cancel a run of shows while bassist Dusty Hill recovers from a fractured shoulder.

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In a statement, the band’s manager Carl Stubner, detailed the incident, “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 Thursday’s show. 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,” said Hill. “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 to see you soon!”

The following cities will have their shows rescheduled:

Shreveport, LA
Biloxi, MS
Lake Charles, LA
Chattanooga, TN
Augusta, GA
Atlanta, GA
Sarasota, FL
Naples, FL
Clearwater, FL
Shawnee, OK


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