ZZ Top Postpones 10 Tour Dates Due to Dusty Hill’s Dislocated Shoulder
ZZ Top postponed three dates, including their show in Lubbock, following bassist Dusty Hill's nasty fall at the Lone Star Amphitheater. Now, the band has confirmed their tour dates through May 7 have also been postponed.
The full list of shows ZZ Top has postponed are below.
- Shreveport, LA
- Biloxi, MS
- Lake Charles, LA
- Chattanooga, TN
- Augusta, GA
- Atlanta, GA
- Sarasota, FL
- Naples, FL
- Clearwater, FL
- Shawnee, OK
Last week, the band also postponed their shows at the Firelake Arena in Shawnee, OK and at Chilifest in Snook, TX.
In addition to the announcement, the band also shed new light on what exactly happened that caused Hill to dislocate his shoulder.
"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," said Carl Stubner, the band's manager (quote via ZZtop.com). "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."
Hill himself offered a comment via the band's website to his fans.
"My physicians told me that this type of injury is usually associated with contact sports. 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," he said. "Thanks to everyone for all the good wishes we’ve received. We're determined to enjoy a speedy recovery and see you soon!"
It's important to remember that these shows aren't canceled; just postponed. A person speaking on behalf of ZZ Top made that clear when he announced the band wouldn't take the stage in Lubbock on Thursday, April 14.
There's no word on when ZZ Top will reschedule their Lubbock show yet, but as soon as we know, you'll know.