B.B. King was a rambling man at a recent concert date in St. Louis, and now the blues legend is saying sorry. King's erratic performance on April 4 at the Peabody Opera House included long-winded stories and a 15-minute sing-along of "You Are My Sunshine." Half of the show was spent with the house lights on, and some shouted at the 88-year-old icon to "play."
On Tuesday a rep for King responded to the controversy by issuing a statement to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which ran the concert review that led to national coverage of the evening. The review carefully factored in King's age, but pointed out that the artist's younger backing band did not seem overly concerned.