ZZ Top’s current North American tour has been put on hold as one third of the power trio recovers from a backstage injury.
The long-running rock band announced Wednesday (April 20) that it will be taking time off for more than a month to allow bassist Dusty Hill to recuperate from a fractured shoulder he sustained before an April 14 show in Lubbock, Texas.
According to a statement from the band, Hill tripped on a dimly-lit step while walking to the stage for the show.
Hill shared the following comment: “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. Thanks to everyone for all the good wishes we’ve received. We’re determined to enjoy a speedy recovery and to see you soon.”
Since the injury, ZZ Top canceled its April 15 show in Shawnee, Okla. and will not be able to perform again until a date in Frisco, Texas on May 28.
According to a press release, 10 of the canceled shows have been rescheduled, though exact reschedule dates and other details have not yet been announced.
“Please stay tuned for local announcements as well as new tour dates,” the band said.
Below are the band’s canceled tour dates. An asterisk denotes the show has been rescheduled to a later date. The remaining dates are festival performances, which cannot be rescheduled.
04/15 – Shawnee, Okla. (Firelake Arena) *
04/22 – Biloxi, Miss. (Beau Rivage Theatre) *
04/23 – Lake Charles, LA (Golden Nugget) *
04/24 – Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium) *
04/26 – Naples, Fla. (Artis-Naples) *
04/27 – Sarasota, Fla. (Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall) *
04/29 – Clearwater, Fla. (Ruth Eckerd Hall) *
04/30 – West Palm Beach, Fla. (Sunfest)
05/01 – Jacksonville, Fla. (Rockville Music Festival)
05/03 – Chattanooga, Tenn. (Tivoli Theatre) *
05/04 – Augusta, GA (Bell Auditorium) *
05/06 – Concord, N.C. (Carolina Rebellion)
05/07 – Atlanta, GA (Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood) *