ZZ Top Reschedules Municipal Show Due to Bassist’s Injury
Bad news for ZZ Top fans. It looks like the guys won't be coming to Shreveport Sunday, April 24.
Bassist Dusty Hill was injured at the Lone Star Events Center in Lubbock, Texas, and fractured his shoulder. He's undergoing treatment, but of course, that does make it difficult for him to perform at our upcoming show at the Municipal Auditorium.
Carl Stubner, the band's manager, has this report:
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 do what's necessary for a complete recovery.
Dusty Hill also had this 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 see you soon!
Because of Hill's injury, ZZ Top has had to postpone tour dates through May 7. The rescheduled date for our Municipal show is October 16.
If you've already bought tickets for the show, they will be honored at the rescheduled date.