ZZ Top Reschedules More Dates After Dusty Hill’s Injury
ZZ Top have pushed back their on-going tour until May 7, as Dusty Hill continues to recover from a touring injury. He stumbled and, at first, appeared to dislocate his shoulder while walking to the stage in Lubbock, Texas on Thursday (April 14). Now, the band says he's been diagnosed with a fracture.
"My physicians told me that this type of injury is usually associated with contact sports," Hill says, via the band's official web site. "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."
Cities with rescheduled shows on ZZ Top's Hell Raisers Tour include Shreveport, La., Biloxi, Miss., Lake Charles, La., Chattanooga, Tenn., Augusta, Ga., Atlanta, Ga., Sarasota, Fla., Naples, Fla., Clearwater, Fla., and Shawnee, Okla. New dates are forthcoming. Later in the year, they're booked for a co-headlining tour with Gregg Allman.
Band manager Carl Stubner also offered more insight into what happened to Hill last week at the Lone Star Events Center.
"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," he said. "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.”
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