ZZ Top Postpones More Shows
April 14 was the fateful day when Hill took a tumble at the Lone Star Events Center in Lubbock, Texas, before the band’s concert at the venue. ZZ Top manager Carl Stubner explains:
“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.”
Headlining shows booked through May 7 are expected to be rescheduled. ZZ Top’s next scheduled performance is May 28 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, where the band shares the bill with Jimmy Buffett.
“My physicians told me that this type of injury is usually associated with contact sports,” Hill said. “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!”