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BRIEF: ZZ Top bass player injured; sold-out St. Augustine show to be canceled or rescheduled

August 28, 2014

By Tom Szaroleta, The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville

Aug. 28--Dusty Hill, bass player for ZZ Top, slipped and fell aboard the band's tour bus this week, forcing the band to put its tour with Jeff Beck on hold.

"As a result of Hill's injury, which requires immediate attention, ZZ Top performance dates have been temporarily suspended while he recovers," says a post on the band's Facebook page. "Tour dates affected by the suspension include all of the scheduled concert bills shared with Jeff Beck through September 13."

A spokeswoman for the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, where the two acts are scheduled to perform Sunday, Sept. 7, said an announcement will be made later today about the status of the show.

A post on the band's Facebook page says Beck will perform dates this weekend without ZZ Top and that ticketholders for later dates, including the St. Augustine show, "should retain their tickets pending the possibility of rescheduling."

This is the second time in a month that health concerns have forced a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act to call off a show at the amphitheater. Bob Weir, formerly of the Grateful Dead, canceled his tour with his side project, Ratdog, including an Aug. 24 show in St. Augustine.

Tom Szaroleta: (904) 359-4548


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