Thursday’s ZZ Top concert at Ravinia has been canceled after band member, bassist Dusty Hill, 65, slipped and hurt his hip Tuesday night, the venue announced Wednesday. His injury required immediate medical attention, Ravinia said, forcing the cancelation of the sold-out show with Jeff Beck. ZZ Top has further announced the suspension all its live performances through Sept. 13.
Why am I telling y’all this information? Well, maybe there are other fans out there holding tickets, like myself, who holds tickets for the 12 September 2014 show at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. I will gladly, regretfully, take the loss on the show, in hopes that Dusty Hill recovers, because to me, that is what’s important here. When indeed the show is rescheduled, it will be my 10th time having front row seats for one of the greatest shows on Earth. Get well soon old friend.
Have faith in their strength, “that little ‘ol band from Texas” Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard have been belting out rock, blues and boogie on the road and in the studio for more than 40 years. In fact, ZZ Top is the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact. Please check the internet or wherever to find updates and see how things are going, y’all know I will be doing the same thing.