ZZ TOP Cancels Appearance at Welcome To Rockville and Carolina Rebellion!

Photo by: Ross Halfin

Photo by: Ross Halfin

Welcome To Rockville has announced a schedule change to the May 1 festival lineup at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Florida. Legendary Texas rockers ZZ Top has canceled their spring tour–including their expected May 1st performance at Welcome To Rockville, due to Bassist Dusty Hill being injured. The injury will also cause the band to cancel their set at Carolina Rebellion on May 6th at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

The band has released the following statement:

“Last Thursday, Dusty Hill was injured at the Lone Star Events Center in Lubbock, Texas that prevented the evening’s ZZ Top performance from taking place.Dusty has subsequently undergone treatment for a fractured shoulder. ZZ Top‘s concert dates on the current tour have been postponed through May 7.

Dusty Hill offered 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!”

The schedule for the Welcome To Rockville will be adjusted to allow extended performance times for Rob Zombie and Five Finger Death Punch in ZZ Top’s absence.

 The sixth annual Welcome To Rockville festival, Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 features a lineup including rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie, Disturbed (who have returned after a 4-year hiatus with their #1 album Immortalized), Jacksonville’s own Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, SIXX:A.M., Megadeth, Lamb Of God, and many more.

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