Flaming Lips Cancel SunFest Appearance, Guitarist Steven Drozd Hospitalized

A heartbreaking development just crossed our desk: New Times cover stars the Flaming Lips will not perform Thursday at SunFest due to the hospitalization of Steven Drozd. As we had reported in this week's cover story, the Lips were expected to be the highlight of Thursday evening's SunFestivities. Now, ZZ Top, anyone?

As of now, we do not know what ails Drozd, but we give the entire group our support.

From SunFest:

Due to

unforeseen circumstances SunFest is announcing a last minute schedule change.

The Flaming Lips have withdrawn from the festival

We regret any inconvenience that this may cause. The performance

of any band is in the hands of the artists, not the festival. As a result, our

longstanding policy is that the schedule is subject to change and no refunds

will be given for festival tickets. Festival tickets are good for any one day of

the five days. SunFest has been informed that the cancellation is due to

due to the hospitalization of Steven Drozd

and therefore extends wishes for a speedy recovery.

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