The Byrds’ Chris Hillman cancels second consecutive Clearwater concert

He hasn’t been to Clearwater since a 2018 show with Roger McGuinn.

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Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee Chris Hillman has canceled his 2022 tour, including a March 15 stop at downtown Clearwater’s Bilheimer Capitol Theatre.

A press release cited “impending medical care for severe lumbar and cervical spine pain,” so this is not an issue that can be solved at the drop of a hat.

This isn’t the first time that the former Byrd and Flying Burrito Brother has called off a show in Clearwater this year. He was supposed to perform with Desert Rose Band founding members Herb Pedersen and John Jorgenson at Largo’s Central Park Performing Arts Center in October, but for whatever reason, that show was axed a few weeks prior.

In an email to Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, a rep said, "Mr. Hillman did not cancel the 2021 concert in Largo at the Center for the Performing Arts. That concert along with the additional ones in Florida were scheduled to be moved to March of 2022. Unfortunately, the venue did not have a date available that would route along with the other concerts that were being moved to March of 2022."

Ticket holders for Hillman’s Bilheimer Capitol Theatre show will be contacted about refunds in the coming days. In the meantime, take some comfort in the fact that fellow Byrd Roger McGuinn lives in Orlando, so Hillman is not our last hope in hearing that harmonious jangle pop sound.
Location Details

The Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre

405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater Clearwater

(727) 791-7400

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UPDATED 12/21/21 9 p.m. Updated with comment from Hillman's camp.
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Josh Bradley

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