I was cruising the Flaming Lips site to find out who would be supporting the band on their Florida stops, when I found this very disturbing message:
Steven Drozd of THE FLAMING LIPS has been hospitalized and will be unable to perform. Doctors are expecting a full recovery within a few weeks. As a result, all immediate shows will be canceled as follows:
April 28 - Sunfest - West Palm beach, FL
May 1 - Beale Street Fest. - Memphis, TN
May 15 - Hangout Fest - Gulf Shore, AL
While the St. Petersburg and Orlando dates aren't listed as canceled, and Jannus Live hasn't gotten any official word that there a change in the show's date, it isn't looking real good for us here, folks. Hopefully, Drozd will recover with flying colors and make it back to the road (and to any cities the band will miss) soon. Send some positive vibrations his way and keep your fingers crossed.