AFTER three reportedly disastrous shows – bottles being thrown and police being called – ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons has abandoned an Australian tour.
Gibbons, 68, received scathing reviews for two Wollongong shows at the start of the week but that didn’t improve things in Newcastle, where one fan described the performance as “even worse”.
At all three shows, it appears the iconic axeman only played a handful of songs before the performance turned into a memorabilia auction. Those who paid for meet and greet also described him as unenthusiastic.
Discussing the poor reviews in Wollongong, Chris Williams said on Hot Metal‘s facebook page: “Last night’s show in Newcastle was even worse! Played two songs, finished an hour early, no meet and greet, didn’t say goodnight, some kid from The Voice did more songs than he did and was ordinary. Waiting on a refund!”
Mark Taylor, on the promoter’s Facebook page, wrote: “As my dad and I walked out, amongst bottles being thrown at the stage towards the end, there was nothing but negative comments from ALL who viewed this short show.”
Faced with multiple demands for refunds, promoters The Brewer Brothers pulled the pin on the remaining show at Brisbane’s Eaton Hills Hotel.