Lynyrd Skynyrd Cancels Date When Bassist Falls Ill

Lynyrd Skynyrd's triumphant tour with ZZ Top hit a bit of a snag this week as the band was forced to pull out of Tuesday night's show in Odessa, Texas when Skynyrd bassist Leon Wilkeson fell ill.

The band had been making the rounds in support of "Edge Of Forever" when Wilkeson was rushed to a local hospital where he was treated for an intestinal and urinary tract infection. Wilkeson was treated and released, but not before the group had to drop out of its concert at Odessa's Ector County Coliseum.

The show went on with ZZ Top, and Wilkeson was well enough to rejoin the band for a taping of "Austin City Limits" on Wednesday.

Wilkeson and the rest of Skynyrd are expected to rejoin the tour Thursday night in Lubbock, Texas for a show at the Municipal Coliseum.

If you're up for a southern rock doubleheader, here's where to catch Skynyrd with ZZ Top:

  • 12/17 - Dallas, TX @ Reunion Arena
  • 12/29 - Lafayette, LA @ Cajundome
  • 12/30 - Austin,

    TX @ Frank Erwin Center

  • 12/31 - Houston, TX @ Compaq Center
  • 1/14 - Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Arena
  • 1/15 - Charleston, WV @ Civic Coliseum
  • 1/16 - Wheeling, WV @ Wheeling Civic Center
  • 1/18 - Wilkes Barre, PA @ N.E. Penn Civic Arena
  • 1/19 - Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena
  • 1/21 - Hartford, CT @ Hartford Civic Center
  • 1/22 - Providence, RI @ Providence Civic Center
  • 1/23 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
  • 1/25 - Albany, NY @ Pepsi Arena
  • 1/26 - Portland, ME @ Cumberland Civic Ctr.
  • 1/28 - Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
  • 2/2 - Tampa, FL @ Ice Palace
  • 2/4 - Savannah, GA @ Savannah Civic Center
  • 2/5 - Tupelo, MS @ Bancorp South Center
  • 2/6 - Biloxi, MS @ Miss. Coast Coliseum
  • 2/8 - Louisville, KY @ Freedom Hall
  • 2/9 - Huntsville, AL @ Von Braun Civic Ctr.
  • 2/10 - Johnson City, TN @ Freedom Hall
  • 2/12 - Fayetteville, AR @ Barnhill Arena
  • 2/13 - Fort Worth, TX @ Convention Center