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Flaming Lips cancel SunFest performance

The Flaming Lips, who were scheduled to play Thursday night at SunFest, have canceled their performance due to the hospitalization of guitarist Steven Drozd.

Noted for incredible live shows, The Lips were one of two bands who were to close Thursday’s shows, the other being ZZ Top.

In a statement, SunFest representatives said: “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.”

Lips drummer Kliph Scurlock left a Facebook status update that, at the very least, is somewhat reassuring:

“Kliph Scurlock wants everybody to know that Steven will be just fine as soon as he gets some rest. He (and the rest of us) really appreciate your kind thoughts and well wishes, but please don’t worry yourselves.”