Toots and the Maytalls are "reluctantly canceling all 2013 concert dates" due to Toots Hibbert's continuing medical issues in the wake of a mid-May incident in which Toots was injured by a vodka bottle thrown from the audience during a show in Richmond. A May 30th show at the State Theatre in Ithaca was postponed, and was to have been rescheduled for this fall.
Concert promoter Dan Smalls, announcing the May show being postponed, said at the time, "We wish Toots a speedy recovery and wish that folks would enjoy concerts in a respectful manner and never undertake actions such as what led to Toots' injury."
Refunds for tickets purchased for the May show will be available at the point of purchase. The State Theatre says anyone who purchased a ticket after June 19th will automatically receive a refund, and that those who purchased tickets earlier should call the State Theatre box office at 607-277-8283.
The performer was rushed to a local hospital after being hit in the head with a thrown bottle at the Riverrock Concert in Richmond, Virginia on May 18th. According to a Rolling Stone account of the incident, a 19-year-old concert-goer was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and public intoxication. Toots Hibbert canceled a planned acoustic tour this summer, as well as the band's summer tour.