Buckwheat Zydeco at The Bourbon CANCELLED

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Grammy Award-winning singer and accordionist Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr., leader of Buckwheat Zydeco, continues to recuperate from radiation treatments for a localized recurrence of lung cancer. He is progressing well, however his doctors have advised him that he will need more time to fully recover.

Buckwheat Zydeco will postpone or cancel tour dates through August 7, but hopes to be back on the road later this summer.

On February 26 Dural suffered a collapsed lung caused by a fractured rib, and then developed an infection that required hospitalization and forced him to postpone a number of shows. The cancer recurrence was discovered in the course of follow up examinations for these medical issues. Dural had been treated for cancer in 2013 and has been cancer-free since.

"I hope everyone knows I truly believe 'the show must go on' and I've always tried to make that happen," said Dural. "Now, upon doctor's orders I'm sorry to say we will need to cancel or postpone some shows so that I can allow my condition to heal fully. Sorry folks. It's been a rough few months! But, Buckwheat Zydeco will be back. Soon. And, you can take that to your best bank."

Doors: 6 p.m. || Show: 7 p.m.

All Ages || $22: GA Advance || $26: GA Day of Show

$36: GA Reserved Seating

The Bourbon Theatre presents...

::: Buckwheat Zydeco :::

If you've gotten into Zydeco music, or felt its influence, or watched the world celebrate this great aspect of Louisiana culture over the past 30 years it's likely been because of Buckwheat Zydeco. The band can claim the three largest selling Zydeco albums of all time. No other Zydeco artist has come close to selling as many records or exposing the music to more people around the world. Bringing the unique sound of Zydeco into the musical mainstream, Buckwheat Zydeco released the first-ever major label Zydeco album in 1987: Island Records' "On A Night Like This." Last month Jimmy Fallon asked Buckwheat Zydeco to play that title tune with him and the Roots to kick off his final Late Night show before taking over the Tonight Show.

Over the course of Buckwheat Zydeco's career, Buck has gigged with everyone from Eric Clapton (with whom Buckwheat also recorded) and U2 to The Boston Pops. The band performed at the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics to a worldwide audience of three billion people. Buckwheat Zydeco even performed at both of President Clinton's Inaugurals. More national television appearances include PBS's tribute to Paul Simon, where Buck performed with Lyle Lovett; sitting in with Paul Shaffer on The Late Show With David Letterman (and playing "Hot Tamale Baby" for Martha Stewart); and feting Ozzie Ozbourne among other's on VH-1's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Buck was recently profiled in a ten minute feature by Scott Simon, on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Saturday. The band has appeared six times on Letterman, and on CNN, The Today Show, MTV, NBC News, CBS Morning News and many others.

Buckwheat Zydeco tours constantly all over the world.

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