B.B. King apologizes for bad St. Louis show

04/16/2014 10:45 AM

04/16/2014 10:49 AM

Legendary blues guitarist B.B. King wants his St. Louis fans to give him another chance after an erratic performance led to a stream of audience catcalls and early departures.

The Roll Hall of Famer issued an apology on Tuesday for what his publicists called "a bad night for one of America's living blues legends."

The written statement says King, 88, and his band had taken a four-week break before the April 4 Peabody Opera House show.

The band drove straight to St. Louis from Las Vegas, a 24-hour, 1,600-mile trip each way. And King missed his daily dosage of diabetes medicine, which elevated his blood sugar.

Concertgoers said King's rambling set featured a handful of complete songs and a 15-minute sing-along of "You Are My Sunshine."

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