News – ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill to undergo surgery

Dusty Hill, ZZ TopZZ Top’s Dusty Hill to undergo surgery

First week of the band’s summer concert tour cancelled

Story by Jon Liebman | July 22, 2014

ZZ Top announced this week that they have been forced to delay the start of their summer tour due to medical reasons involving bassist Dusty Hill. The band’s publicist released the following statement:

“ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill is slated to undergo surgery to remove two kidney stones this week, necessitating a delay in the start of the group’s U.S. summer tour. The kidney stones were discovered in the course of a routine physical examination where Hill’s doctor advised him that they should immediately be removed, lest they cause more serious problems down the line.”

Doctors expect Dusty to make a full recovery within about two weeks. In the meantime, however, the following shows will not be played: Morton, MN (July 25); West Bend, WI (July 26); Cincinnati (July 27); Louisville (July 29); Asheville, NC (July 30) and Bethlehem, PA (Aug. 1).

No make-up dates for the cancelled shows have been announced as of yet. The normal schedule is expected to resume August 6 in Sturgis, SD, followed by a double bill with Jeff Beck, beginning August 8.

The current schedule is as follows:

8 Ogren Park – Missoula, Mont.
9 Chateau Ste. Michelle – Woodinville, Wash.
10 Cuthbert Amphitheatre – Eugene, Ore.
12 The Mountain Winery – Saratoga, Calif.
13 Greek Amphitheatre – Los Angeles
15 Ironstone Amphitheatre – Murphys, Calif.
16 The Joint – Las Vegas
17 AVA Amphitheatre – Tucson
19 Sandia Casino – Albuquerque
20 Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre – Englewood, Colo.
22 Zoo Amphitheatre – Oklahoma City
23 Starlight Theater – Kansas City, Mo.
24 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, Mo.
27 DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, Mich.
28 Ravinia Festival – Highland Park, Ill.
29 Seneca Allegany Casino – Salamanca, N.Y.
30 Concert Venue @ Harrah’s – Atlantic City
31 MGM Grand Theater @ Foxwoods – Mashantucket, Conn.

2 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion – Boston
3 Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, Md.
4 Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, N.Y.
6 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Alpharetta, Ga.
7 St. Augustine Amphitheater – St. Augustine, Fla.
9 Cruzan Amphitheater – West Palm Beach, Fla.
10 Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheater – Tampa
12 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Woodlands, Texas
13 Winstar Casino – Thackerville, Okla.

Get well soon, Dusty!

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