ZZ Top Postpones Tour for Dusty Hill Surgery

Dusty HillZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill has been sidelined after suffering from kidney stones. The bearded four-stringer will need surgery to remove them, which will force the band to postpone the launch of their summer tour.

“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 band’s publicist writes. “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.”

Six of the iconic Texas rock band’s first performances from July 25th to August 1st will be missed. Hill is expected to recover within two weeks, so the band will kick off their trek in Sturgis, South Dakota on August 6th. They have not stated whether the missed dates will be rescheduled.

We’re wishing a speedy recovery to Dusty!

ZZ Top 2014 Summer Tour Dates:

Aug 6, 2014Buffalo Chip CampgroundSturgis, SD
Aug 8, 2014Ogren Park Allegiance FieldMissoula, MT
Aug 9, 2014Chateau Ste. Michelle WineryWoodinville, WA
Aug 10, 2014Cuthbert AmphitheaterEugene, OR
Aug 12, 2014Mountain WinerySaratoga, CA
Aug 13, 2014Greek TheatreLos Angeles, CA
Aug 15, 2014Ironstone AmphitheatreMurphys, CA
Aug 16, 2014the Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & CasinoLas Vegas, NV
Aug 17, 2014Ava Amphitheater, Casino Del SolTucson, AZ
Aug 19, 2014Sandia Casino AmphitheaterAlbuquerque, NM
Aug 20, 2014Fiddler’s Green AmphitheatreGreenwood Village, CO
Aug 22, 2014the Zoo AmphitheatreOklahoma City, OK
Aug 23, 2014Starlight TheatreKansas City, MO
Aug 24, 2014Verizon WirelessMaryland Heights, MO
Aug 27, 2014Dte Energy Music TheatreClarkston, MI
Aug 28, 2014Ravinia PavilionHighland Park, IL
Aug 29, 2014Seneca Allegany Events CenterSalamanca, NY
Aug 30, 2014Harrah’s Casino Hotel Atlantic CityAtlantic City, NJ
Aug 31, 2014Grand Theater at FoxwoodsMashantucket, CT
Sep 2, 2014Blue Hills Bank PavilionBoston, MA
Sep 3, 2014Merriweather Post PavilionColumbia, MD
Sep 4, 2014Nikon at Jones Beach TheaterWantagh, NY
Sep 6, 2014Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore ParkAlpharetta, GA
Sep 7, 2014St. Augustine AmphitheatreSaint Augustine, FL
Sep 9, 2014Cruzan AmphitheatreWest Palm Beach, FL
Sep 10, 2014Midflorida Credit Union AmphitheatreTampa, FL
Sep 12, 2014Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilionthe Woodlands, TX
Sep 13, 2014Winstar CasinoThackerville, OK
Sep 25, 2014Bloomsburg FairgroundsBloomsburg, PA
Sep 26, 2014the Big E Xfinity ArenaSpringfield, MA
Sep 27, 2014Maine State PierPortland, ME
Sep 28, 2014Hampton Beach Casino BallroomHampton Beach, NH
Sep 30, 2014Bell CentreMontreal, QC, Canada
Oct 1, 2014Firstontario CentreHamilton, ON, Canada
Oct 3, 2014Casino Rama Entertainment CentreRama, ON, Canada
Oct 4, 2014Firekeepers CasinoBattle Creek, MI
Oct 5, 2014La Crosse CenterLa Crosse, WI
Oct 7, 2014Riverside TheatreMilwaukee, WI
Oct 8, 2014Foellinger TheatreFort Wayne, IN
Oct 10, 2014Grand Casino Hinckley AmphitheaterHinckley, MN
Oct 11, 2014Surf BallroomClear Lake, IA
Oct 12, 2014Adler Theatre, RivercenterDavenport, IA
Oct 14, 2014Big Sandy Superstore ArenaHuntington, WV
Oct 15, 2014South Carolina State FairgroundsColumbia, SC
Oct 18, 2014Count Basie TheatreRed Bank, NJ
Oct 19, 2014Broadway Theater, Ulster Performing Arts CenterKingston, NY
Oct 22, 2014Roanoke Performing Arts CenterRoanoke, VA
Oct 24, 2014Norton Center – Centre College of KentuckyDanville, KY
Oct 25, 2014Bowling Green Hot Rods FieldBowling Green, KKY
Oct 29, 2014Montgomery Performing Arts CentreMontgomery, AL
Oct 31, 2014Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – BiloxiBiloxi, MS
Nov 2, 2014Majestic TheatreSan Antonio, TX

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  1. Paul Joseph

    Had the same surgery. He’ll be feeling crappy for about a week, but that’s pretty much it.