ZZ Top Pushes Back 2017 Gigs

Because bassist Dusty Hill is having some health problems ZZ Top is rescheduling its upcoming dates.

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“Upcoming scheduled dates on ZZ Top’s current tour are temporarily suspended and are arranged for immediate rescheduling. ZZ’s cornerstone bass guitarist, Mr. Dusty Hill, is addressing a tummy ailment and is following a directive to lay low for the next few weeks,” a statement on the band’s Facebook page read.

The affected dates start with the group’s upcoming appearance at the South Carolina State Fair tomorrow, Oct. 18, followed by headline dates until mid-November. No new dates have been announced yet.

Believe it or not, ZZ top is approaching its 50th birthday, as it was founded in 1969.

The Houston-born act made headlines recently when it decided to donate proceeds from the sales of its latest single to relief efforts for areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. Proceeds from sales of “La Grange” off ZZ Top’s latest live album, Live! Greatest Hits From Around The World, were used to support the work of the Salvation Army to help residents recover from the damage wrought by Harvey.

ZZ Top mostly plays theatres and the venues affected were mostly in the regional South and Northeast. The band has long been a touring powerhouse. It played 89 shows this year and moved a reported 124,108 tickets in the 47 shows reported

To stay on top of ZZ Top’s touring plans check out its Pollstarartist page.