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ZZ TOP Cancels Remainder of Their Tour


October 18, 2017

There's a disturbing “trend” lately of heritage rockers having to either postpone or outright cancel their tours due to illness/medical issues. First, BOB SEGER (pinched vertebrae), then SCORPIONS (vocal issues for Klaus Meine), and now ZZ TOP has announced the cancelation of their 2017 Tonnage Tour due to medical issues affecting bassist/singer, DUSTY HILL.

Mr. Hill has an “undisclosed stomach ailment” that has concerned doctors enough to advise the Texas rocker to "lay low" for a while. This is not the first time that ZZ TOP have been forced to cancel shows, again due to medical issues with Dusty Hill. In the past, Dusty fell on the band's tour bus and broke his hip, and another time, he accidentally shot himself! 

ZZ TOP has issued the following statement on the cancelations:

Additionally, it was noted that 2018 might also bring with it some new ZZ TOP music. Their last studio LP was 2012's La Futura, and guitarist/singer BILLY F. GIBBONS, responding to fans’ questions on his website, acknowledged that they are indeed working on new music.