Tuesday, October 17, 2017

ZZ Top postpone remaining 2017 tour dates over health issue

ZZ Top have postponed the remaining dates of their 2017 Tonnage Tour as bassist Dusty Hill takes time off on doctor’s orders to take care of a health issue.

Hill is “addressing a tummy ailment and is following a directive to lay low for the next few weeks,” says the band across their social media sites.

The Texas trio plan to reschedule the affected dates immediately (see list below) and will update fans with information when it is available.

The Tonnage Tour followed the release of the band’s “Greatest Hits Live” package, which presents material recorded over the course of several tours in cities all around the world.

“We spend the biggest stretch of every year out on the road, whippin’ wire, poundin’ skin, and rockin’ it way up,” said guitarist Billy F. Gibbons about the project. “This is the true document of life de la ZZ.

“In an abstract surrealism style, this collection is a definitive chronicle of the band hangin’ together for four plus deluxe decades, getting down to do what we get to do. Enjoy and listen to loudness!”

ZZ Top are planning to return to live action in 2018 ahead of their 50th anniversary in 2019.

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North American Tonnage Tour 2017

Postponed dates (as of October 17):

Oct 18 – Columbia, SC - South Carolina State Fair
Oct 20 – Fayetteville, NC - Crown Theatre
Oct 21 – Richmond, VA - Altria Theater
Oct 22 – Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater
Oct 24 – Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre
Oct 25 – Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre
Oct 27 – Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
Oct 28 – Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino
Oct 29 – Reading, PA - Santander Performing Arts
Oct 31 – Morristown, NJ - Mayo Performing Arts Center
Nov 01 – Greensburg, PA - Palace Theatre i
Nov 04 – Norfolk, VA - Constant Convocation Center
Nov 05 – Charleston, SC - North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Nov 07 – Savannah, GA - Johnny Mercer Theater
Nov 08 – Tallahassee, FL - The Pavilion at the Centre of Tallahassee
Nov 09 – Melbourne, FL - King Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 12 – New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre
Dec 29 – Thackerville, OK - Winstar Casino

See also:

ZZ Top: Cinco vinyl box set to feature first five albums
ZZ Top expand North American tour
ZZ Top announce first dates for 2017 tour
VIDEO: ZZ Top and Jeff Beck perform Sixteen Tons
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