Eddie Trunk has confirmed on SiriusXM more information about the band’s future plans after receiving a message from frontman Billy Gibbons.
Trunk confirmed that Gibbons had given his permission to share that information, in which he said that “as Dusty said upon his departure, ‘Let the show go on!’ And… with respect, we’ll do well to get beyond this and honor his wishes.”
The concert that the band had scheduled for July 28 in Simpsonville (South Carolina) was canceled due to the tragic news. They have not yet confirmed any details about the artist’s funeral. ZZ Top were already forced to play without Dusty Hill on July 23 in Illinois, as he was forced to return home due to a hip problem.
He was replaced by the band’s guitar technician, Elwood Francis. Previously, on July 21, a concert had already been canceled due to “health problems,” according to the Evansville Courier & Press. Looking ahead to next year, his intentions are to tour all of Canada in April and May. At the time of announcing this tour, Hill commented: “They closed the door on us right after our 50th anniversary and now it is open again. We are excited to get out there and play our music for everyone. ”
It was not the first time that ZZ Top had to cancel direct due to Hill’s health. Already in 2000, he was diagnosed with hepatitis C, and they canceled his European tour until 2002. Even so, it was not until this month of July that they played for the first time directly without him in more than 50 years of his career due to his aforementioned hip problem. .