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ZZ Top is being sidelined by a couple of kidney stones.  The band says in a Facebook post that bassist Dusty Hill is suffering with them, and needs surgery to have them removed. 

As a result, ZZ Top won't be able to launch their summer tour this week as originally planned.  The Texas trio was slated to kick off their trek in Morton, Minnesota on Friday.  They'll also miss five other dates.  Hill is expected to need two weeks' recovery time, so ZZ Top is now planning to begin their road trip in Sturgis, South Dakota on August 6th. 

The band's run with Jeff Beck, which begins in Missoula, Montana on August 8th, will not be affected.  ZZ Top doesn't say if they intend to reschedule their missed shows. 

Missed ZZ Top Tour Dates 

July 25 - Morton, Minnesota 
July 26 - West Bend, Wisconsin 
July 27 - Cincinnati, Ohio 
July 29 - Louisville, Kentucky 
July 30 - Asheville, North Carolina 
August 1 - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 

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