The news of Dusty Hill's death was unexpected. ZZ Top had just played a Michigan concert on July 17. See video of the entire show, Dusty's last in Michigan.

For 50 years, he held down the bottom end of  ZZ Top. Bass player Dusty Hill played on all fifteen albums from their debut ZZ Top's First Record in 1971 to La Futura in 2012. That "little ol' band from Texas" had just released a documentary and had embarked on their 50th anniversary tour. July 23rd, the band explained Dusty "is on a short detour back to Texas, to address a hip issue. They await a speedy recovery and have him back pronto. Per Dusty’s request 'The show must go on!'." Five days later he had passed away at home in his sleep. That 50th Anniversary Tour had played Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, less than two weeks before on July 17.

In this fan-shot video of the concert, you can see Dusty remains seated on a cabinet near Frank Beard's drum riser the entire show, leaving Billy Gibbons standing on the stage in the spotlight alone. The band sounds in top form and the songs are nothing but hits from front to back. So, crank it up, press play and enjoy Dusty Hill's final Michigan concert with his amigos in ZZ Top.

ZZ Top | Soaring Eagle Casino | July 17, 2021

  1. Got Me Under Pressure
  2. I Thank You
  3. Waitin' for the Bus
  4. Jesus Just Left Chicago
  5. Pearl Necklace
  6. Gimme All Your Lovin'
  7. I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide
  8. I Gotsta Get Paid
  9. My Head's in Mississippi
  10. Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers
  11. Just Got Paid
  12. Sharp Dressed Man
  13. Legs

  14. La Grange
  15. Tush

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