ZZ Top has confirmed that the band will continue its planned tour without bassist Dusty Hill, who passed away this week at the age of 72.

TV/radio personality Eddie Trunk reported on Wednesday—just hours after Hill’s death was made public—that he had received a text from Top guitarist Billy F. Gibbons. In the message, Gibbons stated that, per Hill’s wishes, the band will continue on with its scheduled 2021–2022 North American tour.

Prior to Hill’s death—the cause of which was not made public—ZZ Top had already used a stand-in for Hill on the tour which began earlier this month. The band reported last week that Hill would bow out for a number of shows as he addressed a hip injury. ZZ Top brought up its guitar tech of two decades, Elwood Francis, to fill in for Hill at the first few shows. The band has not officially announced Hill’s permanent replacement for the tour. Visit the band’s website for a full list of tour dates and any personnel updates.

[H/T Brooklyn Vegan]