ZZ Top announces 50th Anniversary North American tour

Tour includes Cheap Trick and Lynyrd Skynyrd

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top are celebrating their 50th year with a massive North American tour this summer. Kicking off the 50th Anniversary Tour August 16, the real Tres Hombres will play coast to coast and border to border. Cheap Trick and Southern rock stalwarts Lynyrd Skynyrd will also join the tour as it snakes through the country into late October.

ZZ Top still maintains the most consistently stable lineup in the history of rock music: Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard. In 1969, BFG formed ZZ Top with drummer Beard and bass-guitarist Hill, in Texas. Fifteen studio albums, 30 million record sales and five decades later, “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” is still going strong, playing timeless hits like “La Grange,” “Legs,” “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Tush” to audiences the world over.

Billy Gibbons looked back at the history of the band, while also looking forward to the 50th Anniversary tour dates. “It’s been five decades, and I think we’re starting to get pretty good at all this! We’re truly excited to be appearing across the continent this summer and fall, playing our bluesy kind of rock like we started in ’69. The beards, Frank’s excepted, are perhaps a bit longer, yet nothing else has changed. We’re keeping it that way.”

Tickets for newly announced dates go on sale starting Friday, April 12th at 10 am.

ZZ Top’s 50th Anniversary Tour:

Aug 16 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre*
Aug 17 – Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Casino Theater
Aug 20 – Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley SunDome
Aug 21 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle*
Aug 23 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre**
Aug 24 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion**
Aug 25 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre*
Aug 27 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theater
Aug 28 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU*
Aug 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre*
Sept 01 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre*
Sept 04 — Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Pavilion”
Sept 06 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
Sept 07 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
Sept 08 – Sterling Heights, MI–Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill*
Sept 10 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at The Heights*
Sept 11 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion*
Sept 13 – Ocean City, MD – Ocean City BikeFest
Sept 14 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion*
Sept 18 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion*
Sept 19 — Wamtagh. NY — Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*
Sept 21 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica*
Sept 22 – Louisville, KY – Champions Park
Oct 05 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre*
Oct 06 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion*
Oct 09 – Charleston, SC – Volvo Cars Stadium*
Oct 11 – Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee – Event Center*
Oct 12 — Manchester, TN – Exit 111 Festival
Oct 13 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre*
Oct 15 – Augusta, GA – The James Brown Arena*
Oct 16 —St. Augustine, FL — St. Augustine Amphitheatre*
Oct 18 — Estero FL – Hertz Arena*
Oct 19 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre*
Oct 20 — West Palm Beach, FL — Coral Sky Amphitheatre*

* with Cheap Trick
**with Lynyrd Skynyrd

Author: Buddy Iahn

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