ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas, a documentary that tells the story of how three oddball teenage bluesmen became one of the biggest, most beloved bands in the world, will premiere August 13th at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, CA. Screenings across the country will follow. All three members of ZZ Top – Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard – will be in attendance for a Q&A following the Hollywood premiere.
Watch the trailer below.
“I think even our most steadfast fans will find themselves surprised by what they learn about those men behind the beards and cheap sunglasses,” Billy F Gibbons said of That Little Ol’ Band From Texas. “There we are, up there on the silver screen and it’s something we’re delighted to share with fans of all stripes.”
Buoyed by candid band interviews, never-before-seen archive, animation, celebrity fan testimonials from Billy Bob Thornton and Queens of the Stone Age front man Josh Homme and an intimate performance at the oldest dance hall in Texas that was shot exclusively for the film, That Little Ol’ Band From Texas runs the gamut, from the absurd to the poignant, from squalid bars to MTV heroics, all in celebration of this notoriously private but larger-than-life power trio.
Additional U.S. screenings of the documentary are listed on the film’s official website. In Canada, it will premiere at Cineplex Cinemas on August 23rd, and in Australia on the Event Cinemas national circuit on September 1st.
After the Hollywood event, ZZ top will head to Ridgefield, WA to kick off their 50th anniversary tour on August 16th. The 30-city trek wraps up November 9th in Shreveport, LA, with Cheap Trick providing direct support for a majority of the shows.