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ZZ Top Announce 50th Anniversary Tour

ZZ Top
ZZ Top

ZZ Top will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a U.S. tour this summer. Cheap Trick and Southern rock stalwarts Lynyrd Skynyrd will join the tour for select dates. 

The extensive 34-show run kicks off August 16th in Ridgefield, WA and wraps up October 20th in West Palm Beach, FL. The tour will stop in 19 different states as it makes its way across the country. See below for a full list of dates.

In the meantime, the band will kick off their anniversary celebrations as they tour Europe and the UK in June and July.

ZZ Top is notable for having the most consistently stable lineup in the history of rock music. Billy Gibbons formed the band with drummer Frank Beard and bass-guitarist Dusty Hill in 1969. 15 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”.

“It’s been five decades, and I think we’re starting to get pretty good at all this!” said Billy Gibbons in a statement. “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 the newly announced dates go on sale starting Friday, April 12th.

Last year, Billy Gibbons released his solo album Big Bad Blues. Watch the lyric video for “Missin Yo’ Kissin'” here.

ZZ Top 2019 50th Anniversary Tour Dates

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

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