ZZ Top is one of a handful of bands that will be celebrating their 50th anniversary soon, and it sounds like the Texas trio will be doing so in style.
In an interview with Billboard, Billy Gibbons said, "It's such a rarity to find this, the same three guys playing the same three chords and you look up and say, 'Gee, it's 50 years!' That's pretty wild. I think it's cause for celebration. We'll certainly pull out all the stops. Furthermore, it gives us a good excuse to go back and relearn some of the stuff we're supposed to already know..."
A 50th anniversary tour with some potential deep cuts on the setlist? Count us in!
Speaking of setlists, Billy Gibbons will be heading out on the road solo this summer to promote his new solo LP The Big Bad Blues, which comes out September 21 and is available for pre-order at BillyGibbons.com. Tour dates are listed below, in addition to the lyric video for his album’s first single “Missin’ Yo’ Kissin’.”
Signed & Exclusive Bundles: http://found.ee/BillyFGibbons_webshop Additional pre-order: http://found.ee/BillyFGibbons_multi The Big Bad Blues, as the title suggests, focuses on Gibbons' lifelong love of the blues and rock & roll, showcasing the blues-influenced vocals and guitar licks that have together served as the foundation for his numerous hits over the past five decades.
Billy Gibbons - 2018 Solo Tour Dates
10/13 – Riverside, IA – Riverside Casino and Golf Resort
10/14 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino Showroom
10/16 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
10/17 – Columbus, OH – The Bluestone
10/18 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
10/20 – Wabash, IN – Honeywell Center
10/21 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
10/23 – Kitchener, ON – Centre in the Square
10/25 – Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
10/26 – Beverly, MA – The Cabot Theater
10/28 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
10/30 – New York, NY – Iridium Jazz Club
10/31 – New York, NY – Iridium Jazz Club
11/1 – Washington, DC – Pearl Street Warehouse
11/3 – Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
11/5 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
11/6 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues Orlando
11/7 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
11/9 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
11/10 – Fort Worth, TX – Billy Bob’s Texas
11/11 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
11/15 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
11/16 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
11/18 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.