Thursday, October 22, 2015

ZZ Top guitarist postpones solo tour launch

ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons has postponed the start of a US tour in support of his forthcoming debut solo album, “Perfectamundo.”

Originally set to begin November 10 in Atlanta, GA, Gibbons will reschedule the first 12 dates into early next year while moving the tour’s official launch to November 27 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Due November 6 and recorded in Houston, Los Angeles, Austin and Pontevedra, Spain, “Perfectamundo” was sparked by an invitation to perform at the 2014 Havana Jazz Festival delivered by his Argentine-born, Puerto Rico-raised friend and musical collaborator Martin Guigui.

Gibbons was unable to attend, but the concept inspired the ZZ Top guitarist to begin work in his Houston studio.

Three songs in, Gibbons hooked up with Guigui as well as Chino Pons, a Cuban friend who heads his own quartet in New York.

“Chino, so to speak, sprinkled holy water on our efforts and expressed confidence that we were headed in the right direction,” says Gibbons, “and that bit of affirmation gave us the impetus for more forward motion.”

The ZZ Top guitarist has previewed “Perfectamundo” with covers of Roy Head's 1965 hit, “Treat Her Right”, and Slim Harpo’s 1957 blues classic “Got Love If You Want It.”

Billy Gibbons
2015 US tour

Nov 10 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse **
Nov 11 - Nashville, TN - War Memorial Auditorium **
Nov 13 - St. Charles. IL - Arcada Live **
Nov 14 - Detroit, MI - Scottish Rite Cathedral at Masonic Temple **
Nov 15 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater **
Nov 17 - New York, NY - Town Hall **
Nov 18 - Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse **
Nov 19 - Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre **
Nov 21 - Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theater **
Nov 23 - Washington, DC - Lisner Auditorium **
Nov 24 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall **
Nov 25 - Orlando, FL - Plaza Theatre **
Nov 27 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Parker Playhouse
Nov 28 - Fort Pierce, FL - Sunrise Theatre
Nov 29 - Saint Petersburg, FL - Mahaffey Theater
Dec 01 - New Orleans, LA - Orpheum Theatre
Dec 03 - Houston, TX - Cullen Performance Hall
Dec 04 - Austin, TX - Moody Theater
Dec 05 - Lubbock, TX - City Bank Auditorium
Dec 07 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
Dec 08 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
Dec 09 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
Dec 11 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
Dec 12 - Aberdeen, WA - D&R Theatre
Dec 13 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre

** postponed

See also:

AUDIO: ZZ Top guitarist debuts Slim Harpo blues classic
VIDEO: ZZ Top guitarist previews debut solo album
VIDEO: ZZ Top guitarist premieres debut solo single
ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons announces debut solo album
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