Tuesday, May 17, 2016

ZZ Top announce US dates with Gov’t Mule

ZZ Top have announced dates for a 2-week fall US trek with guests Gov’t Mule.

The 8-city tour will kick off September 9 in Wantagh, NY at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and will wrap up Kansas City, MO at the Starlight Theatre on September 20.

“ZZ Top and the Mule are cut from the same dyed-in-the blues cloth,” says ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons. “I’ve long admired the band and Warren Haynes’ guitar work. He has a certain grit to everything he does. We’re gonna have a fine time.”

Formed more than 20 years ago by guitarist Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody, who were in The Allman Brothers Band together, Gov’t Mule cross-pollinated Southern rock with funk and blues, amassing a large fan base via relentless touring. After Woody’s passing in 2000, Haynes soldiered on, and the band has released more than two dozen studio and live albums combined.

Ahead of the September dates, Gov’t Mule is releasing an archival album, "The Tel-Star Sessions", on August 5 that contains a cover of ZZ Top’s “Just Got Paid”, which originally appeared on the Texas trio’s second album, 1972’s “Rio Grande Mud.”

ZZ Top recently postponed several dates on a spring US tour following an injury to bassist Dusty Hill in Lubbock, TX on April 14.

Hill suffered a dislocated shoulder in the incident as he was preparing to take the stage on the band’s Hell Raisers tour.

The band are set to return to the stage when they launch an extensive European tour in Birmingham, UK on June 23.

ZZ Top / Gov’t Mule
2016 fall US tour

Sep 09 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Sep 11- Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Sep 13 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion
Sep 14 - Cary, NC - Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park
Sep 15 - Fredericksburg, VA - Celebrate Virginia After Hours
Sep 17 - Rosemont, IL - Rosemont Theatre
Sep 18 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Sep 20 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre

See also:

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