Monday, November 12, 2018

ZZ Top announce 50th anniversary UK and European tour

ZZ Top have announced the first dates of a planned 50th Anniversary UK and European tour.

The Texas trio will play the Prague Rocks festival in the Czech Republic on June 19, Spain’s Barcelona Rock Fest on July 5 and London’s SSE Arena Wembley on July 12, with many more shows to be revealed soon.

The series is scheduled to get underway in early June in Scandinavian countries before heading to central Europe and concluding in the UK in late July; it is expected that ZZ Top will play in a dozen countries over a four-week period.

“It's been 50 years, and I think we're starting to get pretty good!,” says guitarist Billy Gibbons. “We're just as excited to play Barcelona this summer as we were to play Beaumont (TX) back in '69. The beards are, perhaps, a bit longer, but nothing much else has changed and we hope to keep it that way."

Tickets for the initial dates will go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 16 at 10am local time via the usual outlets.

Formed in Houston, TX in 1969, the group issued their debut, “ZZ Top’s First Album”, in 1971 before going on to release 14 more studio records and perform countless world tours; with sales of more than 50 million albums worldwide, the band was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2004.

ZZ Top
50th Anniversary world tour

2019 UK and European leg

Jun 19 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Prague Rocks
Jul 05 – Barcelona, Spain @ Barcelona Rock Fest
Jul 12 – London, UK @ SSE Arena Wembley

** more dates are to be announced

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