Tuesday, January 29, 2019

ZZ Top announce 50th anniversary Texas Bash concerts

ZZ Top will host a trio of 50th Anniversary Texas Bash concerts this spring as they launch a tour celebrating the career milestone.

The band will begin the festivities with a May 17 date in Dallas at the Dos Equis Pavilion, followed by a performance on May 18 in Houston at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands and a May 19 stop at the Austin360 Amphitheater.

“It’s been five decades, and I think we’re starting to get pretty good at this!,” says guitarist Billy Gibbons. “We’re just as excited to be back in Texas this May playing our bluesy kind of rock as when started with in ’69. The beards, Frank excepted, are perhaps a bit longer, yet nothing else has changed much and we're keeping it that way.”

The shows feature performances with friends and fellow rockers Bad Company and Cheap Trick.

“Those three Texan hombres, aka ZZ Top, are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year,” adds Paul Rodgers, “so Bad Company is going to join them and the fans to mark the occasion; hang on to your hats and heels!”

“It’s truly an honor that the famed ‘Little Ol’ Band from Texas’ has asked Cheap Trick (all of whom are longtime ZZ Top fans and musical touring friends) to be included and open for these living legends – the great Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard,” raves guitarist Rick Nielsen.

Tickets for ZZ Top’s 50th Anniversary Texas Bash series will go on sale Friday, February 1 at 10 AM local time.

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 were named the No. 5 Rock News Artist Of The Year as part of the 2018 hennemusic Rock News Awards.

See also:

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