Tuesday, May 21, 2019

ZZ Top: Sharp Dressed Man musical to open in Las Vegas next year

ZZ Top are working with Caesars Entertainment to open a rock musical, “Sharp Dressed Man”, in Las Vegas in 2020.

With the band’s Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard as executive producers and manager Carl Stubner as Producer, the project is being billed as “an outrageous, bawdy musical romp about a Lone Star auto mechanic who becomes a modern-day Robin Hood, stealing hearts — and car parts — with the help of his merry band of beer drinkers and hell raisers. Featuring ZZ Top's most beloved songs, including "Legs", "La Grange", "Gimme All Your Lovin'" and "Cheap Sunglasses", "Sharp Dressed Man" is a rock musical with a wicked sense of humor and a heart as big as Texas.”

"We're excited about this fantastic project and look forward to hearing our music in a new innovative context," says Gibbons. "Fans have often told us that we've provided the soundtrack to their lives, and this is very much in line with that kind of enthusiastic thinking."

The musical is named after “Sharp Dressed Man”, the third single from ZZ Top’s 1983 smash, “Eliminator”; the set went on to sell more than 10 million copies in the US alone.

Further details about the project will be announced in due course.

Last weekend, ZZ Top kicked off their 50th Anniversary with a trio of "Texas Bash" dates in Dallas, Houston, and Austin, and they’ll begin a European trek in Helsinki, Finland on June 4.

Later this summer, ZZ Top will release a new compilation, “Goin’ 50”; the 3CD/5LP sets deliver 50 songs from the band as they mark the milestone anniversary since their formation in Houston, TX in 1969.

The package arrives on August 16 – the same day the group launches a North American tour.

See also:

ZZ Top announce 50th anniversary compilation
ZZ Top announce 50th anniversary US tour
ZZ Top announce 50th anniversary Texas Bash concerts
Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 5: ZZ TOP
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