Wednesday, January 25, 2023

ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons announces European tour

ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons has announced dates for a solo European tour.

The legendary rocker will be joined by his regular live lineup of drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Austin Hanks for the series, which will mix headline dates with festival appearances when it opens at the Sweden Rock Festival on June 10.

Billed as "The Big One – Part 1" 2023 tour, the month-long run will see Gibbons and company play 20 shows in 12 countries by the time it wraps up in mid-July.

Tickets will go on sale this Friday, January 27 via the usual outlets.

Sorum and Hanks joined Gibbons on his third solo album, 2021’s “Hardware”; they recorded the set at Escape Studio in California’s high desert, near Palm Springs, and launched the project with the lead single, “West Coast Junkie.”

Gibbons will regroup with ZZ Top for shows in New Zealand next month ahead of a spring series of US dates.

Get your copy of “Hardware” here.

Billy Gibbons
"The Big One – Part 1" 2023 tour

European leg

Jun 10 - Sölvesborg, Sweden @ Sweden Rock Festival
Jun 12 - Tampere, Finland @ Tampere Hall
Jun 13 - Helsinki Finland @ House of Culture
Jun 15 - Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
Jun 17 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Copenhell Festival
Jun 19 - Hamburg, Germany @ Grosse Freiheit
Jun 20 - Frankfurt, Germany @ Batschkapp
Jun 21 - Nurenburg, Germany @ Lowensaal
Jun 23 - Leipzig, Germany @ Parkbuhne
Jun 24 - Cologne, Germany @ E-Werk
Jun 25 - Winterbach, Germany @ Salier Halle
Jun 26 - Praha, Czech Rep.@O2 Universium
Jun 28 - Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
Jun 29 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Volkshaus
Jul 02 - London, UK @ O2 Shepard's Bush Empire
Jul 03 - Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham O2 Institute
Jul 05 - Albi, France @ Festival Pause Guitare
Jul 06 - Paris, France @ Olympia
Jul 09 - Weert, Netherlands @ Bospop Festival
Jul 11 - Bournemouth, UK @ O2 Academy Bournemouth

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