Credit: Neil Zlowzower
ZZ Top recently canceled the first four scheduled dates of their 50th anniversary tour‘s North American leg so drummer Frank Beard could recover from a bout of pneumonia, but now “That Little Ol’ Band from Texas” is set to launch the trek tonight, August 21, in Woodinville, Washington.
ZZ Top’s 50th anniversary tour features a total of 50 dates and is plotted out through a November 9 show in Shreveport, Louisiana. As previously reported, Cheap Trick will be the support act at most of the shows, while Lynyrd Skynyrd will open a pair of dates: August 23 in Irvine, California, and August 24 in Concord, California.
ZZ Top also recently lined up a New Year’s Eve concert in Durant, Oklahoma.
In addition to many headlining shows, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers are slated to take part in a number of festivals during the trek, including the Texas International Pop Festival in Lewisville, Texas, on August 31; Bourbon and Beyond in Louisville, Kentucky, on September 22; and the Exit 111 Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, on October 12.
Meanwhile, ZZ Top singer/guitarist Billy Gibbons and bassist Dusty Hill were on hand for a premiere screening of the band’s new documentary ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas in Hollywood on Tuesday, August 13. The duo also took part in a Q&A at the event. The film began being shown in theaters across North America starting this week. Visit ZZTopFilm.com for more details.
Here are all of ZZ Top’s North American tour dates:
8/21 — Woodinville, WA, Chateau Ste. Michelle*
8/23 — Irvine, CA, FivePoint Amphitheatre**
8/24 — Concord, CA, Concord Pavilion**
8/25 — Paso Robles, CA, Vina Robles Amphitheatre*
8/27 — Santa Barbara, CA, Arlington Theater
8/28 — San Diego, CA, Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU*
8/29 — Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre*
8/31 — Lewisville, TX, Texas International Pop Festival+
9/1 — Kansas City, MO, Starlight Theatre*
9/2 — St. Paul, MN, Minnesota State Fair*
9/4 — Milwaukee, WI, BMO Harris Pavilion*
9/6 — Maryland Heights, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
9/7 — Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
9/8 — Sterling Heights, MI, Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill*
9/10 — Huber Heights, OH, Rose Music Center at The Heights*
9/11 — Burgettstown, PA, KeyBank Pavilion*
9/13 — Ocean City, MD, Ocean City BikeFest
9/14 — Gilford, NH, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion*
9/15 — Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion*
9/17 — Syracuse, NY, Crouse-Hinds Theatre at John H. Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter
9/18 — Boston, MA, Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion*
9/19 — Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*
9/21 — Cleveland, OH, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica*
9/22 — Louisville, KY, Bourbon and Beyond Festival – Champions Park+
10/5 — Raleigh, NC, Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre*
10/6 — Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion*
10/8 — Charleston, WV, Clay Center for Arts & Sciences
10/9 — Charleston, SC, Volvo Cars Stadium*
10/11 — Cherokee, NC, Harrah’s Cherokee — Event Center*
10/12 — Manchester, TN, Exit 111 Festival – Great Stage Park+
10/13 — Alpharetta, GA, Ameris Bank Amphitheatre*
10/15 — Augusta, GA, The James Brown Arena*
10/16 — St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheatre*
10/18 — Estero FL, Hertz Arena*
10/19 — Tampa, FL, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre*
10/20 — West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre*
10/22 — Melbourne, FL, Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
10/23 — Tallahassee, FL, Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
10/25 — Oxon Hill, MD, MGM National Harbor
10/26 — Bethlehem, PA, The Wind Creek Event Center
10/27 — Manshantucket, CT, Foxwoods Resort Casino
10/29 — Erie, PA, Warner Theatre
10/30 — Kalamazoo, MI, Wings Event Center
11/1 — Madison, WI, The Sylvee
11/3 — Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic Theater
11/5 — Springfield, MO, Juanita K. Hammons Hall
11/6 — Enid, OK, Stride Bank Center
11/8 — Tulsa, OK, Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino Resort
11/9 — Shreveport, LA, Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
12/31 — Durant, OK, Choctaw Grand Theatre
+ = festival performance.
* = with Cheap Trick.
** = with Lynyrd Skynyrd.
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