ZZ Top Further Expand 2016 Tour

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Update (6/13/16): ZZ Top have significantly expanded their 2016 U.S. tour. The updated itinerary now spans from August 16 through November 12 (see below).

That Little ol’ Band from Texas will return to North American this summer with their longtime friends Gov’t Mule and Gregg Allman.

Going strong for over 40 years, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members ZZ Top continue to be a touring machine. The bearded duo of singer/guitarist Billy F Gibbons and bassist/singer Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank Beard, aka “the man with no beard,” have rocked audiences with their brand of electrified dirty blues.

Gov’t Mule, formed 20+ years ago by guitarist Warren Haynes and the late bassist Allen Woody, were formerly in The Allman Brothers Band together. Between their unique blending of southern rock with funk and blues and constant touring, Gov’t Mule found a large fan base throughout the country.

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In addition to the touring collaboration, Gov’t Mule is also releasing an archival album, The Tel-Star Sessions, on August 5 that contains a cover of ZZ Top’s “Just Got Paid.” Warren Haynes had recently told Consequence of Sound: “Early ZZ Top was definitely an influence on the Mule. ‘Just Got Paid’ was one of the first covers we worked up when we only knew a handful of songs.”

“ZZ Top and the Mule are cut from the same dyed-in-the blues cloth,” says ZZ Top frontman Billy F Gibbons. “I’ve long admired the band and Warren Haynes’ guitar work. He has a certain grit to everything he does. We’re gonna have a fine time.” Audiences can look forward to seeing them belt out classic hits such as “Legs,” “La Grange,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Tush,” and many more from their 15 studio albums.

This tour will be weaved in as part of a larger tour they will are already set to resume later this summer. ZZ Top’s Hill fractured his shoulder in April causing the band to postpone dates this spring. They tour the U.K. and Europe from June 23 – July 19.

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ZZ Top will hit the road with Gregg Allman beginning August 16 for a two-month stretch around the U.S. including the Top joining Allman on two of his Laid Back Festival dates. Tickets for the band’s North American concerts are available here.

ZZ Top 2016 North American Tour Dates:

Aug 16 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center *
Aug 17 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre *
Aug 19 – Anderson, IN – Hoosier Park Racing & Casino
Aug 20 – Fort McCoy, WI – Fort McCoy Army Base *
Aug 21 – Springfield, IL – Illinois State Fairgrounds *+
Aug 23 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC *
Aug 24 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center *
Aug 26 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Event Center *
Aug 27 – Essex Junction, VT – Champlain Valley Exposition
Aug 28 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavillion *
Aug 30 – Hyannis, MA – Cape Cod Melody Tent *
Aug 31 – Hartford, CT – XFinity Theatre *
Sept 1 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center *
Sept 3 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater *
Sept 4 – Portland, ME – Maine State Pier
Sept 9 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater +
Sept 10 – Webster, MA – Indian Ranch
Sept 11 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center +
Sept 13 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
Sept 14 – Cary, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park
Sept 15 – Fredericksburg, VA – Celebrate Virginia After Hours
Sept 17 – Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Theatre
Sept 18 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater +
Sept 20 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre +
Sept 21 – Salina, KS – Stiefel Theatre *+
Sept 24 – Albuquerque, NM – Sandia Casino Amphitheater *
Sept 25 – Morrison, CO – Laid Back Festival at Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
Sept 29 – San Luis Obispo – Avila Beach Resort
Sept 30 – Murphys, CA – Ironstone Amphitheatre *
Oct 01 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery *
Oct 02 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery *
Oct 04 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
Oct 06 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre *
Oct 07 – Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort *
Oct 08 – Rancho Mirage, CA – Agua Caliente Casino
Oct 09 – Scottsdale, AZ – The Pool at Talking Stick Resort
Oct 15 – Shawnee, OK – Firelake Arena
Oct 16 – Shreveport, LA – Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium
Oct 18 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center
Oct 19 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall
Oct 21 – Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage Theatre
Oct 22 – Lake Charles, LA – Golden Nugget
Oct 25 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre
Oct 26 – Augusta, GA – Bell Auditorium
Oct 28 – Greeneville, TN – Niswonger PAC
Oct 29 – Atlanta, GA – Laid Back Festival at Lakewood Amphietheatre *
Oct 31 – Sarasota, FL – Van Wezel Perf. Arts Hall
Nov 01 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena
Nov 04 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
Nov 05 – Saint Augustine, FL – Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
Nov 06 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Galliard Center
Nov 09 – Charleston, WV – Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences
Nov 10 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
Nov 11 – Choctaw, MS – Pearl River Resort
Nov 12 – Thackerville, OK – Winstar World Casino and Resort

*with Gregg Allman
+with Gov’t Mule

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