ZZ Top Filling 2018 Calendar; New Collection

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Last Oct. 17, ZZ Top announced that they temporarily suspended the remaining 2017 dates of their Tonnage tour, citing a “tummy ailment” to bass guitarist Dusty Hill. At the time, they wrote on their Facebook page:

“Upcoming scheduled dates on ZZ Top’s current tour are temporarily suspended and are arranged for immediate rescheduling. ZZ’s cornerstone bass guitarist, Mr. Dusty Hill, is addressing a tummy ailment and is following a directive to lay low for the next few weeks. Whew!

The band rocks 2018 and to then blow it out in 2019 as they celebrate a big “50”…! Once-in-a-millennium.”

In January, the “Little ‘Ol Band From Texas” announced their return to the concert stage with a five-night residency in April at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nev.

On Feb. 26, they revealed a big “Blues & Bayous” tour with John Fogerty. They’ve since begun to fill their calendar further with dates well into August. (See below.)

On April 10, the band announced the June 1 release of Cinco: The Second Five LPs featuring their 1979 – 1990 studio albums, pressed on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl. This covers Degüello, El Loco, Eliminator, Afterburner and Recycler. Pre-order is available here.

Spring Tour Dates (Tickets are available here and here)

Apr 18 – El Paso, TX – Abraham Chavez Theatre
Apr 20 – Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre
Apr 21 – Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre
Apr 22 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Apr 25 – Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre
Apr 27 – Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre
Apr 28 – Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre
May 17 – Tulsa, OK – Paradise Cove at the River Spirit Casino Resort
May 20 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
May 23 – Norfolk, VA – Old Dominion Univ.
Jun 08 – Thackerville, OK – Winstar Casino
Jun 09 – Austin, TX – Travis County Expo Center

“Blues and Bayous” with John Fogerty

May 25 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Spa & Resort
May 26 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
May 27 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
May 29 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
May 30 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
Jun 01 – Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Bay Center
Jun 02 – Clearwater, FL – Coachman Park
Jun 03 – West Palm Beach,FL – Coral Sky Amphitheater
Jun 05 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheater
Jun 06 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheater
Jun 10 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheater
Jun 12 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival
Jun 13 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Jun 14 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Jun 16 – Southaven, MS – BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
Jun 17 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Jun 19 – Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
Jun 20 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Heath at Jones Beach Theater
Jun 22 – Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavillion
Jun 23 – Canandaigua, NY – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
Jun 24 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
Jun 26 – Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort (with Willie Nelson)
Jun 27 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jun 29 – Red Wing, MN – Treasure Island Resort & Casino

Summer Tour Dates

Jun 30 – Fort Dodge, IA – Rodgers Sports Complex
Jul 01 – Quapaw, OK – Downstream Casino Resort
Jul 25 – Paso Robles, CA – California Mid-State Fair
Jul 26 – Sacramento, CA – Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo
Jul 28 – Hillsboro, OR – Washington Count Fair
Jul 30 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste Michelle Winery
Aug 07 – Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl Theatre
Aug 10 – Hamburg, NY – Erie County Fair
Aug 11 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Aug 13 – Saint John, NB – Harbour Station
Aug 14 – Summerside, PE – Credit Union Place
Aug 16 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Cenre
Aug 17 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
Aug 18 – Orillia, ON – Casino Rama Ent. Centre
Aug 22 – Glen Allen, VA – Innsbrook After Hours
Aug 24 – Sunbury, PA – Spy Glass Winery

Tickets are available here and here.

Watch ZZ Top perform “Viva Las Vegas”

The band had spent much of 2017 on a seemingly non-stop run. They toured Europe and the U.K. in July. After a month off, they resumed touring North America on Aug. 24, typically playing five shows per week. Then came the abrupt halt.

The band’s unchanged lineup of Hill, Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard released five albums between 1971 and 1976, including ZZ Top’s First Album, Rio Grande Mud, Tres Hombres, Fandango! and Tejas. It was still a few years before the trio became unlikely video stars thanks to MTV’s support of their 1980s run of hits.

Related: Which ZZ Top tune is on our list of 10 great rock songs to drive to?


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