ZZ Top Release Cinco Box Set, Add Tour Dates

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Rhino announced May 9 that ZZ Top‘s first studio albums will be released as a box set on June 9 on their longtime label Warner Bros. Records. Cinco: The First Five LPs will be pressed on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl, presented in a box made to look like the custom “Nudie Suits” worn by “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” on stage. The collection is available for order here.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers finish the current leg of their Tonnage tour of the U.S. on June 10 with European dates in July to follow. They’ll then return to the U.S. for more dates, beginning in August. (See below.)

Related: Other 2017 classic rock tours

Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, 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.

Their debut LP helped establish the group’s signature blues-rock sound with tracks like “(Somebody Else Been) Shaking Your Tree” and “Brown Sugar.”

Their 1972 follow-up, Rio Grande Mud includes “Francine,” “Just Got Paid” and “Bar-B-Q.”

ZZ Top’s third album, 1973’s Tres Hombres was the band’s commercial breakthrough. It was the trio’s first Top 10 record thanks to the hit “La Grange” and classic rock staples “Jesus Just Left Chicago” and “Waitin’ For The Bus.”

1975’s Fandango! was the band’s second consecutive gold album and featured their first Top 20 single “Tush.” The album is a combination of the live tracks that comprise side one, recorded at The Warehouse in New Orleans, and studio recordings on side two.

1976’s Tejas became ZZ Top’s third consecutive gold album, hitting the Top 20 on the album chart on the strength of tracks like “It’s Only Love” and “Arrested For Driving While Blind.”

Watch their performances of “La Grange” and “Tush” from earlier this year. (Nice seats…)

ZZ Top Tonnage Tour Dates (Tickets are available here and here.)

June 10 – Frisco, TX – Toyota Stadium (with Jimmy Buffett)

July 06 – Albi, France – Pause Guitare Festival
July 07 – Tours, France – American Tours Festival
July 08 – Sierre, Switzerland – Sierre Blues Festival
July 09 – Loreley, Germany – Loreley
July 11 – Paris, France – Zenith La Villette
July 12 – Monchengladbach, Germany – Sparkassen Park
July 14 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
July 15 – Peer, Belgium – Blues Peer
July 16 – Valenciennes, France – Arenes de Valenciennes
July 18 – Berlin, Germany – Zitadelle
July 19 – Pilsen, Czech Republic – Home Monitoring Arena
July 21 – Lorrach, Germany – Stimmen Festival
July 22 – Rosenheim, Germany – Somer Festival
July 23 – Halle (Westfalen), Germany – Gerry Weber Stadion
July 25 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
July 26 – Glasgow, UK – Academy
July 28 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena
July 30 – Maidstone, England – Ramblin Man

Aug 24 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Amphitheater
Aug 25 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle
Aug 26 – Goldendale, WA – Maryhill Winery
Aug 27 – Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater
Aug 29 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
Aug 31 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden
Sept 1 – Pueblo, CO – Colorado State Fair
Sept 3 – Norfolk, NE – Divots Summer Outdoor Concert Series
Sept 6 – El Paso, TX – Sun Bowl Stadium w/Guns N’ Roses
Sept 8 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome w/Guns N’ Roses
Sep 10 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre
Sep 13 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
Sep 16 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino
Sep 17 – Des Moines, IA – Des Moines Civic Center
Sep 19 – Davenport, IA – Adler Theater
Sep 21 – Indianapolis, IN – Clowes Memorial Hall
Sep 22 – New Buffalo, MI – Four Winds Casino Resort
Sep 23 – Saginaw, MI – Huntington Event Center
Sep 24 – Huber Heights, OH – Music Center at the Heights
Sep 27 – Paducah, KY – Carson Center
Sep 30 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Oct 01 – Grand Rapids, MI – DeVos Perf. Hall
Oct 03 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre
Oct 05 – Wilmington, NC – Wilson Center at Cape Fear CC
Oct 07 – Alpharetta, GA – Carl Black CrocFest
Oct 15 – Baltimore, MD – Hippodrome Theatre
Oct 20 – Fayetteville, NC – Crown Theatre
Oct 21 – Richmond, VA – Altria Theater
Oct 24 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
Oct 25 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
Oct 27 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
Oct 28 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
Oct 29 – Reading, PA – Santander Perf. Arts
Oct 31 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo PAC
Nov 01 – Greensburg, PA – Palace Theatre

 

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