ZZ Top’s 50 Years to be Celebrated in Documentary

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On Aug. 13, the new documentary film, ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas, will make its worldwide premiere at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, Calif., followed by event screenings nationwide timed to the band’s 50th Anniversary Tour. On Aug. 23, the film will be premiering at Cineplex Cinemas across Canada, and on Sept. 1, throughout Australia’s Event Cinemas national circuit.

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The feature film tells the story of how “three oddball teenage bluesmen,” according to a press release—Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard—”became one of the biggest, most beloved bands on the planet, all while maintaining a surrealist mystique that continues to intrigue fans and entice onlookers a half century after the band’s inception.”

Purchase tickets for the film here.

All three band members will be in attendance at the premiere, as they prepare to embark on their 50th Anniversary Tour.

“I think even our most steadfast fans will find themselves surprised by what they learn about those men behind the beards and cheap sunglasses,” said of That Little Ol’ Band From Texas. “There we are, up there on the silver screen and it’s something we’re delighted to share with fans of all stripes.”

Buoyed by candid band interviews, never-before-seen archive, animation, celebrity fan testimonials from Billy Bob Thornton and Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme and an intimate performance at the oldest dance hall in Texas, historic Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, that was shot exclusively for the film, That Little Ol’ Band From Texas “runs the gamut, from the absurd to the poignant, from squalid bars to MTV heroics, all in celebration of this notoriously private but larger-than-life power trio. In the end, the film unravels the extraordinary tale of a band whose image we know, but whose story we don’t,” says the press release.

That Little Ol’ Band From Texas director Sam Dunn is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and the co-founder of Banger Films. Producer and Banger Films co-founder Scot McFadyen has been with Dunn every step of the way, growing their company into one of the world’s best-known music documentary operations.

On Aug. 16, three days after the film’s premiere, ZZ Top will embark on its 50th Anniversary Tour at Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre in Ridgefield, Wash. The trio will play more than 30 dates throughout North America, with Cheap Trick as main support for the majority of the engagements. Theatrical engagements of That Little Ol’ Band From Texas in and near these markets have been arranged by Abramorama, the global theatrical distribution and rights management company.

Watch the trailer for That Little Ol’ Band From Texas

Tickets for ZZ Top’s 50th anniversary tour are available here and here.

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