ZZ Top Will be Hell Raisers in 2016

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ZZ Top/Ross Halfim

“That Little ol’ Band from Texas” keep doing what they do best: After this year’s Groove & Gravy Tour with Blackberry Smoke showed how ZZ continue to rock the road with uparalleled authority as they close in on their Big Five Oh Moment (four years and counting down), the trio take spring 2016 to keep as limber and lithe as any live act out there. The Hell Raisers Tour will bring the Houston-based Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees to more than two dozen cities in the U.S. and Canada, with focus on the Midwest, Pacific Northwest, and American South. (See dates below.)

The trip then jump across the pond for dates in 10 different countries next summer. (Tickets are on sale now.)

ZZ Top is notable for having the most consistently stable lineup in classic rock. Singer/guitarist Billy F Gibbons, bassist/singer Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard continue to impress audiences, drawing material from their 15 studio albums, with combined record sales of over 25 million in the U.S. alone. Timeless hits like “La Grange,” “Legs,” “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers” (from which the tour was named) have kept generations of audiences coming back decade after decade. “Gonna be a good, good time. Make that a ‘good LOUD time!’” promises Gibbons.

ZZ Top 2016 Hell Raisers Tour

Mar 18 – Thackerville, OK – Winstar World Casino and Resort
Mar 19 – Catoosa, OK – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Mar 20 – Evansville, IN – Aiken Theatre in The Centre
Mar 23 – Kitchener, ON – Centre in the Square
Mar 24 – Orillia, ON – Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
Mar 26 – New Buffalo, MI – Four Winds Casino Resort
Mar 28 – Bemidji, MN – Sanford Center
Mar 29 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Center
Mar 31 – Lethbridge, AB – Enmax Centre
Apr 2 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre
Apr 4 – Dawson Creek, BC – EnCana Events Centre
Apr 6 – Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place
Apr 7 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre
Apr 8 – Victoria, BC – Save On Foods Memorial Centre
Apr 13 – Colorado Springs, CO – Pikes Peak Center
Apr 14 – Lubbock, TX – Lone Star Events Center
Apr 15 – Shawnee, OK – The Firelake Arena
Apr 22 – Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage Theatre (MGM)
Apr 23 – Lake Charles, LA – Golden Nugget
Apr 24 – Shreveport, LA – Municipal Auditorium
Apr 27 – Sarasota, FL – Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Apr 29 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
May 1 – Jacksonville, FL – Rockville Music Festival
May 3 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre
May 6 – Concord, NC – Carolina Rebellion

June 23 – Birmingham, UK – Academy
June 26 – Amiens, France – Retor C Trop Festival
June 27 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – HMH
June 28 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National
June 30 – Rennes, France – Liberte
July 1 – Nantes, France – Zenith
July 2 – Bordeaux, France – Patinoire Meriadeck
July 4 – Montreux, Switzerland – Montreux Jazz Festival
July 5 – Munich, Germany – Tollwood
July 7 – Vienna, Austria – Marx Halle
July 8 – Nuremberg, Germany – Arena Nurnberger
July 9 – Halle, Germany – Peibnitz Insel
July 11 – Cologne, Germany – Tanzbrunnen
July 12 – Hamburg, Germany – Stadtpark
July 13 – Aarhus, Denmark – Harbour
July 15 – Hamina, Finland – Rockin’ Bastion
July 16 – Seinajoki, Finland – Rockin’ Botnia Festival
July 18 – Rattvik, Sweden – Dalhalla
July 19 – Helsingborg, Sweden – Sofiero Castle

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  1. smurfanne
    #1 smurfanne 16 December, 2015, 00:32

    What about Wichita? I would love to see these guys again. ( Can’t really travel very far with my disability.)

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