Tickets will go on sale at a later date and a full lineup for the Community Concerts’ 82nd season will be announced over the summer.
“With six #1 singles, 10 platinum selling albums, ZZ Top is one of the few groups to still have all their original members,” said Michael Fleishman, Attractions Director for Community Concerts, ”We were too excited about this show to hold back the news! If you loved the Foreigner concert back in February, wait until you see what ZZ Top is bringing us! Community Concerts is pleased to present one of the biggest shows in our history, and a night of down-home, Southern rock!”
ZZ TOP, aka “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” lay undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact and, in 2004, the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band of three – Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard -- are very much together after more than 45 years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio. “Yeah,” says Billy, guitarist extraordinaire, “we’re the same three guys, bashing out the same three chords.”
Audiences remember ZZ Top’s First Album and Rio Grande Mud that reflected their strong blues roots, and 1973’s Tres Hombres catapulted them to national attention with the hit “La Grange,” still one of the band’s signature pieces today. Billy, Dusty and Frank were video icons, playing a kind of Greek chorus in videos that highlighted three smash singles: “Gimme All Your Lovin’, “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Legs.” The group is a certified rock institution, contemporary in every way, yet still completely connected to the founding fathers of the genre.
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