ZZ Top is a blues/rock band from Houston, TX which formed in 1969. Its current members are Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Franklin Beard. Their debut album, “ZZ Tops First Album”, was released in 1970. Two more albums followed shortly thereafter, with the third album, “Tres Hombres” launching the trio into their famous year-and-a-half long “World Wide Texas Tour” in 1976.
In the 1980’s, ZZ Top began making music videos which elevated their popularity. By 1990, the band’s 11 albums sold 50 million copies. Since then the band has put out 9 more albums, including one called “XXX”, commemorating their 30th anniversary in 1999. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, and received the Living Legends Award from the International Entertainment Buyer’s Association in 2006. In addition, the band received the VH1 Rock Honors Award in 2007 and the AMD Live! Soundtrack Award in 2008. ZZ Top was scheduled to tour South America in the spring of 2010, and will then move on to play in Europe later in the year.
Singer-songwriter John Mayer is among the recording artists with a tour highlight in the daily tour recap for November 4, as compiled by TicketNews. John Mayer recently announced details for his 2010 tour of North America. The extensive 41-date itinerary spans from a February 8 show at North Charleston... Read more
ZZ Top may be a veteran of the blues-rock scene, but the bearded trio has proven it can still be fast on its feet in a pinch. Just days after its tour with Aerosmith was derailed due to injuries suffered by the Boston band’s frontman Steven Tyler, ZZ Top... Read more
Aerosmith has postponed two more shows — July 7 and July 9 — for a total of five concerts. The postponements are due to an unspecified injury suffered by frontman Steven Tyler. The new postponements on July 7 at Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion in Raleigh, NC, and July... Read more
Flip open your day planner and grab a pen: New concert dates are rolling in from blues master B.B. King, hard rock crew Staind and more, as compiled by TicketNews on May 11, 2009. Living music legend B.B. King continues to tour the world, 50 years into his career,... Read more
After rolling out tour dates and cities earlier this month, venues are now confirmed for Aerosmith and ZZ Top‘s summer tour itinerary. The tour will launch June 10 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, MO, on the outskirts of St. Louis city limits, and conclude September 16... Read more
After unveiling the first summer 2009 tour plans late last week, Aerosmith has rolled out 30 additional concert dates for its three-month venture with ZZ Top. A number of cities are still waiting on venue confirmation, including the opening show on June 10 in St. Louis, MO. The 14-week... Read more
It’s been almost two years since their last tour and more than eight years since their last all-original studio album, but Aerosmith won’t keep fans waiting much longer. Guitarist Joe Perry revealed in a recent interview with Billboard that the band will hit the road this summer with Southern... Read more
Today’s recap includes itinerary announcements, cancellations and more as compiled by TicketNews on November 18, 2008. While some recording artists regroup after only a few years apart, others’ reunions are a long time in the making. One such case comes in the shape of the recently announced Labelle reunion.... Read more
Smashing Pumpkins, ZZ Top, Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan, Jack Johnson, Josh Groban, Wilco, Cat Power and Death Cab for Cutie will perform at Neil Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit concert. The two-day benefit event takes place October 25-26 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. Most of the performers... Read more
Ronnie Dunn’s severe respiratory condition has forced country duo Brooks & Dunn to cancel and postpone three consecutive shows — September 11 at the York County Fair in York, PA; September 12 in Pittsburgh, PA; and September 13 in Chicago, IL. The group’s concerts with ZZ Top and special... Read more