ZZ Top — Billy F. Gibbons, Frank Beard and Dusty Hill – just cannot stay off the road. Following a 16-date co-headlining tour with...

ZZ Top — Billy F. Gibbons, Frank Beard and Dusty Hill – just cannot stay off the road. Following a 16-date co-headlining tour with Brooks & Dunn that finishes up September 13, the Texas trio heads right back out with their six-week In Your Face Tour.

Kicking off on September 26 in Wichita, KS, the tour will bring the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers to the kind of intimate venues they played much earlier in their tenure as rock’s longest-running band with original personnel intact. The tour winds down on November 1 in Amarillo, TX.

The newest leg of ZZ Top’s tour includes many smaller venues, as well as the usual major city stops. “Earlier this year, because of a routing quirk, we accepted a ‘fill-in’ date at a little old theater in Knoxville,” Gibbons explains in a statement. “That experience reminded us of our roots, both in terms of a stripped-down, gut-bucket musical approach and the direct connection with the people who came to see us. So we said, ‘Why not do this on a more extended basis and have some real fun?'”

Earlier this year at the Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie, the band was shot for the Eagle Vision DVD release “ZZ Top: Live From Texas” that debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s music DVD chart. The video has since returned to the chart’s top slot, where it has stayed for two consecutive weeks.

On September 9, the band will celebrate the anniversary of their breakthrough album, “Eliminator,” with the release of a special Collectors Edition of the RIAA-certified Diamond album (over 10 million units).

ZZ Top itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

September 26Wichita, KSCentury II
September 27Ft. Smith, ARConvention Hall
September 28Tulsa, OKSpritBank Event Center
September 30St. LouisFox Theatre
October 1Kansas City, MOMidland
October 3Nashville, TNRyman Auditorium
October 4Huntington, WVKeith-Albee Theatre
October 5Cleveland, OHAllen Theatre
October 10Columbus, OHPalace Theatre
October 11Indianapolis, INMurat Centre
October 12Milwaukee, WIRiverside
October 17Minneapolis, MNOrpheum
October 18Grand Forks, NDChester Fritz
October 19Sioux Falls, SDGreat Hall
October 22Portland, ORArlene Schnitzer Hall
October 23Pullman, WABeasley Performing Arts Center
October 30Colorado Springs, COPikes Peak Center
October 31Denver, COParamount Theatre
November 1Amarillo, TXCivic Center Auditorium

Last Updated on August 11, 2008 by By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner