Ghost Hounds, the rock group who garnered attention while opening for The Rolling Stones earlier this year, have been announced as the opening act for ZZ Top’s 50th Anniversary Tour this fall.

The Pittsburgh-based band will provide support on dates kicking-off on October 22 in Melbourne, Florida, followed by gigs in cities like Bethlehem, Erie, and Tallahassee. They’ll appear at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, as well as Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut and Wings Event Center in Missouri before wrapping-up in Madison, Wisconsin at The Sylvee. The group, founded by guitarist Thomas Tull, will be touring in support of their forthcoming record, Roses Are Black. Tull will be take the stage with a new lineup including guitarist Johnny Baab, bassist Bennett Miller, drummer Blaise Lanzetta, and vocalist Tre Nation.

While Ghost Hounds broke up years ago for Tull to focus on Legendary Entertainment’s round of hit films like “Jurassic World,” “Straight Outta Compton,” and “The Hangover,” as well as other ventures, he decided that after seling Legendary in 2016, he was ready to “push that old rock (and roll) back up the hill.”

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“I missed music,” Tull said in a press release. “I missed writing. I missed performing. I missed the camaraderie of a band. I decided this was something I really wanted to do.”

He described these new songs as a part of an “old-fashioned record, where you can listen to the record and then go hear the band and say, ‘Yeah, that’s the song I heard,'” noting that “there’s nothing we can’t pull off live.”

ZZ Top were slated to kick-off their tour later this month, but the band’s drummer, Frank Beard, was diagnosed with pneumonia and was told to rest by doctors. The first four dates of their tour have been called-off; shows will pick-up on August 21 in Woodinville, Washington. Check out the group’s full round of tour dates below, and those with Ghost Hounds.

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ZZ Top 50th Anniversary Tour 2019

08/21 – Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle
08/23 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
08/24 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
08/25 – Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre
08/27 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theater
08/28 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
08/29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
09/01 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
09/04 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Pavilio
09/06 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/07 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/08 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheater
09/10 – Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center
09/11 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
09/13 – Ocean City, MD @ Ocean City BikeFest
09/14 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
09/18 – Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
09/19 – Wantagh. NY @ Jones Beach Theater
09/21 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion
09/22 – Louisville, KY @ Champions Park
10/05 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
10/06 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
10/09 – Charleston, SC @ Volvo Cars Stadium
10/11 – Cherokee, NC @ Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center
10/12 – Manchester, TN @ Exit 111 Festival
10/13 – Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Amphitheatre
10/15 – Augusta, GA @ James Brown Arena
10/16 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
10/18 – Estero FL @ Hertz Arena
10/19 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
10/20 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre

with Ghost Hounds
10/22 – King Center for the Performing Arts @ Melbourne, FL
10/23 – Donald L. Tucker Civic Center @ Tallahassee, FL
10/25 – MGM National Harbor @ Oxon Hill, MD
10/26 – The Wind Creek Event Center @ Bethlehem, PA
10/27 – Foxwoods Resort Casino @ Mashantucket, CT
10/29 – Warner Theatre @ Erie, PA
10/30 – Wings Event Center @ Kalamazoo, MI
11/1– The Sylvee @ Madison, WI

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Last Updated on August 20, 2019