Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Rumor: ZZ Top to play Download Festival in the U.K.

We are going to start a rumor that ZZ Top will be playing at the Download Festival (aka Donington) in the U.K. this year, followed by a U.K. tour in June.

OK, we didn't exactly start this rumor, it's been floating out there for a while, but supposedly an offer has been made to the band, and the dates for Download fit right into the gap after the German shows in early/mid-June.

No promises, of course, but it does seem to fit. If it's true, the announcement should be pretty soon, no later than mid-February.

As always, we'll believe it when we see it, but if it does happen, there will be some very happy fans in the U.K.!

Monday, January 12, 2009

ZZ Top to close out Houston Rodeo March 22, 2009

Well, we hinted at this a while back, and now it's almost official:

ZZ Top will return to the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show this year!

It looks like they will be closing out the Rodeo again this year, expect a crowd of between 60,000-70,000 to see what may be the last appearance by the Boyzz at this incredible event.

An official announcement will probably come in a day or two, if it hasn't already.

(OK, we haven't seen a press release, but it is now on the Rodeo's web site.)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Same set list for 2009?

OK, someone posted the following set list from the Thackerville/Winstar show to

Set list
1. Got Me Under Pressure
2. Waitin' for the Bus
3. Jesus Just Left Chicago
4. Chevrolet
5. Pincushion
6. Future Blues
7. Cheap Sunglasses
8. I Need You Tonight
9. Catfish Blues
10. Foxy Lady
11. Heard it on the X
12. Just Got Paid
13. Gimme All Your Lovin'
14. Sharp Dressed Man
15. Legs

Jailhouse Rock
LaGrange/Sloppy Drunk/BBQ

The interesting thing is that he said Elwood gave Billy his guitar for Just Got Paid---so does that mean Elwood is back? Since Sammy Sanchez took over as Billy's tech for the Flordia shows last Christmas that means Elwood has been gone for almost exactly one year.

Can anyone confirm this???

Sunday, January 4, 2009

First photos from ZZ's 2009 shows

OK, we've been waiting for any news from the recent short ZZ Top holiday tour. We have heard nothing. No photos, no reviews, nada, zilch. Until today, when a few photos popped up from the Las Vegas show at the Hard Rock:

Vegas photos

It looks like B&D have some new guitars. Same new skull drum kit for Frank, though.

We know at least one person who was at the Vegas show so we're hoping to get some kind of a report on the 2009 ZZ Top set list or something.

We'll also have more details about the 2009 European Tour (and our own travel plans) as soon as we hear anything.