Monday, December 27, 2010
I think we are all going to have a very Happy New Year, things should be very busy in ZZ Top-Land.
A new album? Perhaps.
Touring Australia and New Zealand? Most certainly.
A lengthy U.S. Tour, with cheaper ticket prices? Definitely.
Some cool shows in Japan or someplace? Possible.
zztop.com updated more than once every three months? Not very likely.
Another surprise-filled appearance at the Houston Rodeo? I hope so, we should find out no later than January 10, if they are playing it may leak a day or two before then.
If the play the Rodeo, we will be there. If they do any west coast warm-up shows before the Aussie tour, we will be there. If they play in Europe this summer, we will be there. We will be everywhere!
How how how for now.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
let us know. Other than the Odessa (December 9, 2010) show we have
heard a rumor of December 4 in the Dallas area but nothing more for
December. No confirmation yet on the Houston Rodeo next year, either,
which, if it's gonna happen, will probably be on March 15.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
"sign autographs and take photos" at a motorcycle show:
Billy Gibbons will be appearing at:
Louisville, Kentucky on November 13
Kentucky International Convention Center
221 South 4th Street, Louisville, KY
Supposedly Billy will also be at the same show in Georgia on November
Sunday, October 17, 2010
If anyone is going to the European shows, please send us a report. We know a few of the regulars will be there, so far it seems like the set list is unchanged. Billy appears to be using a new guitar. No further details yet.
So, what's next after they finish up this very brief tour in Europe. Work on the new album? Do some Christmas shows as they traditionally do in Colorado or Florida? We'll keep out eyes and ears open.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
It is so hot in LA right now, I almost shaved my head and beard. The ZZ Top guys were in tears, so I reconsidered.
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.Relaxing Friday night: Sorting sea shells and listening to old RHCP demos.
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.Considering making ZZ Top record in a Texas roadhouse, but having trouble finding one that isn't a tourist trap.
11:43 AM Sep 22nd via Twitterrific .Will the new Kid Rock album help? RT @iammrsid Can someone call @NotRickRubin?!? Tell him hip-hop is calling and it needs his help BADLY!!!
11:42 AM Sep 22nd via Twitterrific .Contemplating a distorted harmonica solo on this ZZ Top song. May be too much.
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Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
This is very exciting, I hope that a Moscow date is also announced soon! Where else will they go on this tour? Poland perhaps?
Thursday, July 15, 2010
drums with the green bass and guitar -- has returned. Too bad they
weren't wearing the green suits as well.
Jeff Beck with ZZ Top:
Friday, July 9, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
announced. There are more to follow, we have heard of at least one more
in the Netherlands and possibly a Dusseldorf date, not sure how long
this tour will be but there are at least a few more shows to be
10.14.10 Graz AT Stadthalle (0)
10.16.10 Paris Ile-de-France (Paris) FR Paris Fra Bercy (0)
10.21.10 Copenhagen DK Forum (0)
10.22.10 Gothenburg SE Scandinavium (0)
10.23.10 Oslo NO Spektrum
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
This is a great chance for our readers to help us out. If there is a local European date announced in your country, please let us know!
Monday, June 28, 2010
We have heard two rumors, that they are either heading over to Australia or that they are going back to Europe, with a rumored (or mistaken?) date of Paris Bercy on October 16.
Anyone have any clue?
Friday, June 18, 2010
Rock Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland. The Scorpions
are headlining (only their second show so far in the U.S. on their
"farewell" tour) and we're looking forward to Cinderella, Kix, etc etc.
Next week we should be seeing ZZ Top at least three times, so stay tuned
for set lists and reviews.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
looks like Francine is back in the set, sometimes half in Spanish. (In
recent years they have been doing it half in Spanish but early in this
tour it was all in English.)
It looks like they replaced Beer Drinkers (which was played in Atlanta)
with Francine, possibly to have at least one Spanish sogn in S.A.?
Thunderbird is apapretnly out of the set for good.
My Head's in Mississippi has been showing up on set lists but I assume
this is just the intro? Anyone have video or audio to confirm? What is
on YouTube already indicates they are just playing the intro as usual
but who knows.
The band finished up in in Argentina last night and plays at the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday.
Friday, May 14, 2010
As always, subject to change, but that's the plan for now. Not sure exactly which shows are cancelled yet, hopefully there will be an official announcement on zztop.com soon.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
We will offer updates if anything interesting happens. Which is doubtful, who knows. My guess is the set list will be the same except Dust My Broom will be dropped.
Friday, April 23, 2010
In the afternoon we also hope to make a quick visit to a little piece of ZZ Top history, tomorrow should be an exciting day!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Tour starts in Texas--Adding Europe dates from zztop.com -- ZZ Top 2010 Tour Dates -- new rumored dates being added
NOTE: What we have pieced together for the Europe shows the Boyzz playing 20 shows or more in a single month, including *nine* days in a row. This would be a crazy thing for their booking agent to do and we suspect that some of these shows may drop out along the way. New dates in Helsinki and Monte Carlo.
April 23 Tyler, TEXAS
April 24 Ford Park, Beaumont TEXAS
April 25 The Backyard, Austin TEXAS
April 29 Sunfest, West Palm Beach FLORIDA
April 30 King Center, Melbourne FLORIDA (confirmed)
May 1 Tampa Devil Rays game, Tampa FLORIDA
May 4 Moran Theatre, Jacksonville FLORIDA (confirmed)
May 5 Civic Center, Columbus GEORGIA (confirmed)
May 7 Hilton Head SOUTH CAROLINA
May 8 Chastain Park, Atlanta GEORGIA
May 9 Tupelo MISSISSIPPI
May 14 Belton TEXAS
May 18 Santiago, CHILE(confirmed)
May 20 Sao Paolo, BRAZIL (confirmed)
May 21 Sao Paolo, BRAZIL (confirmed)
May 23 Puerto Alegre, BRAZIL
May 26 Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
May 28 Rocklahoma, Pryor OKALHOMA (note: some sources list this date as the first day of the festival, but it would be difficult to think they could play in Argentina on May 26 and Oklahoma on the 28th)
June 16 Thunder Bay, Ontario CANADA
June 19 Belleville, Ontario CANADA
June 25 Summerfest Milwaukee WISCONSIN (w/Tom Petty)
June 26 Summerfest Milwaukee WISCONSIN (w/Tom Petty)(conflicts with Crossroads??)
June 26 Crossroads Guitar Festival Chicago ILLINOIS (confirmed)
June 30 Jarvenpaa, FINLAND
July 2 Skanevik Blues Fest NORWAY
July 3 Helsinki FINLAND
July 5 Royal Palace, MONTE CARLO
July 6 Le Zenith, Toulouse, FRANCE
July 8 Arenes de Bayonne, FRANCE
July 9 Arenes de Nimes, FRANCE
July 10 Moon and Stars Festival, Locarno, SWITZERLAND
July 12 Ippodromo Capannelle, Rome ITALY
July 13 Piazza Napoleone, Lucca ITALY
July 14 Villa Contarini, Padova ITALY
July 15 Castello Sforzesco, Vigevano ITALY
July 16 Musilac at Esplanade du Lac, FRANCE (confirmed by venue)
July 17 Lyon, FRANCE
July 18 Kempten, GERMANY
July 19 Zenith de Strasbourg, FRANCE
July 20 Suikkerrock, Tienen BELGIUM
July 22 Zenith Nantes Metropole, FRANCE
July 24 High Voltage Festival, London UK (confirmed)
July 30 ???? FRANCE
July 31 Stillwater, OKLAHOMA
August 4 Clearfield, PENNSYLVANIA
August 6 Mississippi Valley Fair, Davenport IOWA
August 7 Wisconsin Dells, WISCONSIN
August 9 Buffalo Chip/Sturgis
August 10 Sioux Falls, SOUTH DAKOTA
August 13 Peppermill Casino, West Wendover NEVADA
August 15 Costa Mesa, CALIFORNIA
August 20 Las Vegas Hilton, NEVADA
August 21 Las Vegas Hilton, NEVADA
August 24 LAncaster CALIFORNIA
Other rumors: Moncton N.B. in Canada, Rocklahoma in late May, Michigan in June, Rome in the summer, who knows where else.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Here are the rules: You pick between 12-20 songs. You can only enter once. For each song you pick that is in the set list at the Tyler show, you get ten points. For each song you pick that isn't in the set, subtract five points. Person with the most points wins. LaGrange counts as one song and the Sloppy Drunk/BBQ medley counts as one song. Except for Sloppy/BBQ, they must play the whole song for it to count. Post your predictions here or send them to:
I will come up with some kind of prize. It won't be anything big but it will be cool.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
So what's the deal?
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
June 26...which is interesting because they are scheduled to play in
Chicago that day at Crossroads.
Is this a mistake, or are they actually going to play two shows in one
day in different cities?
Monday, March 1, 2010
This schedule is pushing it pretty hard for the band, we hope it's not too much for them to handle.
Newest additions are California and Florida.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
(Melbourne) and May 4 (Jacksonville). These look good as warm-up shows
for the South American dates. Hopefully there will be a few more and
we'll get some changes in the set list.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
In other news, another rumored (NOT confirmed yet) date for the band is a spring date at the Tumbleweed in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Stay tuned...
Sunday, January 31, 2010
1976-1983 "Old Stuff" Houba Houba etc DVD
March 16, 1977 Boston Garden MA (Audio) CD
??? 1990 Reno NV VHS Connecticut??? (confusion on date/location)
??? 1990 Toronto CN VHS
January 28, 1991 New York??? VHS
April 11, 1991? Lakeland FL VHS
October 25, 1996 Radio City Music Hall NY VHS
1996? Johannasburg South Africa (interviews+clips) VHS
September 19, 1997 Phoenix AZ VHS
October 19, 1999 Moline IL DVD
December 9, 1999 Tuscon AZ VHS
January 18, 2000 Wilkes-Barre, PA DVD
February 29, 2000 Peoria IL VHS and DVD
May 10, 2003 Charlotte NC DVD
November 11, 2005 Beacon Theatre NY DVD
??? Camden NJ DVD
unknown "Sharp Dressed Man" Special from Houston tv show
Have but currently lost" Milan DVD
Friday, January 22, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
based on past experience, that ZZ Top will not be playing this year, but
at least one Houston-area music blogger has implied that they will. We
kinda doubt that since they usually don't play two years in a row and
there do not appear to be any "classic rock" days on the calendar, but
thye don't have anything else currently booked, you never know. We
should hear something either way in the next week or two as the Rodeo
makes their final announcements.
off his new car at a classic car show in Japan in December: