Saturday, April 24, 2010

Headed to the show in Beaumont at Ford Park

A bit late, as always, but we will have plenty of time to catch ZZ.

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.

Videos from Tyler Texas show

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sloppy/BBQ then Tush

The End!

What a show! It was hot as hell in my count 24 songs, a rapid fire set that sounded spectacular! Billy did almost no talking, they just let 'er rip.

And the encore is:

Viva Las Vegas


Chance for maybe one more rarirty opening the encore...

The classics

Sharp Dressed Man

Dusty is using a black bass with a littlle Antenna-era sticker of himself on the front.

Mega surprise!

Dust My Broom
Just Got Paid

And the Hendrix song is...

Hey Joe; followed by
Brown Sugar
Party on the Patio

Next up

Mississippi (intro only)
Need You Tonight
Battery on phone running low!

Rock Me Baby -- whatever variation they played, check YouTube later -- was killer. Think that is the first time they have played that in public.

Unknown song

Roll me baby like a wagon wheel

Nationwide Pressure


Next three songs


First songs


Opening act was pretty good, Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights.

ZZ up next!

Update from Tyler

Doors opened late. This place is square and a total sellout. Dry county so membership drinking only.

Had a great visit with Robin Hood Brians at his studio today. More on that later. Stay tuned for updates.

The Eagle Has Landed

We are now in Texas and have already eaten at Whataburger. Tomorrow we head to the first show in Tyler. We will have the new set list, photos, and some live blogging during the show, so stay tuned tomorrow.

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

2010 Tour Is Almost Here!

I've been out of the country and have also been a bit sick so blog updates have been scarce but the thought of the 2010 tour starting this week in Tejas has revitalized me a bit. Barbecue and the Top, a perfect weekend in the Lone Star State. Hopefully I will be able to make it to the Tyler and Beaumont shows, if anyone else is going please give me a holler.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Set List Contest

OK, we only have a couple of entries, you have until the concert in Tyler begins this Friday to post or e-mail me your set list entries. If I am able to attend the Tyler show, I will post the "official" set list used to determine the contest winner. If I can't make it to Tyler, I will use the first set list for this tour posted at (or anotehr reputable source if necessary) as the "official" set list.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Tour starts in Texas--Adding Europe dates from -- ZZ Top 2010 Tour Dates -- new rumored dates being added

Looks like the boooking agents have been busy. We have heard about posible dates in the Spring in the U.S., possibly as a warm-up for the South American tour. Here is what we have tentatively been able to put together:

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 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