ZZ Top heading back on tour

music news 24/01/2018

ZZ Top are heading back on tour after cancelling 2017 tour dates after bassist, Dusty Hill became unwell.

Dusty contracted a stomach ailment late last year forcing the band to cancel their remaining 2017 dates.

Now they have announced a six-date residency in Las Vegas at The Venetian starting April 20. 

The band recently talked about 50th anniversary celebrations, which will take place in 2019.

“We’ve spent some time in the studio of late, off the touring trail," guitarist Billy Gibbons said last year. "We’re cooking up another new sonic experiment with a bluesy background. Whether these are released as an album or come out single remains to be seen. Whatever it is, we’re looking forward to it."

Asked in 2014 about the secret to the band’s longevity, Hill said “it’s a cliche and sounds so simplistic, but it’s down to the three of us genuinely enjoying playing together. We still love it, and we still get a kick out of being onstage. We also have enough in common to maintain a bond between us but sufficient differences to keep our individuality. And after all this time, we all know what winds up the others and what makes them the people they are.”

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock