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ZZ Top announces 50th anniversary tour

Concert 09/04/2019

ZZ Top has just announced a lengthy U.S. tour to celebrate 50 years as a band together. Cheap Trick will be opening for ZZ Top on most dates and ZZ Top will be opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd on two shows.

"It’s been five decades, and I think we’re starting to get pretty good at all this!" Billy Gibbons says in a press release. "We’re truly excited to be appearing across the continent this summer and fall, playing our bluesy kind of rock like we started in ’69. The beards, Frank's excepted, are perhaps a bit longer, yet nothing else has changed. We're keeping it that way.”

The tour kicks off on 16th August at Washington's Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre and will wrap up late October at Coral Sky Amphitheatre in Florida.

See the full tour dates below.

Last year, Gibbons had teased fans that a potential 50th anniversary tour is on its' way and it has. “It's such a rarity to find this: the same three guys playing the same three chords and you look up and say, 'Gee, it's 50 years!' That's pretty wild,” he said. “I think it's cause for celebration. We'll certainly pull out all the stops. Furthermore, it gives us a good excuse to go back and relearn some of the stuff we're supposed to already know."

ZZ Top 50th Anniversary Tour

Aug. 16 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre*
Aug. 17 – Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Casino Theater
Aug. 20 – Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley SunDome
Aug. 21 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle*
Aug. 23 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre#
Aug. 24 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion#
Aug. 25 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre*
Aug. 27 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theater
Aug. 28 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU*
Aug. 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre*

Sept. 1 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre*
Sept. 4 — Milwaukee, WI - BMO Harris Pavilion"
Sept. 6 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
Sept. 7 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
Sept. 8 – Sterling Heights, MI–Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill*
Sept. 10 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at The Heights*
Sept. 11 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion*
Sept. 13 – Ocean City, MD – Ocean City BikeFest
Sept. 14 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion*
Sept. 18 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion*
Sept. 19 — Wantagh. NY — Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*
Sept. 21 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica*
Sept. 22 – Louisville, KY – Champions Park

Oct. 5 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre*
Oct. 6 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion*
Oct. 9 – Charleston, SC – Volvo Cars Stadium*
Oct. 11 – Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee – Event Center*
Oct. 12 — Manchester, TN - Exit 111 Festival
Oct. 13 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre*
Oct. 15 – Augusta, GA – The James Brown Arena*
Oct. 16 —St. Augustine, FL — St. Augustine Amphitheatre*
Oct. 18 — Estero FL - Hertz Arena*
Oct. 19 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre*
Oct. 20 — West Palm Beach, FL — Coral Sky Amphitheatre*

* with Cheap Trick
# with Lynyrd Skynyrd