About ZZ Top
Check out ZZ Top’s tour titled Gang of Outlaws. ZZ Top tickets are always a hot item. That’s because the blues rock trio’s live shows are legendary for the way they rock crowds into a Texas-sized frenzy. Formed in Texas in 1969, ZZ Top has delivered its signature brand of blues-based boogie rock for over 40 years. Band members Billy Gibbons (guitar, vocals), Dusty Hill (bass, vocals), and Frank Beard (drums) have adapted their style to remain a popular concert favorite, adding synthesized effects at times and adopting a more polished studio sound in the 1980s and 1990s. But as their fans know, the blues, boogie and heavy-guitar Texas rock remains the core of their sound.
The Bearded Ones
ZZ Top shot to the highest top of the hit charts releasing their 3rd album in 1973 named “Tres Hombres” and the album named “Fandango” in 1975, together with the mega-hit ‘Tush.’ By the mid-1970s they had attracted a massive fan base and began building their reputation for selling out stadium concerts. After a 2-year hiatus, the trio came back with the same rocking sound but a different look: Gibbons and Hill had grown long beards till their chest (separately, without each other’s knowledge!) and have remained bearded since then. The band’s fame took another big jump in the 1980s with the release of “Eliminator” (1983) and “Afterburner” (1985) with simple, sexy and easily lovable hits like ‘Gimme All Your Lovin,’ ‘Sharp Dressed Man,’ ‘Legs,’ and ‘Velcro Fly.’ ZZ Top tickets are a guaranteed voucher to a night of no-apologies rock, with stellar guitar work, lyrics to sing along with, a few laughs, and, oh yeah, beards.
For a band that has been on the road as long as ZZ Top, fans didn’t have to worry they were going to have a deserved rest on their laurels. In 2012, the band hooked up with their producer Rick Rubin to cut what some critics are calling their best album since 1983’s “Eliminator.” The album named “La Futura,” was full of expressive blues and cheering boogie which signifies ZZ Top at its best.
Although it took 9 years to come out with a new album (following 2003’s “Mescalero”), the band managed to blend the sound of their early material with contemporary technology to bring the project together. Four of the new tracks debuted as an iTunes-only collection in June, 2012. The rest parts of the album bowed three months later.
ZZ Top has announced tour dates for Europe and Australia in 2013. The band will head down under, playing shows together with Guns N’Roses in Australia in March. They will also be headlining several shows and playing festivals from June 18-July 14 in Europe. The band had previously toured with Aerosmith and Lynyrd Skynyrd in 2010 and 2011, respectively.
In 2004 ZZ Top were included into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. As a band, they have 11 gold and 7 platinum records to their name. They continue to remaster versions of original studio albums recorded in the 1970s and 1980s. on September 10, 2008 “The Eliminator Collector’s Edition” was released celebrating the 25th anniversary of the certified diamond album.