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Aug212019

ZZ Top launches 50th anniversary tour tonight near Seattle

Credit: Neil Zlowzower

ZZ Top recently canceled the first four scheduled dates of their 50th anniversary tour's North American leg so drummer Frank Beard could recover from a bout of pneumonia, but now "That Little Ol' Band from Texas" is set to launch the trek tonight, August 21, in Woodinville, Washington.

ZZ Top's 50th anniversary tour features a total of 50 dates and is plotted out through a November 9 show in Shreveport, Louisiana.  As previously reported, Cheap Trick will be the support act at most of the shows, while Lynyrd Skynyrd will open a pair of dates: August 23 in Irvine, California, and August 24 in Concord, California.

ZZ Top also recently lined up a New Year's Eve concert in Durant, Oklahoma.

In addition to many headlining shows, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers are slated to take part in a number of festivals during the trek, including the Texas International Pop Festival in Lewisville, Texas, on August 31; Bourbon and Beyond in Louisville, Kentucky, on September 22; and the Exit 111 Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, on October 12.

Meanwhile, ZZ Top singer/guitarist Billy Gibbons and bassist Dusty Hill were on hand for a premiere screening of the band's new documentary ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band from Texas in Hollywood on Tuesday, August 13. The duo also took part in a Q&A at the event. The film began being shown in theaters across North America starting this week. Visit ZZTopFilm.com for more details.

Here are all of ZZ Top's North American tour dates:

8/21 -- Woodinville, WA, Chateau Ste. Michelle*
8/23 -- Irvine, CA, FivePoint Amphitheatre**
8/24 -- Concord, CA, Concord Pavilion**
8/25 -- Paso Robles, CA, Vina Robles Amphitheatre*
8/27 -- Santa Barbara, CA, Arlington Theater
8/28 -- San Diego, CA, Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU*
8/29 -- Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre*
8/31 -- Lewisville, TX, Texas International Pop Festival+
9/1 -- Kansas City, MO, Starlight Theatre*
9/2 -- St. Paul, MN, Minnesota State Fair*
9/4 -- Milwaukee, WI, BMO Harris Pavilion*
9/6 -- Maryland Heights, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
9/7 -- Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
9/8 -- Sterling Heights, MI, Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill*
9/10 -- Huber Heights, OH, Rose Music Center at The Heights*
9/11 -- Burgettstown, PA, KeyBank Pavilion*
9/13 -- Ocean City, MD, Ocean City BikeFest
9/14 -- Gilford, NH, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion*
9/15 -- Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion*
9/17 -- Syracuse, NY, Crouse-Hinds Theatre at John H. Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter
9/18 -- Boston, MA, Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion*
9/19 -- Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*
9/21 -- Cleveland, OH, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica*
9/22 -- Louisville, KY, Bourbon and Beyond Festival - Champions Park+
10/5 -- Raleigh, NC, Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre*
10/6 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion*
10/8 -- Charleston, WV, Clay Center for Arts & Sciences
10/9 -- Charleston, SC, Volvo Cars Stadium*
10/11 -- Cherokee, NC, Harrah's Cherokee -- Event Center*
10/12 -- Manchester, TN, Exit 111 Festival - Great Stage Park+
10/13 -- Alpharetta, GA, Ameris Bank Amphitheatre*
10/15 -- Augusta, GA, The James Brown Arena*
10/16 -- St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheatre*
10/18 -- Estero FL, Hertz Arena*
10/19 -- Tampa, FL, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre*
10/20 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre*
10/22 -- Melbourne, FL, Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
10/23 -- Tallahassee, FL, Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
10/25 -- Oxon Hill, MD, MGM National Harbor
10/26 -- Bethlehem, PA, The Wind Creek Event Center
10/27 -- Manshantucket, CT, Foxwoods Resort Casino
10/29 -- Erie, PA, Warner Theatre
10/30 -- Kalamazoo, MI, Wings Event Center
11/1 -- Madison, WI, The Sylvee
11/3 -- Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic Theater
11/5 -- Springfield, MO, Juanita K. Hammons Hall
11/6 -- Enid, OK, Stride Bank Center
11/8 -- Tulsa, OK, Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino Resort
11/9 -- Shreveport, LA, Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
12/31 -- Durant, OK, Choctaw Grand Theatre

+ = festival performance.
* = with Cheap Trick.
** = with Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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