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2014-10-01 8:51:06 AM  
ZZ Top 2015 Tour Dates

January 17 San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theatre
January 18 San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theatre
March 11 Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre
March 13 Kingston, NY - Ulster Performing Arts Center
March 14 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
March 17 Montréal, QC - Bell Centre
March 19 Orillia, ONT - Casino Rama
March 20 Battle Creek, MI - FireKeepers Casino
March 21 Danville, KY - Norton Center at Centre College
March 25 Roanoke, VA - Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre
March 26 Huntington, WV - Big Sandy Arena
March 28 Bowling Green, KY - Hot Rods Baseball Stadium
March 29 Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
March 31 La Crosse, WI - LA Crosse Center Arena
April 2 Davenport, IA - Adler Theater
April 3 Hinckley, MN - Grand Casino Hinckley Event Center
April 4 Clear Lake, IA - Surf Ballroom
April 9 Montgomery, AL - Montgomery Performing Arts Center
April 10 Mississippi State, MS - Humphrey Coliseum
May 1 Thackerville, OK - Winstar Casino*
May 2 The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
May 7 Tampa, FL - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater*
May 8 W. Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheater*
May 9 Saint Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheater*
May 10 Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater*

(*) rescheduled dates with Jeff Beck


Jesus, left out Chicago, and not bound for New Orleans.
 
2014-10-01 9:58:07 AM  
Used to call them Zed Zed Top, just to piss off some friends of mine

/dumb story bro
 
2014-10-01 10:18:08 AM  

bearded clamorer: Jesus, left out Chicago, and not bound for New Orleans.


But they are working from one end t the other, and all the points in between.
 
2014-10-01 10:19:10 AM  
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I'd thump her G string.
 
2014-10-01 10:19:50 AM  
I saw them in Philly on their "Recycler" tour back in the early 1990s. They put on one hell of a show.
 
2014-10-01 10:22:14 AM  
DAMNIT! Not a single date within 500 miles of me. FML I need to move to a state where we get shows. Not that I mind our usual tours from Heart cover bands and such. But dangit!
 
2014-10-01 10:22:35 AM  
Wednesday in Red Bank. No can do. Maybe Saturday in Philly...
 
2014-10-01 10:24:37 AM  
Where the Fark is thackerville, Ok?

Lives in OK\
 
2014-10-01 10:34:11 AM  
Damn, Jeff, why so far from Pgh?
Months ago he cancelled September dates in MD and NY.

*wipes away tear*

Road trip to West Virginia for ZZ though.
 
2014-10-01 10:34:18 AM  
The best thing Jeff Beck has done for us in a long time
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2014-10-01 10:37:30 AM  
They put on a really great concert, unfortunately the time I saw them they were were touring with Lynyrd Skynyrd who opened the show.

/In the 90s I went to 3 Skynyrd shows because they were playing with three groups I wanted to see, Charlie Daniels, Ted Nugent, and ZZ Top.  Don't judge me Nugent had yet to out himself as a derptastic asshole and Charlie Daniels puts on one hell of a show.
 
2014-10-01 10:40:39 AM  
I have to think they will not just do a tour from Jan to May.  There will be more dates added, I'd bet money on it.
 
2014-10-01 10:47:31 AM  
I saw ZZ Top last May in Savannah. They put on a great show.
 
2014-10-01 10:55:39 AM  
The Kingston gig isn't too far for me and Kingston is not too far from LaGrange. But a how, how, how to get there?
 
2014-10-01 10:57:15 AM  

Rattlehead: I saw ZZ Top last May in Savannah. They put on a great show.


I'm very curious. I go to a lot of classic rock shows and like any live show, some are bad and it sucks to admit that. EVERYONE that mentions ZZ Top says how great a show it was. Why is that?

The reason I ask is I've watched a couple videos and Palladia clips and I just don't see it. Not bad, just 'meh'. They play very well for a 3 piece but nothing was super exciting about it, they barely move around the stage.
 
2014-10-01 10:59:44 AM  
Great videos back when MTV did that sort of thing:

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2014-10-01 11:00:09 AM  
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/but will he keep pranking his cousin Hank?
 
2014-10-01 11:00:24 AM  

Tom_Slick: They put on a really great concert, unfortunately the time I saw them they were were touring with Lynyrd Skynyrd who opened the show.

/In the 90s I went to 3 Skynyrd shows because they were playing with three groups I wanted to see, Charlie Daniels, Ted Nugent, and ZZ Top.  Don't judge me Nugent had yet to out himself as a derptastic asshole and Charlie Daniels puts on one hell of a show.


I have seen Skynyrd a few times myself.  And I will agree with you, Charlie Daniels does put on one hell of a show.
CSS Time:
I was in Denver on a business trip once a long time ago.  I went to the hotel bar and it was closed so I went back to the elevator to go up to my room and Charlie Daniels got on the elevator with me.  He was very friendly and said hello to me and asked where I was from.
That is the sum total of my interaction with him.
 
2014-10-01 11:02:04 AM  

offacue: [img.fark.net image 300x300]
I'd thump her G string.


And she'd knurl your knob?

Would like to see Beck, Zed Zed, less so.
 
2014-10-01 11:05:02 AM  

Tom_Slick: They put on a really great concert, unfortunately the time I saw them they were were touring with Lynyrd Skynyrd who opened the show.

/In the 90s I went to 3 Skynyrd shows because they were playing with three groups I wanted to see, Charlie Daniels, Ted Nugent, and ZZ Top.  Don't judge me Nugent had yet to out himself as a derptastic asshole and Charlie Daniels puts on one hell of a show.


Ted Nugent had already adopted jailbait to bang it long before then.

Charlie Daniels puts on a hell of a show when he is not rambling on about politics, which he has been doing since the 80s.

Skynyrd died in a plane crash in 1977, you saw the cover band.
 
2014-10-01 11:05:52 AM  

milowitz: Rattlehead: I saw ZZ Top last May in Savannah. They put on a great show.

I'm very curious. I go to a lot of classic rock shows and like any live show, some are bad and it sucks to admit that. EVERYONE that mentions ZZ Top says how great a show it was. Why is that?

The reason I ask is I've watched a couple videos and Palladia clips and I just don't see it. Not bad, just 'meh'. They play very well for a 3 piece but nothing was super exciting about it, they barely move around the stage.


For for three people they put out a wall of sound that is amazing.
 
2014-10-01 11:05:55 AM  

Valiente: Would like to see Beck, Zed Zed, less so.


Zed Zed puts on a great show, they really do.  It is a really fun time.
 
2014-10-01 11:07:50 AM  

theflatline: Ted Nugent had already adopted jailbait to bang it long before then.


All rockers in the 70s banged jailbait and wrote songs about it, it was a requirement of being a 1970s rock and or roller. Even Jimmy Buffet.

/15 will get you 20, but that's all right
 
2014-10-01 11:11:28 AM  

milowitz: Rattlehead: I saw ZZ Top last May in Savannah. They put on a great show.

I'm very curious. I go to a lot of classic rock shows and like any live show, some are bad and it sucks to admit that. EVERYONE that mentions ZZ Top says how great a show it was. Why is that?

The reason I ask is I've watched a couple videos and Palladia clips and I just don't see it. Not bad, just 'meh'. They play very well for a 3 piece but nothing was super exciting about it, they barely move around the stage.


Could be just me, but not everyone judges a live music show based on stage antics. Some people judge them based on their ability to play live and the quality of the music itself. Many modern bands sound good in their singles and studio work, but then sound like dogshiat live. Going by everything I've heard and seen ZZ Top is one of those bands that sounds great live and will sometimes improvise and goof around with their music, which can be fun as well.

/hmm, a show in Lacrosse in March? I may have to see if I can make it.
 
2014-10-01 11:22:21 AM  

Tom_Slick: theflatline: Ted Nugent had already adopted jailbait to bang it long before then.

All rockers in the 70s banged jailbait and wrote songs about it, it was a requirement of being a 1970s rock and or roller. Even Jimmy Buffet.

/15 will get you 20, but that's all right


Oh I know, even ZZ Top, but not everyone adopted it to bang it.

/Livingston Saturday Night
 
2014-10-01 11:23:17 AM  

Tom_Slick: theflatline: Ted Nugent had already adopted jailbait to bang it long before then.

All rockers in the 70s banged jailbait and wrote songs about it, it was a requirement of being a 1970s rock and or roller. Even Jimmy Buffet.

/15 will get you 20, but that's all right


Elvis may have been the originator here...
 
2014-10-01 11:28:37 AM  
I have tickets to one of the recently cancelled shows...Read the headline, was pumped to think Jeff Beck was going to be on the reschedule date...

clicks link

Nope.
 
2014-10-01 11:34:13 AM  

monoski: Tom_Slick: theflatline: Ted Nugent had already adopted jailbait to bang it long before then.

All rockers in the 70s banged jailbait and wrote songs about it, it was a requirement of being a 1970s rock and or roller. Even Jimmy Buffet.

/15 will get you 20, but that's all right

Elvis may have been the originator here...


Frank Sinatra!
 
2014-10-01 11:42:00 AM  

monoski: Tom_Slick: theflatline: Ted Nugent had already adopted jailbait to bang it long before then.

All rockers in the 70s banged jailbait and wrote songs about it, it was a requirement of being a 1970s rock and or roller. Even Jimmy Buffet.

/15 will get you 20, but that's all right

Elvis may have been the originator here...


Jerry Lee Lewis
 
2014-10-01 11:47:17 AM  
I'll be seeing one of the rescheduled shows, and looking forward to it.
 
2014-10-01 11:47:52 AM  
Give me all your lovin', all your hips and ball joints too!
 
2014-10-01 12:06:43 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: milowitz: Rattlehead: I saw ZZ Top last May in Savannah. They put on a great show.

I'm very curious. I go to a lot of classic rock shows and like any live show, some are bad and it sucks to admit that. EVERYONE that mentions ZZ Top says how great a show it was. Why is that?

The reason I ask is I've watched a couple videos and Palladia clips and I just don't see it. Not bad, just 'meh'. They play very well for a 3 piece but nothing was super exciting about it, they barely move around the stage.

Could be just me, but not everyone judges a live music show based on stage antics. Some people judge them based on their ability to play live and the quality of the music itself. Many modern bands sound good in their singles and studio work, but then sound like dogshiat live. Going by everything I've heard and seen ZZ Top is one of those bands that sounds great live and will sometimes improvise and goof around with their music, which can be fun as well.

/hmm, a show in Lacrosse in March? I may have to see if I can make it.


True, a really great test of musicianship is a 3 piece playing live

theflatline: milowitz: Rattlehead: I saw ZZ Top last May in Savannah. They put on a great show.

I'm very curious. I go to a lot of classic rock shows and like any live show, some are bad and it sucks to admit that. EVERYONE that mentions ZZ Top says how great a show it was. Why is that?

The reason I ask is I've watched a couple videos and Palladia clips and I just don't see it. Not bad, just 'meh'. They play very well for a 3 piece but nothing was super exciting about it, they barely move around the stage.

For for three people they put out a wall of sound that is amazing.


A true test of musicianship, pulling off a 3 piece live and getting a thick sound. Nowhere to hide in that mix and it seems they don't play the polished album versions of their songs. Thanks for the reply.
 
2014-10-01 12:10:05 PM  

H31N0US: bearded clamorer: Jesus, left out Chicago, and not bound for New Orleans.

But they are working from one end t the other, and all the points in between.


There's nothing west of San Antonio.
 
2014-10-01 12:18:06 PM  

Cybernetic: I saw them in Philly on their "Recycler" tour back in the early 1990s. They put on one hell of a show.


Saw that tour in Milwaukee on Halloween night in 1990. Even from the rafters of the Bradley Center it was an awesome show - big stage props, interesting and funny band antics, and of course the bevy of leggy ladies, to say nothing of the huge cadre of people dressed up for the holiday. One guy even had a full Billy Gibbons costume and had wrapped himself in white christmas lights.

It was the first *real* rock show I ever went to sans parents, and it kicked.
 
2014-10-01 12:21:41 PM  
You guys think they'll play "Velcro Fly"?

Guys.......

Guys.....

Guys....?
 
2014-10-01 12:25:00 PM  

minoridiot: H31N0US: bearded clamorer: Jesus, left out Chicago, and not bound for New Orleans.

But they are working from one end t the other, and all the points in between.

There's nothing west of San Antonio.


Shufflin' through the Texas sand but their heads are in Mississippi

/ in the parking lot of an invisible 7-11
 
2014-10-01 12:25:38 PM  

minoridiot: H31N0US: bearded clamorer: Jesus, left out Chicago, and not bound for New Orleans.

But they are working from one end t the other, and all the points in between.

There's nothing west of San Antonio.


So not out to California with the bright sunshine?

Ahhh (don't) take me with you Jesus!

Seriously, they'll add dates, as someone posted up-thread. Probably between the first texas shows and the east coast shows that start months later.
 
2014-10-01 12:28:01 PM  
Got my tickets for The Woodlands this morning.  Haven't seen ZZ Top in years, have never seen Jeff Beck.  Can't wait
 
2014-10-01 12:55:30 PM  

JolobinSmokin: Where the Fark is thackerville, Ok?

Lives in OK\


I-35 just north of Texas.
 
2014-10-01 12:56:14 PM  

theflatline: Tom_Slick: theflatline: Ted Nugent had already adopted jailbait to bang it long before then.

All rockers in the 70s banged jailbait and wrote songs about it, it was a requirement of being a 1970s rock and or roller. Even Jimmy Buffet.

/15 will get you 20, but that's all right

Oh I know, even ZZ Top, but not everyone adopted it to bang it.

/Livingston Saturday Night


Yep.....Francine
 
2014-10-01 12:58:41 PM  

hasty ambush: Great videos back when MTV did that sort of thing:


Indeed. This was the greatest thing ZZ Top ever gave us:

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2014-10-01 1:19:52 PM  

hasty ambush: Great videos back when MTV did that sort of thing:

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To this day I blame ZZ Top for me developing a minor fetish for women wearing those socks with the lacy frill like that.
 
2014-10-01 1:31:01 PM  

Tom_Slick: monoski: Tom_Slick: theflatline: Ted Nugent had already adopted jailbait to bang it long before then.

All rockers in the 70s banged jailbait and wrote songs about it, it was a requirement of being a 1970s rock and or roller. Even Jimmy Buffet.

/15 will get you 20, but that's all right

Elvis may have been the originator here...

Jerry Lee Lewis


Winner winner chicken dinner.
 
2014-10-01 1:54:24 PM  

lindalouwho: Damn, Jeff, why so far from Pgh?
Months ago he cancelled September dates in MD and NY.

*wipes away tear*

Road trip to West Virginia for ZZ though.


Was looking at that too. Thinking maybe the Philly date would work since it's a Saturday.
 
2014-10-01 2:12:11 PM  

drivingsouth: lindalouwho: Damn, Jeff, why so far from Pgh?
Months ago he cancelled September dates in MD and NY.

*wipes away tear*

Road trip to West Virginia for ZZ though.

Was looking at that too. Thinking maybe the Philly date would work since it's a Saturday.


Hmmm Philly is only 25 more miles. Guess it's going to come down to ticket availability.
 
2014-10-01 2:29:03 PM  
I'm not a huge fan of the MTV, drum machines and synth era ZZ Top, but when they released Gotsta Get Paid I started to look for their pre-MTV and even pre-beard music and found I really liked it.
 
2014-10-01 2:33:51 PM  

Tom_Slick: monoski: Tom_Slick: theflatline: Ted Nugent had already adopted jailbait to bang it long before then.

All rockers in the 70s banged jailbait and wrote songs about it, it was a requirement of being a 1970s rock and or roller. Even Jimmy Buffet.

/15 will get you 20, but that's all right

Elvis may have been the originator here...

Jerry Lee Lewis


Elvis and Jerry Lee married it...
 
2014-10-01 2:48:45 PM  
Saw them last December at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. Great seats, great show. Smuggled the dslr in and got some good pics.

When I saw they were touring w/Jeff Beck this summer I grabbed seats to the Tampa show. Snagged orchestra seats so more good photo opportunities.  Bummed when Dusty took the spill, but I can wait 'till May. Seats are still good!

Billy's tone still slays.
 
2014-10-01 2:49:22 PM  
I just saw ZZ Top on Paladia last night. They still sound like they did 30 years ago.

 I was thinking how smart they were to start wearing sunglasses, hats, and beards early in their careers...now it's 2014 and not only do they sound the same, they look the same.
 
2014-10-01 2:54:41 PM  
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