ZZ Top Set For Massive North American Tour

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ZZ Top has rolled out a massive 78-date North American run that will keep the band working through mid-May 2022. The band kicks things off on July 16th in Manchester, Iowa at the Delaware County Fair, with the 2021 dates winding down with a home state show on December 12th in Midland, Texas at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.

The band spoke about the upcoming trek in the tour's official announcement:

Guitarist Billy F. Gibbons said in a statement: "ZZ is coming on strong. Let’s get it…!"

Bassist Dusty Hill explained, "They shut the door right after our 50th anniversary tour and now it’s back open. We’re excited to get out there and play our music for everybody."

Drummer Frank Beard added: "To say we’re looking forward to getting back out on the road and performing in front of real people is the understatement of the last 16 months, if not the century."

When we last caught up with ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, we asked him if back in 1969, he or either of his bandmates — Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard — could ever have conceived that they'd still be recording and on the road all these years later: ["I don't think anybody knew. We hoped to do some records and do some touring. We were asked one time, I think we were together 10 years or, something like that, y'know, how that felt. I remember thinking, 'Gee, has it been 10 years? That's a long time!'"] SOUNDCUE (:14 OC: . . . a long time)

Back in 2004, Keith Richards did the honor of inducting ZZ Top into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — and couldn't help taking a poke at their one-of-a-kind appearance: ["When I first saw 'em, I thought, 'I hope these guys are not on the run, because that disguise is not gonna work, man!' Y'know what I mean? (laughter) 'You're busted!'"] SOUNDCUE (:09 OC: . . . mean? (laughter) "You're busted!")

JUST ANNOUNCED: ZZ Top 2021 / 2022 tour dates (subject to change):

July 16 – Manchester, IA – Delaware County Fair
July 17 – Mt Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
July 18 – Louisville, KY – Waterfront Park
July 21 – Evansville, IN – Ford Center
July 23 – New Lenox, IL – Village Commons
July 24 – Goshen, IN – Elkhart County 4-H Fair
July 25 – Corbin, KY – Corbin Arena
July 28 – Simpsonville, SC – CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
July 30 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
July 31 – Valdosta, GA  – Wild Adventures
August  1 – Brandon, MS – Brandon Amphitheater
August3 – Little Rock, AR – First Security Amphitheater
August 4 – Alexandria, LA – Rapides Paris Coliseum
August 6 – Camdenton, MO – Lake Ozarks Amphitheatre
August 7 – Washington, MO – Washington Town & Country Fair
August 8 – Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater
August 11 – Sturgis, SD – Buffalo Chip Campground
August 12 – Casper, WY – Casper Events Center
August 14 – Reno, NV – Reno Ballroom – Silver Legacy Casino
August 15 – Grande Ronde, OR – Spirit Mountain Casino
August 17 – Jacksonville, OR – Britt Pavilion
August 19 –  Maryville, WA – Tulalip Amphitheater
August 20 – Lewiston, ID – Clearwater River Casino
August 21 – Missoula, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater
August 24 –  Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
September 11 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest – Henry Maier Festival Park
September 12 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
September 14 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at The Heights
September 15 –  Cedar Rapids, IA – Alliant Energy PowerHouse
September 17 –  Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cover at Harrah’s Casino
September 18 –  Pryor, OK – Born & Raised Festival
September 19 – Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theatre
September 21 – Charleston, WV – Charleston Coliseum
September 22 – Doswell, VA – Meadow Event Park
September 23 – Frederick, MD – Frederick Fairgrounds
September 25 –  Watertown, NY – Watertown Fairgrounds Baseball Diamond
September 26 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
September 28 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
September 30 – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium – The Macon Centreplex
October 1 – Tupelo, MS – BancorpSouth Arena
October 2 – Lake Charles, LA – Golden Nugget
October 4 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
October 8, 9 – Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre
October 10 –  Scottsdale, AZ – Talking Stick Resort
October 13, 15, 16 – Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre
November  6 – Key West, FL – Key West Amphitheater
November 9 – Tampa, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
November 11 –  Orlando, FL – Hard Rock International
November 13 – Fort Myers, FL – Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
November14 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
November 16 – Melbourne, FL – King Center for the Performing Arts
November 17 –  Savannah, GA – Johnny Mercer Theater
November 20 – Wilmington, NC – Cape Fear Community College
November 21- Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
November 23 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre
November 27, 28  – Lubbock, TX – Buddy Holly Center
December  3 – Biloxi, MS – IP Casino Resort and Hotel
December 4 – Shreveport, LA – Municipal Auditorium
December 5 – Wichita Falls, TX – Memorial Auditorium
December 7 – Abilene, TX – Taylor County Coliseum
December 11 –  El Paso, TX – Abraham Chavez Theatre
December 12 – Midland, TX – Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
April 23, 2022 – Abborsford, BC – Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre
April 24, 2022 – Penticton, BC – South Okanagen Events Centre
April 26, 2022 – Kamloops, BC – Sandman Centre
April 27, 2022 –  Lethbridge, AB – ENMAX Centre
April 29, 2022 – Saskatoon, SK –  SaskTel Center
April  30, 2022 – Enoch, AB – River Cree Resort  & Casino
May 3, 2022 – Brandon, MB – Keystone Centre
May 4, 2022 – Niagara Falls, ON – Fallsview Casino Resort
May 8, 2022 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
May 10, 2022 – Halifax, NS – Halifax Scotiabank Centre
May 13, 14, 2022 – St. John’s, NL – Mile One Centre

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