ZZ Top may be 46 years into their career as one of the great rock-blues bands, but they are still going strong with a new set of dates for 2016.
The Hell Raisers Tour will take the trio to more than two dozen cities in the U.S. and Canada, with focus on the Midwest, Pacific Northwest, and American South.
The Hell Raisers Tour, the follow up to this year’s wildly successful Groove & Gravy Tour with Blackberry Smoke, begins in Oklahoma, heading north into Indiana and Ontario, and then westward, traversing the U.S.-Canada border multiple times. From there, the band travels southeast, hitting Colorado Springs, Oklahoma (again,) and on to Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Tennessee and North Carolina.
ZZ Top is notable for having the most consistently stable lineup in the history of rock music. Singer/guitarist Billy F Gibbons, bassist/singer Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard continue to impress audiences, drawing material from their 15 studio albums, with combined record sales of over 25 million in the U.S. alone. Timeless hits like La Grange, Legs, Sharp Dressed Man and Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers (from which the tour was named) have kept generations of audiences coming back decade after decade.
Billy Gibbons expressed enthusiasm for the upcoming run of European tour dates most eloquently, “ZZ is comin’ at’cha with the 2016 Hell Raisers Tour. We getting the road ready and know you, too, are ready to rock. Gonna be a good, good time. Make that a ‘good LOUD time!’”
03/18 – Thackerville, OK – Winstar World Casino and Resort
03/19 – Catoosa, OK – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
03/20 – Evansville, IN – Aiken Theatre in The Centre
03/23 – Kitchener, ON – Centre in the Square
03/24 – Orillia, ON – Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
03/26 – New Buffalo, MI – Four Winds Casino Resort
03/28 – Bemidji, MN – Sanford Center
03/29 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Center
03/31 – Lethbridge, AB – Enmax Centre
04/02 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre
04/04 – Dawson Creek, BC – EnCana Events Centre
04/06 – Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place
04/07 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre
04/08 – Victoria, BC – Save On Foods Memorial Centre
04/13 – Colorado Springs, CO – Pikes Peak Center
04/14 – Lubbock, TX – Lone Star Events Center
04/15 – Shawnee, OK – The Firelake Arena
04/22 – Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage Theatre (MGM)
04/23 – Lake Charles, LA – Golden Nugget
04/24 – Shreveport, LA – Municipal Auditorium
04/27 – Sarasota, FL – Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
04/29 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
05/01 – Jacksonville, FL – Rockville Music Festival
05/03 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre
05/06 – Concord, NC – Carolina Rebellion
European dates are expected to be announced in the near future.
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