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GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: (L-R) Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top perform on the Pyramid Stage during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2016 in Glastonbury, England. Now its 46th year the festival is one largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Muse, Adele and Coldplay. The Festival, which Michael Eavis started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid just £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people.

ZZ Top is one of a handful of bands that will be celebrating their 50th anniversary soon, and it sounds like the Texas trio will be doing so in style.

In an interview with Billboard, Billy Gibbons said, “It’s such a rarity to find this, the same three guys playing the same three chords and you look up and say, ‘Gee, it’s 50 years!’ That’s pretty wild. I think it’s cause for celebration. We’ll certainly pull out all the stops. Furthermore, it gives us a good excuse to go back and relearn some of the stuff we’re supposed to already know…”

A 50th anniversary tour with some potential deep cuts on the setlist?  Count us in!

Speaking of setlists, Billy Gibbons will be heading out on the road solo this summer to promote his new solo LP The Big Bad Blues, which comes out September 21 and is available for pre-order at BillyGibbons.com.  Tour dates are listed below, in addition to the lyric video for his album’s first single “Missin’ Yo’ Kissin’.”



Billy Gibbons – 2018 Solo Tour Dates

10/13 – Riverside, IA – Riverside Casino and Golf Resort

10/14 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino Showroom

10/16 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues

10/17 – Columbus, OH – The Bluestone

10/18 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

10/20 – Wabash, IN – Honeywell Center

10/21 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom

10/23 – Kitchener, ON – Centre in the Square

10/25 – Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall

10/26 – Beverly, MA – The Cabot Theater

10/28 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount

10/30 – New York, NY – Iridium Jazz Club

10/31 – New York, NY – Iridium Jazz Club

11/1 – Washington, DC – Pearl Street Warehouse

11/3 – Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheatre

11/5 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall

11/6 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues Orlando

11/7 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse

11/9 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center

11/10 – Fort Worth, TX – Billy Bob’s Texas

11/11 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater

11/15 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern

11/16 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl

11/18 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.