Gregg Allman and ZZ Top are to hit the road together again for a US tour later this year. The dynamic combination of rock originals will begin the itinerary on 16 August in Huber Heights, Ohio, and their final combined date will be in Las Vegas on 7 October. The itinerary will take them from the Midwest to the East Coast and all the way to California.
“The history with ZZ Top and Gregg Allman together goes way back to around the time the earth cooled,” joked the band’s Billy Gibbons. “The double line-up makes for a killer combination so buckle up and let’s have a party! Rock on!”
Audiences can expect ZZ Top to play a generous selection of hits and LP cuts from their 15 studio albums. Allman, for his part, recently released the live DVD and CD package Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA and is still rocking strong at the age of 68.
Allman began his own solo tour last Friday (1 April) and also announced plans for his second annual Laid Back Festival, for which selected dates begin on 7 May in Atlanta. Further Laid Back shows take place in June, July and September.
The first concert in Atlanta offers a bill featuring ZZ Top, Blackberry Smoke, Michelle Malone, the Kevin Kinney Band, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band (fronted by his former Allman Brothers Band percussionist colleague Jai ‘Jaimoe’ Johansson, Stonerider and Gabriel Kelley. Further shows will include America, Peter Frampton, the Marshall Tucker Band, Jason Isbell and others.