Veteran blues icons ZZ Top have shared preliminary plans for their 50th anniversary tour, with newly announced dates in the UK and Europe.
The Texan natives are currently prepping for a Las Vegas residency at the Venetian from 18 January – 2 February and frontman Billy Gibbons is currently on tour in the US promoting his new solo album, The Big Bad Blues.
The trio are scheduled to play Prague Rocks in the Czech Republic on 19 June, as well as Barcelona Rocks Festival on 5 July and Wembley Arena on 12 July, with more dates that are tentatively in the works. Australian musician Jimmy Barnes will be the supporting act for the London show.
“We’ve been at this longer than most contemporary marriages,” Gibbons recently told uDiscover in an interview.
The blues-rock pioneers are one of the longest-running major rock bands with original personnel intact and in 2004, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In September, Gibbons released his solo album which featured a collection of originals along with covers of blues favourites including Muddy Waters’ ‘Rollin’ and Tumblin” and ‘Standing Around Crying’.
“When you speak of creating something in the contemporary vein, we’re fortunate to be considered as interpreters. The good news is the legacy of the originators still stands,” Gibbons said of the new album.
While only three dates have been confirmed, the group also plans to play a number of Scandinavian countries in early June, with dates and venues to be announced soon reports Louder Sound. They’re also expected to play in a dozen countries over a four-week period.
Visit the artist’s official website for ticket details and more tour information to come.
ZZ Top 2019 Tour Dates
19 June – Prague, Prague Rocks, CZ
5 July – Barcelona, Barcelona Rock Fest, ES
12 July – London, SSE Wembley Arena