6:30pm in the Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater
Gates open at 4:30pm, no food or beverage carry-ins, $5 on-site parking
Advance General Admission: $10
Week of Concert (Sunday August 25-Tuesday August 27) General Admission: $15
Priority "Front of Stage" Tickets (Standing room only): $25
VIP Tickets: SOLD OUT
Tickets on sale now!
- In person at the Artpark Box Office (Regular hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm, Thursdays 10am-6pm)
-By phone at 716-754-4375 and 1-888-223-6000
-Or online by clicking here
ZZ TOP a/k/a "That Little Ol' Band From Texas," lay undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact and in 2004 the Texas trio was be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course, there are only three of them - Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard -- but it's still a remarkable achievement that they're still very much together after more than 40 years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio. "Yeah," says Billy, guitarist extraordinaire, "we're the same three guys, bashing out the same three chords." With the release of each of their albums the band has explored new ground in terms of both their sonic approach and the material they've recorded. ZZ TOP is the same but always changing.
Evidence of that consistency and adaptability is found in LA FUTURA, their first studio album in nine years. Produced by Rick Rubin and Billy F Gibbons, it reflects the solid blues inspiration that has powered the band since the very beginning with a contemporary approach that underscores the group's inclination to experiment and explore new sonic vistas. The album includes ten new tracks including the widely lauded "I Gotsta Get Paid" that has become both a video and in-concert sensation as was featured among the fourLA FUTURA preview tracks that were packaged as Texicali, a digital EP that generated excellent sales numbers in the weeks leading up to LA FUTURA's release on September 11, 2012.
It was in Houston in the waning days of 1969 that ZZ TOP coalesced from the core of two rival bands, Billy's Moving Sidewalks and Frank and Dusty's American Blues. The new group went on to record the appropriately titled ZZ Top's First Album and Rio Grande Mud that reflected their strong blues roots. Their third, 1973's Tres Hombres, catapulted them to national attention with the hit "La Grange," still one of the band's signature pieces today. The song is unabashed elemental boogie, celebrating the institution that came to be known as "the best little whorehouse in Texas." Their next hit was "Tush," a song about, well, let's just say the pursuit of "the good life" that was featured on their Fandango! album released in 1975. The band's momentum and success built during its first decade, culminating in the legendary "World Wide Texas Tour," with a production that included a longhorn steer, a buffalo, buzzards, rattlesnakes and a Texas-shaped stage. As a touring unit, they've been without peer over the years, having performed before millions of fans through North America on numerous epochal tours as well as overseas where they've enthralled audiences from Slovenia to Italy, from Australia to Sweden, from Russia to Japan and most points in between. Their iconography - beards, cars, girls, and that magic keychain - seems to transcend all bounds of geography and language.
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