ZZ Top will perform at the Beacon Theatre on September 12!
On September 12, ZZ Top returns to the Beacon Theatre for one night only, where they have had a history of sold out concerts. "That little ol' band from Texas" continues the tradition of barnstorming blues, rock, boogie with its original lineup — Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard — intact after 39 years on the road and in the studio.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, this sturdy American blues-rock trio from Texas consists of Billy Gibbons (guitar), Dusty Hill (bass), and Frank Beard (drums). They were formed in 1970 in and around Houston from rival bands the Moving Sidewalks (Gibbons) and American Blues (Hill and Beard). Their first two albums reflected the strong blues roots and Texas humor of the band. Their third album (Tres Hombres) gained them national attention with the hit "La Grange," a signature riff tune to this day, based on John Lee Hooker's "Boogie Chillen." Their success continued unabated throughout the '70s, culminating with the year-and-a-half-long Worldwide Texas Tour.
ZZ Top's music is always instantly recognizable, eminently powerful, profoundly soulful, and 100 percent American in derivation. They have continued to support the blues through various means, perhaps most visibly when they were given a piece of wood from Muddy Waters' shack in Clarksdale, MS. The group members had it made into a guitar, dubbed the "Muddywood," then sent it out on tour to raise money for the Delta Blues Museum. ZZ Top's support and link to the blues remains as rock solid as the music they play.