Billy Gibbons (vocals/guitar), Dusty Hill (bass/vocals) and Frank Beard (percussion) have been together since 1970. 42 long years! That is longer than most marriages. And they are still going strong. After 15 studio albums and tens of millions in album sales they have become one of the most successful American rock bands. In 2004 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Beginning mainly as a blues band the boys from Houston, Texas have evolved through the years to a more straight forward rock sound. Their latest album (released in 2012) is la Futura. It was produced by mega rock producer Rick Rubin. The song “I Gotsta Get Paid” from the album was featured on the Battleship soundtrack.
Towards the late 70s they became a more iconic band and fond a look that matched the humour in their music. ZZ Top’s trademark look is long beards and sunglasses.
-Date: November 7, 2012
-Venue: Bell Centre
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.ca
-Ticket Prices: $63.25, $78.25 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 8:00 p.m.
-Opening Act: JD & the Straight Shot