“ZZ is comin’ at’cha with the 2016 Hell Raisers Extensive Spring Tour

 

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Michael Hepworth

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“ZZ is comin’ at’cha with the 2016 Hell Raisers Tour

Legendary Texas Rockers Announce Extensive Spring Touring Schedule of U.S. And Canada

HOLLYWOOD(Perfect Music Today)12/15/15/—“That Little ol’ Band from Texas” is at it again. More than 46 years after their formation in the Houston area, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees ZZ Top are hitting the road between mid-March and early May of next year. The Hell Raisers Tour will take the trio to more than two dozen cities in the U.S. and Canada, with focus on the Midwest, Pacific Northwest, and American South.

Hell Raisers Tour, the follow up to this year’s wildly successful Groove & Gravy Tour with Blackberry Smoke, begins in Oklahoma, heading north into Indiana and Ontario, and then westward, traversing the U.S.-Canada border multiple times. From there, the band travels southeast, hitting Colorado Springs, Oklahoma (again,) and  on to Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Tennessee and North Carolina.

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Gonna be a good, good time.  Make that a ‘good LOUD time!’”

ZZ Top is notable for having the most consistently stable lineup in the history of rock music. Singer/guitarist Billy F Gibbons, bassist/singer Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard continue to impress audiences, drawing material from their 15 studio albums, with combined record sales of over 25 million in the U.S. alone. Timeless hits like “La Grange,” “Legs,” “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers” (from which the tour was named) have kept generations of audiences coming back decade after decade.

Billy Gibbons expressed enthusiasm for the upcoming run of European tour dates most eloquently, “ZZ is comin’ at’cha with the 2016 Hell Raisers Tour.  We getting the road ready and know you, too, are ready to rock. Gonna be a good, good time.  Make that a ‘good LOUD time!’”

ZZ TOP 2016 HELL RAISERS TOUR:

Mar 18 – Thackerville, OK – Winstar World Casino and Resort

Mar 19 – Catoosa, OK – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Mar 20 – Evansville, IN – Aiken Theatre in The Centre

Mar 23 – Kitchener, ON – Centre in the Square

Mar 24 – Orillia, ON – Casino Rama Entertainment Centre

Mar 26 – New Buffalo, MI – Four Winds Casino Resort

Mar 28 – Bemidji, MN – Sanford Center

Mar 29 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Center

Mar 31 – Lethbridge, AB – Enmax Centre

Apr 2 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre

Apr 4 – Dawson Creek, BC – EnCana Events Centre

Apr 6 – Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place

Apr 7 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre

Apr 8 – Victoria, BC – Save On Foods Memorial Centre

Apr 13 – Colorado Springs, CO – Pikes Peak Center

Apr 14 – Lubbock, TX – Lone Star Events Center

Apr 15 – Shawnee, OK – The Firelake Arena

Apr 22 – Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage Theatre (MGM)

Apr 23 – Lake Charles, LA – Golden Nugget

Apr 24 – Shreveport, LA – Municipal Auditorium

Apr 27 – Sarasota, FL – Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Apr 29 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall

May 1 – Jacksonville, FL – Rockville Music Festival

May 3 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre

May 6 – Concord, NC – Carolina Rebellion

ZZ Top/photo credits: Ross Halfin

 

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