Some sharp dressed men are heading this way in 2020! Rock ‘n’ roll legends ZZ Top are heading to St. John’s to celebrate their 50th anniversary on Saturday May 23rd at Mile One Centre with special guests Cheap Trick.
“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 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 almost 50 years of rock, blues, and boogie on theroad 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 interms of both their sonic approach and the material they’ve recorded. ZZ TOP is the same but alwayschanging.
ZZ TOP’s music is always instantly recognizable, eminently powerful, profoundly soulful and 100% TexasAmerican in derivation. The band’s support for the blues is unwavering both as interpreters of the music and preservers of its legacy. It was ZZ TOP that celebrated “founding father” Muddy Waters by turning a piece of scrap timber than had fallen from his sharecropper’s shack into a beautiful guitar, dubbed the“Muddywood.” This totem was sent on tour as a fundraising focus for The Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi, site of Robert Johnson’s famed “Crossroads” encounter with the devil. ZZ TOP’s
Tickets on sale Friday, November 29th at 10am. Tickets will be available at Mile One Centre Box Office, 709 576-7657 and online at mileonecentre.com. (bio courtesy of Mile One Centre)