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Bad Company and Cheap Trick shall be particular company

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees ZZ Top are approaching robust with their 50th Anniversary Texas Bash celebrating a real profession milestone with three key efficiency dates set for 3 “Texas cities” this May. The band’s 50th anniversary celebration is about to start May 17th in Dallas at Dos Equis Pavilion, adopted by a efficiency on May 18th in Houston at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. On May 19th the Austin360 Amphitheater hosts the continuing festivities. The exhibits characteristic performances with associates and fellow rock legends Bad Company and Cheap Trick. The Texas Bash live shows launch ZZ’s anniversary tour that has them rocking throughout North America and onto their UK and European exhibits all through 2019.

ZZ Top nonetheless maintains probably the most constantly steady lineup within the historical past of rock music: Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard. In 1969, following the demise of The Moving Sidewalks, Gibbon’s Houston psych-rock band, the singer/guitarist shaped ZZ Top linking up with drummer Beard and bass-guitarist Hill, each from the Dallas-based band, The American Blues. Fifteen studio albums, 30 million document gross sales and 5 many years later, “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” remains to be going robust, enjoying timeless hits like “La Grange,” “Legs,” “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Tush” to audiences the world over.

Billy Gibbons seems to be again on the historical past of the band, whereas additionally wanting ahead to the 50th Anniversary Texas Bash dates. “It’s been 5 many years, and I believe we’re beginning to get fairly good at this! We’re simply as excited to be again in Texas this May enjoying our bluesy type of rock as when began with in ’69. The beards, Frank excepted, are maybe a bit longer, but nothing else has modified a lot and we’re retaining it that manner.”

“Those three Texan hombres, aka ZZ Top, are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this yr so Bad Company goes to affix them and the followers to mark the event; grasp on to your hats and heels!” states Bad Company frontman Paul Rodgers. The English rock supergroup shaped in 1973 by veterans of Free, King Crimson and Mott The Hoople has a number of multi-platinum albums below its belt, propelled by radio staples resembling “Can’t Get Enough,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love” and naturally “Bad Company.”

A mix of revolutionary laborious rock and energy pop mixed with stage theatrics helped make Cheap Trick a family identify by the top of the ‘70s. Songs like “Surrender,” “I Want You To Want Me” and the 1988 chart topper “The Flame” have enhanced huge success over the many years as highlighted by their 2016 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band’s Rick Nielsen commented, “ZZ Top are celebrating their 50th anniversary this years so it actually an honor that the famed “Little Ol’ Band from Texas” has requested Cheap Trick (all of whom are longtime ZZ Top followers and musical touring associates) to be included and open for these residing legends — the good Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard.

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