ZZ Top Announce 2016 USA Tour Dates
by Jody Haskins for The Laguna Spectator
December 17, 2015
Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard have announced ZZ Top’s 2016 North American tour dates. This tour is being referred to as The Hell Raisers Tour. The shows are set to begin March 18 in Oklahoma and run through May.
Presales are currently underway for local radio and venues. On December 17, presales open up for Live Nation, LN Mobile App, and Facebook. The general public on-sale begins December 18, 2015.
The tour dates are listed below along with a video of my favorite ZZ Top song of all time ‘Tube Snake Boogie’.
Back in 1982 I bought my first car, a 1974 Chevrolet Laguna SS (thus the blog name Laguna Spectator). This wonderful automobile came equiped with an under the dash cassette tape deck. The very first audio cassette that I listened to all the time was a mix tape that I made with this song on it. Other great songs from this mix tape were the Rolling Stones ‘Start Me Up‘ and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Gimme Three Steps’. Other than these three songs, I can’t remember what was on that mix tape. Those were great days to drive a big Chevy and crank up some classic ZZ Top. The one thing they can’t take from us is our rock and roll memories.
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