ZZ Top plans Oct. 12 Q-C visit


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Posted Online: July 14, 2014, 5:12 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com

The legendary Texas trio ZZ Top will bring their rocking blues to Davenport's Adler Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers -- Billy F Gibbons, Frank Beard and Dusty Hill -- will perform classic hits, ranging from "Sharp Dressed Man" to "La Grange," "Legs" and "Tush," as well as "I Gotsta Get Paid" and other new material from "La Futura" (2012), their latest album.

After touring and recording for 45 years, Mr. Gibbons said in a release: "Same three guys, same three chords," with the result being what The New York Times has called "more or less, a perfect concert."

Tickets for ZZ Top ($55 and $75) go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the Adler Theatre Box Office, 136 E. 3rd St., Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000 and Ticketmaster outlets.

Formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas, ZZ Top became a huge international touring act in the '70s and were darlings of MTV in the '80s, going on to sell tens of millions of records. Their "unique hybrid of dirty blues and hard rock, incorporating new sounds and technology," earned them induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

This summer, the band will release a greatest hits collection called "The Baddest of ZZ Top." For more information, visit zztop.com.























 



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