ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd join forces for tour
ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd have announced that they will tour together this fall. The legendary rock bands will make their way to Massachusetts for a co-headlining show at the Comcast Center in Mansfield on Saturday, September 8. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $25 to $75, will go on sale on Saturday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation.
Both bands will be touring in support of new material. Earlier this month, ZZ Top released Texicali. The four track digital collection marks the band’s first studio recordings in nine years. The collection serves as a preview of the band’s forthcoming album. No release date has been announced for the full-length studio album, which remains untitled, but a late summer or early fall release is expected. The four tracks that comprise Texicali, like the forthcoming album, were produced by Rick Rubin and the band’s Billy F Gibbons and include “I Gotsta Get Paid”, “Chartreuse”, “Over You” and “Consumption”.
Lynyrd Skynyrd will tour in support of their forthcoming album, Last Of A Dying Breed. The band’s thirteenth studio effort is scheduled to hit stores on August 21. The new album marks a reunion with producer Bob Marlette, who produced the band’s last release, 2009′s Gods & Guns.
“We had a lot of fun and the music really flowed for us, so that’s when you know you are onto something good,” said guitarist Gary Rossington in a press release. “We can’t wait to let the fans hear these songs and play ‘em live.”
The band is infamous for the 1977 plane crash that killed three members. Since then, the group has lost more members but Rossington, in addition to vocalist Johnny Van Zant and guitarist Rickey Medlocke, continue the band’s legacy. Black Crowes bassist Johnny Colt will join Lynyrd Skynyrd’s remaining members on the tour.