ZZ Top make quick plans for Boston gig
After missing the chance to play Boston earlier this summer with Aerosmith, classic rockers ZZ Top have revealed plans for their own headling show in the hub this fall. The band will soon embark on their own tour, which stop in Boston for a show at the Orpheum Theater on Tuesday, September 15. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $39.50 to $59.50, go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. though Live Nation.
The tour comes on the heels of the just-announced cancellation of their tour with Boston’s Aerosmith due to injuries sustained a few weeks ago by front man Steven Tyler. According to a press release, “ZZ Top band members — Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard — caucused with management and came up with a plan to get the show back on the road on an ASAP basis.”
“We’re going to get out there as quickly as possible and to play for people who want to come to a ‘down ‘n’ dirty’ rock and roll show – no frills and no holds bared,” declared Gibbons.
The new tour, informally known within the band’s inner circle as the “Necessity-Is-A-Mother Tour,” will visit markets affected by the Aerosmith tour cancellation as well as a handful of other markets.&
The band is also planning on spending time this month in the studio with producer Rick Rubin before heading out on the road in September.