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SUPPORT UPDATE: Tim Montana will be opening for ZZ Top!
The legendary Rock n Roll Hall of Famers from Texas will be making good on their promise of a rescheduled date for New Orleans by making a stop on their 2018 The Tonnage Tour at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans on Sunday, May 20th at 7:30PM. The band previously had to reschedule their November 12th date due to bassist Dusty Hill’s stomach ailment.
The Tonnage Tour follows the release of "ZZ Top’s Live! Greatest Hits From Around The World" album from Suretone. A whopping 15 tracks recorded live across three continents, the album is notable for having collaborations with guitar legend Jeff Beck and blues harmonica great, James Harman, recorded in London, Nashville, Los Angeles and New York City. One of tracks is a heavy rock version of Tennessee Ernie Ford’s #1 hit from 1956, “Sixteen Tons.” ZZ Top’s take on the song is based on a mysterious YouTube creation attributed to Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top and Jeff Beck. What started as “a mega meta sorta thang” according to singer/guitarist Billy Gibbons, flourished into a staple of ZZ Top’s live set and an inspiration for "The Tonnage Tour."