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ZZ Top Headed to the Texas Hill Country, Celebrating 5 Decades of Hits

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ZZ Top is bringing their “50th Anniversary Texas Bash” to the Austin360 Amphitheater on May 19, 2019, and fans can get their tickets now for a show in the Texas Hill Country that’s sure to be epic! With additional dates in The Woodlands and Dallas, this Texas band is covering all the bases to give their fans the type of show and material they’re accustomed to – the hits!

Accompanied by Bad Company and Cheap Trick, ticket prices for this one-of-a-kind show are said to range from $29.50 to $199.50 at their respective venue websites. Formed in Houston in 1969 (hometown of Billy Gibbons), the rock trio will each be turning 70 this year, and the Austin show is actually taking place on bandmember Dusty Hill’s birthday. With over a half-dozen platinum albums under the ZZ Top belt, and such monster hits as “La Grange,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” and “Tush,” to name only a few, their “50th Anniversary Texas Bash” is sure to have something that brings back a memory for everyone.

Video: YouTube/The Howard Stern Show

Shared on The Howard Stern Show YouTube channel, Billy Gibbons gives a brief background on how the hit song “La Grange” came about. Based on the true story of a brothel on the outskirts of its namesake town, La Grange, Texas, (which would later become known as the “Chicken Ranch”), the song sings the story in a blues-rock fashion, spawning one of the greatest hits ZZ Top has ever had. The story of the brothel itself has also been the subject of both the Broadway play as well as the movie entitled “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” the latter of which starred Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton.

The band’s tour dates (aside from the three noted to be in Texas) are scheduled at various stops throughout Europe and the UK. Including the hits across their five-decade career, the shows are anticipated to feature their biggest hits across their 15 studio albums. According to Gibbons himself, “It’s been five decades, and I think we’re starting to get pretty good at this!  We’re just as excited to be back in Texas this May playing our bluesy kind of rock… The beards, Frank excepted, are perhaps a bit longer, yet nothing else has changed much and we’re keeping it that way.”