More than four and a half decades after their formation in the Houston area, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, ZZ Top, are back on the road with “The Tonnage Tour”!
The Tonnage Tour comes at the heels of the release of ZZ Top’s Live! Greatest Hits From Around The World album, including a heavy rock version of “Sixteen Tons”, Tennessee Ernie Ford’s #1 hit from 1956, aka “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas”, lay undisputed claim to being the longest-running major rock band with original personnel intact. Of course, there are only three of them—Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard—but it’s still a remarkable achievement that they’re still together after more than 45 years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio. The band is known for such mega-hits as “Tush”, “La Grange”, “Gimme All Your Lovin’ ”, “Sharp Dressed Man”, “Legs”, and many more. Billy Gibbons expressed enthusiasm for The Tonnage Tour. “It’s gonna be a good time,” he commented. “We’ve been at this long enough that we’re starting to get good. Come and see us; it’s gonna be loud and live.”