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ZZ Top is on the road through the end of the year, and like recent tour-mate Kid Rock, they want to keep their shows affordable to fans. Rock has been charging a very generous $20 per ticket for the show and we asked ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons if the fan-pleasing old school ticket price has inspired the band to charge less, too: “Oh, without a doubt. I think that the time has come. . . If you really wanna share the experience, let’s make it affordable and appealing for a great night out.”

It’s been 30 years after ZZ Top’s mega-platinum Eliminator album, which featured such instant band classics as “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” and “Legs.” We asked Gibbons how the band was able to embrace the ’80s while staying true to themselves musically: “Yeah, well as the old saying goes: ‘One foot in the blues.’ It keeps it honest and kinda straight ahead. We can narrow the range — take it far left, far right; let’s go back to step one — the blues.”

ZZ Top tour dates (subject to change):
September 13 – Chattanooga, TN – Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium
September 14 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre At Lakewood (with Kid Rock)
September 15 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre (with Kid Rock)
October 4 – Fayetteville, AR – Arkansas Music Pavilion (AMP)
October 5 – Bossier City, LA – Horseshoe Casino & Hotel / Riverdome
October 6 – Gretna, LA Gretna Heritage Festival at the Downtown Gretna
October 9 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
October 11 – Mescalero, NM – Inn Of The Mountain Gods
October 12 – Santa Fe, NM – Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino
October 13 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona State Fair at Arizona Veteran Memorial Coliseum
October 15 – Midland, TX – Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
October 18 – Catoosa, OK – The Joint at Hard Rock Casino / Tulsa
October 19 – Thackerville, OK – Global Event Center At Winstar World Casino
October 20 – Salina, KS – The Stiefel Theatre For Performing Arts
October 23 – Springfield, IL – Sangamon Auditorium
October 24 – Elizabeth, IN – Horseshoe Southern Indiana
October 25 – Lima, OH – Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center
October 26 – Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
November 6 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
November 7 – Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Arena
November 8 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Essar Centre
November 9 – Rama, ON – Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
November 11 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
November 12 – Quebec City, QC – Pavillon de la Jeunesse
November 16, 17 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
November 18 – New Brunswick, NJ – State Theatre
November 21 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
December 29 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Cafe / Hard Rock Live

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