Hot on the heels of their tour with Jeff Beck and a sizeable concert run on their own, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top are teaming up with special guests Blackberry Smoke for the Grooves & Gravy Tour. The tour will take the two simpatico bands through much of North America from mid-August to early October with a stop at Pinewood Bowl Theater on Friday, September 25.
The Grooves & Gravy Tour will also make stops in Memphis (Live At The Garden Summer Concert Series), Festival Trois-Rivieres en Blues in Quebec, Nashville, New Orleans, The Blues & Brews Festival in Telluride, CO, Pomona and San Diego, CA, and -- to quote the ZZ Top’s classic “Jesus Just Left Chicago,” – “all points in between.”
Mutual admiration between the bands is strong, who both share Southern roots. “We’re looking forward to getting out there with the Blackberry Smoke guys,” declared ZZ Top singer/guitarist Billy F Gibbons. “Grooves & Gravy promises to be one of the rowdiest outings of the year so come on out and get crazy with us.”
Likewise, Blackberry Smoke lead singer/guitarist Charlie Starr proclaimed, “We can’t wait to go out and make music with the legendary ZZ Top!”
ZZ Top is an anomaly in the world of rock - singer/guitarist Billy F Gibbons, bassist/singer Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard, aka “the man with no beard,” have been the most consistently stable lineup ever in the entire genre. For more than 45 years, “that little ol’ band from Texas” has been putting out albums (25 million U.S. sales to date) and touring relentlessly, showing no signs of slowing down.
Blackberry Smoke, who formed in Atlanta, GA in 2000, have been making waves in the music world in recent years, playing a blend of Southern rock and country rock to enthusiastic audiences. No strangers to rigorous touring, they headlined multiple U.S. tours and have also been the supporting act for Zac Brown Band, Eric Church and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Blackberry Smoke have recently signed with Rounder Records, who released the group’s fourth album Holding All the Roses this past February.
WHAT: ZZ Top with Special Guest Blackberry Smoke
WHEN: Friday, September 25, 2015
SHOW TIME: 7:30 p.m. / Gates 6:30 p.m.
RESERVED ADMISSION: $35, $59.50, $85, $99 - 4Pack, $125, $146 - Front Row (Plus applicable fees)
MORE INFORMATION: www.pinewoodbowltheater.com www.zztop.com www.blackberrysmoke.com
Tickets can be purchased at the Pinnacle Bank Arena Firestone Farm Tires Ticket Office, online at ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, or charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000.
$155 PREMIUM PACKAGE:
To order Premium Packages, please call Amanda Hansen at 402-904-5644.
*Based upon a first-come, first-served reservation, as limited seats are available.
Reclining lounge chair located on the southside berm (House Left)
Special entrance (Different from General Public)
Catering (Buffet Style)
Pinewood Bowl Koozie