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The Jungle Show w/ Billy F Gibbons, Mike “The Drifter” Flanigin, Chris Layton, Sue Foley, and Very Special Guest Jimmie Vaughan at Antone’s

Date And Time

Fri, December 27 & Sat, December 28, 2019 – Doors: 7:30 PM / Show: 8:30 PM


Antone’s Nightclub
305 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

Poster by Noel Waggener

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Plots Fourth Supergroup Gig, The Jungle Show

Rocker will perform alongside Jimmie Vaughan, Mike Flanigin, Sue Foley and Chris Layton in Austin


ZZ Top’s Billy F Gibbons will reunite with Jimmie Vaughan, Mike Flanigin, Sue Foley and Chris Layton for their fourth straight Jungle Show, set to take place December 27th and 28th at Antone’s in Austin, Texas.

The idea for the once-a-year supergroup came about four years ago when Gibbons and Flanigin, an Austin-based organist, were tapped to perform at the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame’s induction of B.B. King. By that point, most of King’s staples had been picked up by other artists, so the pair settled on the blues master’s 1967 deep cut, “The Jungle.”

The performance — featuring King’s old drummer, Herman Jackson — was enough of a success that Gibbons and Flanigin booked a follow-up show at Antone’s, despite not having a full band at the time.

Flanigin ended up recruiting Layton, a drummer who’d once played with Stevie Ray Vaughan, while Foley, a Canadian blues singer and guitarist, offered to open the show, but was asked to join the band instead.

The lineup was completed when Grammy winner Vaughan — the older brother of Stevie Ray — jumped at the chance to play with Gibbons for the first time in his career.

Speaking of the fourth annual Jungle Show, Gibbons said, “We’ve come to think of this Jungle Show thing as something of a destination musical event. Certainly, Jimmie, Mike, Sue, Chris and I all set our sights on Austin as the year winds down and that’s where the vapors coalesce, so to speak. The Jungle Show audience, coming from around the corner and across the globe zeros in on Antone’s and keeps the excitement at an intense level. Let’s put it this way, it’s well worth the trip, irrespective on which side of the footlights you may find yourself.”

Tickets for The Jungle Show will go on sale October 15th at 10 a.m. CT (9 a.m. ET). Complete information is available on the Antone’s website.

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3 thoughts on “THE JUNGLE SHOW – AUSTIN, TX – DEC. 27 & 28, 2019 – TICKETS ON SALE TUES., OCT. 15 @ 10AM CDT”

  1. Billy, if you are ever interested we have a 1800 seat auditorium that is beautiful at the DAYTON Masonic Temple in DAYTON, Ohio. A lot of people would love to see you play there. Thanks Don

  2. Hey Billy,
    I drove 8 hours from Morehead City, NC to the Cherokee Reservation in Cherokee NC just this past Friday on October 11, 2019 to see you at Harrah’s Event Center! Been a fan of yours since 1978 at 11 years old! Yes 11 now at 52 I just would love to finally meet you, to say hello. No hand shaking! I heard at Harrah’s you don’t do hand shakes cause some might shake, alittle to hard! Not me but I’d take a to see that smile I tried to do the meet & greet but whoever the handlers were, didn’t give a second to even say hello! Yet as I retrieved my leg brace cane from table along with my phone and a drawling I had done for you! I was rushed along without even time to nod at you! Yet I did say God Bless y’all on the way out. Word to those herders! That’s NOT a meet & greet! I’ve seen cowboy’s! Herd cow slower So would love to come out to Austin Tx to see your show, at Antone’s all the way from North Carolina. Maybe this time, I’ll actually get the chance, to speak to you! You are one of the best guitarist, I heard in my life. I look forward to seeing your show, this December 28th Much Respect, Debra Morehead City, NC

  3. So this is an annual event? In 2010 I and a friend met in Phoenix to attend Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding. It’s too late in the year to request December dates off from work this year, but if it’s an annual thing, I could begin planning for next year…

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