ZZ Top is set to embark on a European tour in 2024, its first since 2019.
The band has concert and festival dates in nine countries starting 28th June at the Dalhall Festival in Rattvik, Sweden. Over the course of the three weeks that follow, the band will make tour stops in Norway, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, France, UK, and Switzerland. They’ll be playing a total of five dates in Germany with a stop at London’s OVO Arena Wembly as well as Le Zenith at Parc La Villette in Paris.
ZZ Top was founded on the last day of 1969 and they’ve gone on to become one of the biggest concert and recording attractions in the world. They have had a string of hits including ‘La Grange’, ‘Sharp Dressed Men’ and ‘Legs’. Across their career the band has sold more than 60 million units worldwide.
ZZ Top’s concert audiences are typically multi-generational, reflecting their enduring role as blues rock standard bearers for more than half a century. Their ability to seamlessly blend grungy guitar-based blues with synth-pop solidified their place as rock icons as has their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by none other than Keith Richards.
In 2021, the band faced a significant loss with the passing of Dusty Hill. At his urging, Elwood Francis stepped up to fill the void, bringing exceptional musicianship and coincidental facial hair, making him a worthy successor to the legendary bassist. Fronted by the legendary Billy F Gibbons and underpinned by rhythmic force of Frank Beard (a/k/a “The Man With No Beard”) with Elwood on bass for the past few years, the group continues to redefine their sonic approach.
ZZ Top’s latest album, ‘RAW’, released in July 2022, pays homage to their roots, and serves as a poignant tribute to the late Dusty Hill. The album, recorded at the historic Gruene Hall in Texas, captures the essence of the band’s 2019 Grammy-nominated documentary, ‘ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas’.
Billy Gibbons commented on the tour announcement, “It’s been a while since we’ve been able to check in with our European fans, so it goes without saying that we’re excited about coming back this summer. We’re looking forward to a good time and that goes for both those in the audience and on stage.”
The 2024 dates are:
28-Jun Friday Rattvik, Sweden Dalhalla Festival
29-Jun Saturday Oslo, Norway Tons of Rock Festival
01-Jul Monday Arhus, Denmark Tivoli
02-Jul Tuesday Halle, Germany Peissnitzinsel
03-Jul Wednesday Sperken, Austria Castle Clam
05-Jul Friday Bonn, Germany Kunst!rasen
06-Jul Saturday Berlin Germany Zitadelle
08-Jul Monday Amsterdam, Holland AFAS Live
09-Jul Tuesday Paris, France Zenith Paris – La Villette
11-Jul Thursday London UK OVO Arena Wembley
14-Jul Sunday Munich, Germany Tollwood Festival
16-Jul Tuesday Sion, Switzerland Sion Festival