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ZZ Top's 'Necessity-Is-A-Mother Tour'

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — In light of the just-announced cancellation of Aerosmith/ZZ Top tour
dates which had been slated, ZZ Top is mounting a tour of its own that
will hit the ground running. Routing willtake ZZ Top to many of the markets that had been on that cancelled
tour’s itinerary, giving fans a second chance, in a manner of
speaking, to see the band after all. ZZ Top affirms a commitment to
scheduling as many dates as feasible as soon as possible with more
specific details relating to markets, venues, ticket sales, etc. to be
revealed shortly.

Aerosmith dropped out of the tour due to injuries sustained last week
by front man Steven Tyler. When it became apparent that the dates
they were scheduled to share with Aerosmith were in jeopardy, ZZ Top
band members – Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard — caucused
with management and came up with a plan to get the show back on the
road on an ASAP basis.

“We, like so many fans, are disappointed that we’re not going to be
out with Aerosmith and we wish Steven a speedy recovery,” said ZZ
Top’s Dusty Hill.

ZZ’s Billy Gibbons chimed in, “As musicians, we sometimes have to
improvise and that’s exactly what this tour is about. We’re going to
get out there as quickly as possible and to play for people who want
to come to a ‘down ‘n’ dirty’ rock and roll show – no frills and no
holds bared.”

“When we found out that the tour was going to be cancelled, we got
together and decided that since we’re ready, willing and able, we
should get out there immediately and get it on and that’s exactly what
we intend to do,” said Frank Beard of the decision to move on.

New ZZ Top dates, informally known within the band’s inner circle as
the “Necessity-Is-A-Mother Tour,” will be posted on as they
are confirmed. It is expected that as many as 20 performance dates
including stops in Los Angeles, Anaheim, Chicago, Detroit, Atlantic,
City, Washington, DC, Boston and New York will be part of the tour
that will launch within the next few days on the west coast.

The band will also be spending time later this month in the studio
with producer Rick Rubin before heading out on the road in September.

In October the band embarks on a European tour that will bring them
concert venues in Greece, Holland, Austria, the UK and elsewhere.

Confirmed tour dates:

8/18 – Redding, CA – Redding Convention Center

8/20 – Anaheim, CA -House of Blues

8/21 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
8/22 -Rancho Mirage, CA – Agua Caliente Casino

9/4 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
9/6 – Sault St. Marie, MI – Kewadin Casino
9/7 – Sault St. Marie, MI – Kewadin Casino
9/13 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
9/14 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
9/15 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
9/17 – Salamanca, NY – Seneca Allegany Casino
9/18 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
9/19 – Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues
9/20 – Reading, PA – Sovereign Performing Arts Center

–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers