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Published: 2012/05/29

ZZ Top Offers Preview of New Album

Next Tuesday, June 5, ZZ Top will release Texicali, a four track digital collection featuring the first new studio recordings from the band in nine years. Texicali, which will be available from iTunes and all digital retail outlets, offers a preview of the group’s forthcoming, currently untitled full-length album that will be released on American Recordings late this summer or early fall. As with the new album, the four tracks were produced by Rick Rubin and the band’s Billy F Gibbons and include “I Gotsta Get Paid,” “Chartreuse,” “Over You” and “Consumption.” The title of the collection is a reference to the locations where the album was recorded and where ZZ Top was formed more than 42 years ago.

“We were itching to get some new music out before the full album release; making available these four tracks seems like a good way to accomplish that most expeditiously,” says Gibbons. “Dusty, Frank and I are happy with what’s been accomplished in the studio so we figured we’d provide some hot and tasty ‘hors d’oeuvres’ before the main course is served this fall.”

As previously reported, ZZ Top will hit the road this week as the headliner on the “Gang of Outlaws” tour that includes bills shared with 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson. A full list of dates can be found below.

Gang of Outlaws Tour Dates

May 25 Manchester, NH—Verizon Arena (*)
May 26 Atlantic City, NJ—Trump Taj Mahal/Etess Arena (*)
May 27 Mashantucket, CT—MGM Grand Theater (*)
May 30 Scranton, PA—Toyota Pavilion
June 1 Winston Salem, NC—Joel Coliseum (*)
June 2 Fayetteville, NC—Fort Bragg (*)
June 3 Fredericksburg, VA—Celebrate Virginia Live! (*)
June 5 Richmond, VA—Innsbrook Pavilion (*)
June 6 Simpsonville, SC—Charter Amphitheatre (*)
June 8 – St. Augustine, FL—St. Augustine Amphitheatre (*)
June 9 – Atmore, AL—Wind Creek Hotel & Casino Amphitheater
June 10 Alpharetta, GA—Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (*)
June 12 – Hollywood, FL—Hard Rock Live
June 15 – Estero, FL—Germain Arena (*)
June 16 – Orlando, FL—Universal Orlando Resort Music Plaza
June 17 Clearwater, FL—Tropicana Field (*)
June 19 Southaven, MS—Snowden Grove Park Amphitheater (*)
June 20 Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena (*)
June 22 Baton Rouge, LA—Baton Rouge River Center (*)
June 23 Houston, TX—Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (*)
June 24 Dallas, TX—Gexa Energy Pavilion (*)
June 26 Des Moines, IA—Wells Fargo Arena (*)
June 27 Clarkston, MI—DTE Energy Music Theatre (*)
June 29 Hinckley, MN—Grand Casino Amphitheatre (*)

(*) = w/ Gretchen Wilson

Comments

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Jim May 30, 2012, 13:46:13

Huge ZZ Top fan but stopped seeing them years ago. Saw them with Black Crowes warming up, maybe the Eliminator tour? Anyway I was close and the fingers were not playing the notes. I’m not sure some of the mouths were singing the song on some. Seemed like a LOT of the performance was pre recorded.

Jim June 24, 2012, 18:49:12

What???
I saw the “Top” in Atlantic city, Virginia, Baton Rouge and Texas all within the last month. Billy, Frank and Dusty still knock the roof off. I sat first 5 rows for all shows and Bill is a Rock Royalty guitar player.
Get off it….and go see em!! Well worth it!! Jim K

Jim June 24, 2012, 20:00:02

What???
I saw the “Top” in Atlantic city, Virginia, Baton Rouge and Texas all within the last month. Billy, Frank and Dusty still knock the roof off. I sat first 5 rows for all shows and Bill is a Rock Royalty guitar player.
Get off it….and go see em!! Well worth it!! Jim K

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