Photo by Ross Halfin.

ZZ Top’s New Orleans Concert Has Been Cancelled

Texas rock legends ZZ Top were originally scheduled to headline the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans on the Tonnage Tour Sunday, November 12. It was then rescheduled for another date, but it has since been canceled due to “unforeseen circumstances,” according to a press statement.

“The run is Tex-centric, just like ourselves, and the band is looking forward to getting our heads in Mississippi, and points beyond,” guitarist Billy Gibbons said. “After 4 decades, we believe we’re beginning to get the hang of it, so a mighty good time will be enjoyed by all.”

The Tonnage Tour  came roughly a year after the release of the band’s 2016 compilation, Live! Greatest Hits From Around The World, which features 15 tracks that were recorded live across three continents. The album features collaborations with guitar great Jeff Beck and harmonica master James Harman, with Beck joining the party for cover of Ernie Ford’s 1956 hit “Sixteen Tons.” Renditions of ZZ Top classics like “La Grange,” “Jesus Just Left Chicago” and “Sharp Dressed Man” can also be found on the record.