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Texas rock legends ZZ Top announce New Orleans concert

Texas rock legends ZZ Top will headline the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans when their Tonnage Tour swings through the city on Sunday, November 12.

“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 will come 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.

Tickets for ZZ Top’s upcoming New Orleans show will go on sale Friday, July 21 at 10am.