Location: Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Start: May 20, 2018 7:30 PM
End: May 20, 2018 10:30 PM
About This Event
The legendary Rock n Roll Hall of Famers from Texas will be making good on their promise of a rescheduled date for New Orleans by making a stop on their 2018 The Tonnage Tour at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans on Sunday, May 20at 7:30PM. The band previously had to reschedule their November 12 date due to bassist Dusty Hill’s stomach ailment.The Tonnage Tour follows the release of "ZZ Top’s Live! Greatest Hits From Around The World" album from Suretone. A whopping 15 tracks recorded live across three continents, the album is notable for having collaborations with guitar legend Jeff Beck and blues harmonica great, James Harman, recorded in London, Nashville, Los Angeles and New York City. One of tracks is a heavy rock version of Tennessee Ernie Ford’s #1 hit from 1956, “Sixteen Tons.” ZZ Top’s take on the song is based on a mysterious YouTube creation attributed to Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top and Jeff Beck. What started as “a mega meta sorta thang” according to singer/guitarist Billy Gibbons, flourished into a staple of ZZ Top’s live set and an inspiration for "The Tonnage Tour."