Cheap Trick Kickoff First Dates of 2019 Tour Without ZZ Top

1969 truly has proven that it was the golden era that birthed some of the music world's most iconic acts. One of which happens to be ZZ Top which appropriately ushers in their 50th anniversary tour! Originally kicking off on August 16th, ZZ Top has welcomed fellow rock legends Cheap Trick and Bad Company for the celebratory golden anniversary tour.
Unfortunately, they had to cancel their first four dates of the tour, causing Cheap Trick to headline the kickoff dates. ZZ Top will rejoin on August 21st in Woodinville, Washington. The reason for cancelling is because drummer Frank Beard contradicted pneumonia.
“He apparently came down with the ailment while on the band’s just completed tour of Europe and, upon his return home, was advised by his physician to rest and recuperate,” a spokesperson from LiveNation said.
Here's what you can expect when they rejoin the tour though!
While ZZ Top have managed to make it to 50 years of rocking around the world, they also continue to bring out all their classic hits that audiences continue to request. So far in 2019, the Houston-native rockers have brought out singles like "Gimme All Your Lovin," "Jesus Just Left Chicago," and "Waitin' for the Bus" -- all of which have a total of 34 live plays! (Thanks to analytics, of course).
For those of you who count on the anthems of ZZ Top, look no further than the inclusion of fan-favorites like "La Grange" and "Legs" during their 50th anniversary set. Both tracks have even been played 32 times live this year alone! The southern rock three-piece also squeezes in covers of Merle Travis' "Sixteen Tons" and "I Thank You" by Sam & Dave
See what they performed last month during their European Leg:
ZZ Top
While Cheap Trick takes the reins for these first four dates - here's how they've been kicking things out. The Illinois-native rockers maintain a powerhouse of hits throughout their setlists each night.
Along with bonafide hits "California Man" and "She's Tight," Cheap Trick pack their greatest (and most live-played) tracks all into one setlist. Other tracks include staple hits like "Dream Police," "Surrender," "I Want You To Want Me," and "Goodnight Now," which happens to be the very last track performed in the setlist. All four tracks have been performed live a total of 45 times this year, which guarantees they'll be performed live in a city near you!
Check out Cheap Trick's most recent setlist at the Washington Fairgrounds and Event Center in Lynden, Washington:
Cheap Trick's Setlist
Curious where the tour is headed next? Take a look at their upcoming tour dates this fall! Lynryd Skynyrd is also set to appear at select dates in conjunction with their Last of the Street Survivors tour.
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ZZ Top Tour Dates
August 16 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre ^ August 17 – Airway Heights, WA @ Northern Quest Casino Theater^ August 20 – Yakima, WA @ Yakima Valley SunDome^ August 21 – Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle* August 23 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre** August 24 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion** August 25 – Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre* August 27 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theater August 28 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre* August 29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre* September 1 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre* September 4 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Pavilion” September 6 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre* September 7 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre* September 8 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheater* September 10 – Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center * September 11 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion* September 13 – Ocean City, MD @ Ocean City BikeFest September 14 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion* September 18 – Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion* September 19 – Wantagh. NY @ Jones Beach Theater* September 21 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion * September 22 – Louisville, KY @ Champions Park October 5 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre* October 6 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion* October 9 – Charleston, SC @ Volvo Cars Stadium* October 11 – Cherokee, NC @ Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center* October 12 – Manchester, TN @ Exit 111 Festival October 13 – Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Amphitheatre* October 15 – Augusta, GA @ James Brown Arena* October 16 -St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre* October 18 – Estero FL @ Hertz Arena* October 19 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre* October 20 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre*
^ No ZZ Top
* with Cheap Trick **with Lynyrd Skynyrd
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Last updated: 16 Sep 2019, 05:59 Etc/UTC