ZZ Top will release their new live album Raw on July 22, which should sound familiar to anyone who saw their 2019 Netflix documentary That Little Ol' Band From Texas. The live album is also unfortunately one of ZZ Top's final live albums with bassist Dusty Hill, who passed away in 2021.
"It was, in a very real way, a return to our roots," said frontman Billy Gibbons and drummer Frank Beard in a joint statement. "Just us and the music, no audience of thousands, no concession stands, no parking lot social hour, no phalanx of tour busses. Just us and the music. We knew right then it was a very special circumstance, all of us in the same place at the same time and what a time it most certainly was!
"It was as bare-bones as when we first started touring in a behemoth Chrysler station wagon, driving vast stretches between those early far-flung shows under blackened Texas skies and first hearing our records on the radio. We were bonded as brothers.
"'The Dust' may have left the building but he's still very much with us."
ZZ Top will hit the road starting this May. The band finished out their most recent tour with bassist Elwood Francis replacing Hill.
5/06 – Niagara Falls, ON – Fallsview Casino Resort
5/29 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
6/01 – Redding, CA – Redding Civic Auditorium
6/02 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
6/05 – Jacksonville, OR – Britt Pavilion
6/07 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater
6/08 – Walla Walla, WA – Wine Country Amphitheater
6/09 – Spokane, WA – First Interstate Center for the Arts
6/12 – Billings, MT – MetraPark – First Interstate Arena
6/14 – Grand Junction, CO – Las Colonias Park Amphitheater
6/17 – Tucson, AZ – Casino Del Sol's AVA Amphitheater
6/19 – Colorado Springs, CO – Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts
6/21 – Loveland, CO – Budweiser Events Center
6/22 – Grand Island, NE – Fonner Park – Heartland Events Center
6/24 – Park City, KS – Hartman Arena
6/25 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
6/26 – Little Rock, AR – First Security Amphitheater
6/29 – Rogers, AR – Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
7/01 – Toledo, OH – Toledo Zoo & Aquarium – Amphitheater
7/02 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
7/05 – Fort Wayne, IN – Foellinger Theater
7/09 – Greenville, WI – Greenville Lion's Park
7/22 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
7/23 – Watertown, NY – Watertown Fairgrounds Baseball Diamond
8/27 – Beaver Dam, KY – Beaver Dam Amphitheater