American rock trio ZZ Top has been without peer as a touring unit over the years, having performed before millions of fans through out the world. Their iconography – beards, cars, girls, and that magic keychain – seems to transcend all bounds of geography and language. On 26 June 2014, the Texas natives and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees ZZ Top will make a stopover at the Rockhal in Luxembourg performing their hits like “Gimme All Your Lovin,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Legs,” and “La Grange” as well as songs from their newest album “La Futura”.
Formed in 1969, ZZ TOP a.k.a “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” lay undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact. The American rock band from Houston, Texas, consists of guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, bassist and co-lead vocalist Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank Beard.
With the release of each of their albums, the band has explored new ground in terms of both their sonic approach and the material they’ve recorded. Evidence of that consistency and adaptability is found in “La Futura”, their latest record and first studio album in nine years. Produced by Rick Rubin and Billy F. Gibbons, it reflects the solid blues inspiration that has powered the band since the very beginning with a contemporary approach that underscores the group’s inclination to experiment and explore new sonic vistas.
ZZ Top’s music is always instantly recognizable, eminently powerful, profoundly soulful and 100% Texas American in derivation. The band’s support is unwavering both as interpreters of the music and preservers of its legacy. Their link to the blues remains as rock solid as the music they continue to play. In addition to holding 11 gold records and 7 platinum (13 multi-platinum) records, ZZ TOP was inducted into the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame in 2004. Their 1983 album, “Eliminator”, remains the group’s most commercially successful record, selling over 10 million units.
The band sold millions of records over the course of their career, has been designated as Heroes of The State of Texas, referenced in countless cartoons and sitcoms and are true rock icons but, against all odds, they’re really just doing what they’ve always done. They’re real and they’re surreal and they’re ZZ TOP. To all you fans out there, don’t miss them live at the Rockhal on 26 June 2014!