ZZ Top with Special Guest Cheap Trick

Wednesday

Aug 21, 2019 – 7:00 PM

14111 Northeast 145th Street
Woodinville, WA 98072 Map

  • ZZ Top
  • Cheap Trick

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ZZ Top: An American Blues-rock band formed in Houston, Texas, hold the distinction of being one of the few rock groups still composed of its original members; Billy Gibbons (guitar and vocals), Dusty Hill (bass guitar and vocals), and Frank Beard (drums). Nearly as well-known as their music is the group's appearance: Gibbons and Hill are always pictured wearing "Cheap Sunglasses," similar (if not matching) clothing, and their trademark chest-length beards while, perhaps ironically, Beard sports a mustache but not a beard. Their song lyrics often feature sexual innuendo and humor.

The origin of the band's name is derived from the name of blues master B.B. King. They wanted to call themselves Z.Z. King but sounded too similar to their blues legend hero. They figured that "King" was at the "top" so thus settled on ZZ Top.

Cheap Trick: In Japan, Cheap Trick is often referred to as "the American Beatles" due to their practice of taking a pop sound and twisting it until it resembles rock. With six platinum records and years worth of sold-out tour dates around the world, Cheap Trick is living up to that name. The band's hit singles "Surrender" and "I Want You to Want Me" have stood the test of time, and even Cheap Trick's newer albums have continued to delight fans and critics. While Cheap Trick may not have a new album in the works, they do have dozens of tour dates left for 2011.

The current lineup for Cheap Trick formed in 1975 and began performing at bowling alleys and bars. Their first two album were initially unsuccessful, though they received great reviews from critics and became hits in Japan. Cheap Trick hit it big with Heaven Tonight in 1978, which featured the single "Surrender" and is widely considered to be the band's best album. During Japanese tour dates in 1978, a live performance at the Nippon Budokan was recorded and released as Cheap Trick at Budokan which became the best selling album of their career and branded them international superstars. Even the band's recent work, particularly 2006's Rockford, has received acclaim from critics and fans and has cemented Cheap Trick's place in the future of rock music.

Cheap Trick's 2011 tour dates will travel around North America, including a few weeks of shows at the Northern Lights Theater in Milwaukee in October. On October 30, Cheap Trick will perform at Voodoo Fest in New Orleans, effectively rousing out their tour dates for 2011.