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ZZ TOP AND JEFF BECK TEAM UP TO PERFORM AT FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO AUGUST 31
04.24.2014

Foxwoods Resort Casino, the largest resort casino in North America, welcomes the iconic, longest running rock band, ZZ Top, and five-time Grammy award winner Jeff Beck on Sunday, August 31 at 7 p.m. This is the first tour featuring the two legends and mutual admirers, and was formed with a musical synergy in mind that will rock the Grand Theater this summer. 

 

Tickets priced at $55 and $80 are on sale now and may be purchased online at www.foxwoods.com or by calling the Foxwoods’ Box Office at 800-200-2882 or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available by visiting the box office.

 

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons joined Beck and his band on stage at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 at New York’s Madison Square Garden, where they performed The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s “Foxy Lady” and ZZ Top’s hit “Rough Boy” together. The following year Beck joined ZZ Top in Lucca, Italy for an extended rendition of the band’s signature piece “La Grange.” This, however, marks the first time Beck and ZZ Top will have done any sort of extensive touring together.

Beck, a native of London and two-time Rock And Roll Hall of Famer (with The Yardbirds in 1992, and on his own in 2009), helped set the template in the 60s for the solo-heavy, feedback-laden, rock guitar hero archetype. He formed the Jeff Beck Group by the end of that decade with then-unknown vocalist Rod Stewart, eventually going solo with forays into fusion and beyond in the mid-70s. Beck, like ZZ Top, has continually incorporated new sounds and technologies into his work throughout his half-century long career.  Lately, Beck has been working on a new studio album, his first since the 2010 release of the critically acclaimed Emotion & Commotion, which earned him two Grammy Awards and the highest charting debut in his career.

ZZ Top, formed in the Houston area of Texas in 1969, became a huge national touring act in the 70s and darlings of MTV in the 80s, going on to sell tens of millions of records. Their unique hybrid of dirty blues and hard rock while incorporating new sounds and technology earned them induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 with Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones doing the honors.