“That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, ZZ Top are set to roll into Kalamazoo for a concert Wednesday, October 30, at Wings Event Center. There are three of them — Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard — and they’re still very much together after 50 years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio. “Yeah,” says Billy, guitarist extraordinaire, “we’re the same three guys, bashing out the same three chords.”
With songs like “La Grange,” “Tush,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Legs” and others, ZZ TOP’s music is always instantly recognizable, eminently powerful, profoundly soulful and 100% Texas American. The band’s support for the blues has been unwavering and remains as rock solid as the music they continue to play. They have sold millions of records, have been officially designated as Heroes of The State of Texas, have been referenced in countless cartoons and sitcoms, and are true rock icons.
Wings Event Center, owned and operated by Greenleaf Hospitality Group, is home to the Kalamazoo Wings hockey team and is a full entertainment venue offering concerts, sporting events, family shows and trade shows. Built in 1974, Wings Event Center values partnerships with the community to bring events and attractions that enrich the lives of residents in the Kalamazoo area.