ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons to Bring His Solo Show to Detroit [VIDEO]

By: Jim Johnson

ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons will hit the road later this year with his solo band the BFG’s in support of his debut solo album, the “Afro-Cuban influenced”Perfectamundo, which is due out on November 6th. Gibbons and the crew kick off the 25-city tour on November 10th at Atlanta, Georgia’s Variety Playhouse and wind things down just over a month later on December 13th at Seattle, Washington’s Neptune Theatre.

Billy Gibbons is nothing if not a connoisseur of fine guitars — but admits that he’s always been partial to the Gibson Les Paul. He told us he bought his first one after seeing a photo of Eric Clapton playing one in the mid-’60s: “A buddy of mine said, ‘There’s a farmer that used to play guitar and he’s got one of those guitars that you’ve been looking for.’ Turned out to be a 1959 Les Paul, the sunburst model. We went and checked it out and he said ‘Well, I’d like to get $250 for it.”

  • JUST ANNOUNCED: Billy Gibbons And The BFG’s tour dates (subject to change):
    November 10 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
    November 11 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium
    November 13 – St. Charles, IL – Arcada Live!
    November 14 – Detroit, MI – The Scottish Rite Cathedral at Masonic Temple
    November 15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Pabst Theater
    November 17 – New York, NY – The Town Hall
    November 18 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
    November 19 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
    November 21 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
    November 23 – Washington, DC – Lisner Auditorium
    November 24 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
    November 25 – Orlando, FL- Plaza Theatre
    November 27 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Parker Playhouse
    November 28 – Fort Pierce, FL – Sunrise Theatre
    November 29 – Saint Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey Theater
    December 1 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theatre
    December 3 – Houston, TX – Cullen Performance Hall
    December 4 – Austin, TX – The Moody Theater
    December 5 – Lubbock, TX –  City Bank Auditorium
    December 7 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
    December 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
    December 9 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
    December 11 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
    December 12 – Aberdeen, WA – D&R Theatre
    December 13 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre

CHECK IT OUT: Billy Gibbons’ 2015 video for “Treat Her Right”:

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