Classic rockers ZZ Top and Jeff Beck are uniting to bring a high-energy show with jammin' guitars to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands on Sept. 12 in a doubleheader concert reminiscent of the steamy Texxas Jams of the '70s and '80s.
Our hometown hombres, with their furry guitars, synchronized moves and famous long beards, and the British axe god will perform individual full-length sets and then join forces each night of their five-week tour for a collaborative guitar-slinging grand finale. The tour opens Aug. 8 in Missoula, Mont.
Live Nation in Houston reports tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. April 18.
The two rock staples have admired each other's work for years. Just recently, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons praised Beck as a longtime personal favorite in a statement to USA Today, noting the tour "brings us into focus with the curator of crunch." Beck returned the compliment, calling Gibbons "the Professor of Crunch."
While the two rock entities have shared the stage several times, this marks the first time the groups have toured together. ZZ Top most recently played Houston at Constellation Field in Sugar Land in October 2012 and then previously in March 2012 at RodeoHouston to a fan-packed, hometown crowd. Beck was last in the H-town area in October 2013 when he traded off sets with Beach Boys' founding member Brian Wilson at Bayou Music Center.
Both ZZ Top and Beck are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.