BILLY F GIBBONS
FEATURING MATT SORUM & AUSTIN HANKS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23 @ 8PM
ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons announced a headlining North American tour in support of his upcoming album The Big Bad Blues. The 24-date fall trek launches October 13th and will bring Billy and his band to Kitchener on October 23.
The Big Bad Blues, the singer-guitarist’s second solo record, marks a return to the formative blues style he explored with ZZ Top. The LP, out September 21st, features six original tracks alongside covers of Muddy Waters, Jerome Green, Bo Diddley and Gilly Stillwater.
Gibbons recently previewed the album with his gritty rendition of Waters’ “Rollin’ and Tumblin’.” In a statement about the project, he praised the blues tradition as a “primordial” force.
“Nobody gets away from the infectious allure of those straight-ahead licks!” he said. “I suspect Jimmy Reed did me in early on. The inventiveness of that high and lonesome sound remains solid and stridently strong to this day. We could go on to mention the lineup of usual suspects, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy, all three Kings [B.B., Albert and Freddie]. The lengthy list of champions are forever carved in stone.”
The Big Bad Blues, which follows 2015’s Perfectamundo, includes the backing band of guitarist Austin Hanks, drummers Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revover) and Greg Morrow, harmonica player James Harman and keyboardist Mike Flanigin.
Billy F Gibbons will be here next month, performing solo! Rock along with Gibbons in this video from Live From Daryl’s House of “La Grange.”
Undisputed as music’s most highly regarded Renaissance man, Billy F Gibbons will be here for one night, and one night only. Get your tickets now!