Billy Gibbons Announces North American Tour

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Legendary ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons has announced a North American tour. 

The dates, which will take Gibbons across the United States—with a stop in Canada—from mid-October through mid-November—are in support of his newly announced solo album, The Big Bad Blues. You can check out his full itinerary below.

Set for a September 21 release, The Big Bad Blues will feature a mix of originals and classic blues covers. You can hear its first single, "Rollin' and Tumblin,'" below.

“We successfully made our way through those uncharted waters with the Cubano flavor of [his 2015 solo debut] Perfectamundo and completed the journey,” Gibbons said of his new solo album in a statement. “The shift back to the blues is a natural. It’s something which our followers can enjoy with the satisfaction of experiencing the roots tradition and, at the same time, feeling the richness of stretching the art form.”

Noting the blues' lasting influence on his guitar sound, he said “There’s something very primordial within the art form. Nobody gets away from the infectious allure of those straight-ahead licks!”

The Big Bad Blues is available for preorder right here.

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Billy Gibbons 2018 Tour Dates

October 13 – Riverside, IA @ Riverside Casino and Golf Resort
October 14 – Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino – Showroom
October 16 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
October 17 – Columbus, OH @ The Bluestone
October 18 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
October 20 – Wabash, IN @ Honeywell Center
October 21 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
October 23 – Kitchener, ON @ Centre in the Square
October 25 – Derry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall
October 26 – Beverly, MA @ The Cabot Theater
October 28 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
October 30 – New York, NY @ Iridium Jazz Club
October 31 – New York, NY @ Iridium Jazz Club
November 1 – Washington, DC @ Pearl Street Warehouse
November 3 – Pompano Beach, FL @ Pompano Beach Amphitheater
November 5 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
November 6 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues – Orlando
November 7 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
November 9 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
November 10 – Fort Worth, TX @ Billy Bob’s Texas
November 11 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
November 15 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
November 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
November 18 – West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.